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Google shutters internal Stadia game studio – Quad City Times

By MAE ANDERSON AP Technology Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Google is closing the internal studio tasked with developing games for its Stadia cloud-gaming service, a move that raises questions about the future of the Stadia service itself.

Google launched Stadia in November 2019 as a new type of video-game platform that operates without a console and that stores game-playing sessions in the cloud.

In a Monday blog post, Google said it will no longer invest in creating its own games for the service beyond any “near-term” planned titles.

Choosing not to offer its own exclusive games on the platform means one less way Google can compete against other more established rivals.

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