Google Stadia and all related projects are closed. This means it’s finally time for division leader Phil Harrison to move on. business insider reports that Harrison has left Google. Reports say he left in January, but Harrison’s Linkedin It was just updated in the last few days that he left Google in April. Harrison said he spent five years developing Stadia.
Google is not a game company, Google CEO Sundar Pichai kicked off Launch of Google’s gaming platform by announcing to the crowd, “I’m not much of a gamer.” However, as Stadia’s vice president and general manager, Harrison was supposed to bring gaming credibility to Google. Harrison is an industry veteran, having previously worked with Microsoft and Sony on game console launches. enthusiastic gaming community.
In the early days, Harrison was the face of Stadia. At the first announcement of 2019, Harrison took the stage rear Pichai unveils Stadia to the world, detailing the basic premise and how Stadia will become “the future of gaming.” However, when things started to go wrong, Harrison stopped appearing in the video. no longer tweet, and generally disappeared. Harrison made the news his round in 2021 when Google wiped out his Stadia’s only first-party game studio, the Games & Entertainment division, in just 1.5 years.Harrison reportedly He also announced Stadia’s death in a blog post, according to Kotaku.
It’s impossible to know how useful executives can be out of the office, but Harrison joined Google, which has a bad reputation among gamers. His previous key positions oversaw Sony’s Playstation 3 launch and Microsoft’s Xbox One and Kinect launches. Both of these are the consensus worst console releases from their respective companies, presiding over the life and death of Stadia. useless Harrison’s phenomenal reputation.
With Harrison gone, Stadia gone, and the supposed cloud pivot gone with Stadia, there’s nothing left of Google’s once-ambitious gaming project.