Google’s Has Its Own Stadia Controller, But You Can Use Your Own Too

By Alistair Wong . March 19, 2019 . 10:41am

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Google announced their latest data center-based platform, Stadia, today, and they also announced that the platform will have its own controller that will be sold separately.

 

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Stadia Controller connects via Wi-Fi to the game running in the Google Data Center, and identifies your game session for seamless transfers.

 

Apart from standard features on a controller, the new Capture button saves and shares the player’s game experience, while the Google Assistant button allows you to ask for help via a built-in microphone.

 

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Oh, and it seems to have the Konami code etched in at the back.

 

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That said, Google stated that it welcomed players to use their own controllers, such as USB controllers for your devices.

 

Edit: Here’s a clearer look at the controller from Google’s press release:


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