Google’s game development was short-lived. The technology company said it will close its game development studio and use all resources to encourage third-party developers to develop games with Google Stadia.
Google closes its studios in Los Angeles and Montreal
Google, which has been making its own games for the past two years, is now closing the doors of both the Los Angeles and Montreal gaming studios. Explaining its decision with a blog post, Google makes the following statements about the issue;
“It takes many years to create best-in-class games from scratch and requires significant investment, while the cost increases exponentially. As we focus on Stadia’s proven technology as well as deepening our partnerships, we have decided not to invest further in bringing exclusive content from our internal development team, SG&E, beyond near-term scheduled games.”
With Google closing its game development studios, the first question that comes to mind is that Google Stadia continues on its way for the time being. Here’s how the tech giant considers it;
“Streaming games to any screen is the future of this industry and we will continue to invest in Stadia and its underlying platform to provide the best cloud gaming experience for our partners and gaming community. This is Stadia’s vision from the beginning.”
In addition, the closure of game development studios, of course, means that the first-party games that Google promised for Stadia will never come. But for now, there will be little change for Stadia users and Stadia Pro subscribers. In addition, it seems that it will become clear in the coming process whether google’s decision will affect Stadia.