Microsoft dev admits higher resolution visuals offer 'a big improvement' over 720p

Kinect Sports Rivals developer Rare has admitted that outputting at a higher native resolution than 720p offers "a big improvement" to a game's visuals.

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GarrusVakarian1593d ago (Edited 1593d ago )

Of course it does, every gamer who isn't in denial knows this already. Especially when you start going into the 32 inch plus TV sizes.

1920x1080p is always going to look better than 1280x720p from whatever angle you view it from. Nice to see an X1 dev admit to this instead of downplaying it like some others are doing.

ZodTheRipper1593d ago

Exactly how I wanted to start my comment when reading that title :D
It's twice the resolution, who would even dare to deny that other than rabid fanboys and MS PR guys like Phil Spencer who says that it's more about "the experience" lol.

Blackdeath_6631593d ago

in all fairness to phil its not his fault he has to make up bullshit to cover his companies shortcomings. at least he isn't giving false info

abzdine1593d ago

only fanboys will deny that. native high resolution is the way to go bottom line.

amiga-man1593d ago (Edited 1593d ago )

Why does it need admitting it's just is, anyone who says otherwise are either stupid or blind.

MRMagoo1231593d ago

In other news the sun is hot derp lol

Dagobert1593d ago

Well at the end of the day Phil Spencer is just doing his job, I'm sure deep down he knows the system will fail.

Microsoft's biggest problem was that they felt confident with how the 360 was doing and thought they could do better. Instead they failed, and had they listened to consumer feedback from the beginning they wouldn't be facing all this now.

Guwapo771593d ago

@ amiga-man - They can't be both?

mewhy321593d ago

Yep. There's no spinning that one. Not sure why anyone who knows anything about graphics would think that the same game running at 720p vs 1080p that 720p would be better?????? That makes as much sense as paying 100.00 more for a weaker logical at all.

badz1491593d ago

OMG Microsoft dev, you guys know NOTHING! resolution is NOT important! all you need is a magic upscaller, noobs! /s

darthv721593d ago

i know my math is really rusty but wouldnt twice the resolution of 1280x720 be something like 2560x1440?

ZodTheRipper1593d ago

720p = 1280x720 = 921.600 pixel
1080p = 1920×1080 = 2.073.600 pixel

2073600/921600 = 2.25

UltimateMaster1593d ago

Oh oh, he might loose his job.
You can't disagree with the bosses.
MS: "SD is teh futurz!"/s
Their word, not mine...

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thrust1593d ago

I agree if both have the same AA.

but if 1080p no AA

720p with full AA the one with full AA would look better.

on my laptop i would put the game rez down a bit so i could use AA on some games because it would look better

GarrusVakarian1593d ago (Edited 1593d ago )


A full HD 1920x1080 game with no AA would still look sharper than a 1280x720p game with AA. Stop downplaying it to make yourself feel better.

"Not making my self feel better at all am still going to enjoy all my games :) "

But that's exactly what you were doing. Making things up to make yourself feel better about your purchase, i see it all the time. You blatantly haven't ever played a native 1080p game, otherwise you wouldn't have said what you just said ^^^.

TheBigShamona1593d ago (Edited 1593d ago )

Im sorry Thrust but thats just not accurate.

Any PC gamer knows that with Native 1080p on a 1080p display, you can almost get away with no AA.

Turning off the AA can sometimes be the difference between getting your Rig to run Ultra vs High settings.

(More AA is always great but most people have to compromise in some aspect with their Rigs)

Edited to fix spelling

thrust1593d ago

Not making my self feel better at all am still going to enjoy all my games :)

titanfall is the one am.looking forward to the most.

DoesUs1593d ago

The higher the res, the less AA becomes an issue. I'd take 1080p with no AA anyday. Fortunately there are PS4 games that achieve 1080p with AA. 8)

dennett3161593d ago

720p being upscaled to 1080p introduces aliasing issues. You can see it in many Xbox One gameplay videos and footage.

mistertwoturbo1593d ago

What you need to do, is go to Fry's or something and have them demo you a game on a 1920x1080 monitor. Load up a game at native 1920x1080 and then switch it to 1280x720. You will find the 1280x720 image much much more blurrier with bigger jagged lines and pixels the size of your fist.

badz1491593d ago


LOL how clueles are you, actually? do you even know what AA is? and why it's needed?

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Mike134nl1593d ago

Nice title I assume that's why the kinect game is running at 1080p.

JackISbacK1593d ago

yeah we all know that,it is mutiny towards fans that ms is stil quite and are not taking any steps that what should be done to maintains same fans or higher fans ,yeah we all are unhappy because at last gen atlest all around the world xbox 360 had a lead because it was an amZing console and we all loved it ,but it is realy painful to see the death of this console ,i'am realy waiting for good news and they are bringing bad news every day ,i cannot wait for the launch of both consoles so that this bullshit may stops and i can decide which console to buy first.

Blacksand11593d ago

The XB1 is 720p with a 1080p up-scaled because MS tried to make it a t.v hub first and a gaming console second. My Fios is 720p reg. channels and 1080p on HD channels. When you mix the two that's what you get 720p with a up-scaled of 1080p, because of t.v part of the console.

assdan1593d ago

Its sad it takes a dev to say this for some people to believe it.

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Mikelarry1593d ago

come on now, are these devs that arrogant that believe we take thier word for the gospel. they seem to think gamers are uneducated and will believe any crap they spew.

neocores1593d ago

Or your just in denial?

Mikelarry1593d ago (Edited 1593d ago )

how am i in denial????, 1080p is an improvement over 720p every one knows this. these devs coming out and saying the above is like they believe gamers are unable to come to that conclusion on their own

xxxsiegezzz1593d ago


I have seen so many comments that 720p and 1080p doesn't really have so big difference(some are even on this article) so I can say that every one doesn't know or wan't to belive this.
It's great that xbox dev admids instead of lying.

Septic1593d ago (Edited 1593d ago )

Wtf are you on about? Read the article ffs instead of just reading the title.

"We went up to 960 and it got a bit crisper, and I remember looking at it going, 'actually, yeah, that's a big improvement."

The title is complete click bait. But you see, I know that because I clicked on the article and then the source it was referring to.

" they seem to think gamers are uneducated"


christocolus1593d ago


i am not one bit surprised..i read the full interview yesterday, its alot more than that. the guy said 1080p wasnt their target, they added it cos they could...its funny how fbs break down positive articles just to find a little part where it can be spun in their favor...lmao..its really ridiculous and getting pathetic..this isnt the first time ive seen such here and its mostly on n4g in see it happening this way...anyways the full interview was quite cool and kinect sports rivals is definitly on my list...

Mikelarry1593d ago

@ septic i am on about the devs LATELY coming out with ridiculous notions and catch phrases about resolutions fiasco. they should not jumnp the boat and make claims about targets they cannot meet and when they fail to meet these targets they come out with excuses to try and downplay it. i did read the article if you don't like my comment that's why the disagree button is there for, no need to get in a blood rage.


Septic1593d ago


" i am on about the devs LATELY coming out with ridiculous notions and catch phrases about resolutions fiasco. "

Where is the ridiculous notion or catch phrase here?

imt5581593d ago

No shit, devs. Glad to hear.

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