Google Stadia Console Officially Dead
Google Stadia Shutdown
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“For the Stadia team, building and supporting Stadia from the ground up has been fueled by the same passion for games that our players have. Many of the Stadia team members will be carrying this work forward in other parts of the company,” he said. “We’re so grateful for the groundbreaking work of the team and we look forward to continuing to have an impact across gaming and other industries”.
The fact that Google is closing down the Google Stadia console is no surprise. Over the last few years, the console has seen a bunch of controversies. For example, Google initially promised that gamers would be able to play particular games in 4K, which never happened. As a result, in 2021, some fans launched a lawsuit against the console for false promises. During this time, Google stated that they wouldn’t create any titles exclusively for the platform and would collaborate with third parties to create titles.
In Harrison’s words, this was because Google wanted to “help game developers and publishers take advantage of our platform technology and deliver games directly to their players.”
What technology does Google use?
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Speaking about the Google Stadia console shutdown, Harrison did state that Google would continue to use this technology:
“The underlying technology platform that powers Stadia has been proven at a scale that transcends gaming. We see clear opportunities to apply this technology across other parts of Google like YouTube, Google Play, and our Augmented Reality (AR) efforts–as well as make it available to our industry partners, which aligns with where we will see the future of gaming headed. We remain deeply committed to gaming, and we will continue to invest in new tools, technologies and platforms that power the success of developers, industry partners, cloud customers and creators.”
Perhaps Google will learn from this mistake and create a new console that’s even better than this one. Or, maybe they’ll use it to develop their AR technology instead. Whatever the reason, it’s unsurprising that the Google Stadia console is closing down. We’ll still miss it, though!
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