Google Reportedly Paid Publishers Millions To Port Their Games To Google Stadia
Google is going to great lengths to bring more publishers and their games to Google Stadia following the closure of their internal video game development studio. The tech giant reportedly payed publishers “tens of millions of dollars” for each game ported into the cloud-streaming platform.
According to Bloomberg’s Jason Schreier, sources claim that Google paid Ubisoft $20 million to port its popular Assassin’s Creed and The Division games. He also tweeted that Take-Two Interactive was “raking it in” with Red Dead Redemption 2 and NBA 2K20, both of which were available the moment the platform launched in November 2019.
Google Stadia Games and Entertainment was shut down last month due to the significant investment required to develop high-quality games. Meanwhile, Google is focusing on offering Stadia’s platform and tech to as many publishers as possible.