Google will refund all payments. Google has shut down another project. This time, the cloud gaming service Stadia went to the famous Google graveyard.
Google Stadia shut down
Google explains its decision with the low popularity of the service.
A few years ago, we launched the consumer gaming service Stadia. While Stadia’s approach to consumer game streaming was built on a solid technical foundation, it was not as popular with users as we had hoped, so we made the difficult decision to begin shutting down the Stadia streaming service.
Google promises to refund money for purchases within the service.
We are grateful to the loyal Stadia players who have been with us since the beginning. We will refund all purchases of Stadia hardware made through the Google Store, as well as all purchases of games and add-ons made through the Stadia Store. Players will still have access to their game library and play through January 18, 2023, to complete their last gaming sessions. We expect most returns to be completed by mid-January 2023
Technology platform could find application in other services of the company, including YouTube.
The company also said the technology platform it built Stadia is so mature that it can find applications in the company’s other services, including YouTube.
Rumors of possible stadium closure appeared several months ago, but Google tried to deny them. After all, as we can see, they were right. Remember, Stadia debuted less than three years ago. Google initially had big plans, including developing its own games, but the company quickly abandoned those plans.