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Google Stadia Has Officially Shut Down

Google Stadia Has Officially Shut Down - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 19 January 2023 / 1,970 Views

Google in September 2022 announced it would be shutting down its cloud gaming service, Stadia, on January 18, 2023. The day has now passed and the service last night was shut down at 11:59 pm PT / 2:59 am ET / 7:59 am GMT.

"To our players and partners, our team, community and fans: thank you, for everything," reads a tweet from the official Google Stadia Twitter account.

"As of 11:59pm PT today, we're signing off from the cloud. Y'all be good to each other, and stay safe out there."

Google has been refunding all Stadia purchases including hardware purchased through the Google Store, as well as all software, and add-on content purchased through the Stadia store. The majority of the refunds should be completed.

Google plans to use the technology that powered Stadia in other areas of Google like YouTube, Google Play, and its Augmented Reality (AR) efforts. It will also be made available to industry partners.

A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012 and taking over the hardware estimates in 2017. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel. You can contact the author on Twitter @TrunksWD.

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KLAMarine (on 19 January 2023)

rest in pepperoni

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SanAndreasX (on 19 January 2023)

Oh well. What's everyone having for lunch today?

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dane007 SanAndreasX (on 19 January 2023)

Homemade chicken curry!

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JackHandy (on 19 January 2023)

The twenty-first century's answer to 3DO?

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Mr Puggsly JackHandy (on 19 January 2023)

It was the answer to OnLive.

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Darwinianevolution (on 19 January 2023)

With how little Stadia has been around, and how poorly the hardware has sold, Google Stadia hardware may actually become a quite rare collector's item. That's the only thing of worth Stadia is going to leave.

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VAMatt Darwinianevolution (on 19 January 2023)

The controllers are usable on some other systems, correct? I feel like I saw an article about this recently.

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Pajderman (on 19 January 2023)

You tried

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anonymunchy Pajderman (on 19 January 2023)

Not really though :P

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DonFerrari (on 20 January 2023)

Rest in Piss.

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ArtX (on 19 January 2023)

Too passive.

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Leynos (on 19 January 2023)


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Wman1996 (on 20 January 2023)

It couldn't even survive for 4 years. Streaming is the future, but Google greatly mishandled Stadia. I don't even think the gaming world was unprepared for Stadia, but more Google wouldn't put in the effort needed.

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LivncA_Dis3 (on 19 January 2023)

That didn't last long,

And I thought streaming was the future!

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mjk45 LivncA_Dis3 (on 20 January 2023)

A great library is key and takes a lot of time and money no matter the methods used to acquire that library, just a quick look at the history of gaming should show companies that if you aren't thinking in terms of a decade or longer heavy investment cycle you shouldn't waste your time trying.

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Kakadu18 (on 21 January 2023)


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Geraldb78 (on 20 January 2023)

Would it have made more sense to create a disc based console with a couple of exclusives at launch, and a standard 3rd party line up? From there, slowly roll out the cloud service after they gained a decent library of titles, mainly system selling exclusives.

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