Earlier this week, Google Stadia was announced to be completely shut down come January 18th of next year. Concern started to run rampant as many players expressed their worry over losing their hard-earned game progress through Stadia.
That is because Google established transparency as a no-go in that regard right from the beginning, stating in the official Stadia Announcement FAQ that game progress carry-over won’t be a possibility for the majority of games.
Up until now, several developers have come forward to proclaim that Stadia players enjoying the respective developers’ games will be able to save their progress and continue on another platform. Ubisoft happens to be one of them, announcing that it’s “working to bring the games you own on Stadia to PC through Ubisoft Connect.”
Another company has joined the foray and it appears to be ZeniMax Online Studios—the famed creator behind The Elder Scrolls Online.
- Since Google Stadia is scheduled to be closed down on January 18, 2023, player concerns are starting to grow with regard to their spent money and progress made.
- ZeniMax Online Studios joining the handful of developers who stepped forward to facilitate their fans in this difficult time have publicly announced that players of The Elder Scrolls Online on Stadia will be able to carry their progress from the latter to PC.
- The devs still haven’t laid out a pathway that would explain how this will be done. However, it has been advised to stay tuned until further notice.
Taking to Twitter to reassure troubled fans, The Elder Scrolls Online’s social signal has posted the following.
A message to our ESO Stadia players: pic.twitter.com/eEIrKyRTDi
— The Elder Scrolls Online (@TESOnline) October 6, 2022
Zenimax Online Studios and pertinent company Bethesda Softworks have managed to brainstorm a solution to the calamity at hand. Fortunately, The Elder Scrolls Online players will be provided a solution to “transfer their ESO accounts to PC, bringing with them all of their progress, including but not limited to existing characters, purchased items, achievements, and inventory.”
This does bring some semblance of comfort to already-worried ESO players who were trying to discover ways to get out of this disastrous situation. The downfall of Stadia hit hard to every concerned party across the world, especially the vibrant user base of the cloud-based video game streaming service.
With that said, the tweet still doesn’t cast a lens on console players. The Elder Scrolls Online is currently available on a bevy of platforms, including the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and Xbox One. However, the PC variant of the game undoubtedly boasts the highest player base.
Still, that doesn’t mean console players should be left in the dust as PC dwellers proceed to make strides. We’re hopeful that the developers behind ESO can work something out and when it boils down to it, they will.
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