About three years ago now, my partner Isaac wrote a file titled “Google Stadia sweeps; Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo have nothing to do…». And the truth is, it's not like he was an ill-advised starter. It was what seemed to be happening. Alphabet promised that good titles could be played with just a controller and a web browser, but the latest news makes it clear that it has been a case of "it was all laughs, until...: Google announced the closure of Stadia.
In the FAQ, Google answers questions such as how long it will continue to be available. Furthermore, it ensures that there will be problems in the gaming experience from now on, especially in games that have integrated purchases, but, he assures, most games should work normally. The worst part will be those who had saved progress, since only those that are multiplatform and can synchronize them between them can be saved.
Google will refund the money to those who bought the Stadia Controller
The company also claims that they will return the money to those who bought Stadia hardware, like the Stadia Controller, and the refunds will be done through the Google Store and game transactions, which is not the best of ways, since it forces you to spend the money on something from Google and it is not a "real" return. As for those who had a Stadia Pro subscription, they simply won't be charged.
The company says that did not get the results you expected. From his words it can be understood that the Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo that were referred to three years ago have maintained their position, while Stadia was a mirage.
Stadia will close its servers next January 18, at which time it will join the long list of projects that Google has closed after verifying that they did not look as good as they seemed to have at first.