Stadia boss Phil Harrison promises players will still be able to play games, even if they've been removed from the service's storefront.
Google's foray into the world of cloud gaming will also offer straight purchases of games, but how revenues will be split with developers is not yet known.
Despite Google saying the platform has won publishers over, there may be a bit more push-back and resistance than originally was communicated.
Google has to contend with entrenched consumer attitudes and its own failed policies.
Jade Raymond to head up first-party and a 2019 launch is confirmed, but questions remain on pricing, latency.