A Google executive has dismissed suggestions that Stadia is struggling, claiming the service is “alive and well”.
Developer marketing lead Nate Ahearn told GamesIndustry.biz that the platform is doing fine, despite reports to the contrary.
“We’re well on our way to over 100 new games launching on Stadia in 2021, and we’re continuing to make Stadia a great place to play games on devices you already own,” Ahearn said.
“I’d tell any non-believers to take notice of how we’re continuing to put our words into action, as we grow the Stadia Makers program and partner with AAA studios like Capcom, EA, Square Enix, Ubisoft and others.”
The claim follows a number of high-profile departures from the Stadia team, partly prompted by Google’s decision to close all its internal game development teams in order to focus on partnering with third-party studios.
It was also confirmed earlier this month that John Justice, formerly the VP and head of product for Stadia, had left the company.
A spokesperson told GI.biz that the new head of product is “long-time Googler and Stadia founder” Dov Zimring.