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Submitted by MariaHelFutura 840d ago | opinion piece

Call of Duty: Ghosts May Show The Extra Power Of The PlayStation 4, But It Doesn’t Matter (Yet)

Penny Arcade writes "Let’s start with the obvious, most gamers simply won’t be able to discern a difference between the two resolutions when playing the game. The original thread even states this." (Call of Duty: Ghosts, PS4, Xbox One)

Evil_Ryu  +   840d ago
this rumor is not even confirmed why is the author writing this article like it is *face palm
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GiggMan  +   840d ago
You're right.

If there was a game that could get away with doing something like that and still sell, it would be Call of Duty. I'd be interested to see if people still buy it unconsciously or protest with their wallet.
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thehitman  +   840d ago
Considering probably 80% of COD sales are from 13yr olds begging their mommy and daddy for it they probably wont care or know. The game sells off of pure hype alone, which is kinda sad because the game isnt what it once was when it first debuted on current gen consoles.
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GiggMan  +   840d ago
Well that's a little extreme Hitman considering I plan on maybe picking it up myself. The Squad stuff seems cool and it's local multiplayer. Justifies getting 4 PS4 controllers. I just hope the version I purchase is the best it can be, or I'm not buying.
xHeavYx  +   840d ago
Please, if someone is going to show the real power of the PS4, that's the 1st party studios, not this copy/paste shooter
P0werVR  +   840d ago


So why are they're folks confirming this already. The most obvious is going to happen and they're all going to look ridiculous.

I see those sells are coming up recently...hhmmmm...
Gozer  +   840d ago
I would think that the fact that the X1 version will run on dedicated servers would be more of an advantage than screen resolution anyway.
Ezz2013  +   840d ago

very true
i find it strange that IGN confirm that ps4 version is 1080p native from what they played

and Infinity Ward when asked about the xbox version if it also 1080p
they dance around it an ignored the the actual question
and just said:
""fantastic graphics" on Xbox One""
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MWong  +   839d ago
@ HeavY
Agreed, we won't see the real power of the consoles until their 1st party studios come out the gate swinging. KillZone: SF, DriveClub (delay & all), inFamous 2S, Knack all look amazing on the PS4. I can't wait to see whatelse 1st party studios release this gen.

On topic, the only problem I see is that Activision/M$ hasn't come out to deny anything. Besides that who cares as long as you get a solid experience.
djplonker  +   840d ago

From the article

"I personally wouldn’t be shocked if this story was accurate; we’ve heard reports that the PlayStation 4 offers superior power in the past. “Our contacts have told us that memory reads on PS4 are 40-50 per cent quicker than Xbox One, and its ALU (Arithmetic Logic Unit) is around 50 per cent faster,” Edge Online reported."

read it next time =p
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smoothop  +   840d ago
Sorry i'm half asleep, been a busy day. Sorry for the misunderstanding my bad mate.
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djplonker  +   840d ago

I was actually replying to this part

"this rumor is not even confirmed why is the author writing this article like it is *face palm"

my reply c&p from the article

""I personally wouldn’t be shocked if this story was accurate"

I could see how you got confused though!
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BallsEye  +   840d ago
It's Opinions4Gamers where articles are mostly written by the users of which great majority are sony fans. They all contribute to make themselves feel secure by submitting these lame opinion/rumor articles and talking about it like it's a fact. Don't take it seriously.
dead_eye  +   840d ago
So just like every other gaming website now.

And I'm not on about been Sony fans
CGI-Quality  +   840d ago
Did you read the article? He states several times in it that it's nothing confirmed, yet.
badboy776  +   840d ago
Ready 2 die>illmatic
Evil_Ryu  +   839d ago
can't go wrong with either
PeaSFor  +   836d ago
insecure much?
jmac53  +   840d ago
He has a point about the resolutions, it will be hard to notice but it is noticeable. The fact is, when talking about multiplatform games, everyone will know the PS4 has the superior version so most will get that based on that knowledge.
Faztkiller  +   840d ago
Its very noticeable just play a pc at 1080 then change it to 720 huge difference. But I think both will be 1080 if there is any differences between the two I don't it will be resolution. More likely texture quality or something like that.

