If you are still undecided on which next-generation games console you can purchase with your hard earned cash. You might be interested in unofficial explanation by the creators of the Call of Duty series of games why Microsoft’s next-generation Xbox One games console will run the game at a lower resolution when compared to Sony’s PlayStation 4 console.
In an interview with the gaming website Eurogamer, Infinity Ward boss Mark Rubin explained that the development team behind Call of Duty Ghosts needed to sacrifice resolution on the Microsoft Xbox One to enable the game to run at the 60 frames-per-second.
“It’s very possible we can get it to native 1080p [resolution]. I mean I’ve seen it working at 1080p native,”- “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.
It was more about resource allocation. The resource allocation is different on the consoles. That huge web of tangled resources, whether it’s threads-based or if it’s GPU threads or if it’s memory – whatever it is – optimization is something that could go theoretically on forever.”
Mark Rubin continued by saying “First launch, first time at bat at a new console is a challenging one,”-“That’s just the way it is. For people fearful one system is more powerful than the other or vice versa, it’s a long game.”
However developers hope that once the new next-generation games consoles have been put through their paces, they will be able to increase the performance of both gameplay and graphical resolutions.
The Xbox One games console launches on November 22nd 2013 and is priced at $499.99 in the US, £429.99 in the UK and 499.99 Euros throughout Europe and $599.99 AU in Australia.
The PlayStation 4 console will be launching on November 15th 2013 in the US and slightly later throughout Europe on November 29th 2013. The Sony PlayStation 4 console is priced at $399, €399, and £349 depending on your location.
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