Id Software’s Marty Stratton announced that the demon-slaying FPS Doom Eternal will be the first game to be played on Stadia, the much awaited cloud gaming service unveiled by Google at Game Developers Conference (GDC) in San Francisco today.
Gamers can play Doom Eternal on all Stadia-compatible devices including traditional desktops and laptops, as well as smartphones, tablets, and televisions. What’s more interesting is that the game will also be compatible with Google’s Stadia controller.
Follow-up to 2016’s Doom, Doom Eternal will run at 4K resolution with HDR color at 60FPS. However, it’s still not clear whether the Stadia version of the game will be available alongside the game’s launch on other traditional platforms, or if the version will be released later.
Described as “vision for the future of gaming” by Google, Stadia is Google’s effort to move beyond console gaming. During the presentation, Google demonstrated how players will be able to view a game clip on YouTube and how they can then instantly join the game without a download or installation.