In both gaming and tech news, Google is shutting down another service, Stadia, surprising about 0.0 people, I think. Its cloud gaming was nebulous.
From The Verge,
“Google has a habit of killing projects only a few years after they launch…”
Not surprising yet disappointing for many, though I never got into Stadia myself.
On a brighter note, this news ties into a hunch I’ve had, that Google has no plans to sunset Blogger. Why? Because it’s been around far longer than a few years. Also, it’s used by reportedly millions — including myself.
I think Google has had much time and opportunity to axe Blogger, yet it hasn’t. Somehow, for example, Blogger survived partial integration with and then disintegration from Google+. This doesn’t mean the company will never end all the blog-spots, but it suggests maybe they’ll leave well-enough alone.
That’s my hope.
As for people who use Stadia, I’m glad they’re getting a full refund on their investment. But I imagine it’s still a punch to the stomach.
At least Google has stuck with Search, Gmail, and Docs. Also, its YouTube acquisition seems to be paying off a bit, not to forget about Blogger of course.
Did you use Stadia? What’s your take?