Edit just remembered these new consoles have upscale features that would probably make it less noticeable. Either way if you enjoy COD your gonna have fun doesn't really matter in the end
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christocolus  +   840d ago
the 720p story hasnt been confirmed yet but even at that i dont see it affecting the xbx one sales cos most gamers dont care about 720p or 1080p and as long as ms keeps getting great ips and exclusive content its going to be ok .just look at the pre sales nos for cod.the resolution it runs at wont affect it or change the minds of those buying an xbx one just for it. same can be said for all other games..anyway the guy made some great points though..enjoyed reading the article
NavydAd  +   840d ago
It doesn't matter if the casuals don't care about this issue, because the hardcore caring about it will ultimately effect sales to the casuals. The biggest thing that drives the majority of console sales, are console sales. The casuals buy what their friends bought, who bought what their friends bought, and so on all the way down the line until you get to the hardcore who are the ones buying consoles during the first six months to a year or so. The argument that the opinion of the hardcore doesn't matter is extremely shortsighted, and MS is feeling that pain right now. They targeted the mainstream crowd when it is the hardcore that will be driving system sales at launch and for about a year after.

By the time MS's precious COD crowd get around to buying a next gen console things could have shifted heavily towards the PS4.
BadlyPackedKeebab  +   839d ago
This is absolutely true. I have 5/6 casual friends who are getting a ps4 at launch or plan to in the first six months who were all 360 gamers because they are following me across as "the one who knows about this stuff"
MysticStrummer  +   840d ago
Much smaller differences than this were certainly a big deal to many people on this site when it was 360 getting a slightly better version. Someone buying a console just for this game would probably want the sharper looking version. Also, all those pre-orders happened before this news, if it turns out to be true which I personally doubt, came out. If it's confirmed, those numbers may change drastically.
onyoursistersback  +   840d ago
i disagree, if people don't care about 1080p or 720p....then an Xbox 360 owner can save him self his $$$ and keep playing on a 360. I still believe there will be a lack of sales, if they have there mind set like that...
JackISbacK  +   839d ago
no, it does matter because there is loot difference between 720p and 1080p and is very easly recognisable,its is like diffrence between two generations of gaming.but there are 80%chances that this rumor is will be wrong because we all know that 3rd party games looks almost similar ,if xbo can play cod on 720p so ps4 will also play it on 720p and here does not matter that ps4 is more powerful it will sill play it on 720p because it will determine the reputation of company,and saying that xbox will play it on 720p is wrong because this game is not a very demanding game,it uses last gen engiene which uses to play black ops 2 on 720p or higher in xb360 and we all know that there will be no differnce in 3rd party games ,on both consoles it will look similar . this is proof that on xbox one games will not run on 720p it will more likely be 1080p ,if this rumor comes out to be true then xbox one will be super flop because it is already more expensive ,and no body will then care about its tv functionality. if it comes out to be very inferior console in terms of graphics ,and no body will buy it then also if its tv funtionality results to be good because at last xbox one is all about games not tv functionality ,and if they are not able to provide it properly they must die . people will buy xbox only if it will provide same resolution and fps similar to ps4 and provide better exclusives and also better feature and gaming experience to it players ,then only it will make us to pay 499$ ,then only they can shine with their tv features which will be bonus to us with gaming ,as we know games are bigger priority to gamers and then only we will accept tv feature if that platfrom provides better games ,and i hope this rumer come out to be false because i'am getting both consoles ,but xbox one first because now it is having more game and will get ps4 when infamous will release.
Pensta1  +   839d ago
Too much man, just reply back like everyone, small paragraphs, to the point. NOT A NOVEL!!
NavydAd  +   840d ago
The fact that two top reps at Microsoft gave the run around when asked about it is pretty much confirmed. So you are honestly telling me that the Microsoft director of product planning has zero idea what the number one selling game on his platform will run at? Why has Infinty ward not come out and clear up the rumor?

People who want to point out articles from months ago need to read that they say "their target is 1080p not that it is. Most people are not mad at the fact that its 720p but more the fact that this is a clear indication that the console has issues. Cod is not a hard game to make 1080p.

How has not one person from either company come out to debunk this?
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BattleTorn  +   840d ago

Both, Hideo Yoshida and Phil Spencer have said 'ask Activision' 'we don't know'

Quit trying to read between the lines..

The only thing remotely creditible atm is IW telling Eurogamer that both systems will run the game at 1080p.

If the PSN details are correct, why would Yoshida refuse to comment?
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NavydAd  +   840d ago
So the fact that IGN is showing gameplay all week and has confirmed that it is 1080p on PS4 is not credible? Show me an article that says that they both run at 1080p. Also make sure you read that article and that it doesnt say that they are "targeting" 1080p. go ahead go get it I will wait
jmac53  +   840d ago
Same as what NavydAd said. IGN always uses the lead platform/superior version for their videos. Funny that COD is being shown on a PS4 when all last generation it was shown on a 360.
BattleTorn  +   840d ago

There. Sorry for making you wait 6 minutes.
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MRMagoo123  +   839d ago
that might be relevant if it wasnt from june lmfao, if you remember rightly most games where said to be 1080p on the xbone *cough Ryse cough* when they announced them and how many are now ? < ---- rhetorical.
Agent1  +   840d ago
I expect all hell to break loose within the next month.
kiz2694  +   840d ago
in the article it says the PS3 struggled to show its power??

