To no one’s surprise, rumors that Google intends to shut down its video game streaming service Stadia have once again risen. However, this time the news supposedly comes from an insider on the Stadia team. Killed By Google’s Twitter account posted a message from an alleged (possibly former) Google employee regarding what he/she was told about a recent employee/retail seminar. If legit, it would appear that Google will sunset the Stadia service at the end of Summer. According to Game Informer, this comes after reports that the tech giant had deprioritized the system back in February.
— Killed by Google 🌻🇺🇦 (@killedbygoogle) July 28, 2022
If the images of the text do not load, here’s what it said:
Just a heads up:
Old coworker and friend of mine, Is now one of the regional
managers for Google. He’s actually the one who got me
started with Stadia. They had a pretty large employee/retail
seminar in California this past weekend, and long story
short Google is beginning their exit plan. They did not have
an exact date that end of service will happen, but they did
say by the end of summer. He also mentioned that they will
not be transferring their services or servers to any other
competition per se, and it will be much like they did with
“Google Play Music”
Same exit approach and strategy
I’m obviously not as big as a fan as some of you, but you
guys have always been super cool and helpful so | thought
I’d return the favor and give you a heads up.
There were a few other details | could post if you would like
but nothing too groundbreaking. | do believe he also
mentioned that all members would be informed 30-60
days before, and that the last month of service will be
refunded and no charge for it’s usage.
Also, any available subscription months will be a refunded
fully to your linked bank account.
| will speak to him tonight and ask any questions you may
Thanks again guys.
Do you think Stadia is doomed like so many other Goole projects? Let us know below.[Source: Killed By Google’s Twitter]