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Destiny 2 on Stadia runs at 1080p and medium PC settings

Published: 08:28, 19 November 2019
Updated: 08:32, 19 November 2019
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Bungie's looter shooter Destiny 2 is rendered at a native 1080p resolution and then upsampled to 4K, with various techniques to increase the overall quality of the game, which also runs at the PC equivalent of medium settings on Google Stadia.

When Google officially revealed Stadia earlier this year, claiming that the cloud-based gaming service will offer buttery-smooth gameplay with crips visuals, many were sceptical. Those who had the chance to try out Stadia confirmed that it actually runs well with a couple of problems here and there.

Today, Google's cloud-based gaming platform has finally arrived with 22 launch titles and players will finally get to know just how well games actually run on Stadia. According to the first reviews, things are not looking good. The Verge shared their thoughts on the new service, testing several games, including Bungie's looter shooter Destiny 2.

Earlier, Google confirmed that Destiny 2 was using the highest resolution and highest graphics settings build of Destiny 2 but by the looks of it, that is not the case. The game is running at a native 1080p and it's upsampled to 4K with additional techniques to make it look better. 

“When streaming at 4K, we render at a native 1080p and then upsample and apply a variety of techniques to increase the overall quality of effect,” a Bungie rep said and added that Destiny 2 runs at the PC equivalent of medium settings.

On top of this, The Verge noticed that 1080p streams look more like 720p while 4K streams looked closer to 1080p, which turns out to be the case with Destiny 2.

Other reviewers also had a lot of trouble with Stadia. Washington Post's Gene Park had some terrible issues with input lag, which made the games totally unplayable. "Google Stadia was unplayable at times. That won't be acceptable for any gamer," Park .

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All in all, it looks like Stadia has a long way to go before it becomes a viable option to gamers. Hopefully, we'll see a lot more optimisation and updates that will solve the launch day issues and make Stadia a much enjoyable experience for its users.

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