In recent weeks, internal Stadia appears to be decaying following the upsetting closure for Stadia Games and Entertainment. In one extensive report over on ResetEra, user Cyberia indicates that roughly six people that were once leading the team is now working for Jade Raymond’s new development studio, Haven Entertainment Studios which is working in partnership with Sony Interactive Entertainment.
But despite what appears to be an inside fallout, Google looks to continue pushing Stadia in a more inclusive direction to reach a wider audience. In that, it was previously reported that Google is partnering with LG to develop a dedicated Stadia application for its smart televisions. So users will not need a Chromecast Ultra to use the service.
According to a recent blog post from Google, Stadia is to open to more devices with open-ended support starting on June 23rd. You can read the full list below:
Chromecast with Google TV
Hisense Android Smart TVs (U7G, U8G, U9G)
Nvidia Shield TV
Nvidia Shield TV Pro
Onn FHD Streaming Stick and UHD Streaming Device
Philips 8215, 8505, and OLED 935/805 Series Android TVs
Xiaomi MIBOX3 and MIBOX4
Google also goes on to elaborate that Stadia is currently in closed testing for Android TV OS as well. “As for Android TV OS devices not on this list, you can opt into experimental support to play Stadia. While this feature is still in development and not every Android TV OS device will work perfectly, you can now try out Stadia and play your favorite games on more screens than ever before.”
Recently, Microsoft disclosed a similar pursuit for Xbox Game Pass. Alike Google arranged with LG, the Xbox company told to be in discussion with multiple television manufacturers to develop a similar application for Xbox Game Pass. Also, Microsoft’s own xCloud is told to be initiating development on its own device for the service. You can read the full report by heading here.
Are you excited to see Stadia on more devices?