This is a rumor that has panicked the web this weekend: Stadiathe game streaming service of Google, would live his last moments. The Mountain View company would intend to go out of business by the end of this summer, once again putting aside yet another of its online services, failing to have been able to convince a user base. quite important.
Spread across social media and media, the rumor has taken on such proportions that Google took to Twitter last Friday to claim that Stadia won’t be shutting down anytime soon…
No shutdown planned for Google Stadia
A look back at the events that took place on July 28. Killed by Google, a reputable account for giving obituaries to the many services launched by Googleand incidentally fierce critic of GAFA, published a long report on Twitter. According to his internal sources within the firm, Google would have a “exit plan” for Stadia in the boxes, unveiled to employees during a seminar in California last weekend.
The closure of the service would then be planned “by the end of summer”without any project “transfer of services and server” is not expected. Clearly, cloud gaming via Stadia would simply be abandoned, in a similar way to the late Google Play Music service. Killed by Google also claims that the news would then be announced to users at least one month in advance, with a full refund of their last monthly payment.
We had to wait until the next day to have an official denial from Google on the official Twitter account of Stadia. In response to a question about this rumored closure, Google simply replied that “Stadia is not going to close”and reassures the players while advancing “always be hard at work bringing great games back to the platform”, without further details. It couldn’t be clearer.
In the more concrete topicality of the service, Stadia recently launched the “Click to Play” option, allowing users to try out a selection of free demos of games from their service directly from their web browser, without having to create an account.