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(Last Updated On: March 29, 2021)

Google’s cloud gaming service, Stadia will be testing out touchscreen controls on Android, and might release a ‘direct touch’ feature in it too.

The Verge, 9to5Google looked into the newest Stadia release on Android and saw various references to a “direct touch” feature. After it comes out, direct touch will let Stadia users tap, swipe, and pinch elements in games, or maintain the use of Bluetooth or USB controllers.

Although, it is uncertain which games will be supportive of direct touch, even though right now Stadia has restricted support for touchscreen controls in games. This new feature can only be found in the Android version of Stadia, and will, later on, be released in the web version for iOS as well.

The report also says that Google has not officially detailed direct touch for Stadia.

Microsoft’s xCloud game streaming service has applied multiple touch controls throughout over 20 games, letting Xbox players play games without a controller.

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