After nearly three years, Google has decided to winnow its video game ambitions because Stadia was less popular than it had anticipated.

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Visitors gambling “Doom” via Google Stadia at Gamescom, a video game trade honest, in Cologne, Germany in August 2019

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Google said it would shutter the video game streaming service Stadia, its answer to Microsoft’s Xbox and Sony’s PlayStation video game consoles

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another sign of Google’s drive to be leaner amid fears of an economic slowdown.

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Stadia, which has streamed games over the internet rather than requiring expensive consoles, will shut down on Jan. 18

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“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,” Mr. Harrison wrote.

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Google will refund all game hardware purchases made through the Google Store, as well as game purchases made in the Stadia Store, Mr. Harrison wrote.

The planned shutdown was disappointing to those who used Stadia frequently.