Google stops Stadia game development and closes its studios

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Just a bit over a year after launching its Stadia platform, Google is starting to scale back its gaming ventures. The company is closing its two game development studios and cancelling its projects aside from “any near-term planned games”, as reported by Kotaku. Google’s statement can be found here.

Stadia is a cloud-based streaming platform that launched November 19, 2019. Google started the Stadia Games and Entertainment division in March of that year, putting industry vet and former Assassin’s Creed producer Jade Raymond in charge.

Raymond is now leaving Google.

The closures of the Montreal and Los Angeles studios will affect 150 developers. Google will attempt to find new roles for the