Google Stadia celebrates shutdown with controller update and new game

Google Stadia celebrates shutdown with controller update and new game
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expand / It’s like it never even happened.

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Google Stadia is scheduled to be implemented this week. The service dies on January 18 and there will be tons of rejected developers and after hours of lost game progress, Stadia’s shutdown is going as smoothly as can be. After that pay back Google now responds to calls with every game purchase made through the service hungry Controller for the service so that it can work as a general Bluetooth device after Stadia dies. in a post on Official Stadia forumsA community manager wrote on Friday: “Next week, we’ll be releasing a self-service tool to enable Bluetooth connections on your Stadia Remote. We’ll share details on how to enable this feature next week.”

Having the controller live a second life was one of the last things people wanted from Stadia shutting down. As a Stadia product, the controller took the unique approach of connecting directly to the Internet over Wi-Fi, rather than the usual way of connecting to the device you’re playing and then the Internet. Supposedly this was a way to reduce the latency inherent in game streaming by a few milliseconds. Since nothing else in the world uses a Wi-Fi video game controller, it would turn into e-waste when Stadia servers were shut down. If you plug it into a computer via USB it could technically be used as a generic controller, but no one wants a wired controller anymore.

The Stadia controller is well received and maybe we'll see a big discount soon.
expand / The Stadia controller is well received and maybe we’ll see a big discount soon.

Google’s product listing has always been clear that the controller has a Bluetooth chip inside, although it states that “no Bluetooth Classic functionality is currently activated.” All the pieces are there to save the controller from the garbage heap, and now Google is promising a firmware update to do just that.

ours Stadia reviewArs Senior Game Editor Kyle Orland described the controller as “one of the key features of the Stadia launch package” and said it “has a solid, well-balanced weight; comfortable, clicky face buttons and analog sticks; quality ergonomic design on d.” -pad and shoulder triggers and powerful, distinctly noisy engines.” Stadia sales far below expectationsand these remotes have been piling up in warehouses for years. Manufacture date displayed on the back of all Stadia controllers and on all known models Made in 2019 during the first production run. The controllers were first pulled from stores after the shutdown announcement, but now that they’re on a second lifetime lease, we’ll be looking for a fire sale.

Google announced that not only will the controller receive an update, but … it will also receive a new game. Yes, on Friday, with about four days left, Stadia got a new game. called Worm Gameand used as a testing platform to develop Stadia. You can do play right now free! Google explains the game as follows:

Play the game that came to Stadia before Stadia was born. Worm Game It’s a humble game that we’ve been using to test many of Stadia’s features, starting long before our general launch in 2019 and through to 2022. It won’t win Game of the Year, but the Stadia team spent a LOT of time playing it and we thought we’d share it with you. Thanks for playing and for everything.

Worm Game just a clone of the classic game Snake. A top-down view of a snake that can move in four directions, you get bigger every time you eat an apple and the goal is not to hit anything. Worm Game actually it’s a wonderful reminder of why Stadia is such a bad service. I gave the game a shot and it immediately told me my 600mb/s connection was “unstable”. The game was blurry the entire time, like a low-res YouTube video. The latency inherent in game streaming makes a responsive game this way: Snake You feel bad and spend a lot of time trying to figure out how soon you have to press a button to make a tight turn. This simple 2D game is probably only a few MB and any device can install it in under a minute or run it directly in a browser with no installation required. Instead, streaming over the Internet consumes gigabytes of data. Just compare Stadia Worm Game built-in version google searchand the “native” search version is much nicer.

As for a few other Stadia possibilities: some games allow you to migrate your game data to other platforms if you have any data about the service. 9to5Google it has a great summary of which games support data export. Former Microsoft and Sony executive Phil Harrison, who joined Google as “Vice President of Stadia”, is still technical employment on google. Unless Google has another gaming project to take on, you have to wonder what its future is at the company. Maybe we’ll see an announcement about that Wednesday.

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