The news of the closure of Google Stadia, which arrived in September after reassurances that it assumed otherwise, was met with a bit of a shrug by gamers, who had already noticed the change in Google’s record since the launch. However, some doubts had remained since then.
If we had figured out how to transfer saves and had been assured that everyone would get a refund, we wondered what will happen to the Stadia controllers, considering that they are not “unlocked” to be used via Bluetooth with other devices? Apparently, these are also safe and you will soon be able to use them with platforms other than Stadia, rather than being forced to trash them.
Google communicated it (thanks DualShockers), which through the official Stadia Twitter profile confirmed the arrival of a specific tool that will allow “Bluetooth connections with the Stadia Controller”. In this way, it will also be possible to use it with other devices that allow a connection via Bluetooth, without having to turn into an ornament.
For the moment there are no other details on the matter, but the Mountain View giant assures that we should know more over the course of «next week», and that information will be disseminated on Twitter upon release. In short, if you own the controller, it’s worth keeping your antennae focused.
We’ve also got Bluetooth news: next week we’ll be releasing a self-serve tool to enable Bluetooth connections on your Stadia Controller.
We’ll share details here on release. pic.twitter.com/6vYomngfmA
— Stadia ☁️ (@GoogleStadia) January 13, 2023
Born as a cloud service that would replace physical consoles as we know them, Stadia was definitely wrong times and ways – ending up being yet another project attempted and shelved by Google. If, in fact, it is true that video games are increasingly attempting the path of the cloud, it is also true that the philosophy of Google which first wanted to create its exclusives, which then reconsidered and suppressed the Stadia Connect, finally arriving at the closure, was confusing and very far from those who have a know-how of how to move in the gaming industry.
Just in recent days, Stadia had also attempted a swan song by giving away one last free game to its users, before the definitive closure.
Definitive closing which, we remind you, is now around the corner and practically imminent: the farewell is set for 8.59 am Italian time on January 19.