[Fixed] Square Enix uncertain when or if Final Fantasy XV save bug on Google Stadia will be fixed, suggests workaround

New updates are being added at the bottom of this story…….

Original story (published on December 3, 2019) follows:

A lot has come to light since Google Stadia was unveiled last month. In its early days, the video game streaming service was found to cause connected Chromecast Ultra and laptops to overheat.

Not long after, it emerged that Stadia isn’t limited to select Google Pixel phones, instead, it can be played on non-Pixel phones as well. This development has since evolved to a point that you now have an app that enables playing Stadia on virtually any Android phone.

Late last month, we captured bug reports related to playing Final Fantasy XV on Google Stadia. One of the major issues was the inability to save progress, something we didn’t think the game developer, Square Enix, would address swiftly given the blame game between them and Google.

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Square Enix and Google on the Stadia Final Fantasy XV save bug

While the company has actually acknowledged the issue, in the latest developments, Square Enix has a rather shocking response to players of Final Fantasy XV on Google Stadia experiencing the save bug.

Apparently, the game developer has no idea if or when the bug will be fixed, which is just unfathomable coming from them.

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Square Enix response on Final Fantasy XV save bug on Google Stadia (Source 1, 2)

This statement comes at a time when a fellow game developer, Codemasters, quickly responded and fixed the GRID crashing issue on Google Stadia. But amid uncertainties over if or when the issue will be fixed, the company has also provided what is a generic workaround for the issue.

Apparently, it seems this is a file size issue and as such, Square Enix says freeing up storage space by removing some of the games saved photos and/or keeping saving slots to 1 or 2. In case this doesn’t work, restarting the game at the risk of losing your current game session is the other alternative.

Update (December 4, 2019)

Chris from Google and the Stadia Team has finally come out to acknowledge the Final Fantasy XV save bug on Stadia, promising to address it. So far, the fix is already in the works.

Final Fantasy XV — A number of users are reporting issues pertaining to saved games not working properly on Final Fantasy XV. The team is aware of it and we’re working on a fix.

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Update (December 6, 2019)

The Google Stadia team says the Final Fantasy XV save bug has now been fixed, something that has been seconded by several players of the game who had been affected by the issue. Details here.

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