When Google announced they were working on a new type of service, people were anxious to know what it was. The recent development which they had unveiled is called Stadia; This is an online game streaming service that allows you access and plays games directly through any chrome supported hardware. That includes your PC as long as you have chrome installed, your android phone, your chrome OS tablet or laptop, and even things like chrome cast ultra to play on your television.
With all that being said, Google promised that Stadia would bring 4k, 60fps with HDR, and they plan on allowing up to 8k, 100fps in the future. One of the highly anticipated games at their disposal is Doom Eternal, a game in which they so proudly proclaimed would be a marquee title that would run in 4k on the game streaming service. After one whole year full of expectations, instead of a highly favorable outcome, it somehow plunged into a pocketful of disappointment.
So Where does Doom Eternal Go From Here?
There is a launch data sheet for Doom Eternal and has revealed that Stadia's version of the classic hellish first-person shooter game will run at 1800p upscaled to 4K instead. That isn't very pleasant for gamers out there. However, regardless of the disappointing outcome shows that there is a bittersweet twist to it. 1800p is still much of a higher-resolution for modern-day gamers, especially considering we've reached past the 1080p era. It will include 60 frames per second and also HDR, although it also means you won't get better performance than an Xbox One X player.
News of this has got gamers surprised given Doom Eternal's position as of the leading titles for Stadia. The limitation of this reflects the overall trouble developers might have had in reaching 4K on Google's streaming service. Games like Destiny 2 and Red Dead Redemption 2, and Metro Exodus are nowhere near that promise. These games won't natively render higher than 1440p. It's not clear, but it shouldn't be the graphics hardware when Stadia's GPU performance is supposed to be about 78 percent stronger than that of the Xbox One X.
Here is how Stadia stacks up against the various consoles:
Stadia - up-sampled to 2160p from 1800p @60 FPS
Xbox One X -up-sample to 4K (2160p) from 1800p @60 FPS
PlayStation 4 Pro -up-sampled to 4K (2160p) from 1440p @60 FPS
Xbox One and Xbox One S - up-sampled to 1080p @60 FPS from 900p
PlayStation 4 - 1080p @60 FPS
Is It Still a Good Idea to Continue with the Streaming Service?
The announcement of the said news might leave a lot of fans in dismay and might even consider not purchasing the streaming service. However, Google's new development might shed promise as it is relatively new to the streaming market. There is no doubt there will be significant adjustments to be worked on as Stadia shows an abundance of potential.