One of Microsoft’s most heavily promoted exclusives for the Xbox One, Quantum Break, is launching next month and over the weekend some interesting news hit the internet. It turns out that the game runs at 720p on the Xbox One, this was confirmed in a test by Digital Foundry as well as Phil Spencer himself but the Xbox head would like gamers to actually try the game out for themselves before judging it on its resolution.
Following on from the report, Spencer was asked on Twitter about Quantum Break’s 720p resolution, to which he replied: “I encourage you to try a game before you make any pre-judgements about what makes a game good or bad”.
This isn’t the first 720p exclusive to hit Microsoft’s console, Dead Rising 3 was part of the console’s launch lineup and was also limited to 720p and 30 frames per second. However, there will be a PC version of Quantum Break right off the bat that will be able to run at higher resolutions, like 4K. The Digital Foundry report noted that the game was running at 1080p/30fps at a recent press event but Remedy expects to bump up the resolution by launch.
However, we do not know if the PC version of Quantum Break will be locked to 30 frames per second or not.
KitGuru Says: It is a shame to see a current generation console not managing to consistently deliver decent performance at 1080p. However, I imagine those that only game on an Xbox will still want to play Quantum Break regardless of the resolution. I am a little more concerned about the PC version though, which right now may end up being limited to 30 frames per second.