Contrary to what you may have heard in the past few days, Google says it won’t shut down its Stadia gaming service. The company issued the statement after a rumor spread earlier this week that it would be closing the platform later this year. “Stadia is not closed,” the official Stadia Twitter account in a tweet . “Rest assured, we’re always working on bringing more great games to the platform and Stadia Pro.”
Some Stadia fans were convinced Google would finally pull the plug on the service after Cody Ogden of Killed by Google fame, And the Tracking the ever-expanding company’s graveyard, he shared a post from a Facebook fan group. According to the message, an “old co-worker and friend” told the poster that Google recently held a meeting to discuss Stadia’s future — or lack thereof. They claimed that the company would shut down the platform by the end of the summer and would do so using the same strategy they used .
At the time, Ogden’s only comment was, presented on this post was a . However, it wasn’t enough to stop the rumors from sending much of the Stadia community, , in free fall. To her credit, Google responded to the episode .
My co-worker is now a Google Social Networking Manager. They had a pretty big symposium in California last weekend, and long story short you can now play Wavetale at no extra cost on Stadia Pro until August 1st: https://t.co/2O6P0Kd8Kd pic.twitter.com/Hjo0pvARKx
– Stadia ☁️🎮 (GoogleStadia) 29 July 2022
Even a rumor from a few sources causing unrest among the Stadia community is not surprising. The service has been in the extended death hour since Google . The incident highlights the unhealthy social relationships people can sometimes have with tech companies like Google. Ogden: “Communities that trust their continued existence are not as responsive as some of the things that have been thrown at me in public and in direct messages over the past couple of days” He said after the dust settled. “If even the suggestion that a piece of technology can disappear affects you so deeply that it leads you to threats, perhaps you need to reassess your relationship to technology?”
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