Google Hosts Second Stadia Connect Livestream

Today online search giant Google held their second Stadia Connect Livestream, showing off a slate of new games that are being launched for the streaming service once it launches.

The big announcement during the stream was that CD Projekt Red’s Cyberpunk 2077 is coming to Stadia at launch, allowing players to stream the game at 4K 60 FPS without any native hardware on the consumer side. All a user will need to play the game is a Chromecast or Chrome web browser, a game controller, a solid internet connection, and to have purchased the game through the Stadia service.

Other games announced include the puzzle game Kine, Orcs Must Die! 3, Windjammers 2, Destroy All Humans, Mortal Kombat 11, Farming Simulator 19, and more. Although the showing was a bit light compared to the inaugural stream, it is good to see that Google is committing to releasing new games.

Stadia is set to launch in November and will include a Founder’s Edition that will include a 4K Chromecast, Bluetooth game controller, and three months of Stadia service. That Founder’s Edition will retail for $129.99 and will allow users the first crack at locking up a gamertag. Those who don’t want in on the initial product will have to wait until 2020 to get in on the action.

Stadia is being met with skepticism from users, who’re worried that Google will abandon the product down the line, as they’ve been quick to pull out of projects that aren’t an immediate hit with consumers. Still, the technology does seem promising, and we’re interested to see just what the service will have to offer.