Whaaat? Uncharted series and The Last of Us did not struggle at all!
PFFT  +   840d ago
Which is why this article is BULLSHIT.
Angels3785  +   840d ago
He said "but it was challenging to use that power to its fullest." (he basically is saying the power was there just hard to utilize all the time)

Which is very true,
It look a few years for multi-platform games to be equal to that of the xbox 360 despite ps3 games asserting their graphical intensity.

The hardware and architecture of the software itself was new and completely different from the xbox 360.

It was also harder to code for and the only real time it could show its graphical advantages was through 1st party exclusives or meticulous third party devs that had dedicated teams and experts trying actively to make the games look good with the ps3 from the ground up.

I'd say his statement is more than accurate. He never even said "struggle" and besides not all ps3 games look as good as those...a lot of first party games do, but not all.
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king_george  +   840d ago
dont forget god of war and killzone :( gorgeous games
smoothop  +   840d ago
When did Activision say it was 1080p on either system, both consoles are easily capable of running it at this level but launch games won't utilize the hardware properly yet.

People should really wait for the confirmation from the developers before jumping to conclusions, even Yoshida was asked about the resoulution for PS4 and he said he did not no and to wait for Activision to say what it is.
porkChop  +   840d ago
IGN themselves are doing CoD Ghosts content this week and they said it's all direct feed from the PS4 version which according to them runs natively in 1080p.
TechMech2  +   840d ago
Is it confirmed 720p for Xbox one?
NavydAd  +   840d ago
The fact that two top reps at Microsoft gave the run around when asked about it is pretty much confirmed. honestly telling me that the Microsoft director of product planning has zero idea what the number one selling game on his platform will run at? Why has Infinity ward not come out and clear up the rumor?
smoothop  +   840d ago
So why does Yoshida not have the answer for PS4 fans, it like anything MS do is wrong, Sony do the same thing and it gets ignored or its fine.
NavydAd  +   840d ago
@smoothop their website shows 1080p and it was also confirmed by IGN who are playing videos all week of ghost that its running on Ps4 at full 1080p
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BattleTorn  +   840d ago
You realize Yoshida ran around the question too, right?
BattleTorn  +   840d ago



So the PSN website, and IGN are more reliable than Hideo Yoshida. Ok, I'll try to remember that.
PFFT  +   840d ago
It was all made up and nothing official. Lies lies lies and more lies.
porkChop  +   840d ago
"Let’s start with the obvious, most gamers simply won’t be able to discern a difference between the two resolutions when playing the game."

That's not true. Native res will always be crystal clear, whereas playing a game in anything but native res will always result in a (slight but still very noticeable) blurred image as well as much more aliasing/jagged edges.
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FrigidDARKNESS  +   840d ago
I dont think so this video of the ps4 version of Cod Ghost was posted on GAF before all the false 720p rumours.
Doesn't look impressive.
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BadlyPackedKeebab  +   839d ago
ouch. The engine is showing its age there. I would almost dare say that looks like a very good xbox 360 game.
Funantic1  +   840d ago
It'll be the same like it was between the PS3 and 360....almost identical.
Gamesgbkiller  +   840d ago
I think we will not see that much difference in a COD game.
Sadist3  +   840d ago
You think parents buying the game for their children care about resolution? Even most adults at my job don't know the difference between resolution,FPS. They're still getting their Xbox 1. The smaller community doesn't understand, the majority don't care about specs, whether it's cell phones, TV's or whatever. That's why all these companies are still in business. Wow, news flash for you guys.
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sAVAge_bEaST  +   839d ago
"Cell Phones, TV's or whatever." Are a little bit different than a videogame system, someone will own for 8 years, with large amounts of time, and money invested into them,.

news flash.
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quenomamen  +   840d ago
Who these fools kidding Call It Doodie can probably run on an Amiga. Just stop it already, it's tired gameplay and graphics.
CaulkSlap  +   840d ago
He's right that the most powerful system doesn't always win. It's usually the cheaper one. And PS4 is both.
Pensta1  +   839d ago
Shut up haters just becuase you get your ass kicked by juniors. Get a life scumbags. COD is the jezz, you cant expect the bloody world from one of the first games launched on Ps4. Don't make a judgement now, you havent even played the game for gods sake.

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