Google Stadia was first announced to the general public back in June during the E3 2019. At the same event, Google’s Chief Executive, Sundar Pichai mentioned Stadia terming it as “a game platform for everyone.” With Stadia all set to step into the world of cloud gaming in November 2019, Google will be the first big company to launch next-gen consoles, with Microsoft Project Scarlett and Sony’s PlayStation 5 lined up for launch next year. Interestingly, Google has even sold out the premium pre-order bundle for Google Stadia, called the Founder’s Edition in Europe. Just a few days back, an update from Google said that the company wants to reduce Stadia lag with ‘negative latency’. And now, putting months of speculations to bed, we finally have a launch date for the Google Stadia and it will arrive on November 19th. Moreover, Google has also announced that Stadia wireless controller won’t be very wireless at launch.
In the latest “Everything You Need To Know Before Launch” video, Google had the following disclaimer about Stadia Controller’s wireless play:
“At launch, wireless play with the Stadia Controller is only available on TV using a Chromecast Ultra.”
The Stadia Controller is simply a gamepad with exclusive Stadia-specific buttons and its own Wi-Fi connection. To connect with its Chromecast Ultra partner, every controller has wireless functionality. However, you can also use a USB cable connection. And now, we know the wireless functionality will only work with Chromecast Ultra at the time of launch.