Google has revealed that its cloud-streaming game service, Stadia, will be shutting down early next year.
More specifically, Stadia will shut down its platform and terminate its online servers on January 18, 2023. After that, you will not be able to use the Stadia service in any way. As far as your games and hardware are concerned, Google is offering a refund “for all Stadia hardware purchases (Stadia Controller, Founders Edition, Premiere Edition, and Play and Watch with Google TV packages)” through the Stadia Store. Used to be. general question Posted by Google today. It looks like the only aspect of Stadia that won’t be refunded is Stadia Pro subscriptions. However, you’ll be able to continue playing your games in Pro at no additional charge until the last closing date.
If you’re expecting a refund for your hardware, Google states that “most hardware purchases… made directly from Google” will not require you to return your hardware. The company intends to process most refunds by Stadia’s January 18 shutdown date.
The Stadia Store and all its functions have been discontinued, so you will not be able to make any further purchases or in-game transactions related to Stadia.
Stadia’s closure isn’t the most surprising news. Despite the continued rise in popularity of cloud gaming thanks to the likes of Microsoft’s Xbox Cloud Gaming initiative and others, Stadia never really took off. The first big hints that Stadia might not be long for this world came back in February of last year, when Google reveals it is ending its first-party game development and closing two studios, Then, this February, word got out that Google Stadia was reportedly preferred by the company, Now, there are only a few months left to be a part of Stadia’s history. So long, Stadia.
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