Google reportedly paid $20m for Ubisoft ports on Stadia

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Take-Two was additionally paid “tens of tens of millions of {dollars}” for Purple Useless Redemption 2 and NBA 2K

A brand new report has provided extra perception into the numerous figures Google was pouring into securing third-party content material for its Stadia streaming service.

Bloomberg spoke to nameless sources near the offers, who claims Google spent “tens of tens of millions of {dollars}” on getting main publishers similar to Ubisoft and Take-Two to deliver a few of their greatest video games to Stadia.

The report’s writer, Jason Schreier, provided extra context through Twitter, clarifying that this was tens of tens of millions of {dollars} for every port.

In one other tweet, Schreier recommended Google paid “$20 million to Ubisoft to port Murderer’s Creed and The Division.”

He added that Take-Two Interactive, which had Purple Useless Redemption 2 and NBA 2K20 accessible on Stadia at launch was additionally “raking it in.”

The report follows the current information that Google closed Stadia Video games and Leisure, the studio accountable for making unique titles that confirmed off the complete potential and promised options of the streaming service.

Whereas Stadia will proceed, Google can also be specializing in providing the tech to different video games publishers.

We mentioned the implications of the closure for Stadia on a current episode of The GamesIndustry.biz Podcast, in addition to re-examined the advertising round its unique announcement and recommended how Google might have higher positioned Stadia from the start.

Final week, information emerged {that a} class-action lawsuit has been filed in opposition to Google, Bungie and id Software program over the unfulfilled guarantees made round Stadia and its video games.

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