UPDATE March 1: Terraria will launch on Google Stadia, after all.
Re-Logic founder Andrew Spinks previously announced that the Google Stadia version of popular sandbox survival game Terraria was canceled. The decision came after the developer's Google account has been disabled "for over 3 weeks".
Re-Logic lost access to its entire Google account "without explanation" in January. Despite having contacted Google and "using every resource," the situation has yet to be remedied.
"My phone has lost access to thousands of dollars of apps on @GooglePlay. I had just bought LOTR 4K and can't finish it. My @googledrive data is completely gone. I can't access my @YouTube channel. The worst of all is losing access to my @gmail address of over 15 years," Spinks said on Twitter.
"I absolutely have not done anything to violate your terms of service, so I can take this no other way than you deciding to burn this bridge. Consider it burned. #Terraria for @GoogleStadia is canceled. My company will no longer support any of your platforms moving forward."
Team YouTube actually replied to the official Terraria Twitter account's post from back in January asking for clarification but that has seemingly led nowhere. Re-Logic then noted that it lost access to its Google account three days after it "randomly received an email saying there was a [terms of service] violation but that it was likely accidental and as such, the account would receive no strikes."
Heading over to Re-Logic's YouTube channel, you'll notice that the content is still there but its user icon is greyed out and slashed. Google has yet to publicly address the matter but it does sound like players looking forward to Terraria's Google Stadia version are out of luck.
"I will not be involved with a corporation that values their customers and partners so little. Doing business with you is a liability," Spinks concluded.
Later in February, the developer revealed in one of its State of the Game forum posts that Terraria would, after all, launch on Google Stadia.
"As you may have noticed, we had a ton of issues to kick off the year stemming from the locking-down of Redigit's entire Google account in early January. After a month of pushing (and with the immense support of our fans), Google finally reached out and was able to provide a lot of transparency around the situation and to restore access to all of our accounts," the post reads.
"Due to the hard work the Stadia team has put in - as well as our partners at 505 Games - we have decided that we will allow the upcoming launch Terraria on Google Stadia to proceed. The Terraria Stadia build is based on the DR Studios 188.8.131.52 (latest) build, and is currently at Google for certification review."
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@Google my account has now been disabled for over 3 weeks. I still have no idea why, and after using every resource I have to get this resolved you have done nothing but given me the runaround.— Andrew Spinks (@Demilogic) February 8, 2021