Google Stadia Announces the First Official Game with Direct Touch Controls.
In March, we reported that Google Stadia I was adding a new update that included touchscreen controls and Android App TV support. Users can now play games on Stadia using the proprietary controller, third-party controllers, a mouse and keyboard, and now touchscreen controls. The update added the ability to use touch screen controls in games when playing on devices such as a phone or tablet. The only problem was that there were no games that made use of the controls. But things seem to be changing as the first ‘touch screen’ game was announced.
Nicknamed Humankind and developed by Amplitude Studios, the game launches on Stadiums on August 17. The game will implement ‘Direct Touch’ which detects multi-touch inputs. Actions like gestures, etc. now can be turned into controls in games. You can see the image below to learn more about the controls and how they work in-game.
According to The edge, the game will also feature a sharing feature called Stadia’s State Share Feature. This will allow a friend to continue when you left by sharing a screenshot of a short video clip. We can’t really say how these controls will work, but for a game like Humankind, these controls appear to have been built from scratch.