Google reveals new Stadia details in updated FAQ
The updates address local multiplayer, Stadia Controller compatibility on other platforms and VR supportEuropost
You do not have to wory anymore! You will now lose access to your games on Google Stadia even if its publisher decides to exit the platform. That's one of the things the tech giant has revealed in a comprehensive update to the service's FAQ where it said that once you purchase the game on its platform, you will own the right to play it. That means one wlll still be able to access it even if time comes that it's no longer available for purchase.
"Outside of unforeseen circumstances, Stadia will aim to keep any previously purchased title available for gameplay," the company stated in that regard, mirroring the policy that most other digital game storefronts (like Steam and GOG) have.
Additionally, Google has confirmed that Stadia will support multiplayer titles, including couch-based coops and will allow up to four controllers to be paired to a single account. Speaking of the Stadia controller, the FAQ also says it uses BLE for setup, but it connects via WiFi for gameplay. Nevertheless it coud be also connected to a phone, a tablet or a PC via a USB cable plugged into its USB-C port. At launch, however, Stadia will only support mobile gameplay on a limited number of devices namely the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3a (3a, 3a XL, 3, 3XL) phones, as well as tablets running Chrome OS.
Finally, the company has clarified that the account you sign up for Stadia does not necessarily have to be the address you use. The service will merely send a Stadia redemption code to the Google account you use to sign up, but you can redeem that code using a different email address. That makes it easy to buy codes as gifts for friends and family if you're feeling lonely and want to try out the platform's multiplayer titles.
There is however one disappointment - at least for now VR gameplay would not be supported by Stadia, though previously rumoured.
"At this time, we have no news to share regarding VR support on Stadia," the FAQ reads.