You will probably turn on the Google Stadia wireless controller when the cloud gaming service launches on November 19th. Although it will work wirelessly while playing the Stadia on the Chromecast Ultra, you'll need to plug in a USB-C cable to use it with computers or phones at startup, Google tells The Verge.
When Google first showed the controller in March, the company advertised how you can seamlessly switch from games on your TV to a laptop or phone while using the same exact controller without having to connect it to any device – because the controller will Remains directly connected to servers through its own Wi-Fi.
But as 9to5Google was spotted earlier today, Google recently added a disclaimer in a new Stadia explainer video that wireless play will only be available on Chromecast Ultra at startup and later the manager Google's Reddit community confirmed that this means you will have to disconnect USB-C cables for other devices ̵
Google tells us that it focuses on getting wireless first on television because it wants this big screen experience to be the best possible. That makes sense to me – if Google wants to compete in gaming, it should make the Stadia game on TV as easy as responding to a sofa with a PlayStation or Xbox controller.
And logistically speaking, Google is probably dealing with the fact that it is now much more common to include things on our laptops, desktops or phones, as they are only a few meters away from us.
But at the moment it seems we will have to wait to fulfill our best dream of playing triple-quality games on the console phone of a wireless controller and seamlessly switching them back and forth to a TV. To be fair, Stadia only launches for buyers of its $ 130 Founder & # 39; s Edition package this November; it will be more widely available in 2020.