Google Stadia port of Terraria cancelled by creators due to account loss2 minute read

Andrew Spinks says doing business with Google is a liability after his accounts are blocked

Andrew Spinks has announced via Twitter that the Google Stadia version of Terraria will be cancelled after he has lost access to all his Google accounts.

Google have locked Re-Logic out of all associated Google accounts for over three weeks, causing various issues from accessing thousands of applications to basic email access. The co-creator of the action-adventure sandbox game has contacted Google and received no explanation of why this action has been taken.

The official Terraria account on Twitter has been seen publicly asking for support in the thread below. They have explained that they have received an email pertaining to a Terms of Service violation but have disputed this as they have not uploaded any new content in months.

Andrew Spinks has stood by the fact that there has been no violation made and has stated he “will not be involved with a corporation that values their customers and partners so little. Doing business with you is a liability.”

Terraria was first released on Windows in 2011 and has successfully been ported to various other platforms such as Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and newer generational console like the Xbox One and Nintendo Switch which was ported by 505 Games. In April 2020 the game had sold more than 30 million copies worldwide across these various platforms. The massive sales volume and statement of cancellation might make Google jump into action. Losing such a large title on their platform would never be good news. However, after announcing their own development studio Google Games Entertainment is to shut down it is worse.

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