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Turns out Terraria for Stadia will still be a thing. After what looked like it would never happen due to Re-Logic co-creator having their Google account locked, Terraria is now going through certification to release for Stadia. It was part of a pattern of bad news for Google's fledgling cloud gaming service, following shortly after Google shut down their first-party Stadia studios and more recently a class action lawsuit so things really weren't looking good in the eyes of many.

Back to the subject though, Stadia users will no doubt be happy that Terraria is back on as the developer explained in one of their monthly roundup posts:

As you may have noticed, we had a ton of issues to kick off the year stemming from the locking-down of Redigit's entire Google account in early January. After a month of pushing (and with the immense support of our fans), Google finally reached out and was able to provide a lot of transparency around the situation and to restore access to all of our accounts. Due to the hard work the Stadia team has put in - as well as our partners at 505 Games - we have decided that we will allow the upcoming launch Terraria on Google Stadia to proceed. The Terraria Stadia build is based on the DR Studios 1.4.0.5 (latest) build, and is currently at Google for certification review.

It's really interesting to see that Google was actually being transparent about what happened, and the Stadia team putting in some hard work too. Perhaps there is a light at the end of the tunnel for Stadia, despite all the bad press it keeps getting from various publications. Google did only recently claim another 100 games are on the way, plus the announcement of PixelJunk Raiders being exclusive to Stadia. However…

A new report went out from Jason Schreier on Bloomberg that mentions how Google ended up spending tens of millions of dollars to bring in the likes of Red Dead Redemption 2 amongst other issues like missing initial sales targets by "hundreds of thousands". Wired also have a new piece up on the fall of the first-party Stadia studios which is an interesting read, and clearly a case of Google not understanding game development.

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QuoteIt's really interesting to see that Google was actually being transparent about what happened

Too bad you need to be a significant business partner with millions of fans to get any response. I no longer trust google with any kind of service.

Cool engineering, no follow-through, zero service.
mirv 26 Feb
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Still only have one side of the story, and the objective observer inside wants more than that before condemning either side. That said, and as I've said before, Google shouldn't give their side because of privacy reasons.

Basically I don't trust Google, but nor do I trust anyone who rants and points fingers without a little evidence (that's how it came across to me anyway) and so I'll remain impartial.

Hoping Google do learn from their game development troubles and feed that back into making Stadia a better service for all. Stadia has its place, and I would most definitely like to see it continue.
skye 26 Feb
I'm happy to hear they sorted it out. Hopefully it is far less stressful going forward.
Personally I'd love to see stadia succeed enough that a company I can trust makes a similar product. Stadia is a really appealing idea personally but Googles seemingly random shutting down of projects and people needing to collectively flame them on social media to get basic customer service etc really don't leave me wanting to trust them with any part of my digital life especially one involving money.
elmapul 27 Feb
i cant wait to see the stadia haters report this... oh wait, they wont, they pretend that stadia dont exists when its a good news, and pretend "its dead with this final nail in the cofin" when its bad news.

stadia has "died" more times than jesus and kuririn at this ṕoint
Quoting: elmapuli cant wait to see the stadia haters report this... oh wait, they wont, they pretend that stadia dont exists when its a good news, and pretend "its dead with this final nail in the cofin" when its bad news.

stadia has "died" more times than jesus and kuririn at this ṕoint
Well, enjoy your stadia while it lasts:

https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2021/02/report-stadia-undershot-to-the-tune-of-hundreds-of-thousands-of-users/

I am not a 'hater' - I am someone who used (past tense) a lot of different google services over several decades and actually have a working memory, and don't have stockholm syndrome.

The first comment on the Ars Technica article said it succinctly:

QuoteIt's almost like if you cancel enough consumer-facing projects, consumers won't want to take a chance on your new projects.
elmapul 27 Feb
Quoting: no_information_here
Quoting: elmapuli cant wait to see the stadia haters report this... oh wait, they wont, they pretend that stadia dont exists when its a good news, and pretend "its dead with this final nail in the cofin" when its bad news.

stadia has "died" more times than jesus and kuririn at this ṕoint
Well, enjoy your stadia while it lasts:

https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2021/02/report-stadia-undershot-to-the-tune-of-hundreds-of-thousands-of-users/

I am not a 'hater' - I am someone who used (past tense) a lot of different google services over several decades and actually have a working memory, and don't have stockholm syndrome.

The first comment on the Ars Technica article said it succinctly:

QuoteIt's almost like if you cancel enough consumer-facing projects, consumers won't want to take a chance on your new projects.


yeah i got burned out by then a few times, orkut, googleplus, wave...
stadia isnt even avaliable on my country yet, so i cant decide if i gonna give it a try or not, but i care about being able to play on linux and more people being able to try linux or port their engines (and maybe even games) to linux, so i do care about its future.

i know that most people will not care on that aspect so they have no reason to rely on google, but think for an moment: how many of those discontinued google products were paid?
Cyril 27 Feb
Quoting: elmapuli know that most people will not care on that aspect so they have no reason to rely on google, but think for an moment: how many of those discontinued google products were paid?
Are you trying to say that it's not a big deal because it was free (of money)?
Because dude, all of that services (same as Facebook...) aren't free, you pay/paid with your data, don't forget their income is mostly ads...
I prefer to lose money than give away my data to any corporations, governments etc.
Dunc 27 Feb
Quoting: no_information_hereThe first comment on the Ars Technica article said it succinctly:

QuoteIt's almost like if you cancel enough consumer-facing projects, consumers won't want to take a chance on your new projects.
That's it right there. Even if I wanted to subscribe to a service which could remove any games I've bought at a moment's notice, and entirely if it were to close, I wouldn't subscribe to one run by a company with Google's record.

As with Microsoft, trust is easily broken but hard to earn. And I just don't trust 'em.
marcus 27 Feb
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Quoting: elmapuli know that most people will not care on that aspect so they have no reason to rely on google, but think for an moment: how many of those discontinued google products were paid?

Google Music was paid.
elmapul 28 Feb
Quoting: Cyril
Quoting: elmapuli know that most people will not care on that aspect so they have no reason to rely on google, but think for an moment: how many of those discontinued google products were paid?
Are you trying to say that it's not a big deal because it was free (of money)?
Because dude, all of that services (same as Facebook...) aren't free, you pay/paid with your data, don't forget their income is mostly ads...
I prefer to lose money than give away my data to any corporations, governments etc.


no, the reason why google discontinued those services was because the business model was to sell ads, but the lower user base means that puting ads on it were not as profitable as to put on facebook and collecting data on it werent any better due to the lack of users.
google discontinued those services because it was an waste of money of their investors to host an service that lose money and to advertisers to announce where no one would see or to data brokers to pay for such useless data.
they were thinking in their customers, the issue is that we werent their customers to begin with.

as they say: "if the service is free, you are the product being sold"
the main difference with stadia is that we are the ones paying something, we are the customers.


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