Terraria is No Longer Coming to Stadia After Developer’s Google Accounts Were Locked

The game has sold over 30 million copies on other platforms.

Games can get cancelled for many one of several reasons. It can be something like Silent Hills, which was canned over at Konami after Director Hideo Kojima left the company. Or it can be something like Bioware’s Shadow Realms which was cancelled in 2015 because it wasn’t coming together and the studio wanted to divert time and resources elsewhere. But here’s a new one to add to the list: Terraria’s Stadia port has been cancelled because developer Re-Logic’s Google accounts have been locked without explanation.

Terraria co-creator Andrew Spinks said in a Twitter thread that he’d been locked out of his Google account for three weeks, which meant he wasn’t able to access “thousands of dollars” in apps, his Google Drive content, YouTube channel, or a Gmail account he’d been maintaining for over a decade. Spinks claims he hasn’t violated any of the company’s terms of service, so he is instead considering this bridge burned and is cancelling the Stadia version of Terraria.

“I will not be involved with a corporation that values their customers and partners so little,” Spinks said as he ended the thread. “Doing business with you is a liability.”

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Spinks first discussed issues with his Google account back in January when the Re-Logic YouTube account was disabled, which had already been dealing with issues for ten days at that point.

Terraria has been ported to nearly every system under the sun since it launched on PCs back in 2011. Including the PlayStation 3, PS Vita, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Nintendo 3DS, Wii U, Switch, Mac, Linux, and mobile devices. As of last April, Terraria has sold over 30 million copies across all platforms. So losing out on a Stadia port is probably not going to hurt Re-Logic, but Stadia could use all the help it can get right now. Google announced the closure of its in-house studios to develop games for the streaming service last week, which has people questioning just what future Stadia has if the company that created it is pulling resources away.


Kenneth Shepard

Kenneth is a Staff Writer at Fanbyte. He still periodically cries about the Mass Effect trilogy years after it concluded.

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