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Google shutters in-house Stadia games development studio

Going forward, Stadia will only feature games from outside developers.

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Google is winding down its in-house development of Stadia games , according to a Monday release from the tech giant. Google says it plans to refocus the service, and that it'll house games from existing developers going forward.

"Our goal remains focused on creating the best possible platform for gamers and technology for our partners, bringing these experiences to life for people everywhere," Phil Harrison, vice president of Google Stadia, said in the release

Google noted that gamers will still have access to their games on Stadia and Stadia Pro, with new titles from third parties coming to the platform. 

The service tweeted the news on Monday as well. 

Stadia launched with a free base version and Stadia Pro ($10 per month). The service works similarly to streaming TV shows and music -- you just need a compatible screen and Wi-Fi.