Google Shutting Down Stadia Cloud Gaming Service

Google is ending its cloud gaming service called Stadia. Players will be able to use the service until January 18, 2023.

Google will give all Stadia hardware bought through the Google Store and all games and add-ons bought from the Stadia store a full refund.

Phil Harrison, vice president and general manager of Stadia, said, "A few years ago, we also started a service for gamers called Stadia."

"Stadia's approach to streaming games for consumers was based on strong technology, but it hasn't gained the traction we expected, so we're winding down the service."

The employees who were working on the Stadia project will be moved to other teams within the company.

Harrison says that Google sees ways to use Stadia's technology in other parts of Google, such as YouTube, Google Play, and its augmented reality (AR) projects.

Google said that refunds will be made automatically through the Google and Stadia stores, and you won't have to send back any hardware.

You can't get a refund on your Stadia Pro subscription, but you won't be charged during the shutdown period and can still play your games.

As a result of Google closing the Stadia store, you will no longer be able to purchase games or make in-game purchases.