Google continues to work steadily to improve its Stadia cloud gaming service, with the latest feature enhancement being support for 1440p streaming.
As the Stadia Community Blog details, Stadia users can now choose to stream their games at 1440p resolution, where as before the best quality available was 1080p. There are, of course, a few prerequisites to 1440p streaming working. First of all, you’ll need to have a display with a resolution of between 1440p and 4K and your internet connection speed is also vitally important. 10Mbps is the minimum for the service, but for 1440p it’s best to follow the 4K streaming guidelines and that requires a minimum of 35Mbps.
Other than that, Google added two new games to purhcase in the Stadia store. The first is Jotun: Valhalla Edition for $14.99, and the second is Sundered: Eldritch Edition for $19.99. Stadia Pro subscribers can also look forward to having the option to play The Elder Scrolls Online from June 16 for free. Bethesda’s MMO on Stadia also features the Morrowing Chapter content.
Finally, PUBG, Mortal Kombat 11, and The Crew 2 are all receiving new content to keep you playing. PUBG is adding Ranked Mode for “a different and more competitive set of rules.” MK11 adds the Aftermath story expansion as well as three new fighters to play, and The Crew 2 is adding Hobbies for a new challenge.
If you really want to try the 1440p streaming option, but your internet connection is just short of being fast enough, you can always try a few optimizations before reverting to 1080p. Don’t forget, there’s also a range of controllers compatible with Stadia.