Google has officially announced that they will be shutting down their Cloud Gaming Service, Stadia next year. According to them, Stadia hasn’t gained the traction with users that they expected, so they will have to entirely shut down the service.
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Launched nearly 3 years ago, Google Stadia was one of the first Cloud Gaming services that gained a lot of attention initially. However, it has finally joined the list of products that were killed by Google. Many of the Stadia team members will be carrying this work forward in other parts of the company, it has been said.
In a blog post Phil Harrison, Vice President and General Manager, Stadia said, “We’re grateful to the dedicated Stadia players that have been with us from the start. We will be refunding all Stadia hardware purchases made through the Google Store, and all game and add-on content purchases made through the Stadia store.”
Google has confirmed that Players will continue to have access to their games library and play through January 18, 2023, so they can complete final play sessions. They have also promised to complete the majority of refunds by mid-January, 2023.”
Stadia players, find an important update on Stadia here: https://t.co/IIFRYiIYUu
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