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Nate Eihorn: Google Stadia “Alive And Healthy” Despite Stadia Games & Entertainment Closing

Despite the closure of Stadia Games & Entertainment, Google’s internal development studio, Google Stadia’s streaming service is “alive and well,” said Nate Ahearn, head of developer marketing.

Ahearn said Stadia is doing well in the face of all the upheaval. In fact, Ahearn has taken notice of recent game launches on the Stadia platform as evidence of its uptime.

“We’re on track to launch over 100 new games on Stadia in 2021, and we continue to make Stadia a great place to play on the devices you already own,” said Ahearn. “I would encourage all non-believers to pay attention to how we continue to bring our words to life as we expand the Stadia Makers program and partner with AAA studios such as Capcom, EA, Square Enix, Ubisoft and others. “

Earlier this year, Google closed its in-house game development studio, Stadia Games & Entertainment. 150 employees, including Assassin’s Creed producer Jade Raymond, were hit by the sudden closure. Some have found work at Raymond’s new independent development company, Haven Entertainment Studios, which is already hard at work on the original PlayStation project. For others affected, however, the company said it would find roles for as much of the SG&E team as possible.

Now that Stadia Games & Entertainment has closed and Raymond has moved on to found its own studio, Stadia’s product team is led by “longtime Google and Stadia founder” Dov Zimring.

Several new games have recently appeared on the Stadia platform, such as Resident Evil Village. This appears to underline the company’s announcement in February that Stadia plans to release 100 new games in 2021.

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