You like Destiny 2 and Borderlands 3? Well, Google is looking to score some serious points with the fans as they are bringing the games on mobile devices, with the release date for both pinned to 19th November 2019, in about one month’s time… Furthermore, you can also pre-order the Founder’s Edition and Google even announced that they plan on coming to all devices that are Chrome-enabled, not just Google Pixel phones.
The exciting announcement came during Made by Google event that happened not 24 hours ago. They unveiled that they will be bringing the new Borderlands 3 hit game, which is currently topping the charts, and also Destiny 2, the FTP online multiplayer FPS to mobile devices via their streaming service. At launch, admittedly only Google Pixel Smartphones will be supported. However, the company promised that there are some big changes coming really soon, and the release date for the two games is set for a month from now.
If you are unfamiliar with what Stadia is, it is an upcoming cloud gaming service by Google that will be able to stream video games with 4K res, 60 fps, and HDR. It will stream via the company’s data centers which cover the globe already and all you will need is a decent internet connection speed to play all the games accessible. The service will initially be accessible through the Google Chrome desktop web browser, but as this news states, the company is also bringing it to Smartphones, smart tablets and televisions, and Chromecast. Now, unlike Netflix for instance, stadia will require users to purchase the games they wish to stream via the client, rather than paying for a library of games they may or may not get to play all.
A particular delightful part of the announcement is the arrival of Borderlands 3 on mobiles. The game’s release date was just one month ago and was sold in over 5 million copies within the first 5 days, setting a new record for 2K. Destiny 2 is a futuristic online-only multiplayer FPS that is so far available for PC, PS4, and Xbox One. The game recently had its big Shadowkeep expansion and is so far enjoying positive feedback all around.
Bringing both games to mobile phones will prove invaluable for the expansion of their reached audience and it will make the Google Stadia client all the more appealing. It will be a free service, as said only requiring players to purchase games that they wish, but it will also feature a Pro tier with a monthly subscription fee. It remains to be seen how well are both shooters going to be adapted to mobile gaming, but November 19 is not that far ahead.