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author: Adrian Werner

Google Stadia Might Shut Down Later This Summer [UPDATED]

According to new rumors, Google's Stadia will not even make it to this year's fall. The service is expected to be shut down in the next two months.

Update

On the official Twitter account of Google Stadia, the company assured that the service is not shutting down in the near future, with more games heading to it.

Original message

The Google corporation may be preparing to abandon Stadia, a service which enables users to play video games in the cloud.

  1. The source of this speculation is a reputable Twitter account Killed by Google.
  2. According to the report, Google was to hold a seminar for employees and partners recently, in which it admitted that it was preparing to abandon Stadia.
  3. If these rumors are to be believed, the service does not have much time left. It is expected to surive to the end of this summer. Users will be notified 30-60 days earlier, which means we shouldn't have to wait long for confirmation or denial of these rumors.
  4. Google has no plans to resell the service to another company, which could mean that users will lose access to the games they have purchased.
  5. Instead, the plan is to refund subscriptions for the last month of the service.
Google Stadia Might Shut Down Later This Summer [UPDATED] - picture #1
Source: Twitter.

As the people running the Killed by Google account point out, it makes sense to abandon the service so soon, as the company is currently finalizing its marketing plans for the holiday season, and thus would not have to bother with advertising Stadia.

Of course, until this information is officially confirmed, it should be approached with appropriate caution. The abandonment of Google Stadia, however, would not come as a surprise to anyone. The service has not been a great success, and last year the company closed its own development studios working on games for the platform.

It is worth mentioning that this does not mean the end of the technology itself. Some time ago the corporation unveiled the Immersive Stream for Games system, which will enable other companies to offer their own cloud gaming services. The whole thing is based on solutions developed for Google Stadia.

  1. Google Stadia - official website
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