Platform general manager Phil Harrison acknowledged that the service hadn't taken off with customers as Google had anticipated
After Google Stadia was canceled earlier this year, it was announced that some of the cloud infrastructure from the project would be used by other Google Cloud services and would be made available to other businesses that were interested in the technology. Now, according to Stephen Totilo of Axios, this last pivot has also been abandoned. Since the debut of the cloud streaming capability, it has been employed in limited cases, such as AT&T customers being provided a streamed version of Batman: Arkham Knight with certain bundles. Non-gaming businesses, like fitness behemoth Peloton, also made use of the technology to deliver gamified versions of their workouts over the cloud, but that service has since been discontinued.
Platform general manager Phil Harrison acknowledged that the service hadn't taken off with customers as Google had anticipated after its November 2019 launch when he announced the plans to shut down Stadia in September 2022. Google also announced its intention to reimburse all Stadia hardware purchases made through the Google Store, as well as any purchases of games and add-on content made through the Stadia store, at the same moment it announced its closure. Stadia was shut down following its decision to shut down all of its corporate game production teams in 2021, which it claimed was undertaken so that it could concentrate on working with other studios.