The often disgruntled arm of the gaming community are not the only ones
dissatisfied with Google Stadia.
that Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick stated that Google
overpromised about their cloud game streaming service. Here's their report on
comments Zelnick made during the recent Bernstein Annual Strategic Decisions
"Streaming technology is upon us," he said. "The launch of
Stadia has been slow. I think there was some overpromising on what the
technology could deliver and some consumer disappointment as a result."
Most of his comments, though, were focused on the business aspect. Zelnick was
critical on that point as well, appearing to suggest that it doesn't have
immediate plans for Stadia and stressing that it wasn't the "game-changer" it
was made out to be.
"Anytime you broaden distribution you potentially broaden your audience, which
is why we supported the release of Stadia with three titles initially and will
continue to support high-quality streaming services as long as the business
model makes sense. Over time I believe streaming will work... The belief that
streaming was going to be transformative was based on a view that there were
loads of people who really had an interest in interactive entertainment, really
wanted to pay for it, but just didn't want to have a console. I'm not sure that
turned out to be the case."