19 July 2019
Google Stadia has attracted everyone's (read gamers and tech enthusiasts) attention since it was first announced. Many of its details have already been shared but there are still few questions looming around. Google has now updated its Stadia FAQ page to offer answers to some of those questions and throw some light on how the service is supposed to work.
The first thing to know is that it is not compulsory to use Stadia Founder's Edition pack with the same Google account that was used to purchase it. The purchase account will be used only for sending the Stadia redemption code. It will be up to the user whether he wants to use the code on the same or any other Google account. This will allow people to gift Stadia packs to their family and friends.
Next up, Google has assured Stadia users that all purchased games will continue to be playable even after a publisher decides to stop working with the service. It should be noted that this applies only to those who users who have purchased that particular title and not to new players.
Google has further revealed that the Stadia controller can be connected to the gaming device via wire as well as wirelessly. The first method will require users to have a USB cable plugged into the controller's USB Type-C port. As for the wireless connection, it will use Bluetooth Lite Edition (BLE) for connection setup and WiFi connectivity for the gameplay.
Lastly, Stadia will work with Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL, Pixel 3a, and Pixel 3a XL smartphones along with Chrome OS tablets at the time of the launch. Google is hoping to add more devices down the line which will be announced as and when the compatibility list will expand.