Stadia's Dev believes it should pay publishers

Yolanda Curtis
October 25, 2020

"They should be buying a license like any real business and paying for the content they use", added Hutchinson, who also previously served as Creative Director for Assassin's Creed III and Far Cry 4.

Yet the Google Stadia's sudden relevance wasn't necessarily a good one; it stemmed from Alex Hutchinson offering one hell of a hot take that proposed that streamers should be forced to pay stipends and taxes towards developers and publishers of the titles that are being streamed.

"The real truth is the streamers should be paying the developers and publishers of the games they stream". One that has mutually benefited everyone!

For the Google Stadia, it was rather unneeded bad PR from the studio that arguably needs a bit more TLC coming from gaming hobbyists rather than general disdain coming from a community member that has actively misrepresented himself on Twitter.


Within hours, Hutchinson's handful of tweets received an average of 10,000 tweets on Twitter, surpassing the total number of retweets attached.

Google distanced itself from the controversial commentary of Stadia's creative director. GoogleStadia Full tweets from the three-day "Good Staff" event - now under 2,000 retweets.

Others shared examples of how streaming has had a positive impact on sales, such as a game that exploded in popularity among us in 201, ranging from hundreds of players to thousands.

Several comments issued by the creative director of Stadia's Montreal studio, Mr. Alex Hutchinson, were at least inappropriate.


On behalf of Google, a spokesman made the following statement, keeping the company away from Hutchinson's comments.

In the same vein, Hutchinson had a Twitter bio Updated later "All opinions are my own".

We believe that Publishers and Creators have a wonderful symbiotic relationship that has allowed a thriving ecosystem to be created.


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