News business Stages: Google will close its studios and redirect its efforts to the platform
Founded in 2019, Stadia is still struggling to establish itself as a cloud gaming platform, but it seems to be gradually establishing itself. In parallel to this service, Google had opened two development studios under the direction of Jade Raymond. Today we learn that the studios will be closing and that Google will redirect its efforts to the Stadia platform.
in the a recently published press release
Building great games from scratch takes many years, involves significant investments, and costs grow exponentially. Given our willingness to build on proven Stadia technology and deepen our business partnerships, we have decided not to invest in exclusive content from our internal SG&E development team beyond the games that are planned at short notice.
So, The two studios in Los Angeles and Montreal will be closed as soon as their work is done
(…) We will continue to invest in Stadia and the underlying platform in order to offer our partners and our community the best possible cloud gaming experience. This has been Stadia’s vision from the start. In 2021 we will intensify our efforts to help developers and publishers use our platform technology (…). We see an important opportunity to work with partners to find a gaming solution based on Stadia’s technical infrastructure and advanced platform tools. We believe this is the best way to make Stadia a long-term sustainable company that will help the industry grow.
For subscribers So there shouldn’t be any big changes, except that they will not discover any games developed by Stadia that go beyond those already planned. Google confirms this in This indicates that new third-party games will continue to be available in the Classic Catalog as well as in Stadia Pro.
By MalloDelic, Journalist igamesnews.com