It didn't seem to be the case, but Google has confirmed Cyberpunk 2077 will in fact launch on Stadia on the same day as other platforms, November 19.
Back when the year's most anticipated game was due in April, it was announced that the Stadia version would come at a later, unspecified date. When the game was pushed to September, that remained true. And when it was pushed back one final time to November 19, there was still no announcement for better or worse. As it turns out, that may be because those involved were scrambling to see if they could get the Stadia launch to come in unison with other platforms like Xbox, PS4, and PC.
On top of Cyberpunk 2077 launching on Stadia on November 19, the game will also include some digital bonuses for those who pre-order. The perks include the original musical score, a digital comic, an art booklet, wallpapers, and a Cyberpunk 2020 sourcebook. That's not a typo. It just refers to the source material that is used as the foundation for the game's universe.
Stadia's day-and-date launch for the year's biggest game is a big win for a platform that needs it, according to many analysts. To Google's credit, the holiday launch lineup for Stadia is actually shaping up to be the grandest moment of its first year in stores. Three Ubisoft games, Watch Dogs: Legion, Assassin's Creed Valhalla, and Immortals: Fenyx Rising, will also launch on Stadia alongside other platforms - October 29, November 10, and December 3 respectively.
Often it's the case that a new release comes to Stadia some time after other platforms because it takes additional work to create a cloud-based port of a game, but it seems with enough resources, including that ever-elusive time on hand, Stadia can boast simultaneous launches for the year's biggest games. We are coming up on the first anniversary of Stadia and though it's had its fair share of critics, the service continues to give out dozens of complimentary games for Stadia Pro subscribers and is about to enjoy what should be the busiest moment of its young life as a cloud gaming trailblazer.