Discontinuation of Google Stadia game streaming service- Effective January 2023



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Google stadia game – Photo by Google


As we all know, American tech giant Google announced the discontinuation of Stadia- the popular gaming streaming service. Unfortunately it is going to be discontinued from January 2023.


The discontinuation of Stadia from Google, the American tech giant is said to be decommissioned by January 18, 2023. It is one of the popular gaming services. It was reported that the company will refund all the hardware and software purchases from the users around the world. This was earlier reported by Arena.


The users will get a refund for all their Stadia controller purchases, game and further add-on contents from the store. These refunds are expected to be completed by 2023 in mid-January . 


The popular technology that powers the gaming software, including YouTube, Google play and its AR or augmented reality efforts will run across the company. 


Google Stadia Game

It was launched in 2019 in the month of March. The game was met with immediate scepticism from the industry. It was only because of the company’s penchant for shutting down businesses.



People also did not like the high cost of games. They were not owned by the user. The services were limping for a long while even after Google announced the shut down office games studio. 


With Stadia leaving the cloud gaming arena, it didn’t leave its imprints completely. According to the sources Microsoft, Nvidia, and Amazon remain committed to these respective services. It was bound to be a long term investment.