13 January 2020
As we edge closer to the launch of Google Stadia, gamers from all over the world are wondering how exactly this will all play out. A lot has been revealed regarding it but this has led to more questions than answers. Just yesterday, the Google Stadia app made its appearance on the Play Store. If you want to get your hands on it, you will need to be patient as not everyone will receive Google Stadia pre-orders on Day 1. To satiate a wide number of potential customers, Google has held a customary Redditt AMA to let its fans ask some important and interesting questions surrounding Google Stadia.
For starters, gamers can play on any Sanctioned Google device but preference is being given to the Chromecast Ultra. This isn’t exactly surprising as it was a part of the Founders’ Edition bundle Google was selling. To fire things up, users will still need to use their smartphones. However, from then on all it takes is the controller and the Chromecast device. The purchase of games will be done through smartphones on the Google Stadia app. This will continue until Google comes up with an alternate solution. Luckily, Family Link will be available at launch so parents can monitor their kid’s usage of Google Stadia. Unfortunately, Family Sharing won’t be allowed which means that each member of the family will have to own their copy of the game.
Google Stadia is all set for launch on November 19th while its controllers will only be available for shipping from November 18th. The good thing is that users can use a mouse and keyboard or other compatible controllers in the meantime till their controllers arrive. While Google Stadia seems amazing it has a few pitfalls. Do you think Valve’s upcoming Steam Cloud Gaming could be a potential threat to Google Stadia?
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