Has the dust settled after the Xbox One Vs PS4 resolution debate? Call of Duty Ghosts lands on current-gen platforms this week, but it appears that everyone is still talking about the 1080p native Vs 720p factor on the respective PS4 and Xbox One versions of the game.
It appears to be a very delicate situation indeed, especially when Call of Duty is now considered to be a big part of the Xbox brand, although it is the PS4 version that we have been seeing during the next-gen advertisement of the game.
We saw Infinity Ward’s Mark Rubin finally confirm the resolution for both next-gen versions, but now we have some further and much more interesting comments from the man for you to take into consideration.
When speaking to Edge in a recent interview, it appears that diplomacy is the key ingredient of the interview as obviously we are now in a situation where a large part of the gaming community believe that the PS4 console is more powerful than the Xbox One – with the 720p factor for Call of Duty justifying this claim perfectly.
One aspect of the interview which we have picked up on, is the possibility of Call of Duty Ghosts being patched, on both versions in order to bring the resolution to a level playing field. When specifically asked on this possibility of altering the Xbox One version to match the PS4 version of the game, Rubin had this to say:
“I don’t know if it’s possible to be honest. It’s not something we’re going to look at right away because we have higher priority items we have to hit first. Launching, especially with a whole new backend and so many different changes to our networking etcetera — there’s a lot for our engineers to do post-launch but I don’t know if they’ve even thought about where we could go with a patch like that. I actually don’t even know if it’s possible.”
What are your thoughts on that? PS4 players will obviously not want their version to be tampered with just for the sake of Xbox One parity, but obviously Xbox One buyers would be interested in this. However, it doesn’t look possible at the moment so you could be stuck on 720p upscaled for the time being.
Microsoft has said in the past that they will be able to free up hardware resources to offer developers more performance on their games, but again there is no timeframe on this.
Are the resolution differences really a big deal to you or not? Give us your thoughts on this and whether you think a patch should be made available. How would you feel if the PS4 version was downgraded to match Xbox One for the sake of Microsoft’s partnership with Activision?