Google Stadia releases controller update & new title just before service ends

The cloud gaming service `` Stadia '', which Google

started in March 2019, will end its service on January 18, 2023 . Stadia has already started accepting refunds , but a new game was released just before the end of the service, and an update for the dedicated controller was delivered.

A Gift from the Stadia Team & Bluetooth Controller... - Stadia Community

Google Stadia celebrates shutdown with controller update, new game | Ars Technica

On January 13, 2023 (Friday), local time, Dan, who is the community manager of Stadia, posted `` Gifts from the Stadia team and Bluetooth controller function information '', making Stadia's dedicated controller Bluetooth connectable. It was revealed that an update was scheduled to be delivered. Dan said, ``Many users have asked to connect their Stadia controllers with Bluetooth. Details on how to enable it will be announced next week, ”he said, and an update will be coming soon. With the update, it is possible to continue using the dedicated controller as a Bluetooth controller even after the Stadia service ends.

Additionally, on the same day, Google released a game called 'Worm Game' as a gift to users from the Stadia team. Worm Game is a very simple game where you operate a snake that can move in four directions, eating apples and growing while continuing to move so as not to hit obstacles. Anyone should be able to play for free from the following page, but when I tried to access it, I could not play due to an error.

Launch & Play Worm Game in Seconds - Stadia

According to Google, Worm Game is a title that has been used to test many of Stadia's features from before Stadia's release in 2019 through 2022. Google said, 'Even though we won't win Game of the Year, the Stadia team has spent a lot of time playing this title. We just wanted to share this with you guys. Play it.' Thank you for your support.'

Overseas media Ars Technica said, ``Worm Game reminds me why Stadia was such a bad service.When you play Worm Game, you can immediately see that the connection is unstable. The whole game is blurry, like a YouTube video, and the lag inherent in game streaming makes it difficult to play fast-paced titles, allowing you to play with lag. This simple 2D game is probably only a few megabytes in size, so it takes less than a minute to install on any device, and you should be able to install it and even play it directly as a browser game. Playable Snake is much better.'

in Game, Posted by logu_ii