Doom Eternal Won't Be True 4K On Stadia After All

Despite early promises that Doom Eternal would run in "true 4K," the final specs show that it's being upscaled from 1800p.

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Doom Eternal has been billed as a showpiece for Stadia, but with the launch coming it turns out it won't run at 4K resolution after all. Id Software posted a series of launch details and system specs on its official site, and the Stadia section notes that it will not run in true 4K.

Instead, the site says, it will run at 1800p and be up-sampled to 2160p, matching the Xbox One X version of the game. It will run at 60 FPS and support HDR.

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At the GDC 2019 keynote where Google debuted Stadia for the first time, Id Software's Marty Stratton said the game would run at "true 4K" resolution. That promise was touted as proof that you can stream games from the cloud, and Doom's fast-paced gameplay has made it one to watch for Stadia given the potential latency of cloud gaming.

Google has faced criticism for its Stadia games not running in 4K, especially as that resolution was one of the key features promised to those who bought the Founder's Edition. Google has put the onus on developers, suggesting that the tech is capable of delivering 4K but developers are responsible for how they balance factors like image quality and framerate.

You can check out the console technical details below and read up on the PC system specs.

Console Features

Xbox One X

  • DOOM Eternal on Xbox One X will up-sample to 4K (2160p) from 1800p @60 FPS.
  • The Xbox One X version of the game also supports HDR.

PlayStation 4 Pro

  • DOOM Eternal on PlayStation 4 Pro will up- sample to 4K (2160p) from 1440p @60 FPS.
  • The PlayStation 4 Pro version also supports HDR.

Xbox One and Xbox One S

  • DOOM Eternal on Xbox One and Xbox One S will up-sample to 1080p @60 FPS from 900p.
  • The Xbox One S version of the game also supports HDR.

PlayStation 4

  • DOOM Eternal on PlayStation 4 will run at 1080p @60 FPS.
  • The PlayStation 4 version also supports HDR.

Stadia

  • DOOM Eternal on Stadia will run at 1080p @60 FPS on HD displays and up-sample to 2160p from 1800p @60 FPS on 4K displays.
  • The Stadia version of the game also supports HDR.

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