Sunday, 21 July, 2019

Google Clarifies Stadia Game Ownership, Supported Devices

Google reveals more Stadia details, including answers about multiplayer and VR Google reveals multiplayer support and other new Stadia details
Cecil Davis | 11 July, 2019, 06:27

The FAQ further confirms that the Stadia will also support multiplayer game and users can connect up to four Stadia controllers to play the multiplayer game.

While Stadia has yet to be released to the public to encounter the specific instance in which a game could be pulled from its platform, it seems Google is aware of the reality that developers, studio and titles could find other homes depending on the Stadia's success.

A Stadia Pro subscription will cost $9.99 Dollars / $11.99 CAD / £8.99, and includes streaming up to 4K and access to a growing catalogue of "older" games starting with Destiny 2 and expanding from there, but you'll need to purchase the latest games outright if you want to play them on day one.

During the last Stadia press conference, Google did mention that only certain mobile devices would officially have Stadia support at launch when November arrives.

In an update to the service's FAQ, Google announced that players will have access to their purchased games as long as Google themselves support the service. "However, you'll be able to create your account and make subscription and game purchases from any Android M+ or iOS 11+ device that has access to the Stadia app". The controllers use Bluetooth Low Energy for set-up and Wi-Fi for gameplay; they can also be connected via USB-C.

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You can read the full FAQ page at this link.

There is still so much to know and say about the Stadia but we'll have to be patient.

- The controller uses WiFi to connect to the game.

Take note that Stadia will exclusively help mobile gameplay on a limited variety of units at launch, although, namely the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3a (3a, 3a XL, three, 3XL) phones, in addition to tablets working Chrome OS.

This should come as disappointing news for the iPhone users, who would have been planning to play the games on the go or picking up the game from where they left off on the TV. "At the moment, we have no news to share with respect to VR support in Stadia". It will, however, support local multiplayer titles, said the company.