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Dee Yun: (contact-deleteme[at]-deleteme-direman [dot] com) 2014-03-12 04:27:40
Xbox One Resolution Issues
It's funny. I spent an entire generation championing the Xbox platform, and suddenly I've received several accusations of being a Sony fanboy in the past couple of weeks.
Sorry Chris. You're absolutely right. Visual fidelity is not the end all. Killzone: Shadow Fall on the PlayStation 4 looks absolutely gorgeous, but I enjoy Titanfall (which merely looks good) somewhere just shy of INFINITELY more. In addition to gameplay, you neglected to mention narrative, sound design, voice acting, art design...any number of factors that come together alchemically in great games. It's just that there needs to be a baseline level of quality for each of these elements. And 1080p ought to have been that mandatory prerequisite for these next-gen games. When the PS4 offers that fidelity in otherwise identical products, why NOT opt for the slicker one and rub shame index fingers at the one that doesn't?
I'll put a moratorium on this topic after today, unless completely unavoidable. If the Xbox One were my only console, I'd be pretty fucking sick of hearing the gripes as well. I'm just annoyed that Microsoft compromised so much on a product that costs $100 more than its competitor. I bought the Xbone for two reasons: Forza Motorsport 5 and Titanfall. Microsoft disingenuously ballyhoos Forza as an example of an Xbone game running at 1080p and 60 frames per second. They don't mention the effects that Turn 10 had to sacrifice to achieve those goals (the E3 build of the game featured significantly more detail). And as fun as Titanfall is, it could've looked better. There's the occasional tearing, the frame rate scrapes every so often, and it runs in an awkward 792 resolution. It just looks dithered compared to PS4 visuals.
Having said that, I will deal. I love me some Titanfall, and I foresee myself investing innumerable hours into it. I'm looking for a steady crew of players to blast mechs with. Any interested parties should send an Xbox Live friend request to: Vawce