It's been revealed that the Call of Duty: Ghosts unveiling was actually done on PC, with Xbox One controllers plugged in.
Is Xbox One not even close to running these games yet or what? I don't see how it's going to launch soon as it is if they can't run games on it now.
Better guess, this late in its development cycle, is that they can't pull 100 dev kits to run at this sort of reveal. That there wasn't a single Xbox One there is worrying, but only if you don't ask what the point would be, with 100 computers that can run the game as well.
The usual smoke and mirror. Nothing new
Who knows, they have changed the One so much that, maybe, they'll laugh it as a pc/tv box
they were pc's with xbox one specs
So were the ones at E3 that ran on windows 7 and ran Nvidia graphics cards...
@tw0qwk ye right like they were at E3? Nvidia-powered PCs not even close spec to the xbox1 xbox fails yet again!!!
Aren't you cute...so it's been forgotten that games were being played on bonafide Xbox Ones at E3..confirmed by many a reputable game sites. Especially with one of the more visually impressive games in Forza 5 inside of that confirmation. If people would get their heads out of their >anatomy< for one second, it's pretty clear to see that there are some devs who aren't showing them on console yet. But for the sake of N4G, we'll pretend that isn't the case. We'll pretend it's some type of conspiracy from Microsoft. Even with Major Nelson unboxing one of the first 20 retail ready X1's just last week. Carry on with your bashing N4G.
Be careful. MS is evil
Lol forza 5 looks impressive but uses the same magic tricks. Baked lighting( the sun was bouncing off the car in a tunnel), a freaking skybox, and the textures only look good at high-speeds. Forza very good gameplay. Graphics not so much. Don't get me wrong. I'm not defending GT6 (-_- No Damage collision) or driveclub ( looks crappy graphics wise but all we've seen is off-screen footage so /:)
@dcj0524 Every game uses tricks. Textures only look good at high speed? Here are some in game pics that aren't at high speed and tell me the textures honestly only look good at that point. Cockpit view http://images.eurogamer.net... Another http://images.eurogamer.net... Another http://images.eurogamer.net... Beautiful pre-baked lighting http://images.eurogamer.net... trailer http://images.eurogamer.net... Tunnel shot where the sun is clearly shining through, hence there would be sunlight hitting the car. http://images.eurogamer.net... Forzavista (uses the same in game model) http://images.eurogamer.net... Another Forzavista http://images.eurogamer.net... One more in-game cockpit view shot http://images.eurogamer.net... Forza looks as impressive as it drives...if you don't think those screenshots are impressive and still think the textures look good at high speeds then you need an eye exam.
States facts about the X1....Gets tons of Disagrees N4G everyone....One of the worst gaming sites of all time, simply because of the retards that are on here disagreeing anything that makes MS look good.
@theWB27 I'm sorry but there isn't a single "retail ready" xbox one just yet, you are misinformed.
@devwan AAww you're cute too. Here's a link... http://www.engadget.com/201... Here's another http://blog.chron.com/houst... and another http://www.neowin.net/forum... here's a link to the unboxing https://www.youtube.com/wat... My last one http://www.ausgamers.com/ne... There are a few articles for you to read stating the unboxing of one of the first 20 retail ready Xbox Ones. You sir...are misinformed.
It looked more like a ps3/360 game Pc? Really?
I doubt pc version will even look as good as consoles versions anyway Edit: Only say this because Cod never have effort put into pc ports its true
Pc will always look the best
Your comment is ignorant for two reasons: First, all COD games look and run better on PC. I'm not a big COD fan but I did get Modern Warfare free with one of my graphics card purchases and it runs at a locked 60fps on my PC (unlike the console versions that dip down into the low 40s) and with the much better anti-aliasing, texture filtering and higher resolution it looks significantly better than the console versions. Second of all, there was just news the other day that the PC version of Ghosts will have higher quality assets than even the next gen consoles. http://www.ign.com/articles...
Lol what a joke. It will still look better no matter what.
