Call of Duty, 720p, Albert Penello, NeoGAF, and Twitter: A Dramatic Retelling

Pete Dodd (famousmortimer) writes: "Days have passed and I’ve heard it from many sources now.  This is no longer something I consider flimsy.  If it’s not true I will be shocked at this point because the sources are that strong (I will also lose all credibility – that’s not something I’m oblivious to).  Though, there is a wrinkle to it that I didn’t know about during the initial rumor…  Activision is very hard at work trying to up the resolution.  Whether this comes as a day one patch, or a day 100 patch, or what… I don’t know.  It does point to Microsoft’s tools being behind more-so than just a huge power gap (the gap does exist but the XB1 is powerful enough to run this game at 1080p, clearly).  The point is that Activision is still working very hard on it.  As such they aren’t talking about it.  Microsoft isn’t talking about it.  The press isn’t allowed to talk about it.  It’s a forbidden topic."

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Majin-vegeta1395d ago

The fact that niether M$ or Crapovision have come out and debunked this rumor means they are hiding something.

iamnsuperman1394d ago (Edited 1394d ago )

The only thing Activision said was it had amazing graphic on the Xbox One (whatever that means)

Here is the issue with the reaction. By not saying anything they make the story last longer as people are going to be speculating right up till launch (which I think could be more damaging as it doesn't exactly improve trust) . If they just came out with it, it would be big (even if true or not) but probably die down quicker

Septic1394d ago

Yeah this continued silence is making me very worried. Someone needs to clarify the position immediately.

SilentNegotiator1394d ago (Edited 1394d ago )

Yeah, it's hard to see what purpose there would be to not jump right out and say it if it were 1080p on Xbox One.

I would bet a Benjamin that this game will never be patched to a higher resolution. #1 because it pretty much never happens, #2 because unless the drivers and tools were written by a monkey, there's no way they're SO BAD that they're hindering COD that much.

theBAWSE1394d ago

the shit storm is going to get errm well shittier

I've read a few times from various sources COD is not a one off, many multiplat games will be 720 on xbone and 1080 on ps4

xbone owners shouldn't really worry though, it's known the xbone is weaker than ps4..but is that going to stop your enjoyment? it's not like you will have a ps4 running the same game on a TV next to you while playing your xbone to compare the resolutions... just enjoy whatever game on whatever platform you desire

GamerzElite1394d ago

Mark Rubin said to IGN when IGN playing Squad-- while playing at Gamescom He was standing near a wall. And you can see a crack in brick, it means we focused on gfx.

Volkama1394d ago

People speculating on the resolution is a small number, and judging by comments on every Ghosts article it's an even smaller number that actually want to buy it.

COD fans with a basic grasp of what resolution is that would take note of Activision officially saying "the PS4 version is better"... I should think that's a much much bigger number.

Septic1394d ago (Edited 1394d ago )


Yeah but it really is going to dampen my enjoyment. I have already decided that I will keep the PS4 and sell the Xbox One if this is case.

If something like COD, which looks completely mediocre and scarcely what I would call next-gen is struggling on the Xbox One, a game that was showcased on the Xbox One at its REVEAL, then can you imagine the disparity in the quality in future titles like Destiny, The Division etc? I want to get the definitive version of those games and if there is such a big gap (and it is a big gap) in fidelity, at this early stage, then I'm sorry, but I have to go with the PS4.

It really is a problem though because I MUCH prefer the games lineup on the Xbox One. It such a rubbish situation to be in.

Studio-YaMi1394d ago (Edited 1394d ago )

What boggles my mind,if a game like Ryse which DOES look like a next gen game can achieve 900p,then how come a game that isn't as demanding like COD:Ghosts can't achieve 1080p easily ?

Glad that the game was confirmed to be native 1080p on the PS4 by Activision.

thekhurg1394d ago

^ @StudioYami

Ryse also runs at less than 1/2 the framerate. You cannot compare the two AT ALL.

mikeslemonade1394d ago

You're on rails on Ryse where as in COD you have more freedom. More assets are required to make COD perform the way it does besides just visuals.

Septic1394d ago


How is Ryse on rails?

Gekko361394d ago

@iamsuperman The only people this is going to bother is users on site like this. 99% of the potential the user base don't know / don't care or are totally uninterested.

There is no story here, just romour and innuendo to which I'm bored to tears of.

Can we shift all these sewing circle articles into an unsubstantiated / rumour section so all we read is confirmed news.

Who am I kiddin... it'll never happen while I've got a hole between me bum cheeks

n4rc1394d ago

I dont see the issue...

