In less than two years, Google Stadia has gone from a promising new cloud based platform which positioned itself as the future of gaming, to a shell of itself, with many of its promises still unfulfilled. In another blow to the game streaming service, the Product Head for Stadia has now left the company.
In a report by The Information (accessed by 9to5Google), John Justice, the Vice President and product head of Stadia has left Google. Though Justice himself has yet to comment on the matter, Google did confirm the departure, releasing a statement to 9to5Google, saying “We can confirm John is no longer with Google and we wish him well on his next step.”
Ever since its launch in 2019, Google Stadia has never managed to grab a foothold of the gaming market, and based on its current trajectory and actions, it may never manage to do so.
While the initial pitch promising 4K60fps gaming, no loading and so much more, the product itself left a lot to be desired. Furthermore, basic features were missing for years, with the service’s storefront only recently getting a search bar.
With Google already shuttering its first-party game studios, and now the departure of the VP, it begs the question as to what Google has planned for the service, or whether it will soon be on its way to the Google Graveyard.
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