@b-radical. How on earth can you make the claim that PC ports have no effort put into them when most games are developed on PC's before being ported over to consoles?
There have been lots of rumors, saying that the Xbone was really not meant to release this year. However, Sony revealed the PS4 WAY earlier than Microsoft expected, and so they are now rushing everything. Take that with a grain of salt, but seeing as how Microsoft did the same with the Xbox 360, I'm inclined to believe MS is also rushing the Xbone.
ive said the same since day 1 i think ms thought they would have another year
Will people be getting an empty Xbone case with a note saying IOU in it at launch? And does this mean Xbone controllers are PC compatible?
The official drivers are coming 2014. Someone might get it up and running ahead of that.
They ran games on the console at comic con and will also be running them on the console at gamescom -_-
No, I think the version of the game they showed was the PC version, not the intended XB1 version. Remember that article saying the PC version would look better than the console versions? They probably just wanted to show their best looking demo, which will be what's coming to PCs, not Xbox One. They used Xbox controllers likely because most people who play CoD play it on consoles, ESPECIALLY xbox, so by using 360 controllers the gameplay looks similar to that of consoles controls wise. With this strategy, they demoed the LOOK of the PC version with the FEEL of the Xbox One version.
I can attest to the fact that in the current gen the CoD games look exactly the same on PC (for the most part) as it does on the consoles with the only real exception being the PC version can run natively at higher resolutions. So this may be "PC" footage but I doubt the console version will look any different given the series current track record. What you watched is what you will get on PS4/X1 whether you like it or not.
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Seems to be more of the same from Microsoft. They didn't actually say it was been played on a console, but didn't say it was on PC with Xbox Controllers either.
"there was no actual Xbox One hardware present, although the PCs being used ran at equivalent specs." Wouldn't it still be different from what the Xbox One could do? I mean, isn't "equivalent specs" on a PC not the same?
Depends. At its simplest level though, presume that equivalent specs means that Microsoft have built rigs that run as well as the Xbox One does. They'll have taken into account OS and such.
Not always true if you look at E3... http://news.softpedia.com/n...
It is a bit disconcerting that they did not have a Xbone running the game so close to launch! I would like to know the console can even get through a press conference before I invest in one!
this means nothing really there were consoles at comic con and theres gunna be a 100 at gamescom
"This does not mean anything; there were consoles at Comic Con and there will be 100 at Gamescom." Fixed
way to be a grammar nazi
I was able to grasp what he was saying before you made the changes. Edit: Your expertise in the area of grammar and punctuation is not all it's cracked up to be either. I can see multiple post where numerous mistakes were made. That stuff doesn't matter on this site. You had a understanding of what he was saying, right? Maybe you get off on it.
I make mistakes just like everyone else, especially when I'm using my phone. The difference is that I don't go out of my way to sound illiterate. Avoiding the use of any punctuation and misspelling words when the alternative you've chosen doesn't even abbreviate the original is retarded. It doesn't take a grammar Nazi to notice that.
@JP A grammar nazi would have known to put quotation marks before when and after original.
Unless there's a rule of grammar I'm unaware of, I've quoted pacostacos correctly.
maybe the XBOX One at gamescom is just a PC Case with PC hardware... you never know XD
Yeah kinda like the PC hardware at the PS4 reveal. Every demo shown was running on a PC with Ps4 LIKE specs. And i wouldnt doubt it if $ony did the same at E3.
yeah. Could also happen. I don't really care as long both provide us with a quality product. I'm not a fanboy. I just wanted to comment on the article in a sarcastic way XD
I know that sony also runs some of their game demos on PCs and dev kits, but microsoft is taking it to the level of con artistry. almost every single bit of "xbox one gameplay" has been on a PC
Ryse wasn't and thats one of the better looking launch games this coming gen
except for forza and ryse and KI the first two being some of the best looking launch games for next gen
*grabs the popcorn*
I could understand outcry if this was another Microsoft hosted event... but it wasn't.
yes it was
no it wasn't, they were just using controllers.
