Many imagined it for a long time: the end of Stadia was confirmed by Google last week, with a service shutdown scheduled for January 18, 2023. Players will be reimbursed for their digital purchases and even for many of their physical accessories, but many of the developers who had planned to release or bring games to life on the platform in cloud gaming find themselves left behind for the moment, most of whom learned the news at the same time as the players.
While Stadia will shut down on January 18, 2023, we’re happy to share that we’re working to bring the games you own on Stadia to PC through Ubisoft Connect. We’ll have more to share regarding specific details as well as the impact for Ubisoft+ subscribers at a later date.
— Ubisoft Support (@UbisoftSupport) September 30, 2022
Several, however, have already started to think about parades so as not to lose their creations and communities on Stadia. This is the case ofUbisoftwhich has announced that it is studying the possibility of allowing players exchange their copy of a Stadia game for a PC game via Ubisoft Connect. Likewise, IO Interactive seeks to allow players to transfer their progress from Hitman 3 (who is not cross play) to another platform.
To all our HITMAN fans on Google Stadia.
We hear you – we are looking into ways for you to continue your HITMAN experience on other platforms. pic.twitter.com/7VZsDQAMkC
— IO Interactive (@IOInteractive) September 30, 2022
Otherwise, on the exclusive side, the developers have obviously also started to look for solutions so that their game does not disappear forever. We do not know if the contract with Google predicted the eventual shutdown of Stadia, but Tequila Works hinted that his powered-up adventure game GYLT should therefore now be released well on other platforms. Nothing has yet been said for PAC-MAN Mega Tunnel Battle and Hello Engineerbut Q-Games declared to be open to support from a publisher for cross-platform release of Pixel Junk Raidersand the creators of Outcasters they too say they are looking for a solution.
GYLT port confirmed for other platforms.
— ????Raúl Rubio Munárriz @ Gamescom (@don_raul) September 30, 2022
We’re open to discussing opportunities to find the right publishing partner to make it happen. If you’re a publisher and this sounds like something you could help with, let’s talk. You can reach us on [email protected] ❤ 4/5 #GoogleStadia
—Q-Games (@PixelJunkNews) September 30, 2022
We see and hear all of your messages.
We need to take a couple of days to evaluate the options for Outcasters moving forward.
— Outcasters (@playoutcasters) September 30, 2022
And we must admit that even if the Stadia exclusives are few, it would be a shame to see them disappear forever.
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