The failed launch of streaming service Google Stadia has been slow to get going at this point. The service flopped at launch, there really is no other way to put it. With only 22 games, and missing many core features, there were already many problems out of the gate. The lack of family share, inconsistent issues with lag and having to pay full price for games was all pretty bad.
Although even with these problems, Google has been trying to make things better. With a variety of new features, Google is planning to push the cloud service into a “soft release.” One of the newest features being rolled out as a partial expansion of support on some devices. One of the more hyped elements of the original Stadia announcement was 4K support through your web browser. That support was missing on launch.
In some new reveals on social media, Google has finally started rolling out this promised feature. It’s not technically a full rollout, as Google is pushing for the service to upgrade functionality in increments. The aim seems to be for Google to test and fix their capacity and their new features in an iterative manner, making the rollout of features slower, but hopefully more stable.
Currently, the core audience for Stadia is seeing it in 1080p or 1440p resolution, which is what many expected, but a fair few gamers bought into the hype of getting 4K cloud-based gaming at any time. There will be at least a few months time until we see that feature a common part of the experience though.
If you’d like to learn more, you can do so at the Google Stadia website.