Stadia is closing down in January, hardware and software purchases to be refunded

Two months after denying a rumor (opens in new tab) that Stadia is shutting down, Google has announced that Stadia is shutting down (opens in new tab).

“While Stadia’s approach to streaming games for consumers was built on a strong technology foundation, it hasn’t gained the traction with users that we expected so we’ve made the difficult decision to begin winding down our Stadia streaming service,” Stadia general manager Phil Harrison wrote.