A new Google Stadia Connect event was held during Gamescom 2019 and the results were underwhelming compared to the previous one. Google Stadia has landed one big new title and a couple of good ones, but the event featured a lot of games that have already been announced.
The biggest announcement made during the Google Stadia Connect event was that Cyberpunk 2077 by CD Projekt Red will be coming to Google Stadia in the future. Cyberpunk 2077 is promising to be one of the biggest games of 2020 and the ability to play it on the highest performance settings at any time will be a huge deal to fans who are worried about the quality of the console ports of the game.
The other big announcements made during the Google Stadia Connect event were that Orcs Must Die 3 will be an exclusive title for the platform, while Watch Dogs: Legion will also be coming to Stadia in the future.
The bulk of the announcements during the Google Stadia Connect event were less exciting. Stadia will be receiving ports of Kine (an indie puzzle game), Destroy All Humans, Windjammers 2, SUPERHOT, and Attack on Titan 2: Final Battle. A lot of time was spent promoting games that had already been announced in the past, such as the Shadowkeep expansion for Destiny 2, Borderlands 3, Darksiders Genesis, Doom Eternal, Mortal Kombat 11, Samurai Shodown, GRID, Farming Simulator 19, and The Elder Scrolls Online.
It's not unheard of for companies to discuss games multiple times over different promotional events, but Google needs a lot of fresh content if it's going to hold Nintendo Direct-style events. The Google Stadia library is looking extremely bare at launch, especially in regards to exclusive titles, and the Connect event should have been dedicated to talking about new games that are coming to the service. The fact that so much time was dedicated to games that have already been announced suggests that the show was trying to pad its run-time and make it seem as if the Stadia platform has a lot more going on at launch than it currently has in regards to new games.