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Google responds to accusations of it not delivering on 4K promises

Google responds to accusations of it not delivering on 4K promises

Google stands accused of not delivering on its promises for Stadia.

9to5Google has claimed that the tech giant lied about the standard at which games are played on its streaming platform. Games such as Destiny 2 and Red Dead Redemption 2 are apparently not running at true 4K.

Google has responded to the allegations with a statement sent to Eurogamer.

"Stadia streams at 4K and 60 FPS - and that includes all aspects of our graphics pipeline from game to screen: GPU, encoder and Chromecast Ultra all outputting at 4K to 4K TVs, with the appropriate internet connection," said the spokesperson

“Developers making Stadia games work hard to deliver the best streaming experience for every game. Like you see on all platforms, this includes a variety of techniques to achieve the best overall quality.

“We give developers the freedom of how to achieve the best image quality and framerate on Stadia and we are impressed with what they have been able to achieve for day one.

"We expect that many developers can, and in most cases will, continue to improve their games on Stadia. And because Stadia lives in our data centres, developers are able to innovate quickly while delivering even better experiences directly to you without the need for game patches or downloads."

Besides the titles not running as promised, Stadia users have complained that their Chromecasts have overheated. Several features that company guaranteed are missing from the service, reportedly, these features will be added from the end of this year through 2020.

The streaming service launched on November 19th, at launch Google’s platform had 22 games available.


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