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Red Dead Redemption 2 looks absolutely dreadful on Google Stadia

Published: 12:10, 19 November 2019
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Red Dead Redemption 2 on Stadia is a blurry mess
Red Dead Redemption 2 on Stadia is a blurry mess

Rockstar's mammoth, Red Dead Redemption 2, is one of the best looking games of all time but it's safe to say that Google's cloud based gaming service Stadia isn't doing it any justice whatsoever.

Google Stadia has finally launched and, to put it lightly, it is far from a perfect gaming service. According to various reviews, Stadia has a long way to go to become a viable choice for gamers. At the moment, the input lag makes some titles downright unplayable and network latency issues are also present.

On top of that, the visuals are nowhere near good enough despite Google's promises that games will run in 4K resolution and highest possible settings. Destiny 2 is just one of the games that don't run in 4K resolution and maximum settings. Instead, players can only stream the game in 1080p, upscaled to 4K and medium settings.

However, Destiny 2 still looks fine, which is something that cannot be said for Red Dead Redemption 2. Rockstar's giant looks absolutely dreadful when compared to the PC and Xbox One X version of the game. As you can see from the screenshots below, the game is a blurry mess, similar to the PlayStation 4 version, which also suffers from the a significant lack of detail and sharpness.

To put it lightly, the game looks like a Switch port with low-resolution textures, low level of detail and maximum amount of blur. This is especially disappointing since Red Dead Redemption 2 is one of the biggest - if not the biggest - title available on Google Stadia at the moment.

It remains to be seen whether things are going to improve in the near future, as Google continue to optimise Stadia. But it's safe to say that many players won't even consider the cloud-based service in its current state.

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For more Stadia news, take a look at the full list of games that are available on the service right now .

Red Dead Redemption 2 - Gameplay footage reveal gallery

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A man with an axe running through a forest in SCUM
Rockstar Games have released the first gameplay video of Red Dead Redemption 2 that featured a narrator explaining the differences between the first game and the highly anticipated sequel. You can see the entire gameplay video here.

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