Lol it was a pc dev kit. Nothing to see here folks. They were used for the guess players at Activision. The original multiplayer demo was xbox one hardware as stated by Activision.
Like I said in the other article (which I received numerous disagrees with, probably from butthurt PC fanboys), even the PC versions of these games look mediocre maxed out. I thought the trailer was Xbox One footage, but I guess they couldn't acquire enough devkits or some such excuse. Oh well. I've played CoD on PC before it became a garbage series, and pretty much the same time the series became console-centric, the PC versions started getting gimped. Like how MW2 didn't even include mod tools nor any server browser options. I maxed MW2 out on my rig back then, and it honestly didn't look any better than the console version (besides being sharper due to the higher resolution). The same went from BO1, MW3, and from what I've seen BO2 as well. Bottom line is, CoD has mediocre visuals and the fact that they couldn't be bothered to enhance the visuals at least *somewhat* shows you how much they really care about quality (protip: they don't). I'd come back to CoD if they fixed the fucking horribly unoptimized netcode which is the main problem with the gameplay. Running around a corner but somehow getting shot two seconds after you've around rounded the corner never gets old. Running into someone but somehow getting insta-gibbed before you could even bring up ADS, then the killcam shows them being there two seconds before they appeared on your screen. Won't even get into the terrible gun balance and any of that. It's just a joke series meant for people who don't know any better about a quality FPS.
You may not like the art direction, but in terms of the core graphical makeup I don't see how it is so mediocre. It looks at least 90% as good as Killzone Shadow Fall and is running at twice the frame rate. It literally takes twice as much GPU performance to go from 30fps to 60fps. So to put it another way, it would be like COD Ghosts having to run on a GPU that is only half as powerful as the GPU that KZSF gets to run on. That it manages to look 90% as good as a game that gets twice the rendering budget is an accomplishment.
Ghosts didn't look nearly as good as Shadow Fall. Battlefield 4 runs at 60fps, has MUCH larger maps and more going on at once, yet still crushes Ghosts' visuals.
To be honest, though, Battlefield 4 looks better than both of them and is supposedly running at 60fps on PS4 and XB1. That would be HUGELY impressive.
And the game still looks like crap bf4 and kz ftw
All the Xbox One hate aside, it makes perfect sense to me. It's smart and just logical to run the games on a PC at this point for various reasons of which some are listed in the article. And to be honest, do people really, I mean really really care if it runs on an actual Xbox or a PC?! I don't think so, but it's something that you can look down on, but it really doesn't matter. I bet that they could do it if they wanted to, but that is pointless to get all the units there to demo a game just to prove that you could do it, wehn running it on a PC makes things A LOT easier.
True though i don't see why people are getting angry at MS as this was not a MS hosted event; it was Activison. I would see why hatred would go towards MS if it was their event but they just used their controllers.
Well, it was a CoD event hosted by MS though, they even said it a couple of times and of course it was, they still have this big deal going on. But yeah, I personally do not at all see this as a problem. I wouldn't even bother if the Xbox Ones at gamescom are PCs. Who cares as long as the console is there somewhere and is working for those who want one. There are things to criticize, but not everything is or should be a reason to do so.
@KingKevo Yeah true but actually it was an Activison hosted event but it was sponsored by Xbox; They said that at the start of the presentation. Hence why they were using the controllers. There is no one to blame is it wasn't if it was not played on the console but on PC. it was just a sponsored event not an actual Xbox presentation.
really?.man thats shame.i thought it was running on console and i was hoping for a little better graphics on PC
If they pull the same stunt at Gamescom I'm willing to bet they are, for a fact, rushing the xbone release.
You do know that this was an Activison hosted event not M$. They where just using their controllers.......
Sorry I was thinking E3. Even so they pulled the same thing at E3. It's still strange since the console comes out soon.
But...it looked horrible. I thought they were showing PS3/360 footage. Yikes.
i don't see why people are getting angry at MS as this was not a MS hosted event; it was Activison. I would see why hatred would go towards MS if it was their event but they just used their controllers.
The lighting in Forza is more baked than a cake factory