The head of product at Google Stadia has left the company.
The Information published a report noting that John Justice, VP and Head of Product at Google Stadia, had moved on from Google. This was later confirmed in a statement acquired by 9to5. “We can confirm John is no longer with Google and we wish him well on his next step,” Google told 9to5.
Justice was one of the lead faces behind Google Stadia, and previously spoke to IGN during Gamescom 2019 about the future of the platform. It’s another blow for the cloud gaming service which shut down all of its internal game development studios in January of this year. Here’s our piece breaking down reports from Bloomberg and Wired about internal strife at Google Stadia from earlier this year.
Despite all of the setbacks, Google still plans to bring “more than 100 games” to the platform in 2021, including Resident Evil Village. In the latest update, a search bar was added to the platform after 500 days without one. Xbox consoles will also be getting an upgraded browser that can stream Google Stadia games in the future.
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