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Google Stadia Shutting Down Has Claimed Its First Video Game Victim

With the cloud gaming service dying out in January, so will the multiplayer title Outcasters, so the Google Stadia shutdown has seen its first video game victim.

As reported by game developerOutcasters studio Splash Damage posted on Twitter (below), the game was built exclusively for Stadia, so porting the game to another platform would be impractical.

“We would like to inform you that we have no plans to bring Outcaster to other platforms at this time,” Splash Damage said in a blog post. “While Outcasters was designed and built specifically for his Stadia, many of its systems are heavily platform dependent, greatly increasing the complexity of the work required.

“We are still convinced that cloud gaming has a bright future for the industry and makes gaming more accessible than ever, and we are encouraged that other platforms are still championing this cause. It is done.”

Outcasters was announced in July 2020 and released in December of that year. However, the game was only available to him for a little over a year as Google ended his cloud gaming service on January 18, 2023.

Google said Stadia didn’t get the traction it hoped for and has started refunding users who purchased the service as a result. Some companies, including CD Projekt Red, have helped players transfer game data from dying services, but Outcasters is the first example of a game going down with it.

Ryan Dinsdale is an IGN freelancer. He talks about witchers all day long.

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