If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy.

Google insists Stadia "not shutting down"

"Rest assured we're always working on bringing more great games to the platform and Stadia Pro."

No, Stadia "is not shutting down".

Google responded to a new batch of online rumours this week by promising that it is "always working on bringing more great games to the platform".

Eurogamer Newscast: What do Rockstar's changes really mean for GTA6 and the games industry?

"Stadia is not shutting down," the company tweeted when asked outright on Twitter if closure was imminent. "Rest assured we're always working on bringing more great games to the platform and Stadia Pro. Let us know if you have other questions."

It later announced that Wavetale was coming to Stadia Pro for no extra cost by cheekily aping the original post that sparked the unsubstantiated rumour in the first place.

Other recent questions the company has been fielding include confirmation of whether or not players will ever be able to remove games from their libraries ("we have no news to share about [that] option") and if the company planned to expand into either Mexico or India yet (no).

After a trial last October, which Google claims resulted in a 35 per cent increase in click-through rates and a 70 per cent boost in player engagement, Google has rolled out "Click to Play" demos on Stadia, allowing players to try out games for free for a limited period of time. What's more, these demos can be launched straight from a compatible web browser without needing a Stadia account.

Did you know Supermassive's slasher horror The Quarry was originally in development as a "signature" title for Stadia, before Google made the decision to downsize its gaming operation and send the project elsewhere?

Will you support Eurogamer?

We want to make Eurogamer better, and that means better for our readers - not for algorithms. You can help! Become a supporter of Eurogamer and you can view the site completely ad-free, as well as gaining exclusive access to articles, podcasts and conversations that will bring you closer to the team, the stories, and the games we all love. Subscriptions start at £3.99 / $4.99 per month.

About the Author

Vikki Blake avatar

Vikki Blake


When​ ​her friends​ ​were falling in love with soap stars, Vikki was falling in love with​ ​video games. She's a survival horror survivalist​ ​with a penchant for​ ​Yorkshire Tea, men dressed up as doctors and sweary words. She struggles to juggle a fair-to-middling Destiny/Halo addiction​ ​and her kill/death ratio is terrible.


More News

Latest Articles

Supporters Only

Eurogamer.net logo

Buy things with globes on them

And other lovely Eurogamer merch in our official store!

Eurogamer.net Merch