Google Stadia Controller at Google I/O
The Google I/O was published in the official Stadia Reddit Account. And I was there to check it out. Most interesting thing was of course the controller, resembles an Xbox One gamepad in size and shape, but is rounder. It has a nice weight in the hand and the molded handles are discreetly textured to prevent slipping. The demo controller I tried was available in white with black buttons and orange accents, but there will also be a turquoise controller with neon yellow accents and a completely black model. On the Stadia controller you will find the usual buttons: a D-pad; four face keys (A, B, X, Y); dual analog sticks; and on each side a pair of triggers and shoulder buttons. The analogue sticks are arranged in the same layout as the PlayStation 4’s DualShock 4 controller, but have the textured grip of the tips of an Xbox One gamepad. I turned and flicked the analogues around; They have a good resistance without much rigidity. There are also several buttons on the D-Pad: two menu buttons, a Google Assistant button, a “Capture” button to take a screenshot or to record gameplay footage, and a Stadia button. The Google Assistant and Capture buttons did not work on the demo controller, but a Google spokesperson said players could press the wizard button to ask for help if they got stuck on a particular game level. Now we just need to know how much it costs and it will be bundled with the subscription fee for the platform.