Google dismissed all recently circulated rumors claiming that its cloud gaming platform, Stadia, will be shutting down later this year. The search giant has officially clarified that Stadia is “not shutting down” and that it is still “working on bringing more great games to the platform”.
“Stadia isn’t closing. Rest assured, we’re always working to bring more great games to the platform and Stadia Pro. Let us know if you have any other questions,” the official Stadia Twitter account responded to when asked if the closure was imminent.
Stadia does not close. Rest assured, we’re always working to bring more great games to the platform and Stadia Pro. Let us know if you have any other questions.
— Stages ??? (@GoogleStadia) July 29, 2022
The whole chaos started after a prominent Twitter account Killed by Google, which monitors which services Google is pulling the plug, tweeted about a rumor from someone who claimed to be a friend and ex-colleague of the company about the possible shutdown. from Stadia.
The Twitter handle’s recent tweet suggested that Google will likely discontinue Stadia with the exact timeline unknown. It could potentially happen by the end of this summer and would do so using the same strategy as Google Play Music. The company would notify customers 30 to 60 days in advance of the Stadia closing day. It will also refund the subscription fee at no additional cost.
— Killed by Google ??? (@killedbygoogle) July 28, 2022
However, the rumor was enough to cause chaos in the Stadia community, despite being killed by Google confess that it was just “shitposting” when it originally shared the rumor. To its credit, Google responded to the incident with a rather mocking tweet announcing that Stadia Pro users can now play Wavetale for free until August 1.
“Just a word of warning. The old colleague of mine is now one of Google’s social managers. They had a pretty big seminar in California last weekend, and to cut a long story short, you can play Wavetale on Stadia Pro right now until August 1 at no extra cost,” it said. tweeted.
In simple terms, from now on Google Stadia is here to stay and won’t go anywhere!