After the confirmation of the shutdown of Google’s cloud gaming platform, many gamers saw their libraries in trouble. However, for those who have purchased Ubisoft games, the company has confirmed that it intends to offer users a way to bring their Stadia titles to the Connect platform.
The information came directly from the words of Jessica Roache, Senior Communications Manager at Ubisoft, who told the The Verge:
While Stadia will shut down on January 18, 2023, we’re happy to share that we’re working to bring the games you own on Stadia to PC through Ubisoft Connect. We’ll have more to share about specific details, as well as the impact for Ubisoft+ subscribers at a later date.
This is really nice news, as it helps those who opened their wallets on the Google service and could feel quite harmed. However, it is possible that there are consumers who bought games on the cloud platform because they did not have a powerful enough PC to play these titles.
Anyway, this initiative is still interesting, especially in a time when companies want to get the most money out of their customers.
Ubisoft has no intention of leaving the cloud gaming market. Jessica Roche said, “We believe in the power of cloud streaming and gaming and will continue to push boundaries in bringing incredible experiences to our gamers, wherever they are.”
Other brands may follow Ubisoft’s lead
even with the Google confirmed refundsmany players are likely to feel aggrieved by the closure of Stadia in January 2023.
On the other hand, I have no doubt that other companies will eventually follow in Ubisoft’s footsteps. Ensuring consumer satisfaction is part of the brand’s playbook, even more so today with so much ease to show discontent on social networks.
We can imagine names like Warner Bros. and Rockstar Games working to please in some way, but not necessarily offering digital copies of their works.
In any case, companies need to move as soon as possible, as Googe Stadia will be fully closed in less than four months.