One concern that many people have with the concept of game streaming and a totally digital world is the concept of game “ownership.” What happens if a you purchase a game digitally and then the publisher leaves the platform? Many assume that you’re just shit out of luck. Apparently, that will not be the case for the Google Stadia.
Google updated the platform’s FAQ with additional details that gamers will certainly welcome. In particular, what happens to the fate of your games when a publisher departs the platform.
What happens to a game I bought if the publisher stops supporting Stadia in the future? Can I still play the game?Google
Yes. Once you purchase the game, you own the right to play it. In the future, it is possible that some games may no longer be available for new purchases, but existing players will still be able to play the game. Outside of unforeseen circumstances, Stadia will aim to keep any previously purchased title available for gameplay.
Okay, so it’s not a definitive, but you’re saying there’s a chance!
This is good news, and hopefully other platforms follow suit.