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    Google is reportedly closing down their Stadia game studios, looking into offering their tech to publishers

    Google is known for pulling the plug on various projects that don’t meet their expectations. Stadia is among these as a new report by Kotaku states that Google is closing down their own game studios in Montreal and L.A. Additionally, producer Jade Raymond is leaving the company after just moving on from EA a few years ago. These closures will affect around 150 game developers under Google’s umbrella. Because of this, multiple projects have since been cancelled. Google will continue to operate the Stadia platform but exclusives are going by the wayside without their own in-house developers.

    Stadia’s Phil Harrison will continue to pursue publishers to use the Stadia tech as a way of bringing games to the streaming platform. This is a similar approach to Nvidia’s GeForce Now or Amazon Luna. However, this leaves a bitter taste for exiting developers as one describes Stadia to be “a terrible place to make games; Imagine Amazon, but under-resourced”. Google barely produced any games at all during the short tenure of their Montreal and LA studios. Let’s hope the developers find meaningful work in the industry elsewhere.

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    Soul Kiwami
    Soul Kiwami
    Raul Ochoa, a.k.a. Soul Kiwami, is the Managing Editor of Final Weapon and a Games Writer at Game Rant with four years of writing and editing experience. Raul is passionate about the Japanese gaming industry, and he's a huge fan of Nintendo Switch, PC hardware, JRPGs, and fighting games. business email: [email protected] | Muck Rack: https://muckrack.com/raul-landaverde-1

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