Will Google Stadia stop the hardware madness for gamers? Short answer: not soon.
Axios has an excellent summary of what’s at stake. Having a platform is fundamental (and nobody managed it until now at big scale), but real breaking point is how to get games on it (and remain attractive).
“Could Google be successful? They would have to do it the way Apple did it,” Pachter adds. “A la carte sales first (iTunes), and a subscription option later (Apple Music).”