In Google's first community update on Stadia (opens in new tab) since late December, the company unveiled two new games being added to the service's catalog of free games. Metro Exodus (opens in new tab) and Gylt (opens in new tab) will be free to download and play for Stadia Pro subscribers starting February 1.
Likewise, Google (opens in new tab) is removing Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration and Samurai Showdown from Stadia Pro's catalog of free games. If those games are of interest to you, be sure to snag 'em before February 1 and you can continue to play them after they're removed from the service. While you're at it, you can also add Destiny 2 (opens in new tab), Farming Simulator 19 Platinum Edition, and Thumper to your Stadia Pro collection.
Google is also offering some limited-time discounts on Mortal Kombat 11 (opens in new tab), Just Dance 2020, and Trials Rising. From now until February 5, you can grab the base Mortal Kombat 11 game for $24 USD, the Premium Edition for $36, and the Kombat Pack DLC for $16.
Just Dance 2020 is 40% off at $30 USD and Trials Rising is 60% off at $10 for the base game and $16 for the Digital Gold Edition.
This most recent update will likely do little to sway the confidence of early adopters and passive onlookers one way or the other, but Google has bigger plans for the Stadia platform for the rest of 2020. The company recently (opens in new tab) unveiled plans to add more than 120 games to the platform this year, including "more than 10 games in the first half of this year alone that will [only be] available on Stadia when they launch."
Rachel analyzed where Google Stadia succeeded and failed (opens in new tab) to deliver on its promises around launch, and we'll be watching carefully to see how the platform develops in 2020.