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Red Dead Redemption 2 to hit 4K 60FPS on Stadia at launch

Google promises every Stadia game will run at 4K 60FPS at launch...even Red Dead Redemption 2

By: Derek Strickland from Oct 11, 2019 @ 16:12 CDT

Google makes some bold promises about Stadia, assuring the service will stream all launch games at up to 4K 60FPS.


Red Dead Redemption 2 is coming to PC on November 5, and to Google's new game-streaming Stadia platform as a launch game. But what kind of performance will it hit? Playing any game at 4K 60FPS requires some serious CPU and GPU horsepower, often needing an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 2080 Ti.

According to Google exec Phil Harrison, all Stadia launch games will run at 4K 60FPS (providing your internet is up to par). And since Red Dead Redemption 2 is a launch game, Rockstar's Wild West magnum opus could likewise hit this spec.

The real question is what version of RDR2 will Stadia use? The console version or the PC version? If it's the former, the game will be locked at 4K 30FPS, and PC can hit uncapped frame rates at up to 8K resolution.

Remember Cyberpunk 2077 is also coming to Stadia in 2020, and could likewise hit different varying spec performances.

Considering the games will be sold at $59.99 on Stadia, I'm hoping they're the PC versions.

The following launch games were confirmed on Stadia, and all of them will be sold separately at full price on the platform:

Stadia Launch Games

  • Cyberpunk 2077
  • Red Dead Redemption 2
  • Baldur's Gate 3
  • Borderlands 3
  • Ghost Recon: Breakpoint
  • Gylt
  • Get Packed
  • The Division 2
  • The Crew 2
  • GRID
  • FM
  • Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid
  • Mortal Kombat 11
  • Farming Simulator 19
  • The Elder Scrolls Online
  • Darksiders: Genesis
  • Trials Rising
  • Wolfenstein: The New Order
  • Just Dance
  • Thumper
  • Shadow of the Tomb Raider
  • Dragonball Xenoverse 2
  • Final Fantasy XV
  • RAGE 2
  • Samurai Showdown
  • Metro Exodus
  • Assassin's Creed: Odyssey

Stadia Pro: $10 a month

  • Three months included in Founder's Edition.
  • Part of Founder's Edition
  • Resolution: Up to 4K
  • Frame rate: 60 FPS
  • Sound: 5.1 surround sound
  • Buy games whenever you want: Yes
  • Additional free games released regularly: Yes, starting with Destiny 2: The Collection
  • Stadia Pro-exclusive discounts on select game purchases: Yes
  • $9.99 / mo

Stadia Base: FREE

  • Coming next year
  • Resolution: Up to 1080p
  • Frame rate: 60 FPS
  • Sound: Stereo
  • Buy games whenever you want: Yes
  • Additional free games released regularly: No
  • Stadia Pro-exclusive discounts on select game purchases: No
  • Free

Stadia Founder's Edition $129

  • First access to Stadia
  • Chromecast Ultra
  • Limited Edition Stadia controller
  • 3 months of Stadia Pro access + 3 months of friend access
  • Full Destiny 2 experience