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Call of Duty dev explains lower resolution for 'Ghosts' on Xbox One

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 04 Nov 2013 22:05 User comments (10)

Call of Duty dev explains lower resolution for 'Ghosts' on Xbox One Infinity Ward Executive Producer Mark Rubin has explained why Call of Duty: Ghosts renders at 720p on Xbox One.
It emerged last week that Call of Duty: Ghosts would render at 720p on the Xbox One console, which had some gamers scratching their heads since it will render at 1080p on the PS4.

According to Rubin, the problem was in the framerate. Infinity Ward wanted 60fps, but couldn't get it while rendering in 1080p.

"It's very possible we can get it to native 1080p [resolution]. I mean I've seen it working at 1080p native," Rubin told Eurogamer.

"It's just we couldn't get the frame rate in the neighborhood we wanted it to be. And it wasn't a lack of effort. It wasn't that it was like last minute. We had the theoretical hardware for a long time. That's the thing you get pretty quickly and that doesn't change dramatically."

He told GameSpot that the game renders at 720p on the Xbox One, and then upscales to 1080p for TV output.

"They both look great. The Xbox One is 720p, but it upscales to 1080p. So it is a 1080p output on your TV. The differences are probably more subtle than some people would notice, but some people will notice. It's such a hard thing to talk about," he said.

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10 user comments

15.11.2013 0:45

Let's be clear: The XBone is pretty much crap for gaming. M$ has lost their focus on a product (again), and now it's going to circle the drain (again).

I love how they try to gloss over the upscaling. There's a reason that always looks like crap, you know.

Might as well call it the XZune.

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 05 Nov 2013 @ 0:46

25.11.2013 2:07

My DVD player upscales to 1080p....

35.11.2013 2:35

Originally posted by themind:
My DVD player upscales to 1080p....

Many do. And it always looks like crap.

45.11.2013 6:34

Upscaling is garbage. I would rather use the 720p.

55.11.2013 8:19

Honestly sounds to me they were too lazy to code it for 1080p on XBox. I mean the architecture is pretty damn close to the same, there is no reason they couldn't have just worked on it longer, delay the launch, or patch it later. (Other than they wanted to just accept the cash cow $ they know they will get to work on next year's release).

Side note: (X-Zune... hahahaha, very nice).

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 05 Nov 2013 @ 8:20

65.11.2013 10:06

Mysttic, are you surprised the there is limitations on the Xbox?

86.11.2013 4:02

Reviewers Are Reporting Frame Rate Problems With 'Call Of Duty: Ghosts' On PS4 as well.

On a side note, this game is basically a rip off of the worst COD to date Modern warfare 3!!!!


No time for Leap frog!!!

96.11.2013 8:34

Originally posted by Oner:
<---- is lmfao
I've changed from xbox, just way behind imo

purchased ps3 and never looked back

1010.11.2013 18:47

Quote:
Mysttic, are you surprised the there is limitations on the Xbox?
No not surprised, if the limitations from hardware caused this lag, it's from the RAM itself not the video processing. I'd have to attempt running COD Ghost on a PC to have #s to compare properly, but I just feel with a little more effort in the coding, they could have done 1080p on Xbox. It's not fanboyish talk, I could care less in the end and I don't even like CoD as a series. Just seems like they ran out of time and choose the lazy way to meet their deadline. It's only opinion though, nothing more.

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