A few days before the permanent closure of its cloud gaming service, Google notified Stadia users that will release a tool to use the bluetooth controller. The announcement on Twitter comes after hundreds of users asked the developers for an update to continue using it. Prayers have been answered and next week a tool will be made available that will enable Bluetooth connections.
For now, details are scarce and it looks like Google will wait until the last minute to release it. The stadiums will cease to exist on January 18.so that those who believed in the platform still have time to access its library of games. Even if the service will disappear, Google will use its technology in other applications.
In addition to announcing the tool to unlock remotes, the Stadia team announced the launch of a last game before closing. “You may have seen one last game coming to Stadia today. It’s a humble thank you from our team for playing with us,” he said. the site tweet on the official account. The game in question is worm gamea title that was used to test the functionality of the service.
You may have seen one last game hit stadiums today. It’s a humble 🧡 thank you 💜 for playing on our team. You can find it here: https://t.co/PyAUH181v1- Stadia ☁️🎮 (@GoogleStadia) January 13, 2023
“Play the game that came to Stadia before Stadia came into the world,” the website description reads. worm game was used by Google’s engineering team long before the official announcement and continued to be used until 2022. “It won’t win Game of the Year, but the Stadia team has spent A LOT of time playing it and thought we’d share it with you. Thank you for the game and for everything,” the website mentions.
Google Stadia will say goodbye on January 18.
With the end of Stadia, Google closes a chapter of its attempt to compete in the field of video games. Despite state-of-the-art technology, the service never really took off for various reasons. Not only did he have an unattractive business model where users had to buy the game, but also Google didn’t advertise much and offer it in several regions.
Stadia’s servers will be disabled on January 18, 2023, so users will no longer be able to access them. After its shutdown, the cloud gaming service will join a long list of discontinued projects, including Inbox, Allo, Hangouts, Play Music, Google+ and the popular Google Reader. Google promised that Refunds for all game purchasesgame purchases, add-ons, and subscription fees that have been made on the Stadia Store.
Customers who have made 20 or fewer purchases in the store will receive an email for each transaction made, notifying them of the refund. If they have purchased other games, only a notification mail containing a summary will be sent. However, repayments began on November 9, there are still users who have not received their money.
If you bought the Controller Edition and thought it would still be a nice paperweight, you can breathe easy. Before Stadia ceases to exist, Google will release a tool to update it so you can connect it via Bluetooth to other devices. After this date it is unknown what will become of the technology developed for this project..
Although Google threw in the towel on cloud gaming services, the tech company blamed Microsoft and its attempted takeover of Activision Blizzard. A report of Bloomberg mentions that Google and NVIDIA have raised concerns with the FTC about the impact of this purchase on competition in the field of video game services.