Google’s problem isn’t what the future holds but their apparent inability to engage with what’s actually going on right now in the present; they have no games and that stems from the fact that they didn’t have any in development and they haven’t managed to form proper partnerships with third parties, in fact third parties and indie developers have said what Google is offering them is taking the piss.
They could have the best tech and the most powerful hardware but without games it’s useless, to state the bleeding obvious.
I mean look at this latest initiative to give Stadia Pro subs away with YouTube Premium, it’s arse about face, it’s an offer to increase YouTube subs rather than promote Stadia as a meaningful games platform because what do you actually get? Nothing, you still only get one or two shitty games each month that you previously had to pay for, it’s a state of complete lock up as no one wants to buy anything for fear of it being made free one or two months down the line, and no one wants to develop games for it as it’s not worth their while.
Until they actually address these issues they’re fucked.