If IW made the claim.. Then I'd wonder... But it was a Sony rep

Even if hyrb or penello said its 1080.. They'd be called liars...Lol... We all know this

SilentNegotiator1394d ago (Edited 1394d ago )


Greenberg lied about Ryse being native 1080p; why should you expect people to trust Microsoft with telling the truth with Xbone's games' resolutions?

"The only people this is going to bother is users on site like this. 99% of the potential the user base don't know / don't care or are totally uninterested"

Don't kid yourself. Even COD fans will notice and be disappointed that Ghost isn't much sharper than last gen on Xbox One if it really is 720p/900p.

ShinMaster1394d ago

This topic is seriously overblown.

So what if the PS4 version is 1080p and the XboxOne version is 720p or maybe 900p. Who cares. They'll look pretty similar. There's no need to stoop down the PC elite's level.

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OlgerO1394d ago

I still find it hard to believe that a current gen looking game is not able to handle 1080p on xbone. But people have to start accepting that PS4 is the most powerfull console and will have the superior versions of games if not at launch then soon.

President1394d ago

I agree but do we really need a dramatic retelling? MS and Activision not debunking this rumor says enough.

NoLongerHereCBA1394d ago (Edited 1394d ago )

1440p of course :)

(Just kidding guys, just kidding..)

Really strange that it takes this long for them to let us know what the resolution is. It either means that it is really 720p or that they can somehow still tweak it as stated in the story. Wasn't aware that such big changes were possible through a patch though. Kinda makes me happy that games can get proper optimization after release.

BallsEye1394d ago

MS nor Activision don't have to go out and debunk every retarded rumor started by fanboys on some lame forum like neogaf and n4g which lost it's credibility ages ago.

Studio-YaMi1394d ago (Edited 1394d ago )

So Neogaf & N4G lost credibility yet MS has it !?


Why are you lurking here anyways ? go on MS pro websites and get your news there with ALL the credibility you want,why moan about places that you yourself are searching for and visiting ?

Some people are really weird I swear ..!

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n4rc1394d ago


No kidding.. I feel the same.. They really give their brand a bad image..

After listening to all the bs for 5 months, would I really want to play with these people? nope

OsirisBlack1394d ago (Edited 1394d ago )

@Ballseye yes fake Deep Down Gameplay

Guess you havent seen the newest videos where they actually hit their target marker watch from 1:40 to the end of the vid. Nothing else looks like this on anything outside of a pc period.

Brix901394d ago


You both have had nothing but negative things to say all summer about PS4. Do us a favor a stick with Xbox and when I get mine I pray I never run into your kind.

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deecee331394d ago

MS may not say anything about this until the very last minute. It may not matter much. COD:G is based on a last gen engine- even the high res videos look like something that could have come out on the PS3 last year. Plus, supposedly the X1 has an upscaler that might make the visuals look like native 1080p in practice. Honestly- why do we care? COD is not a very pretty looking game in comparison to other AAA shooters. 1080p will just stop it from looking old.

H0RSE1394d ago (Edited 1394d ago )

Yeah. the secret is that it runs at 1440p on X1. OMG, could you imagine the shitstorm that would erupt, lol.

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porkChop1395d ago

If their tools are really THAT bad then I think that confirms the XBO wasn't supposed to launch in 2013. There's no way the tools would be this far behind if they were planning to launch now from the start. I mean, I know developers have been complaining about poor driver/tool support, but I didn't think it was bad enough to make the difference between 720p/1080p.

Anyway, if it's really just because of the tools then a patch should be able to fix the issue down the road.

iamnsuperman1394d ago

I have always thought Microsoft thought they could be sneaky and release early next year (a head of what they thought was a 2014 PS4 launch). Sony played them and have been rather sneaky about it (who would have thought the PS4 would be announced for a release this year when we had big first party games still coming out). I think February surprised them

wenaldy1394d ago

You can't hustle the hustler.

MorePowerOfGreen1394d ago (Edited 1394d ago )

Wouldn't take this rabid troll seriously. He's just a PS fanboy trolling MSFT reps on twitter. He attacked Albert on twitter. You know you're a loyal troll when you(famousmortimer) praise Knack like it's a system selling AAA.

reko1394d ago (Edited 1394d ago )

post a link that he attacked albert on twitter.

"The thing is that I agree with him on his main points. The resolution doesn’t matter (EDIT: ALBERT DID NOT SAY THIS, I MISINTERPRETED HIS COMMENTS)" this?

did you read the whole thing?

dang cant post a link?

Riderz13371394d ago

"Attacked" Albert on Twitter? You and I have different definitions of the word attacked.

akurtz1394d ago

Knack is actually pretty fun and challenging. Yes ive played it.

Metfanant1394d ago

Pot, meet kettle lol

For the record...famous is not a troll lol