Phil Harrison, Google Stadia’s VP and GM, has announced Google has decided they will stop investing in developing exclusive games for their Stadia platform. In a blog post on Google, Harrison discussed how they intended to “expand [their] efforts to help game developers and publishers take advantage of our platform technology and deliver games directly to their players”. Specifically, Harrison cites the difficulty in creating AAA games, noting that “creating best-in-class games from the ground up takes many years and significant investment, and the cost is going up exponentially”.
Harrison also notes former Google VP of Stadia’s Games and Entertainment division, Jade Raymond, would be stepping down with the new change in focus. Raymond is best known for her work producing the first two games in Ubisoft’s hit franchise Assassin’s Creed. Google will be closing two studios, based in Montreal and Los Angeles, but Harrison mentions they will be transitioning as many of the people as possible into new roles.
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