Published: Thu, July 11, 2019
IT | By Lester Massey

Why Google Stadia Wouldn't Have Much Impact On PC Gaming?

Why Google Stadia Wouldn't Have Much Impact On PC Gaming?

Over time, we are discovering the secrets of Google Stadia, the streaming video game platform that Google recently unveiled. Google promises that even if the publisher pulls out of Stadia, it will do its very best to make titles available to existing players.

In addition, the company has confirmed that Stadia will support multiplayer titles, including couch-based coops - in fact, you can use up to four Stadia controllers to play local multiplayer games. For example, if Microsoft strikes a deal with a game publisher, leading to the publisher pulling the game from Stadia, you'd still be able to play the game on Stadia. Outside of unforeseen circumstances, Stadia will aim to keep any previously purchased title available for gameplay. A Google stadia personalized controller is required and a screen for the output of the desired game.

Another thing that Google clarified is that the account you sign up for Stadia doesn't have to be the address you use. According to the FAQ page, users won't lose access to their purchased games event if the developers have left the platform.

Detailing about the multiplayer gaming, the FAQ page says the number of gamers will depend on the game.

The Stadia Controller uses BLE for setup and then connects via Wi-Fi for gameplay. There's been a lot of talk about playing on any device with an internet connection or WiFi eventually, but at launch that list is going to be much shorter...

Google Pixel 3 and the Pixel 3a series will support Stadia and we now also know that the Chrome OS tablet will run it as well.

Google also mentions that controllers were created to be connected to WiFi for gameplay but they can be hardwired to a PC, tablet, or smartphone via a USB-C cable if the user prefers. But with the arrival of Google stadia, these two are under bigger threat now. So if you have any questions that need answering the first place to venture is to the official Google Stadia support forum via the link below. The company categorically said that it has no immediate plans to support VR gameplay on Stadia.

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