Google has fallen radio silent for 40 days after Stadia’s launch

    
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In what can only be described as a failed smokebomb drop, owners of the Stadia streaming game console are calling out Google for 40 days of silence without word of any new games, feature updates, or community updates.

A post by redditor Gizoogle has done a rather tidy job of summarizing the lack of communication, pointing out that the promised 120 games have yet to be revealed, along with a lack of information regarding family sharing, Stadia base, and iOS support, and an apparent two month release window for basic features like 4K resolution on browsers, Google Assistant functionality, and the full set of wireless controller features.

“Now that everyone’s renewal date is approaching, I think it’s time we outline the issues […] and attempt to get some sort of response from the Google team that inspires more confidence than what we’ve seen so far,” reasons the post.

There has been a response from one of Google’s community managers that assures Stadia owners that feedback is being collected and forwarded to the Stadia team.

“All the concerns you’ve brought to the table are completely valid, and I understand where your frustrations are coming from. Nobody likes to be left in the dark. While I don’t have product updates to share right at this second, I can promise you that I have been, and will continue taking feedback posted to r/Stadia and other channels, like the Stadia Community Forum, back to the Stadia team.”

There have been a couple of game release reveals for the Stadia, with Gylt and Metro Exodus confirmed to arrive to the platform in February, but otherwise it appears to all be a bit head in the sand behavior.

source: Reddit via Gamasutra
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phaedrux

Stadia might not work out. But-

Everyone here crowing about how streaming games is DOA? You sound like a bunch of old people convinced that cars will never catch on because horses are more efficient. You’re Blockbuster scoffing at Netflix a few years back. Any cursory reading of trends makes this painfully obvious, and companies figuring out how to do it are doing exactly what they should be.

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traja

Streaming games will surely find its place in the market eventually but I don’t see it replacing local machines in the foreseeable future. There are far too many obstacles in the way and not the least of which is that even in ideal conditions the games are still inferior to their PC counterparts in every way.

As a mobile alternative sure. Playing a game that I already own on my tablet or phone through streaming sounds nice. That still requires that you carry a controller around so I don’t think it will take over the mobile market.

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Lord Klaus

Stadia: just another project to close. Useless and dead on arrival, I hope to read soon the news that Google will shut it down :)

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Robert Mann

“We can break the physics behind the internet, and will do things that are impossible without breaking the physics of the universe! Buy our stuff! It totally won’t be like every other attempt that ended in broken promises and laggy service!”

Shortly after launch: “What, we didn’t do that? You guys just don’t understand how hard it is! Bye!”

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Mewmew

As an apology, all Stadia purchasers will be getting a complimentary pair of Google Glass? :D

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Jon Wax

Free ouya

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Sorenthaz

And nobody is surprised.

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Paragon Lost

(chuckle) Is anyone actually, truly surprised? This is Google after all.

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Ald

Take all the funding wasted on Stadia and put it into proper hardware for the Pixel phones. There, i’ve just made you lots of money Google.

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Daniel Miller

This article is misleading. Silent for 40 days? Why last week did SE send me an email final fantasy 15 coming to stadia.

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Bryan Correll

SE isn’t Google.

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Jon Wax

My guess is Amazon will be a cyclical game Dev. They will never go broke, only lose interest based on viability. You can expect semiregular rollouts of concepts and products with no necessary follow up in the immediate future. They can gauge interest and pivot or completely reengineer a product because their funding is vast. They are jumping into a scene that others have been fixtures in for decades. Stadia will probably evolve and possibly go lateral into lesser competitive markets. Who knows what these guys will do? I wouldn’t judge em in anything they do in less then a 3 year period give or take.

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JoeCreoterra

Stadia is owned by Google, not Amazon.

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Jon Wax

You’re right I conflate the two for some reason.

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EmberStar

Google has a long and apparently well documented? history of starting a new project, making a big deal about how huge and earthshaking that project will be. And then the instant they encounter the slightest resistance or friction, throwing up their hands and muttering “Bored now!” and abandoning it. I don’t have a link, but there’s apparently a document that lists in detail everything Google has started and then dropped.

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Orophor Starwarden

The URL you are looking for is https://killedbygoogle.com/ 195 products killed and counting!

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Danny Smith

and so have the “tech geek” zealots who were frothing at the mouth when people pointed out this was almost assuredly hitting the ‘killed by google’ list in the next year. Funny That.