'Terraria' developer cancels Stadia version development because Google account becomes unavailable and 'I do not want to be involved with Google'
Andrew Spinks, who led the development of the sandbox game ' Terraria ' that allows you to freely do anything on the world stage such as resource collection, item search, battle, etc., has been using it for over 15 years and has been closely linked to business. It was revealed that the Google account is in an unusable state. Spinks, who is very dissatisfied with Google's response, has announced that he will cancel the development of Terraria for Google Stadia.
According to Spinks' tweet on February 8, 2021, the Google account was unavailable three weeks ago, and I have no idea why it became unavailable. The account that can no longer be used is that of Terraria's development company 'Re-Logic', which is represented by Mr. Spinks.
@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
As a result, not only can you not access many games purchased on Google Play, but all the data on Google Drive is lost, you can not access the YouTube channel, and you can not access the Gmail address that you have used for over 15 years. That's right.
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.— Andrew Spinks (@Demilogic) February 8, 2021
Regarding this measure, Spinks said, 'I can only think that Google has decided to burn this bridge,' and announced that it will cancel the development of Terraria for Google Stadia and discontinue support for Terraria for Android.
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.— Andrew Spinks (@Demilogic) February 8, 2021
“I don't want to be involved with a company that doesn't care about its customers and partners. Doing business means taking responsibility,” he concludes.
I will not be involved with a corporation that values their customers and partners so little. Doing business with you is a liability.— Andrew Spinks (@Demilogic) February 8, 2021
There is still an open exchange on Twitter about what kind of support was provided. Initially, the official Terraria Twitter account asked ' Can you support me with DM? ', But YouTube responded 'I may be able to help without DM ', so it was a public exchange. is.
According to Terraria's explanation, there have been no new posts on YouTube in the last few months, and although there have been occasional emails notifying them of violations of the rules, 'there is a high possibility of an accident and it will not be a so- called'strike ''. It was.
We have not added anything new to our only YT channel (RelogicGames) in several months. However, we randomly received an email saying there was a tos violation but that it was likely accidental and as such, the account would receive no strikes.— Terraria Official (@Terraria_Logic) January 26, 2021
However, three days later, the Google account became unavailable without warning. The explanation around here is the same as that given by Mr. Spinks.
Three days later, the entire Google account (YT, Gmail, all Google apps, even every purchase made over 15 years on Google Play Store) was disabled with no warning or recourse. This account links into many business functions and as such the impact to us is quite substantial.— Terraria Official (@Terraria_Logic) January 26, 2021
Upon receiving the explanation, the YouTube side confirmed that the account was 'active' and replied, 'Can you see if the email address associated with YouTube is accessible?'
Thanks for the details – we checked the channel, and it still shows active. Can you still access the email that's linked to the YouTube account? We'll wait to hear from you so we can point you in the right direction.— TeamYouTube (@TeamYouTube) January 26, 2021
'It's certainly active, but I can't access it. I can't access my Gmail account,' Terraria said.
The youtube account does appear to be still active, as you say but we can no longer access it. The gmail account is the one which was closed as a result, and which we are unable to access.— Terraria Official (@Terraria_Logic) January 27, 2021
In response to this, YouTube guided the restoration of the Google account . However, this is a 'method of recovering an account deleted by the user himself', not a 'cancellation of unavailability measures by Google' required by Terraria.
Have you tried recovering it with these steps: https://t.co/95MLSFJwM7 ? It's best to use a known browser / device that's normally used to sign in. More tips here: https://t.co/HkydTyj58z . Share screenshots of any errors you see, but make sure to block out any personal info.— TeamYouTube (@TeamYouTube) January 27, 2021
Regarding this matter, news site PCMag speculates that Terraria will be a loss for Google more than Re-Logic because Terraria has been released on iOS, PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch as well as Android. Google Stadia also described it as losing its guaranteed hits. However, regarding Google Stadia, Google has closed its internal game development department for Stadia, and it is said that it will not affect many people with or without Terraria.