Google Stadia has formally shut down

Google‘s streaming service Stadia has formally been shut down, simply over three years after its launch.

The cloud gaming service launched on November 19, 2019, however failed to collect any actual momentum, resulting in Google’s announcement in September 2022 that the service can be ending.

That point has now come – the Stadia servers had been shut down at 11.59pm PT on Wednesday evening (2.59am ET / 7.59am GMT at this time).

The closure was marked with a closing tweet from the official Google Stadia Twitter account, thanking gamers for participating.

“To our gamers and companions, our crew, group and followers – thanks, for all the pieces,” it wrote on Wednesday, a couple of hours earlier than the shutdown.

“As of 11.59pm PT at this time, we’re signing off from the cloud. Y’all be good to one another, and keep secure on the market.”

The tweet was accompanied by the credit from Worm Recreation, the interior Stadia take a look at recreation which was made accessible for gamers to strive free of charge final week. The credit include a sizeable record of people that had been concerned within the Stadia undertaking.

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Asserting the Stadia closure plans in September, platform common supervisor Phil Harrison admitted that the service hadn’t gained the traction with customers that Google anticipated following its November 2019 launch.

On the time of the closure’s announcement, Google additionally confirmed that it supposed to refund all Stadia {hardware} purchases made by way of the Google Retailer, and all recreation and add-on content material purchases made by way of the Stadia retailer.

In accordance with Google, the underlying know-how platform that powers Stadia can be used throughout different elements of the corporate like YouTube, Google Play and its Augmented Actuality (AR) efforts.