RUMOR: Google Will No Longer Prioritize Stadia, Rename Coming

Google Stadia was a promising concept when it was first rumored. Along with Project xCloud, being able to play games wherever you are despite the tech that is available to you is the dream of all gamers. But, where Xbox has succeeded in the streaming race, Google failed in the eyes of many, and now seems the cord is being pulled entirely.

According to a report from Game Informer via Business Insider, an attempt to rebuild the product is underway in a simpler form, rumored to just be titled Google Stream with its eyes more business related than competing in the gaming space. Google reportedly is testing it out with different markets, including Peloton, Bungie, and other applications to help analyze back-end data.

In a response to Business Insider, a Google spokesperson stated:

“We announced our intentions of helping publishers and partners deliver games directly to gamers last year, and have been working toward that. The first manifestation has been our partnership with AT&T who is offering Batman: Arkham Knight available to their customers for free. While we won’t be commenting on any rumors or speculation regarding other industry partners, we are still focused on bringing great games to Stadia in 2022. With 200+ titles currently available, we expect to have another 100+ games added to the platform this year, and currently have 50 games available to claim in Stadia Pro.” 

Google Stadia Spokesperson

Only time will tell, but it seems Google Stadia’s coffin is receiving its final nails and neing sold off for parts.

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Sources: Game Informer, Business Insider

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