Google Job Listing Hints That It May Be Considering Licensing Options for Stadia

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Google has posted a new job listing for a Stadia Product Manager. Among a number of items in the job description, there is some emphasis on growing the platform across the gaming industry and its partners. Qualifications also include a focus on marketing, technical knowledge, and management. This is leading to speculation that Google may be looking into potential licensing options for Stadia. If true, this could open the doors for more developers to add their own streaming content to the platform using its open-source Vulkan API. It would also provide another avenue for game development following the announcement it would be closing its studio, Stadia Games and Entertainment.

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In addition to building our own video game platform, we see an important opportunity to make our infrastructure and tools available to partners who want to build their own interactive streaming platforms. Our goal is to build a long-term, sustainable business that helps grow the industry across gaming and other interactive streaming applications.

Stadia is Google’s premier Video Game platform, designed for everyone. We are working on custom built hardware and rapidly evolving open source technology to deliver a seamless gaming experience across multiple devices.

Source: Google Careers (via KitGuru)

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