Google Stadia will soon die an ignominious death, but several major game studios are planning to move user accounts, data, and even the games themselves from the doomed game streaming service. These developers include Ubisoft, Bungie, and IO Interactive.
On Friday, Ubisoft support said the company is working to bring games owned through Stadia to PC through Ubisoft Connect. Bungie said he’s trying to figure out his “next steps” for Destiny 2 players who rely on Stadia, saying they’ll send information once they have an “action plan.”
Although Stadia will be shutting down on January 18, 2023, we are happy to announce that we are working to transfer the games you own on Stadia to PC via Ubisoft Connect. We will have more to share regarding specific details as well as the impact for Ubisoft+ subscribers at a later date.
— Ubisoft Support (@UbisoftSupport) September 30, 2022
IO posted on Twitter, saying the studio is “looking at ways” for Stadia players to “continue your Hitman experience on other platforms.” While the sentiment is nice, the bottom line is that all of these announcements are statements of intent rather than fully formed plans of action. It would be nice for Stadia players to continue owning their games on other platforms if possible, but for now, we’re awaiting details on how this might happen.
To all our HITMAN fans on Google Stadia.
We hear you – we’re looking for ways for you to continue your HITMAN experience on other platforms. pic.twitter.com/7VZsDQAMkC
— IO Interactive (@IOInteractive) September 30, 2022
It’s worth noting that Google has promised to fully refund all purchases made on Stadia, which we’re sure many users appreciate. While many other services crashed without such a move, Stadia’s collapse still surprised many gamers, especially since Google had promised updates to the service in the near future. However, the closure of Google’s own game studios in February 2021 seemed to herald a slow demise of the service, which will finally come to fruition on January 18, 2023.
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