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Google will save the Stadia controller by adding Bluetooth compatibility

 The company, which will shut down the cloud gaming service next Wednesday, will give details about the functionality next week; has also published a new game on the platform.

Google will save the Stadia controller by adding Bluetooth compatibility

Google will explain next week how to update the Google Stadia controller so that it can be used with mobile devices and computers via Bluetooth and thus prevent it from becoming useless when the cloud gaming service goes down next Wednesday, January 18, as announced by the company through a brief statement on Twitter. In addition, it has published a new game that can be tried for free until the closure of the platform.

"We also have news about Bluetooth: next week we will launch a self-service tool to enable Bluetooth connections on your Stadia controllers. We will post more details here at [time of] launch," the message read. The company explained in October 2022 that they were working on such an option to avoid the controller could only be used with a cable.

The Mountain View firm has also updated Stadia with an unpublished game five days after the closure of the service. "Enjoy the game that came to Stadia before Stadia saw the world," they say on the title page, from where it can be played for free. " Worm Game is a humble title that we used to test numerous Stadia features from well before its public release in 2019 through 2022. It won't win Game of the Year, but the Stadia team spent MANY hours playing it, so we wanted to share it with you. Thanks for playing, and for everything ."

Google has refunded Stadia users all money for purchases made related to the service. Purchased games, game add-ons, controllers, Chromecast Ultra, and non-Stadia Pro subscription fees have been refunded. 

Saved games from some games can be transferred to other versions

On the other hand, some companies have offered ways to transfer game data to other platforms, mainly PC. This is the case of Borderlands 3, Cyberpunk 2077, Destiny 2, Hitman 3, The Elder Scrolls Online, and Ubisoft titles (in the latter case PC copies of games purchased on Stadia are given). By clicking on the names of the titles you will access the technical assistance pages that explain the process, available until January 18.