Google’s sport streaming platform, Stadia, has introduced some main modifications going ahead. On the company’s blog, Stadia Vice President and GM, Phil Harrison, revealed that Google is specializing in increasing the platform and it’ll cease growing first-party video games.
Harrison mentioned, “In 2021, we’re expanding our efforts to help game developers and publishers take advantage of our platform technology and deliver games directly to their players. We see an important opportunity to work with partners seeking a gaming solution all built on Stadia’s advanced technical infrastructure and platform tools. We believe this is the best path to building Stadia into a long-term, sustainable business that helps grow the industry.”
Harrison additional defined, “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. With the increased focus on using our technology platform for industry partners, Jade Raymond has decided to leave Google to pursue other opportunities. We greatly appreciate Jade’s contribution to Stadia and wish her the best of luck in her future endeavors. Over the coming months, most of the SG&E team will be moving on to new roles. We’re committed to working with this talented team to find new roles and support them.”
As reported by Kotaku, Google will shut down its two sport studios which are positioned in Montreal and Los Angeles. Neither of those studios have launched any video games but. This transfer will affect nearly 150 builders, however Google has assured that they are going to be assigned new roles within the firm.
Stadia and Stadia Pro customers can proceed enjoying video games on the platform and the service will get new third-party titles commonly.