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Google Shuts Down Stadia

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rainless

Old Member
Joined
Jul 20, 2006

More of a news item than a "gaming" item... so I was a bit torn over putting this here or in GD... but nevertheless...

Less than one week after Google declared they were "committed" to Stadia... they shut it down.

This is eerily reminiscent of when Samsung suddenly pulled out of the camera market that they'd JUST entered...

Only... unlike Samsung... there were a TON of developers in the process of creating games for the Stadia... and they received no warning at all.

I would imagine a barrage of lawsuits will follow.

New Year's Day... it's all over.
 

Niku-Sama

Member
Joined
Jan 13, 2005
cant say i didnt see this coming

negative latency so good it undid the launch of stadia
 

Janus67

Benching Team Leader
Joined
May 29, 2005

More of a news item than a "gaming" item... so I was a bit torn over putting this here or in GD... but nevertheless...

Less than one week after Google declared they were "committed" to Stadia... they shut it down.

This is eerily reminiscent of when Samsung suddenly pulled out of the camera market that they'd JUST entered...

Only... unlike Samsung... there were a TON of developers in the process of creating games for the Stadia... and they received no warning at all.

I would imagine a barrage of lawsuits will follow.

New Year's Day... it's all over.

And ironically, the people on the team found out around the same time that Google announced that they were shutting it down.

As @Niku-Sama stated, I can't say I'm at all surprised. It was an, at best, interesting idea for a service. But they were beaten so badly by Geforce Now and especially xbox gamepass. If they had put forth effort to make it work well for Free to Play games and did a subscribe but all-you-can-play subscription then I could have seen it be more successful. [One of] the last things I would want to do is buy a game, that I can only stream, at full price, from Google.
 

dfonda

Senior Golfer
Joined
Feb 25, 2004
Never bought into it....

Google said Refunding all games and hardware bought through the Stadia store.

Lets face they started at the worst time...Pandemic hit, folks were stuck online looking for things to do...Gaming on line was at its most popular...How could they succeed... :unsure: :p