Call Of Duty: Ghosts is the next-generation title and an addition to the Call Of Duty franchise. Xbox One has not enjoyed a lot of positive feedback ever since its reveal due to the strict DRM policies (which were later reversed), but the part where Xbox One is getting serious backlash from gamers is that Microsoft promised HD games to the gamers. With the recent heated debate about Ryse: Son Of Rome not being native 1080p enraged the gamers as to if Microsoft has lied to the gamers about HD gaming. With Microsoft’s PR department and Crytek’s own Cevat Yerli confirming that the games not running native 1080p get upscaled to 1080p using the new advanced upscaler of the Xbox One.
After the news was out in the wild, Microsoft’s Albert Penello said that he has seen Call of Duty: Ghosts running on Xbox One and it looks “amazing”. He never gave a confirmation of the resolution.
I've seen COD: Ghosts running on Xbox One. It looks f'n amazing. Wait for real footage, then judge for yourself.
— Albert Penello (@albertpenello) October 23, 2013
Jeremy Conrad is a former editor at IGN.com and has worked on the other side of the gaming industry for companies such as Blizzard Entertainment and Sony Online Entertainment. Jeremy Conrad was reported tweeting about the lifting of the embargo date on Call of Duty: Ghosts reviews on all platforms except for one, the Xbox One. He cited that it was because of the 720p resolution issue that surfaced when it was rumored that the next-generation version of the game will run at 720p resolution on a next-generation console, the Xbox One.
— Jeremy Conrad (@ManaByte) October 25, 2013
Recently he tweeted about spending his $500 on the Xbox One with a list of games and their resolutions next to them. He listed Battlefield 4 and Call of Duty: Ghosts under the 720p category.
FIFA, Forza, NBA2k – 1080p
Ryse – 900p
Ghosts, BF4 -720p#XboxOne $500 well spent.
— Jeremy Conrad (@ManaByte) October 26, 2013
So far no official word has been stated by either Microsoft or Activision on the resolution but all the clues are leading on and merging in on the fact that Call of Duty: Ghosts might indeed be running at 720p resolution on the Xbox One.
Xbox One has been receiving a lot of feedback from the developers with many citing that the ESRAM on the Xbox One is ‘painful’ to use. One developer also claimed that they had a port running on the PlayStation 4 in just 3 weeks with around 90fps whereas the same port took 4 months on the Xbox One with around 15fps. Not only that, many of the Xbox One games have been confirmed running at 720p resolution such as Dead Rising 3 from CapCom, which is exclusive to Xbox One and Killer Instinct, a fighting game making its comeback on the Xbox, is also confirmed with a resolution of 720p.
Call Of Duty franchise has always been big on the Xbox platform as Xbox has enjoyed a lot of exclusivity deals with Activision regarding Call Of Duty such as timed exclusive DLCs. Xbox Live is the most preferred network to play the game online on. Call Of Duty: Ghosts is the most pre-ordered game for the Xbox One.
What does it all show for the Xbox One’s capabilities? With just three weeks away from the launch of both the Xbox One and the PlayStation 4, we are seeing revelations after revelations which are not tipping the scale in Xbox One’s favour.
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