Jade Raymond is leaving the company.
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Google just announced that they will be closing its internal Stadia game development studios. They will shift their focus now towards further development of Stadia as a streaming platform and the technologies used. Co-creator of Assassin's Creed, Jade Raymond, will be parting ways from Google after joining in 2019 to lead their development efforts at Stadia Games and Entertainment (SG&E).

This news comes via Phil Harrison, the vice-president and general manager of Google Stadia.

"Creating best-in-class games from the ground up takes many years and significant investment, and the cost is going up exponentially. Given our focus on building on the proven technology of Stadia as well as deepening our business partnerships, we’ve decided that we will not be investing further in bringing exclusive content from our internal development team SG&E, beyond any near-term planned games. With the increased focus on using our technology platform for industry partners, Jade Raymond has decided to leave Google to pursue other opportunities. We greatly appreciate Jade's contribution to Stadia and wish her the best of luck in her future endeavors. Over the coming months, most of the SG&E team will be moving on to new roles. We’re committed to working with this talented team to find new roles and support them."
Stadia itself will continue to operate as usual and will continue to expand its third-party offerings to consumers. There will still be a free service in addition to the subscription-based Stadia Pro. Moving forward, the team at Google behind Stadia will work on helping developers and publishers get their games working as best as they can on the Stadia platform.

"We’re committed to the future of cloud gaming, and will continue to do our part to drive this industry forward. Our goal remains focused on creating the best possible platform for gamers and technology for our partners, bringing these experiences to life for people everywhere."
According to Kotaku, this closure will impact roughly 150 developers and employees at SG&E. Details about any in-development titles that are now cancelled as a result of this shift in focus were not revealed to the public.