Yesterday it was revealed that one of the most anticipated launch titles for the Xbox one would run at 1600×900 natively and instead be upscaled to 1080p. Aaron Greenberg, chief of staff for devices and studios at Microsoft, mistakenly tweeted that both Forza 5 and Ryse: Son of Rome would run at native 1080p, but then later updated his answer after his team corrected him. While Forza 5 will run native 1080p, Ryse will not. He did take it upon himself however, to remind everyone that the 1080p upscale will still look amazing.
Previously developers claimed the Playstation 4 was about 50 per cent more powerful managing 30 frames per second at 1920×1080 while the Xbox one struggled to keep up at 1600×900. This may hold true, while multi platform games will be developed to play the same across the board, exclusives like Ryse: Son of Rome may run at a lower resolution and instead be upscaled, while we may see more native 1080p exclusives on the Playstation 4. Killzone shadowfall for example, will run at native 1080p at 30 frames per second.
KitGuru Says: Us pc gamers like to take jabs at the consoles for things like this but the truth is, consoles are developed for the average consumer who doesn’t necessarily care about the highest resolution available or the difference between 30 frames and 60 frames per second. If you are a pc gamer who is looking for a console, wait a while and see which one has the exclusives you want to play the most rather than what resolution a console plays at.