At the start of the year, we learned of a series of restructurings in the gaming division of Google Stadia. The departure of the vice-president, Jade Raymond, was notably announced on this occasion. She quickly joined Sony Interactive Entertainment’s Haven studio.
Internal movements continue on the side of the Mountain View firm and we have just learned that John Justice, the product manager of Google Stadia, in turn left the company. We do not know more details on the reasons for his departure but the Tech giant has confirmed the news to our colleagues at 9to5Google.
Google is not giving up on Stadia
John Justice oversaw the consumer experience of the cloud gaming platform. In the past, he had explained that he no longer wanted to talk about every new feature when they launched and that he preferred to wait. It is therefore no longer rare to see a novelty implemented several weeks before it is officially announced by Google.
His departure seems in any case to be part of a reorganization of the service. Google Stadia is however reassuring and has no intention of dropping its platform. New features were also announced last week. The service has a search bar that allows you to navigate better among the 172 games currently offered.
Other options are also arriving with the possibility of sorting your titles by category. A distinction is made between games purchased, free, free to play, and those obtained with your Stadia Pro subscription. Google Stadia adds: “ Your Stadia activity feed lets you show off your best video captures and help your friends find your game status with State Share. You’ll also be able to explore other players’ content to help you find your next favorite game. “
Finally, the platform promises its users new games this year, starting with the highly anticipated Resident Evil Village, or Hello Engineer, and Farming Simulator 2.