This time gives almost 250 days of gameplay
The shutdown of Google Stadia, the tech giant’s cloud gaming service, took not only developers by surprise, but gamers as well. Especially those who invested a lot in the platform, as content producer Colourful, who played an incredible 5,907 hours of Red Dead Redemption 2.
He tweeted an image that shows the amount of time invested in Rockstar’s game on Google’s gaming platform, followed by a message of dissatisfaction (or despair): “no you don’t understand how angry I am”. Rightly so, as nearly 6,000 hours into a game is not something to be ignored.
Many people have shared the post, tagging the rockstar and questioning if the developer can’t do something for the player, in addition to others who will also lose their progress in the game.
Ubisoft said, shortly after Google announced the closure of Stadia, that games will be redeemable on its PC launcher, Ubisoft Connect. The French developer has not yet revealed how or when it will make this cross-platform game transfer.
Google Stadia ends its service in January 2023
The platform will be closed on January 18, 2023. Launched in November 2019, Google Stadia arrived in Brazil a year later, but with low adherence. Everyone who invested in hardware, games and DLCs will be refunded. This process should last until mid-January.
According to Phil Harrison, the company’s general manager, even though Stadia was built on a solid foundation, it failed to attract a relevant audience. “So we made the difficult decision to start shutting down our streaming service,” the executive explained. He says that the employees who continued to work on the project will be redirected to other divisions of the company.
The platform’s closure took developers by surprise, who were not warned in advance. Even some producers were closing contracts just days before Google Stadia closed. The platform stopped having an exclusive game by Hideo Kojima for not thinking that single player games were the focus of Stadia.
Google Stadia will end its activities in January 2023
All consumers who invested in the platform and its games will be refunded.
Via: PC Gamer