One of Stadia’s first-party games is broken and he doesn’t seem to know who can fix it

In a terrible coincidence, the comic-adventure game Journey to Savage Planet was released for the Stage on the same day that Google closed its internal development studies – including Journey to Savage Planet by developer Typhoon Studios. That coincidence left behind nasty consequences – Stadia’s version of Journey to Savage Planet contains a big mistake, but no one seems to know who can fix it. First pointed out by user lordubuntu on Reddit, Stage’s journey to the savage Planet was launched with a nasty error that causes freezing on the game’s home screen, which seems to occur in a large number of players based on the response. Because local files cannot be viewed on the Stadium game, players cannot work on repairs themselves, which means they must turn to official support channels for help.

Since Typhoon no longer exists, game developers cannot implement that fix. As the lordbuntu found out, both Google and Journey to Savage Planet 505 Games seem to be unsure who is responsible. Google support responses sent to lordubuntu ask them to contact 505 – but 505 support messages indicate that the company no longer has control over the game code and say only Google will be able to implement the fix.

On Reddit, the manager of the Stadia community has now said that Google is “actively working with our partners to determine the update,” but has not offered an update on who will be responsible for it or if possible. We contacted 505 and Google for comment.

The result is that some players are left with a game they simply cannot access and without a current repair timeline. It would usually be a routine job for a newly released game – and it must be deeply embarrassing to be a former Typhoon programmer knowing that you can’t make your own hard work available to those who want to play it.

Google closed its internal Stadia studios in early February 2021, affecting 150 employees. Since then, it has been promised that more than 100 third-party games will continue to arrive for service this year. A collective lawsuit has been filed against Google, Id Software and Bungie for allegedly misleading customers regarding the platform’s ability to display games in 4K resolution.

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