Developers still working on Google Stadia projects have expressed their shock and displeasure over the upcoming shutdown of the cloud gaming service.
Google''s announcement that it would terminate Stadia in January 2023 came as a surprise, according to some experts, even those with planned projects in November.
What will happen to these games is now unknown, as Google has already closed the Stadia store, making new releases unsellable.
"OH BOY VERY HAPPY TO SEE MONTHS OF MY WORK GOING IN THE BIN AGAIN," Simon Roth, the indie designer of Maia, wrote on Twitter last night. "I SURE DO LOVE GAME DEVELOPMENT."
"Every time something bad happens in games," says the narrator, "the people affected, sometimes having their lives turned upside down, learn from the press or Twitter. No emails, no phones, no heads up, no note on the website."
I know everybody is having a great time laughing at this, but stadia had the finest dev revenue of any streaming service, and when launching Hyper Gunsport there was going to recoup our dev costs. We were also starting there in November and are now in a much worse situation. https://t.co/ZM8MfKrc5A
"I know everybody is having a fantastic time laughing at this," says Necrosoft Games'' Brandon Sheffield. "Launching Hyper Gunsport there was going to recoup our dev expenses. We were launching there in November and are now in a much more difficult situation."
"Tangle Tower was set to launch on Stadia in two days, and this article was the first I heard about it shutting down," says the developer. Tom Vian, who works for the game, says the following article.
Rebecca Heineman, the creator of Bard''s Tale 3, said: "We have a title coming out on 1st November. "Now we know about it."
Mike Rose of No More Robots said, "Oh my god." "We will have a game going to Stadia in November. Who wants to believe that Google will refuse to pay us the money they have been given."
If these developers hear more about their future plans, we''ll update - and if there are any other methods for them to assist them.
We discussed earlier today about Cyberpunk 2077 fans who are attempting to get their cloud saves transferred for use elsewhere.