Stadia Pro Gets 2 More Games but Early Adopters Still Unhappy

January 29, 2020
Stadia Pro Gets 2 More Games but Early Adopters Still Unhappy

Metro Exodus and Gylt will be available for Stadia Pro subscribers starting February 1, but the subscribers are mad over missing features and lack of communication.

In the first update since December 26 last year, Google announced that Samurai Shodown and Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration will be removed from the Stadia Pro library on January 31, but you will be able to play them if you claim them until then. Replacing them are Metro Exodus and Gylt. The Metro Exodus isn’t the Gold Edition, it’s just the base game though.

Mortal Kombat, Just Dance 2020 and Trials Rising are also on sale, but chances are, you already own them. And that’s it, that is the entire update.

Subscribers are unhappy because Google isn’t keeping them informed, nor are they talking about what is happening with Stadia. Stadia launched two and a half months ago, of which 40 days passed without any updates on Google’s side.

They announced more than 120 games will be available on Stadia by the end of the year, but they didn’t name any, nor give any dates. Ten exclusives were also announced, but again, no names, no details, no planned release dates, nothing.

Besides the limited number of games, features are still missing. The Stadia app only works on Pixel phones, Google Assistant isn’t integrated, you can’t stream 4K in your browser, the free edition still doesn’t have a launch date. All of it is still planned Q1 2020, but when? Who knows?

Heading over to Reddit, you’ll notice a thread where Stadia Pro subscribers are listing the issues they have with Stadia and Google. GraceFromGoogle, a Stadia community manager, did reply to the thread, he was sympathetic, but there was no information everyone is asking for.

"All the concerns you've brought to the table are completely valid, and I understand where your frustrations are coming from. Nobody likes to be left in the dark," the community manager wrote. "While I don't have product updates to share right at this second, I can promise you that I have been, and will continue taking feedback posted to r/Stadia and other channels, like the Stadia Community Forum, back to the Stadia team."

As literally the entire internet called it, Google bit more than they can swallow, they over-promised and under-delivered, now they have a platform that almost nobody is using, no plan to get people to join, and as it seems, no plan to keep the people they already have.