Poor headline. You can already use them on PC, they just need to be plugged-in. What people want is for Google to allow the bluetooth functionality.
I thought bluetooth controllers have latency problems? Wouldn’t people rather plug in the controllers for their PC, or else use dedicated wireless stuff like 360 or xbox one or ps4 adapters?
This makes me want to play Elden Ring with a bluetooth XBox controller so I have a valid excuse as to why I die all the time when fighting tough mobs!
Hardcore gamers often say so, but I never noticed any problems myself. It’s one of those things.
Some poor indie studio finished their Stadia port yesterday.
I wonder about the adaptability of these Stadia ports. Now would be an opportunity for Nvidia Shield or Microsoft to make a grand gesture to indie developers to come on over. Or even someone off the wall, like Netflix.
YC hacker news crowd is blaming Google’s performance management culture where engineers are rewarded by how many new products they ship.
I hope those games are successfully ported elsewhere, but I’m also grateful it’s such a short list.
Google spent so much money
bribingencouraging Rockstar to port Red Dead 2 they didn’t have much left for the indies.
If an unproven platform requires engineering to sell your game, make them pay you for it, with a markup. Assume that what they pay you is 99% of the revenue that you will get from that platform.
It’s even stranger how some indie port terms weren’t due to pay out until after the game launched making all their porting effort unpaid
Who could possibly have foreseen that Stadia was hot garbage and would be shut down by a company that has a long history of shutting shit down?
I hope Google quickly reallocates these freed-up resources to bringing back Google Reader.
They considered that, but they have a really exciting project that synergizes Zoom with iMessage and RCS and Whatsapp and Instagram and Tiktok to build the future of interpersonal communication coming up, and they’re really excited about the possibilities of this new service. Expect it to launch in March 2023 and shut down in May.
They’re going to copy TikTok some more too.
Thumbs up for Muse Games (Embr, Wildmender, Hamsterdam):
For sure. First time losing my digital library on anything without any warning. I expected stadia to shut down soon, but not that. Thankfully I spent under 50$.
Whatever you spent, Google is going to refund it. Any hardware, too. Savegames are another story, they’re tricky.
Odd, I thought Stadia had already shut down a while back. Maybe that negative latency did work after all…