Google has confirmed plans to release a “self-service” tool that will make its own Stadia controller functional on other platforms via Bluetooth.
“We’ve also got Bluetooth news: next week we’ll release a self-service tool to enable Bluetooth connections on your Stadia Controller. We’ll share the details here upon its release.”
wrote the official Stadia Twitter account.
Google did not disclose further details about its future plans, but confirmed that it would not use “open source” and said it would provide more information this week.
“Stadia is not closing,” the tech giant Google responded emphatically when asked on Twitter in June if a closure was imminent. Just a few months later, the cloud gaming service announced it would be shutting down on January 18, 2023 – news that even developers still hard at work on Google Stadia projects didn’t expect.
Stadia is currently refunding those who purchased hardware through the Google store. Stadia is also attempting to automatically process refunds for “all game purchases, additional content, and subscription fees other than Stadia Pro” through the Stadia store and expects the majority of refunds to be processed by January 18, 2023.