As we approach the launch of Stadia, more clarity about how this will work and what we can expect from the first day. Yesterday saw the release of the Stadia mobile app on the Play Store, and since then we have been digging for information on the expected gaming gaming platform. Google has commented on what we can do with Stadia, but information about what Stadia feature will not be ready for launch is scarce. Here is a collection of evidence we found on the Stadia app that tells us what might come after the launch on November 19.
About APK Insight : In this post & # 39; APK Insight & # 39 ;, we have downloaded the latest version of an application uploaded by Google to the Play Store. When we decrypt these files (called APKs, in the case of Android apps), we see different lines of code within the hint of possible future features. Keep in mind that Google may or may not send these features, and our interpretation of them may not be perfect. We will enable close ones, however, to show you how they will look in the case they send. With that in mind, read on.
Google Assistant Function
Google Assistant is one of the main features of Stadia, making the home itself the controller with its own dedicated button. Three strings we find suggest that it will not be available immediately upon launch, and if it is, the in-game functionality for Assistant will come at a later time.
Label indicating that Google Assistant during gameplay is coming  Label indicating that Google Assistant feature is coming soon
Google Assistant on Stadia is coming soon
It's important to note that the first two strings are intended for developers and people localized by the app, so they can create appropriate language for context and character limitations that text placement in the app can restrict. We see many of these strings around the app, so keep in mind that these strings are unlikely to be visible to users.
The Stadia Buddy Pass feature is a way for Founders to share the Stadia Pro experience with their friend for 3 months. It is expected to be unavailable immediately upon launch, but the app is now confirming it.
The text on the body tells the user that they should think about who will send their Buddy Pass. This was shown before the use of Buddy Pass for shipment.
Header to the "coming soon" information page for a section describing what buddy passes.
Title for information page "coming soon" for buddy pass.
Captures (screenshots, video clips)
Capturing the game is essential for anyone who wants to share their world-class experiences. We know the gains will be part of the Stadia experience, but they may not be available on the first day.
Label indicating that acquisitions are coming soon
It also turns out that the Capture functionality will be mobile-only and that are not supported on mobile, meaning they are not you can get screenshots or video clips in the mobile app, but this is the only place you can view and manage. This may seem like a weird implementation to have early in Stadia's life, but we hope to fix it before Stadia's hand is in everyone's hands.
A toast notification notifying the user that the Capture function is not available on Mobile, and suggests playing on a television or computer, where capturing the function is. Shown when the user presses the capture button on a Stadia Controller.
Captures app not saved yet. Try on a TV or computer.
View your mobile app capture
Manage your mobile app capture
Similar to other platforms, Stadia will have the feature to Create a group of text and voice to use while playing with your friends. There are many references to Parties and invitations to the app, but a string in particular suggests that this Stadia feature is not yet ready for launch.
Parties are for playing and chatting together. This is the text on the banner informing us that we will soon be releasing the Parties feature.
We also found the "party_invite" image within the app, probably the background for an invitation to join:
<img title = "Here's everything Stadia won't be able to do at launch" class = "size-medium wp-image-322888 aligncenter" src = "https://9to5google.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/4/2019/11/party_invite.png?w=700" alt = "mag party background invite for Stadia  This function is essential to any Multiplayer experience, so don't think it's close to being ready, but it seems Miss Stadia might just miss the deadline. We expect to see this within a week or two after launch, if not on launch day.
Voice chat on mobile
Perhaps related to the Parties feature, chatting via microphone is not available on mobile devices at launch. This could be a huge loss for mobile Founders, who can only have their phone to play with friends. Understandable, however, since the Stadia controller needs to send both audio and commands via USB. Only one of Stadia's launch devices has a dedicated headphone jack: the Pixel 3a.
Voice of the game is not supported on Mobile right now, listening can still listen to their friends though.
No mic support for game chats yet, coming to the app
Wireless Stadia Controller pairing
It has recently been known that Stadia Controller will only support wired gameplay on non-Chromecast Ultra launch devices . The following strings confirm that wireless support for the controller on other platforms will come later. How "close" it is, we don't know exactly.
Use a USB cable to connect your Stadia Controller to a computer, or supported phone or tablet. Wireless linking for these devices is coming soon.
To link to a computer or supported phone or tablet, use a USB cable to connect your Stadia Controller. Wireless linking for these devices is coming soon. Solutions for users with disabilities and / or disabilities exist on other gaming platforms, and it seems that Stadia also makes them a priority. At launch, basic access tools are available, but these strings tell us that versions that are & # 39; improved & # 39 ;.
Improved screen reader ability coming soon!
Improved text-to-speech capabilities are coming soon. 19659008] 9to5Google's Take
Get what we said here with a grain of salt. Some of these strings may reflect older versions of the app that were tested internally, and may have changed since then. Many of these Stadia features are great for the platform, and we hope to see them either launch or soon thereafter. For Founders, this may mean a period of limited functionality from the get-go that will gradually improve over time. We hope that Stadia will still make a good impression at the launch of the week, even if additional features are missing.
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