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Google updates Stadia FAQ to address local multiplayer, VR support

Google has updated its Stadia FAQ page, covering everything from the Stadia Controller to the possibility of VR support.

Published onJuly 9, 2019

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Google Stadia is still months away from launch, but the company has done a solid job of answering key questions surrounding the gaming service. Now, Google has updated its Stadia FAQ section to answer a host of other questions you might have.

The updated FAQ (spotted by 9to5Google) notes that the Founder’s Edition isn’t tied to the Google account that made the purchase. Google says they’ll send a redemption code to the email address associated with the purchase, but you can then redeem it with a different email account. This is ideal if you’re planning to buy it as a gift for a loved one.

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Speaking of purchases, the company once again addressed the issue of being able to play purchased games that are no longer available to new players.

“In the future, it is possible that some games may no longer be available for new purchases, but existing players will still be able to play the game,” reads an explanation by Google. “Outside of unforeseen circumstances, Stadia will aim to keep any previously purchased title available for gameplay.”

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Google also addressed a few more questions surrounding the Stadia Controller, starting with its compatibility on other platforms. The Mountain View company confirmed that the controller works best with Stadia, but acts as a standard HID controller when plugged in to your phone, tablet or computer via USB.

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The search giant adds that the Stadia Controller uses Bluetooth Low Energy for the initial setup and then connects via Wi-Fi for gaming. Furthermore, up to four controllers can be connected for local multiplayer, just in case Overcooked comes to the service.

We already know that the Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3a series will support Stadia, but the company adds that Chrome OS tablets will run the service too. The search giant said it’ll add more compatible devices to the list, but for now you can only use iOS 11+ or Android Marshmallow+ devices to buy games and manage content.

Finally, Google addressed questions surrounding VR support, merely saying they have “no news to share regarding VR support on Stadia.” That doesn’t completely close the door on support, but it also suggests you shouldn’t buy the service thinking VR will come down the line. What would you like to see from Google Stadia? Let us know in the comments!

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