Activision has confirmed "Call of Duty: Ghosts" will be running on 720p resolution on Xbox One. It was previously announced "COD: Ghosts" will be running on 1080p for Sony's PlayStation 4, PS4, but there were rumors about what the resolution would be on Microsoft's next-generation console.
"COD: Ghosts" producer Mark Rubin, and executive producer at Infinity Ward, commented on the issue on Twitter. Rubin succinctly confirmed the rumors saying, "Wanted to confirm that for Xbox One we’re 1080p upscaled from 720p. And, we’re native 1080p on PS4." Rubin says "COD: Ghosts" was optimized to run at 60 frames per second, fps, and Rubin said the game looks great on both consoles.
The rumors first circulated with "Battlefield 4," as it was being reported the game was running at 720p on the Xbox One and 900p on the PS4. Those rumors were confirmed as the first gameplay footage, and comparisons, hit the Internet on Oct. 29. The resolution rumors reached a fever pitch when a bigger disparity was reported for "COD: Ghosts." While Rubin confirmed the resolution difference between the two consoles he did not discuss any potential solutions. There were rumors that Infinity Ward were working on a patch that would bump up the resolution on Xbox One.
As Kotaku points out, prior to launch, any resolution concerns, or advantages one console may have over the other, are just speculation. The PS4 may have a hardware advantage, if rumors are true, but the resolution difference between the two consoles may be erased as developers learn the new system. As noted with the "BF4" footage, while the PS4 may have an advantage in terms of resolution, it does have some upscaling issues that erase some of these advantages. "COD: Ghosts" will be released on Nov. 5, and, based on rumors, anyone looking to compare gameplay footage will have to wait until Nov. 15 when the embargo for the Xbox One review gets lifted.
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