Google Is Said to Have Downgraded Stadia
A report from Business Insider mentions that Google is downgrading Stadia. Google will apparently instead invest more in licensing Stadia technology under the label Google Stream.
According to the report, Stadia has not directly performed as well as Google hopes and apparently they are no longer negotiating with third-party developers to secure triple-A games for the service. Google’s focus is now on saving the technology by selling it to companies such as Peleton as well as various gaming companies and TV manufacturers.
Most of the people who worked with Stadia for Google have already moved around to other departments such as Phil Harrison and Jack Buser. Last year, Stadia also closed internal game studios that worked on developing exclusive games for the service.
Google itself has not yet commented on this report.