I am not jumping aboard the Stadia experiment just yet, but I’ve been watching the launch with intense curiosity, and I think thus far it has met all of my expectations. Not hard, I imagine, since I expected very little.
As I suspected, thus far it either works really well, or it’s garbage, depending in large part on an internet infrastructure that Google has no control over. I’m not necessarily counting the system out just yet, but it certainly has a long way to go before it could be considered a threat on the same level as an actual console. The dull launch library does the whole affair no favors, either.
We’ll have to wait and see how it all evolves, but at this point it feels like the Stadia launched not with a bang, but with a whimper.