Google Confirms That You Won’t Lose Access to Games Purchased on the Stadia Even If the Publisher Leaves the Platform

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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?
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.

[Source: Google]

Bungie Clarifies: Destiny 2 Cross Save Does Not Mean Cross-Play—Dummy

Poor Cayde. Miss you.

When Bungie announced that Destiny 2 would be featuring cross save on every platform under the sun (even PS4), a lot of people most have lost their shit and assumed that meant cross-play too.

I mean, I didn’t, because I’m not stupid. Cross save and cross-play mean two totally different things, right? RIGHT!?!

I’m assuming that most people agree with this, as I’m a believer that people are generally smart. However, enough dimwits must have thought otherwise, so Bungie had to take to their boards and set things straight.

Q: Will Destiny 2 support cross-play matchmaking between different platforms?
A: No. Each platform will have its own matchmaking pool. 

Got it! But surely there will be cross-play on the Stadia.

Q: Will Stadia feature cross-play with Steam or other platforms?
A: Stadia is its own ecosystem, just like current existing platforms. Stadia players will only be able to play with other Stadia players. 

Everyone clear now?


Google to Reveal Stadia Price and Launch Details on Thursday

Google promised a lot when they unveiled the Stadia game streaming service back in March. What they didn’t mention was price, launch date, specific games, etc… You know, shit gamers actually care about.

Well Google will put an end to all the speculation on Thursday June 6 during a live stream, claiming that “Some news can’t wait for E3.”

Google is going to shake things up for the better or worse. Looks like they’re aiming to take the wind out of the competitions sails leading up to the big show.

Whatever the case may be, this promo video turned me off. Feels like something out of HBO’s Silicon Valley. Hoping the presentation doesn’t stall out and crashes.

[Source: Twitter]