Google begins refunding Stadia hardware purchases made on the Google Store

Google today it will begin processing refunds for Stadia hardware purchased on the Google Store. Company in September that its cloud gaming service joined a long list of projects buried in the “graveyard of Google”.

Google is offering refunds for Stadia controllers and bundles that include one with a gamepad connected to WiFi. Earlier this month, it started users to purchase games on Stadia, ensuring that most users get back the money they invested in the service. However, Google will not refund subscription fees for Stadia Pro (its answer to and ) or Stadia hardware purchased from Best Buy.

The company says it will process returns automatically. It expects most of them to be complete by the time the cloud gaming service shuts down on January 18. If the company can’t automatically refund your original form of payment, it does. will email you through the Google account you used for the purchase(s).

While Stadia’s demise was disappointing to its small group of devoted enthusiasts, the shutdown wasn’t exactly a shock. The writing on the wall since the company started its investment in the platform just over a year after its launch.

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