Here’s everything Stadia won’t be able to do at launch - 9to5Google
|9to5Google 09 Nov 2019 at 10:21|
As we near Stadia’s imminent launch, more is becoming clear about how it will work and what we can expect on the first day . Yesterday saw on the Play Store, and since then we’ve been digging into it for info on the highly anticipated cloud gaming platform. Google has commented on what we’ll be able to do with Stadia, but info on what Stadia features aren’t ready for launch is scarce. Here is a collection of evidence we found in the Stadia app that tells us what could come after November 19th’s launch.
About APK Insight: In this ‘APK Insight’ post, we’ve decompiled the latest version of an application that Google uploaded to the Play Store. When we decompile these files (called APKs, in the case of Android apps), we’re able to see various lines of code within that hint at possible future features. Keep in mind that Google may or may not ever ship these features, and our interpretation of what they are may be imperfect. We’ll try to enable those that are closer to being finished, however, to show you how they’ll look in the case that they do ship. With that in mind, read on.
The Google Assistant is one of the core features of Stadia, making its home right on the controller with its own dedicated button. Three strings we found suggest that it won’t be available immediately at launch, and that if it is, in-game functionality for the Assistant will come even later.