Google's Stadia game streaming service will officially launch on November 2 and when it does, it'll have one more important title as part of its lineup: Red Dead Redemption 2.
Google Stadia is a new attempt at game streaming but from one of the world's largest tech companies. Google will leverage its global datacenters to provide low-latency game streaming on high-end, AMD and Intel-based hardware for high-quality visuals. The idea is that it will be near interchangeable with local gaming. It won't quite achieve that, of course, that's impossible. But if it can get close enough that the average gamer doesn't notice much of a difference, a monthly subscription could be preferable to buying games and having to repeatedly upgrade your system to play them.
To try to tempt people in to jumping on board early, Google is trying to pack its lineup of games with some popular titles. Doom Eternal is one of them, as well as Cyberpunk 2077 (but not until 2020), Elder Scrolls Online, Destiny 2, Darksiders Genesis, Metro Exodus, Mortal Kombat 11, Just Dance, GRID, Rise of the Tomb Raider, Rage 2, and now Red Dead Redemption 2 now joining the line up.
Google Stadia is set to launch on November 2 and will cost $10 per month to join in. You'll have to buy most of the games you want to play on the platform too, but there will be free games released periodically, and those will stack up over time to create an expansive free library.
There will be a free tier of Google Stadia, but it won't enjoy the same features and there won't be any free games.