Google has announced the closure of its gaming service Stadia.
The company will refund the money to the users who buy all the hardware and software.
Google Stadia was launched in March of 2019.
New Delhi. Google has announced the closure of its cloud-based gaming service Stadia in January 2023. American tech giant Google has said that it will shut down its game streaming service Stadia. It will be closed on January 18 next year. According to GSM Arena, the company will refund the money to all the users who buy hardware and software. Apart from this, people who buy Stadia controller will also get refund.
Refunds for any games and add-on content purchased from the Stadia Store are expected to be completed by mid-January 2023. Earlier, the company has also closed services like Google+, Google Currents, Hangouts, Google Auto, and Google Play Music.
Service started in 2019
According to Google, the technology that powers Stadia will be used in the company’s other services such as YouTube and Google Play. Let us know that Google Stadia was launched in March of 2019. After the launch of the service, many people criticized the company for the high cost of the game.
not gained popularity
In this regard, Google says that this step has been taken because its gaming service did not get the popularity as it expected. That’s why the company has taken a difficult decision to shut down its Stadia streaming service. It is worth noting that Google stopped internal game development for the gaming service last year.
Cloud gaming will continue
According to GSM Arena, the closure of Stadia does not mean the end of cloud gaming. It is still committed to its services, along with Microsoft, Nvidia and Amazon. It was a long term investment for these companies.