Stadia is dead; Will Google’s New PC Gaming App Do Better?

Google Stadia officially shut down on January 18, but the company did its best to make the cloud gaming app’s demise as dignified as possible. It refunded every game purchase and updated the Stadia Controller firmware so you can use it on other platforms.

The question is whether this last-minute image rehabilitation will help Google Play Games for PC, the new gaming app that will allow you to play optimized Android games on your computer. Or is the deck already stacked against Google’s latest gaming efforts before it even leaves beta?