Ubisoft, Bungie and others are working to allow players to transfer Google Stadia save.
after the unexpected shutdown of Google Stadiadevelopers across the industry are trying to help gamers by allowing them to transfer game saves to other platforms.
“While Stadia will be shutting down on January 18, 2023, we’re excited to share that we’re working to bring the games you own on Stadia to PC through Ubisoft Connect,” said Ubisoft. “We will have more to share on specific details as well as the impact to Ubisoft+ subscribers at a later date.”
While Stadia will be shutting down on January 18, 2023, we’re excited to announce that we’re working to bring the games you own on Stadia to PC via Ubisoft Connect. We will have more to share on specific details as well as the impact for Ubisoft+ subscribers at a later date.
— Ubisoft Support (@UbisoftSupport) September 30, 2022
Google Stadia Yesterday it unexpectedly announced that it will be shutting down on January 18, 2023. In addition, Google will refund all hardware and game purchases made through the service.
“We are grateful to the dedicated Stadia gamers who have been with us from the beginning,” Google said. “We will refund all Stadia hardware purchases made through the Google Store, and all game and add-on content purchases made through the Stadia Store.”
The video game streaming service hasn’t exactly proved popular with gamers, but with gamers putting hundreds or even thousands of hours into their favorite games on the platform, developers are keen not to leave them hanging out to dry.
“We just learned of the Stadia shutdown and have started conversations about next steps for our players,” said Bungie, the developers of Destiny 2. “We will announce and send out information about Destiny 2 Stadia accounts once we have a plan of action.” “.
— Destiny Bulletin (@DestinyBulletn) September 29, 2022
Hitman developer IO Interactive is also working on a fix for its players.
“To all of our HITMAN fans on Google Stadia,” they said. “We hear you, we are looking for ways for you to continue your HITMAN experience on other platforms.”
To all of our HITMAN fans on Google Stadia.
We hear you – we’re looking for ways for you to continue your HITMAN experience on other platforms. pic.twitter.com/7VZsDQAMkC
— Interactive IO (@InteractiveIO) September 30, 2022
The developers’ quick response to this unexpected issue is certainly commendable, but it will likely mean additional development time to implement a fix. Whether or not this has a knock-on effect on any of its upcoming updates or DLC remains to be seen.
Still, it’s a lovely answer that could help Stadia gamers not waste countless hours of playtime on their favorite games.
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Ryan Leston is an entertainment journalist and film critic for IGN. you can follow him on Twitter.