Google Stadia might be getting shopped according to recent reports. Business Insider's sources indicate that the tech company is shopping the Stadia architecture under the name Google Stream. If that weren't interesting enough, other parts of their reporting indicate that the company has pulled it's feet off the gas pedal in producing games. That's all it would take to have anyone who has invested any time or money in the platform to be a bit concerned. Check out a quote from an employee down below and see some of the best posts.
"There are plenty of people internally who would love to keep it going, so they are working really hard to make sure it doesn't die," the source said. "But they're not the ones writing the checks."
Rest in peace Google Stadia— Whimsu (@WhimsuTy) February 4, 2022
You sure...existed pic.twitter.com/W1fpadyJLT
Previously, Stadia boss Phil Harrison spoke about getting 100 games out by the end of 2021 on the official Google blog.
Harrison explained, "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."
Do you think Google will sell Stadia? Let us know down in the comments!
Maybe this is it?
Hope PlayStation can use this tech to power PSNow. Stadia truly has marvelous tech and is leagues ahead of their competition https://t.co/EejoTwBzLC— OddAIs #HokagoPlushClub🐰 (@OrigiGreatness) February 4, 2022
Who will buy it?
The only reason Stadia still exists is the incompetence to not have already shut it down, and we're basically just seeing Google scramble to make that incompetence worth anything at all. The problem is big game companies have streaming tech already. Stadia is a hard sell to them. https://t.co/VxSY0BC73s— Best RT's in the Game (@JohnXuandou) February 4, 2022
They couldn't sell at full price, couldn't move them at a deep discount, couldn't even give it away when Stadia was free, now Google is repackaging it and hoping for the best. https://t.co/sl38kiiRuR— AlphaOmegaSin (@AlphaOmegaSin) February 4, 2022
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In a shocking turn of events, Stadia is probably shutting down some time in the near future. Something none of us at all saw coming. We definitely didn't assume this would end up like so much of Google's failed projects. https://t.co/vrWN46fIBu— Michael 🎆🎊🎉 (@LegacyKillaHD) February 4, 2022
r/stadia is so sad they had to start tagging anything good about Stadia with "Positive Note" pic.twitter.com/d9pOix8mLE— Windows 98 Tech Support (@Win98Tech) February 4, 2022