starting today, Stadia will initiate the refund process for those who made purchases through the Service. We are talking about game purchases And Purchase of hardware. As you can imagine, Stadia needs to go through every transaction that is made, so expect this process to take quite a while. According to Google, it expects most refunds to be processed by January 18, 2023.
For those still gaming, Stadia servers are expected to be shut down on January 18, with refunds expected to be completed on the same day. With that being said, feel free to mark your calendars for January 18th when we mention Stadia.
Who is getting a refund?
We will refund all Stadia hardware purchases made through the Google Store (Stadia Controller, Founders Edition, Premier Edition, and Play & Watch with Google TV packages) and software transactions (game and add-on purchases) made through the Stadia Store. Stadia Pro subscriptions are not eligible for refunds, but you can continue to play your games without additional charges until the final wind down date.
Stadia has a dedicated FAQ for those who may have questions about these refunds. For example, what if the payment method I originally used is no longer valid? Don’t worry, Google will automatically email you and it will be taken care of People may also wonder if they need to return their Stadia hardware to get a refund. That’s not the point. Most people can keep all their hardware and expect the same returns as everyone else.
See the full FAQ linked below if you have questions.