In the early, and fairly young, ambitions for Google to establish some footing for Stadia Games and Entertainment, the tech conglomerate ultimately decided to pulled the plug on entire operation as Stadia now aims to offer its cloud-based infrastructure to developers in the future. As part of that, any other studios involved with the first-party developer network were also caught in the crossfire resulting with over 150 developers out of a job.
Intertwined in that, the previously acquired Typhoon Games met the same fate when the news broke at the start of February. However, what looked to be one last hoorah for the team’s latest project – Journey to the Savage Planet – was the title’s addition to Stadia Pro at the beginning of February. But, the removal of Stadia Games and Entertainment meet with a messy outcome for the title in particular.
Users on Reddit are on a campaign for issues in the game to be resolved which is later learned to be more tricky than that. Mostly, Typhoon Games is unable to perform fixes since the version is in direct ownership to Google, says one email response.
Reddit poster lordubuntu adds that the problem faced for the game is left for Google to fix mainly thanks to the firing if Typhoon Games. With Google’s history with problems on its platform, this is just another to the pile, essentially. “Please note that the publisher for Journey to the Savage Planet on Stadia is in fact Stadia Games and Entertainment (Google LLC) and, unfortunately, we have no way of assisting with this kind of issue from our end.
The email from 505 Games continues, “We suggest reaching out to Stadia support again and informing them that the publisher for the Stadia version of Journey to the Savage Planet is actually them.” This certainly isn’t the first hiccup resulting with problems on Stadia’s end on Google’s behalf as a Terraria port for the platform faced a similar fate previously when one developer called the project off completely when losing access to prominent Google accounts.
Elsewhere in the noise of the closing for Stadia Games and Entertainment, a new report from Kotaku suggests that the decision was ultimately executed after contemplating the future of the internal operation following Microsoft fulfilling its acquisition for Zenimax Media. You can read the full report by heading here.
Are you surprised by the current state of Journey to the Savage Planet on Stadia?