It seems that the things are not going in favor of Microsoft at all. After backlash from game developer Tim Sweeney, controversial statement of Phil Spencer, low Xbox One Sales, criticism on preference over Windows 10 and now these latest reports regarding upcoming Quantum Break hints that the company must design a clear cut strategy for both of its platforms.
Quantum Break Runs at 720p on Xbox One – Digital Foundry
During the presentation of Remedy Entertainments at Siggraph last year, it was announced that their forthcoming Quantum Break will be running at 1080p and 30 fps on Xbox One. But the recent report from Digital Foundry states that the game runs at rather outdated 720p. Here’s the excerpt from the post published by Digital Foundry;
“In every scene tested so far, a native resolution of 720p is the consistent result found in each pixel count test – so while there’s every possibility of individual render targets operating at higher resolutions, basic geometry that we’re able to measure hands in a 720p result as things stand,”
720p is way too outdated for gaming in the year 2016, with more better hardware capable of pushing resolution beyond native 1080p such as 4K. Previous generation consoles used to run games at 720p. Maybe that’s reason behind report which said that Xbox One will be getting hardware upgrades earlier this month. Regarding resolution on Windows 10 PCs, it said;
“But let’s not forget that there’s also a PC version in development too. We didn’t have time to sample this at the press event, but Remedy were pretty open on the state of the build at that time. Limited to 1080p at 30fps, it still required plenty of work before launch. The developer is promising a maximum 4K experience at 60fps, but it remains to be seen exactly how this will pan out, or exactly what kind of hardware will be required to make this happen.”
Remedy Entertainment must issue an clarification statement in response of the post published by Digital Foundry. Quantum Break is forthcoming shooter game releasing for Xbox One and Windows 10 PCs on April 5th.
Source: Digital Foundry