Google Stadia, the cloud gaming service from Google, will be permanently shutting down on January 18th at 11:59 PM PT. Although this means that users will no longer have access to their games and saved progress on Stadia, many game publishers have provided options to transfer purchases and progress to other platforms.
Bungie, the publisher of the game Destiny, has warned players that if they do not set up cross-save before January 18th, they will lose most of their progress and purchases. Google has started to issue refunds for all games, add-on content, and subscription fees purchased through Stadia, but this does not include Stadia Pro subscription fees. It is important for players to take action before the deadline to avoid losing their progress and purchases.
Google is also issuing refunds for all hardware purchases made through the Stadia Store and the Google Store. The process of refunding started in November and it is expected that the majority of refunds will be processed by January 18th. Customers should check their email for confirmation of their refund.
It is recommended for anyone with further questions regarding the shutdown of Stadia to consult Google’s comprehensive FAQ on the matter for more information.
It is unfortunate to hear about the closure of Google Stadia, as it was a platform that allowed users to play high-quality video games on a variety of devices.
However, it is important to note that the gaming industry is constantly evolving and changing, and companies may make business decisions to pivot or discontinue certain services. It will be interesting to see what new developments and innovations arise in the gaming industry in the future.
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