Developer marketing lead Nate Ahearn and two Stadia Makers studios offer insight into the status of the cloud gaming service.
If you have to go around assuring everyone that your product is 'alive and well', you know something is wrong.
It may be alive but certainly not well. On life support perhaps.
It's not dead, it's just pining for the Fjords
if google hadn't nailed it to the perch, it'd be pushing up the daisies.
at the moment no stream Game subscription service has managed to succeed except partialy Game Pass... conclusion--> No good exclusive games on platform (physical or digital) =Instant death
Gamepass and Humble are doing well for themselves. I only can assume Valve is throwing around the idea of their own, and that will be highly successful, if handled properly.
GamePass, Humble, and PSNow are all technically successful based on subscriber numbers and content updates.
If you stay silent about your product something is also wrong
It's not like they haven't announced they aren't going to make any games for it now, closed those studios, and about the people who have left the company in high-level positions.
Honestly think they made the right choice. If their abysmal revenue forced them to cut costs, I rather them try to get more third party support than getting 1-2 exclusive games every 3-4 years. I had $10 to spend on the service at one point and could not find a game I wanted. Fast forward 6 months and now I can find a handful and RE8 launching day and date is great! Can’t say I use it every day but I prefer the a la carte model compared to subscription service where games come and go all the time and might not be there when you want to play it.
As I recall a month or two ago Google said Stadia was doing fine then the very next day they announced they were closing their studios...
Yeah, so looks like they're going to announce that Stadia is dead soon
well that escalated quickly.
Stadia sucks, it is a dumb idea and the marketing strat. was even worse. To think we have people struggling to pay rent with good ideas, but somehow actual idiots don't struggle at all.
That's what happens when billion dollar companies think money will fix a bad idea.
*Checks the calendar* Wait, it's not April 1st. What the hell
Stadia is alive and well.... In the emergency room.
a lot better then game-pass
You're the worst kind of fanboy. Also it's than* instead of then. Game pass and not game-pass. 5 words and you failed miserably on two of them.
Closing down studios after a year of purchase, releasing a game with a bug while the studio behind it is shut down before a patch is released, offering the product for free to entice new customers, having a magazine of rack of games compared to a library of games Sony and Microsoft have to offer. Sounds more like Stadia is on life support and you're remaining positive that people want the thing. How this thing is still alive and has not had its plug pulled yet I am surprised even Google Glass died quicker then this thing.
Do you guys expect them to come out and say “guys... we are looking for the nearest exit because it’s so much fire we can’t even see the smoke. Please buy a console because we can still right this ship. Maybe”. Isn’t going to happen. They are assessing the damage and if you think about it, they are only selling a controller and a subscription. It might not be as bad as we think. It’s not like it’s $500 consoles sitting on shelves. It’s controllers. Now those services cost them money on their end, but saving on consoles manufacturing and what not definitely saved them a ton. If the internet was to the level they need it at, I could see Microsoft using this model and doing great with it. Sony too. They already have the user base, loyalty, and trust built up over the years. I think google had the right idea at the wrong time and they needed to partner with Sony, Microsoft, Nintendo, or Steam when the internet and the right time came.
Publishers tend to kill off all their productions when things are going well. It's just basic business sense.
Haha, I love the sarcasm.
BRING OUT YOUR DEAD! Stadia - “I’m not dead yet!”
Pretty sure we heard that about all the things that are now in the Google graveyard too.
"alive and well" lol if you say so.
More like on life support 😆 PS5 or Stadia, um let me think...
Stadia was dead the moment they announced it, I wonder who in the internal office pool will be right on the timeframe of the official death.
maybe Google should use duck duck go and have a little search into how Stadia is really going
Lmao funny AND true! 😆
It may be alive but it's on life support
LOL! Whatever makes them sleep at night.
Yikes, just because most console gamers are spoilt with the offerings that Microsoft and Sony give them (really cheap hardware, throwing free games at you with their online services etc), they see this as a bad alternative because you have to pay full price for games. Thats all this hate is based around. If not please explain. If anyone is gonna mention broken promises, I'm sure I can google around and find a whole list of broken promises from Sony and MS, so yeah, think first. At the end of the day you cheap ass people are screwing over the developers, you do realize this, right? The people who work like 70-80 hours a week to bring out games to us gamers. In regards to actually gaming online via streaming, Ive not yet used Stadia but the fact that I can stream from my own desktop pc to my laptop/raspberry pi/android phone over the internet and it works impressively well, you guys just don't have a clue. Even though humans are classed as intelligent, most seem to fear and mock what they dont understand...silly people.
If this isn't a copy pasta, it is now. Holy crap.
Stadia is in the icu on life support. Google is almost ready to pull the plug.
Yeah the opposite is true tho
Some people say the same about Elvis.
At least it’s more believable 😁
"alive and well" lolololol. ....I'm sorry I just can't. "alive and well" oh my, lol.
Reporting from 6ft underground, Nate Ahearn "We're alive and well"
Not a great sign they have to tell you it’s alive
Anything google creates be it software or platform is at risk of just being sunset with little warning: https://killedbygoogle.com/
Where are all of the stadia fanboys now I noticed they are not as active on n4g these days
more like dead and not being used is more like it
Bring out your dead! *ring* Bring out your dead! *ring* 0:53 for those that don’t understand the reference. https://youtu.be/QcbR1J_4IC...
Thank you for telling me I was really worried :D
Its dead Jim.
lol, im sure its a great sign they gotta tell everyone that every so often like they have been
Lol I love how everyone gets together to bash every Stadia article 😂
Bwoahahah yeah right! This is like the first Stadia article in ages. It was dead on arrival.
Denial ain’t just a river in Egypt
Uh oh... Usually when Google make announcements like this its followed by a closure within 2/3 months loooool
Works well for me.
Well, denial is clearly a much longer river than we anticipated. I wonder what happens if we ask Alexa about Stadia sales/revenue and number of subscriptions?
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