With Stadia's untimely demise, users will lose access to their libraries, meaning that any Stadia exclusive titles could potentially be lost. Necrosoft recognized this and didn't want its exclusive title Gunsport to become lost media. The company recently announced on Twitter that it has updated the sequel, Hyper Gunsport, to include an offline version of Gunsport, which is available via the beta function of Hyper Gunsport. This new update will allows player who never had the chance to invest in Stadia to play the 2D title.
Stadia launched in November 2019, promising reliable connection rates with a premium subscription service. Now, less than four years into its life, Stadia is being shut down. This shouldn't be surprising to users, as Stadia has seen a slow decline since its release. In 2020, Google axed all first-party studios, leading to a slate of in-development games being canceled. Then, in 2021, Google announced the service was no longer a priority, with updates and maintenance slowing to a crawl.
Stadia is shutting down tomorrow. This means all exclusives, like the original Gunsport, will blink out of existence. But!! Since we care about game preservation we've made an offline version of Gunsport available in the Steam version of Hyper Gunsport, through the beta channel. pic.twitter.com/AeyR7fDBcs— necrosoftgames (@necrosoftgames) January 17, 2023
While Stadia never reached the heights that to which it aspired, the service saw some levels of success. One early triumph for Stadia was its ability to play Cyberpunk 2077 at a mostly consistent frame rate with minimal bugs. Users praised the controller design and expressed appreciation that the games weren't reliant on expensive, high-end hardware.
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