There is one month left before the closure of Google Stadia, set for January 18, 2023. Starting from this date, the streaming platform of Google it will cease to exist, and with it all its contents.
Just in light of the impending end, it seems that Ubisoft have started porting their games from Stadia a PC: specifically, those who have purchased titles of the French giant on the cloud platform are automatically receiving free copies for PC of the same games, through Ubisoft Connect. Already last September the house of Assassin’s Creed confirmed that Ubisoft games bought on Google Stadia would be transferred to PC, promising to provide specific details on how to move later.
However, the company has never officially explained these details yet, and this despite the fact that many users have seen their games be automatically transferred to PC thanks to Ubisoft Connect since last December 16th. The hypothesis is that this step takes place by linking your Stadia and Ubisoft accounts together, but it has not yet been explained what would actually activate the transfer of licenses.
In addition, on forums such as Reddit some members let it be known that not all of their Ubisoft games purchased on Stadia are migrated to PC, and considering that only certain productions are equipped with cross-save via cloud, it is not even obvious that one’s saves are kept intact. Finally, everything is silent on how these automatic transfers affect the refunds of Stadia in progress, and there is nothing to signal which games have been moved via Ubisoft Connect. Further clarifications are therefore expected from Google or Ubisoft.