An interview Variety did with head of Stadia, Phil Harrison:
Couple things that caught my eye:
Still no word on how developers will be paid. However, apparently they’re “going to talk about that over the summer in detail”.
There will be two more Stadia events in the summer, one for YouTubers and one for gamers.
In response to concern about internet issues: “The vast majority of challenges that players would face were environmentally inside there own homes. What we will do and are committed to doing is helping educate and inform players so that they can set up their system the best and optimizing their in-home setup to get the best experience. In some cases that might mean the player needs to upgrade the router inside their home.”
This quote has me thinking about Stadia exclusivity: “We just broke through that glass ceiling and we said the games are no longer device-centric. Games are data center driven and what that means for developers is a fundamental shift in the way that games are designed, made (emphasis mine) and played.”