Google’s attempt at entering the games industry, Google Stadia, has released its final game before the service is shut down.
The game in question is called Worm Game. It can currently be played by anyone with a Google Chrome browser.
If you want to play this game, do so before the shutdown date of January 18. That is also when services for the Stadia will be shut down as well.
This game is reportedly an internal game developed to test many of the Stadia’s features. The game comes with the following message:
The developers are also releasing one more surprise for those that invested in the now-failed console. They will be releasing a self-serve tool to enable Bluetooth connections on your Stadia controller. This will likely add more functionality to the devices beyond their untimely end.
For those not in the know, Google Stadia is a cloud gaming service that launched in 2019. It lets users with Google Chrome have access to AAA titles and more on their devices. The appeal was that it did not matter how powerful the device was. As long as Chrome and the Internet were on it, you were good to go.
However, the Stadia faced countless obstacles right out of the gate, ultimately resulting in Google announcing in September 2022 that it would be shutting down the service in January 2023.
What was once promised to be “the future of gaming” has failed and come to an end. Hats off to the hardworking developers who tried their best to make it work.
In any case, if the other large corporations such as Netflix, which are trying to enter the gaming industry themselves, will learn anything from this whole ordeal is yet to be seen.
For now, rest in peace, Google Stadia. You were truly one of the consoles of all time.