Google to shut down gaming service Stadia

Google to shut down gaming service Stadia

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Google is shuttering its digital gaming service Stadia, which launched in 2019 and runs on phones and the Chrome browser.

he company hoped to compete with other cloud gaming services like Sony's PlayStation Plus and Amazon's Luna.

Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai said he wants to make the company 20% more efficient and cut costs by shuttering Stadia and cutting funding to its Area 120 incubator.

Google said it will refund all Stadia hardware purchases and all game and add-on content purchases at the Stadia store

Google will continue supporting gaming in other areas and will help developers build and distribute gaming apps on Google Play.

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