Titanfall Developer: PS4 vs Xbox One 1080p Console War is Unwinnable – “We’re Working with NVIDIA for Some Things on PC”

Fahad Arif
Posted Apr 17, 2014
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Console wars have been around ever since the gaming industry started making substantial progress and the number of competitors started growing. Gamers have always preferred to chose one side over another and stand for it and especially now, when the PS4 vs Xbox One console war between the latest consoles is in full swing, it has become important to choose a side.

Titanfall Developer Says PS4 vs Xbox One 1080p Debate Matters Little – Some Games will Always Look Better on One Console

No generation of gaming can be considered complete with out each contributing platform holder taking a flak from critics. Now when the gaming industry has stepped into a new era of video games, console wars have become more of a daily dose. At a brighter side, PS4 vs Xbox One debate also results in making respective manufacturers speed up their work in improving their consoles.

Both PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles are having their fair share of criticism but on the charts, Microsoft’s latest video game console is considered to be led by Sony’s PlayStation 4. The main topic of most ongoing arguments nowadays is ‘resolution-gate’. The fact that PlayStation 4 is optimizing next-gen games according to developers’ commands and Xbox One is causing adversities is widening PS4 vs Xbox One debate.

It is not as serious as I state but still, users of both the consoles pay almost equal sum for their video game entertainment yet PlayStation 4 players enjoy almost all the next-gen games in native 1080p resolution running at 60fps while Xbox One users mostly get upscaled version of most next-gen games, some even locked at 30fps. Even Microsoft’s biggest exclusive title known as Titanfall does not run at native 1080p resolution on Xbox One.

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Titanfall producer Drew McCoy spoke to Gamespot at PAX East sharing his thoughts on why the number of 1080p resolution arguments have grown this year. It seems like the arguments over next-gen video games resolutions does not influence MacCoy. Expressing his concerns over why console wars and PS4 vs Xbox One debate matters little, MacCoy said:

“It’s the console wars. It’s Sega does what Nintendo don’t. There’s going to be games that look better on one or the other. There’s going to be exclusives that look better, for whatever reason. And we never set out to engage in the tech war. I feel like that’s a war that no one actually wins.

We consciously just decided that we’re going to make a game that’s fun and new and exciting and then worry about making it as good-looking as we can and I don’t think we made an ugly game, but no one in the office will tell you we made the prettiest game out there. Or [the one that] runs at the highest resolution.”

Developed by Respawn Entertainment, Titanfall is a Microsoft exclusive online multiplayer video game. For Xbox One, Titanfall is considered to be among most biggest next-gen titles, yet it still runs at native resolution of 792p. We can’t compare it to PlayStation 4 version of the game, simply because it does not exist. Not wanting to get involved in a debate about specifications, MacCoy teased that Respawn Entertainment is apparently working on improving visual performance of Titanfall. He said:

“We have more that we can do. We’re looking at performance stuff on Xbox One; the PC patch added some stuff; and we’re working with NVIDIA for some things on PC as well. At the end of the day we don’t really care. People were roasting us because we run at higher than 720p but we’re not a solid locked [60fps] yet. And it’s like, ‘Yeah, well you know what, guess what? The GPU isn’t always a thing that limits your frame rate and your performance.’ So we hit the highest resolution we could without limiting the GPU.”

Titanfall hit Xbox One and PC last month on March 11 last, Xbox 360 version of the game came earlier this month. First DLC expansion pack known as Expedition launched next month for Titanfall. Expedition will bring three new multiplayer maps to the game. Extensive new free of cost expansions, modes and features for Titanfall are being planned by Respawn Entertainment in order to keep the in-game community alive.

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What do you think about PS4 vs Xbox One resolution-gate issue? Let us know your concerns in the comments.

 

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