Google Stadia can run Doom Eternal at 4K with HDR at 60fps

Today at GDC, Google revealed its revolutionary Stadia game streaming service. It showed off Stadia’s ability to stream modern games within seconds on all devices – mobile phone, lower-end PC, tablet, direct to TV – using Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, but it needed an upcoming game to truly impress. Bethesda and id Software obliged with Doom Eternal, which was revealed to be coming to Stadia – and impressively, doesn’t seem to be compromised by the streaming platform.

Despite streaming to Google Chrome via Stadia, Doom Eternal will run on the service with all the bells and whistles PC gamers desire – including true 4K resolutions, HDR colour, and running with a framerate of 60fps. Considering this is all running entirely over the internet, and with no powerful PC or console required on the player’s end, it’s incredibly impressive – and a potentially revolutionary proposition, too.

Doom Eternal executive producer Marty Stratton from id Software took to the stage to talk about how “great” Doom Eternal looked on Stadia. While the game itself is officially only announced for PC, Xbox One, and PS4, with Google’s new service you supposedly could run it on anything – even phones.

Stratton also talked about how skeptical the team at id Software initially were about such a game streaming service, and even if it worked, they did not believe it would be appropriate for a fast-paced game such as Doom. According to Stratton, the team then saw and appreciated that Google had the “ability and resources to make game streaming a reality, but more importantly, the passion to support a game as fast, fluid, and uncompromising as Doom.”

“If you’re going to prove to the world that you can stream games from the cloud, what better proof than Doom?” he adds. While Doom Eternal was not shown running on Stadia at the panel, Stratton promised a full reveal at GDC later today.

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Google’s Stadia is its revolutionary game-streaming service, which the company says will allow players across the world to stream and play games with the press of a button. It’s not just 4K resolutions and 60fps it’s got going for it either, as Google says Stadia will offer fast, cross-platform multiplayer, with no possibility of cheating or hacking. It will launch later this year, so potentially around the same release date as Doom Eternal.


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