In a new class action lawsuit, Google was sued for advertising that Stadia was more powerful than Sony’s Playstation and Microsoft’s Xbox through 4K streaming. In fact, when the service first launched, few games took advantage of this. quality. On the contrary, most games at launch are played at 1080p speed. Despite this, Stadia’s management and marketing team did not take any steps to update the advertising campaign to reflect this. The lawsuit accuses Google of “greatly exaggerating the quality of streaming media and display resolution” and trying to increase the number of its subscribers in this way.
Although Google does provide developers with the ability to deliver 4K quality and 60 frames per second games to consumers, many people did not take advantage of it when it was released. Basically, many gamers may buy Stadia at the price of a competitive console-quality 4K game stream, but get less revenue than advertised. Marketing essentially misled consumers into thinking that all games support 4K versions-oh!
If you want to view Google’s original ad, you can watch it below. In addition to being completely stupid and annoying, these ads continue to hammer 4K and 60 FPS, and Stadia is basically like… “electric air”
What is Stadia?
Stadia is the newest, most illogical, puzzling, and absurd gaming platform on the planet!
Basically “electric air”
The lawsuit was filed in court, and was intended to cover all people in the United States who purchased Stadia Founder’s Edition, Professional Edition and/or Stadia Pro subscriptions between June 6, 2019 and the date of settlement of the lawsuit. . Currently, there is no relevant classaction.org report for each user, but litigation like this takes time, so please pay close attention to the news. So far, if you are part of the affected group, you do not need to “join” the lawsuit to get compensation.
Stadia’s leadership decision
You know, I like Stadia both conceptually and in terms of service, but Google seems to be doing its best to publish other content in the news every week. Regrettably, the hard-working and passionate team of Stadia developers is doing their best to make the service a world-class revolutionary product, and the leadership team is constantly making decisions that negatively affect everyone around them.
I don’t know what happened to Google this year, but I started to see a pattern-they formed a talented and creative team, they wanted to put the idea into practice, and then hire someone to destroy it all. I know this sounds harsh, but it is true. These people seem to have a poor industry track record or are simply out of touch with the communities they serve. How could that happen?
What I want to say is that people like Grace “GracefromGoogle” Yang and others have publicly expressed their disappointment with unprovoked hatred and personal attacks. Instead, the anger of gamers should be directed towards those who are unwilling to accept the rhythm and culture of the game. High-level players. She and her team worked hard at every turning point to capture and cultivate the gaming community. Seriously, the Stadia community team showed the best customer service and enthusiasm I have ever seen in my life The products they build are incredible, But the company’s poor leadership decisions overshadowed it.
I mean, they hired Google general manager Phil Harrison as the product manager for the platform. Sadly, he had left Sony and Microsoft in other jobs before, and the time between them was no more than three years. Because of concerns about Microsoft’s acquisition of Bethesda, he may be directly responsible for closing the first-party development studio. Before and during the pandemic, he or his leadership team also mismanaged resources and individuals-so much that they told everyone in Stadia’s gaming and entertainment team that they were in the week before firing them Well done in an email. Google will not provide suitable positions for game developers. I just don’t understand.
I just hope that regardless of the outcome of the lawsuit, Google will learn its lesson. Both users and developers care more about your public image than the wallet, not the wallet, but more care about your employees. Improving lives should not only provide innovative products, it should also mean putting morality above the desire for money.
Grace and her team, as well as those displaced with little warning when SG&E closed, deserve their well-deserved compensation-perhaps through a second lawsuit. It is frustrating how many people are already unemployed and are going all out just to be unemployed or in a position they may not care about. It is ridiculous that the rest of the developers must continue to fight internal conflicts with ease, paying more than 100% of the price, but because they are incredible people, they continue to do so with a smile. Since all of this is done weekly, they only want to create some transformative fun for those players who appreciate it, and even those who misplace sulfuric acid.
As a Google “enthusiast” and Stadia addict, it is too uncomfortable for me to say this, but if Stadia is owned by any company other than Google, it might be better for everyone. In addition to Google’s famous reputation damage, it should also have its own identity. I hope it can continue to serve fans and provide a disruptive experience, but nothing else.