Google Stadia game development studios already shut down

Posted on Tuesday, Feb 02 2021 @ 11:05 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
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Did anyone expect Google to become a major video game developer? The search giant set up game studios in Montreal and Los Angeles to develop content for its Stadia cloud gaming service but these projects are already coming to an end. Google is a company that tries its hands it a lot of things, but a lot of projects typically get cancelled after a couple of years. This is one of the reason game developers are hesitant to adopt Google Stadia -- because they fear Google may pull the rug from under their feet a few years from now.
Stadia vice president and general manager Phil Harrison wrote in a blog post that Google will keep investing in the service.

"Creating best-in-class games from the ground up takes many years and significant investment, and the cost is going up exponentially," Harrison wrote. "Given our focus on building on the proven technology of Stadia as well as deepening our business partnerships, we’ve decided that we will not be investing further in bringing exclusive content from our internal development team SG&E [Stadia Games and Entertainment], beyond any near-term planned games."
More details Engadget.

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