Google suddenly announced that its Stadia cloud game service was about to close, surprising many people.
Surprisingly, most people working in Stadia don’t know and think about it. The Stadia service isn’t particularly cost-effective, according to many experts, and while a lot of games suffer from lag and other network issues.
Furthermore, gamers need to pay the full amount to purchase the game on the platform and need to pay an additional subscription fee to play in the 4K cloud. Google’s own game development studio Stadia has been closed for a year, according to foreign media.
For those who are using the Stadia service or have even purchased the corresponding hardware, this is not good news as it will not be possible to access the game. In addition, when Googel’s Stadia closes, users will be refunded, and the corresponding game progress saves will be lost forever. At the same time, the game developers who created the Stadia version clearly wasted a lot of time and energy. Many Stadia game developers on Twitter have said that they have just learned that Stadia is about to close. They were quite surprised by Google’s own announcement.
Joe Blackburn, Game Director of Destiny 2, said: “The developers at Stadia have created a development platform that has allowed us to continue to create and evaluate Destiny 2 at home over the past few years. I’m sure today was a great experience for a lot of people. Thank you for helping us create the game and accompanying the company in the past time.”
Aadit Doshi, senior game programmer at Rocksteady, developer of the Batman: Arkham series, said: “In fact, Google Stadia has faced a terrible dilemma for the past three years. and have to deal with. The global pandemic has forced people to turn to online entertainment. There is a shortage of graphics cards and game consoles, leading to a high demand for replacement products. If only they could have entered the market at a better time.
Brandon Sheffield of the studio Necrosoft says that while many see Stadia as a misstep by Google, Google Stadia’s revenue proves that the currently underperforming cloud gaming service is true. The news that the Hyper Gunsport game will appear on the platform in November seems to be just a rumor and Google will take measures to compensate the gaming community.
Epic’s CEO, Tim Sweeney, expressed the view that Google Stadia was an attempt to support multiple developers. Tom Vian, co-founder of studio SFB Games, said: “Game Tangle Tower was originally released on Stadia in two days, but learning that the platform is closed makes the studio very sad.”