'JOHN JUSTICE' EXIT OCCURS AFTER GOOGLE CLOSES ITS STADIA DEVELOPMENT TEAMS
A senior staff member at the Google Stadia left the company, just a few months after the Google shut down all of its internal Stadia development teams.
John Justice was the vice president and head of product for Stadia, but The Information reports that Justice is no longer with the company.
"We can confirm that John is no longer with Google and we wish him the best of luck in his next step," said a spokesperson for Google. Google ao 9to5Google .
Justice's departure follows Google's February announcement that it would shut down all of its in-house game development teams. Stadia as part of a major change of course that will see the streaming platform focus on partnering with third-party game companies.Read also
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“We believe this is the best way to turn Stadia into a sustainable, long-term business that helps expand the industry,” said Stadia GM, Phil Harrison .
According to a report by the Kotaku , which was corroborated by sources who spoke to VGC anonymously, Google told Montreal and Los Angeles development studios Stadia that they will be closed and their projects cancelled.
Head of Stadium Development Jade Raymond , the veteran producer behind Assassin's Creed EA's Motive Studio, left the company as part of the closures. So did the team formerly known as Typhoon studios , the developer behind Journey to the Savage Planet last year .
Since then, Raymond formed the Haven Entertainment Studios , a new independent studio backed by PlayStation .