It appears that the co-creator of Terraria, Andrew Sprinks, has had his Google account disabled for unknown reasons. To make matters worse, his google account is tied to Re-Logic's YouTube channel. Thus they have lost access to their YouTube account.
Andrew Sprinks has reached out to Google with little success. Andrew Sprinks explains everything over on Twitter.
With Andrew's account getting removed, he stated that his company would no longer work with Google, and thus the Google Stadia port of the game is no more.
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
This may be what Andrew needs to do to get Google to help them. Terraria is massively popular and has sold over 30 million copies. Losing out on a Google Stadia port means that Google will be losing money. Is it significant enough? Unsure, but we will see what happens.
There is, of course, a downside to all of this. Fans who were hoping to get the game on Google Stadia are now left in the dust. Unfortunately, fallouts like this will affect someone down the line. In the case of Game Developers and Platforms, this means that the game will no longer be accessible on the platform.
Many have expressed their frustrations in Andrew's tweets' comment sections, some even calling him petty for his decision to remove the Stadia port's release.
Will we see a response from Google on this incident? Or will Terraria be forever axed from being on Stadia?