At launch, however, it became clear that many Stadia games did not push a true 4K image, but upscale from lower resolutions. By allowing pre-launch pre-orders, and not offering full information about the platform̵
Plaintiff includes Id Software and Bungie in the suit due to advertising for Doom Eternal and Destiny 2 at Stadia, which included reviews of 4K resolutions – but none of the games went on true 4K at release. Plaintiff alleges that Id, in particular, “wrongfully generated millions of dollars in revenue as a result” of these allegations. Id has denied any liability or misdemeanors.
The plaintiff seeks financial compensation for a number of different factors, as well as an order that forces Google to show the true resolution and frame rate for each game sold at Stadia.
The group application seeks to cover any person in the US who from June 6, 2019 onwards purchased a Stadia Founder’s Edition, Stadia Premier Edition or Stadia Pro subscription due to information that Stadia was more powerful than other consoles, or would run all games in 4K . It is unclear how far the lawsuit will go, but we will update you as we learn more.
Stadia recently closed all its in-house development studios – allegedly in part due to Microsoft’s Bethesda acquisition – but says the service will receive more than 100 games by 2021. However, this does not include Terraria, as the developer has boycotted Goggle after being locked out of a number of Google Accounts.
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