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    Google Stadia has had its ups and downs since its launch in late 2019, as it edged its way into the cloud-based game streaming market, as well as game development. Yet, it seems like the latter half will soon be shuttered, as a press release from Google has revealed Stadia Games & Entertainment--SG&E, its game studio brand--will slowly wind down by the end of 2021. Rather than create games, Google appears to now want to shift focus to "building the proven technology of Stadia as well as deepening business partnerships". Jade Raymond, former producer of the first two Assassin's Creed titles, who headed SG&E will also be departing Google for new ventures, while some of the team from the Los Angeles and Montreal branches will find new roles within the company after Google restructures. For now, Google is committed to Stadia as a platform.

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  3. Xzi

    Xzi GBAtemp's Resident Plok Expert
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    Stadia's dead! We did it boyz!

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    Next up we get Amazon out of gaming and then get rid of Tencent somehow.
     
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    Oh yeah! Good riddance!:toot:
     
  5. White_Raven_X

    White_Raven_X Hack everything, hack the world!
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    Wow that was quick. Lol
    Consoles are here to stay!
     
  6. Noctosphere

    Noctosphere Adoptive father of Zelda
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    have they actually produced any AAA game?
     
  7. linuxares

    linuxares I'm not a generous god!
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    Big surprise?
     
  8. Noctosphere

    Noctosphere Adoptive father of Zelda
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    guys, they aren't shutting down Stadia, read the article lol
     
  9. leon315

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    TENCENT is bigger than EA, UBI and ACTIVISION combined, plus they have FORTNITE, which kids will throw dad's credit cards in.

    And I hope Microsoft won't shutting down those studios it bought cauz this new BUSINESS model.
     
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  10. Xzi

    Xzi GBAtemp's Resident Plok Expert
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    Close enough. Without any original content, Stadia isn't long for this world. Google would've had to lay thousands of miles of fiber optic cable themselves AND produce a ton of exclusive games to make this a success.
     
  11. Chary

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    I'm hardly a fan of Stadia, as my Gigabit WiFi can't stream worth crap in my house, but the platform has its merits. I think Google will kill it out of boredom before Stadia "dies" or comes close to it.
     
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  12. arjunpatel

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    legit could've been the netflix of gaming now that's gamepass.
     
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    I don't think there's much difference in a practical sense, if they've grown bored of the project before they launch even a single exclusive for the platform. But yes, they do tend to hop from one thing to another, which is even more reason why I wouldn't trust them enough to buy game "licenses" from the next Ouya.
     
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    I think the pricing need to be a little cheaper for "cloud gaming" to be a thing.
     
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    CPG haggis!
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    who could've known?
     
  16. Memoir

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    I dont think it has any merits. Short of being readily available on Chromecast devices. I've tried it. It wasn't terrible, but GeForce now is better. Plus, you keep the games you purchase
     
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    Oh wow, who could have seen this coming /s
     
  18. eyeliner

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    Well, what was to expect from Google? They kill projects routinely.
    Sucks about the devs, though.
    Stadia as a service will probably be integrated into Play store for those mobile games and will end it's existence like that.
     
  19. VashTS

    VashTS Beat it, son
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    xbox sniped stadia for real though. you can't beat m$ current online business model - free games, online play and cloud for one price.
     
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    I wish apple with their "apple arcade" gonna go next.
     
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    I'm pretty surprised on how well this does run on my WiFi with 34mb down/6mb uploads... Its runs better than Microsofts xcloud which lags like hell when trying to play something
     
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