This is why it doesn’t come as a surprise to learn that there are some Google Stadia developers who are a bit nervous about the upcoming service, where they have expressed their concern that Google could kill off Stadia one day. One of those developers, Gwen Frey, told GamesIndustry.biz that this is a legitimate concern she has.
According to Frey, “The biggest complaint most developers have with Stadia is the fear that Google is just going to cancel it. Nobody ever says, ‘Oh, it’s not going to work,’ or ‘Streaming isn’t the future.’ Everyone accepts that streaming is pretty much inevitable. The biggest concern with Stadia is that it might not exist.”
Interestingly enough, Google understands the skepticism behind it and has actually addressed it in the past. Stadia Director of Product Andrey Doronichev was previously quoted as saying, “Nothing in life is certain, but we’re committed to making Stadia a success… Of course, it’s OK to doubt my words. There’s nothing I can say now to make you believe if you don’t. But what we can do is to launch the service and continue investing in it for years to come.”