Purchased Stadia Games Are Playable After Publisher Pulls Support

Google Stadia FAQ updated with details about device and controller support Founder’s edition fulfillment

Google reveals more Stadia details, including answers about multiplayer and VR

Stadia would also follow Apple in having a subscription offering (Stadia Pro and Apple Music) as well as a storefront (purchases and iTunes) to give people more options for this new approach to game distribution. The service will merely send a Stadia redemption code to the Google account you use to sign up, but you can redeem that code using a different email address.

Google says that once you purchase a game on Stadia, you will continue to be able to play the game even if the publisher pulls the game from Stadia. So if you have any questions that need answering the first place to venture is to the official Google Stadia support forum via the link below.

The firm has issued some new information about the platform to allay any fears that purchases could disappear should a game publisher decides to withdraw from Stadia in the future. "Outside of unforeseen circumstances, Stadia will aim to keep any previously purchased title available for gameplay", the FAQ page reads. Bluetooth will not work directly to connect phones and controllers. So while Puerto Rico and Alaska will be able to enjoy Stadia, Hawaii, Guam, and the US Virgin Islands won't.

Google is hoping to take on the likes of Microsoft and PlayStation with its cloud-based gaming service which does not require a console or downloads, allowing gamers to play across multiple devices, including TV via a Chromecast Ultra, laptop through the Chrome browser, tablet, and Pixel 3 and 3a smartphones. People can also manage their accounts and make purchases via devices running Android M, iOS 11 or newer versions of those platforms. According to Google: "Your Stadia account will support up to four Stadia controllers during local multiplayer game play ..."

The Stadia Controller uses BLE for setup and then connects via Wi-Fi for gameplay.

Lastly, Google did mention VR support but in just one short line that stated there are "no news to share regarding VR support on Stadia".

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