Stadia, the popular game- streaming service was launched in November 2019. It was debuted with popular third party franchises including Assassin’s Creed Odyssey and Destiny 2. Even though the company had invested generously it was received very poorly. Stadia did not reach out to gamers well. As a result, Google will terminate services for Stadia. As this troubled cloud gaming service failed to gain the interests of the players even after three years of its launch, Google will wind down Stadia.
Stadia was an attempt from Alphabet Inc’s Google to take on the video game console giants with its own platform. It was far different from the traditional consoles. Stadia allowed users to play games on Android phones, Chromecast apps for TV and other devices by funneling data directly from The Google’s server clusters. The monthly subscription was $10. Even though it was built on a strong technology foundation, Stadia failed to gain the traction of the gamers.
So Google has made the tough decision to start winding down the Stadia streaming service, says the vice president and general manager of Stadia in their blog post. Google will refund the Stadia hardware purchases, games and add on content made through the Google Store, added Harrison. To reach well beyond the audience, Google had invested generously in Stadia, but all in vain. It had invested ten millions of dollars to get games like Red Dead Redemption 2 on the platform, reported Bloomberg