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Google Stadia: The Controller for PC Becomes Wireless

Google amazed a whole world back in November when it chose to unveil its Stadia cloud gaming service. Those who don’t have a powerful video card mounted on their PCs don’t have to worry too much anymore of not being able to enjoy some impressive games. Google Stadia makes it possible to run demanding games like Doom Eternal, Red Dead Redemption 2, or Mortal Kombat 11 on even low-end PCs.

But as you can connect a specific controller on your PC to run Stadia games, many users had been complaining that the controller wasn’t wireless. However, Google fixed that, as it will bring a wireless controller for PCs this week. The announcement comes from the Mountain View-based giant itself.

No wireless controller for Android

Unfortunately, there’s no hint that the controller for Android will also be featuring the lack of attached wire. The fans had been demanding one, though, but our hopes remain for the distant future rather than the near one.

There are basically two ways of enjoying games via Google Stadia. You can buy a Stadia Pro subscription for $10 per month so that you’ll access the game library on a remote server. The other remaining option is using a remote PC for installing games of your choosing.

Stadia is capable of streaming games up to 4K resolution at 60 frames per second. There’s also support for high-dynamic-range. Wikipedia says the following about Google’s cloud gaming service:

The service is planned to be integrated with YouTube, and its “state share” feature will allow viewers of a Stadia stream to launch a game on the service on the same save state as the streamer. This has been used as a selling point for the service. It is compatible with HID class USB controllers, though a proprietary controller manufactured by Google with a direct Wi-Fi link to data centers is available alongside the service.

Google Stadia is available cross-platform, as you can play games within the service from your phone, your PC, and more.

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