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Google is pressing pause on their internal Stadia studios

It’s been just over a year since Stadia first launched and Google has announced they’re shutting down Stadia Games and Entertainment would be shutting down.

“Creating best-in-class games from the ground up takes many years and significant investment, and the cost is going up exponentially,” a blog post from Phil Harrison, Vice President and GM, Google Stadia, said in a blog post. “Given our focus on building on the proven technology of Stadia as well as deepening our business partnerships, we’ve decided that we will not be investing further in bringing exclusive content from our internal development team SG&E, beyond any near-term planned games.”

Google initially opened their internal Stadia studios to develop exclusives to the streaming platform but that’s no longer the case.

The first studio, based in Montreal, was started by industry veteran Jade Raymond, followed by an acquisition of Typhoon Studios and a LA location.

Raymond who was the VP and Head of Stadia Games & Entertainment has decided to leave Google to pursue future opportunities.

While the Montreal and LA Stadia locations will be shuttered, it’s unclear if Typhoon Studios (also based in Montreal) will close as well.

It’s not all bad news for Stadia, Google says the service will continue (including Stadia Pro) and they’ll be bringing new titles from third-parties to their platform.

Only time will tell if Google plans to keep Stadia going in the long-term.

Source: Google

By Sachin Bahal

Sachin is the editor-in-chief of TheCanadianTechie, a site he started in 2012 to become the ultimate, independent source for tech enthusiasts or “techies”. He is a versatile writer with a passion for technology and loves to write about gaming, entertainment, tech and more.

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