Call of Duty: Ghosts is an upcoming new addition to the series of Call of Duty. Xbox was always the get-go and platform of choice by Call of Duty players with Activision also releasing timed exclusive content for the Xbox platform. Recently rumours surfaced which enraged gamers and questioned if Microsoft will be delivering on its promise about HD gaming for next-generation with Xbox One. With the review embargo date lifting for Call of Duty: Ghosts on November 5 for all platforms except for one, the Xbox One. Staff from Microsoft and from Activision have remained quiet on the matter and have given no official word or statement about the resolution.
CheapAssGamer founder, David Abrams, tweeted that although he is not reviewing any Xbox One games, he confirmed that Call of Duty: Ghosts is indeed 720p on the Xbox One as opposed to 1080p on the PlayStation 4. Former IGN editor also confirmed but not directly (probably sarcastically) that Call of Duty: Ghosts is 720p on Xbox One.
David Abrams is of the optimist type. He thinks that these multiplatform differences will be sorted out in time and parity can be/will be achieved on both the next-generation platforms as was the case with PlayStation 3 playing catchup with Xbox 360 this generation.
I think these multiplatform differences will be worked out, much like how PS3 MP games were inferior to 360 for quite awhile. We shall see.
— David Abrams (@CheapyD) October 26, 2013
But all of this begs the question if Microsoft’s next-generation console is indeed ‘inferior’ in performance when compared to PlayStation 4, even though it was said by Microsoft that the system can perform the same and is indeed powerful and if games on the platform are being rushed instead of being optimized well for the platform. Call of Duty: Ghosts is not the first game to be confirmed running at 720p resolution, Battlefield 4, Killer Instinct, Titanfall and Dead Rising 3 are also rumored titles that are running at 720p resolution. With its competition doing 1080p resolution while also being $100 cheaper, Microsoft should seriously rethink their strategy and give ample enough time to developers to develop a solid title for the Xbox One.
Call of Duty: Ghosts will be released on November 5 for PC, Xbox 360, Wii U and PlayStation 3. It will be released at launch along side the PlayStation 4 on November 15 and on Xbox One on November 22.