Submitted by jujufish 741d ago | article

COD: Ghosts’ PS4 Version Has Been Running at 720p, Comparisons Everywhere Rendered Invalid

"Activision has confirmed with Eurogamer that the PS4 version of Call of Duty: Ghosts will be receiving a day one patch that brings its single-player mode resolution to 1080p. It turns out that it's been running at 720p all along, completely invalidating comparisons against the Xbox One. Several outlets, including IGN and Eurogamer, have been running analysis that compares the Xbox One's 720p output to what was presumed to be PS4's version running exclusively at 1080p. They were never notified of the issue leading to false conclusions." (Call of Duty: Ghosts, PS4, Xbox One)

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rajman  +   741d ago
"Comparisons Everywhere Rendered Invalid" not true, apparently PS4 review copies were 1080p...and that the patch is for the retail copies
xPhearR3dx  +   741d ago | Well said
Review copies are the same as retail copies. They don't print special discs for journalist.
KUV1977  +   741d ago
If you watch the IGN-comparison you will see that even in their compressed video the X-Box showed some jaggies that were not there in the PS4-version. Also I don't belive that everyone just imagined more clarity.
Bathyj  +   741d ago
KUV1977, so maybe its more clear, even at 720p. Its not impossible.

Anyway, Im sick of this. Ive never heard so much heated debate over a game no on likes.
mikeslemonade  +   741d ago
Well "clarity" doesn't just come from the resolution. The PS4 could just be more stronger and efficient in other system and hardware processes.
Eonjay  +   741d ago
Lets hope that the review copies were 1080P... otherwise, thats horrible news for Xbox. And its not very likely.
Blackdeath_663  +   741d ago
jaggies are to do with AA not resolution. the XBone has been struggling with aliasing even in BF4
slimeybrainboy  +   741d ago
My opinion still remains true. I watched the comparison video and said they both look bad because COD is so last gen, lazy effort.

Did anyone else notice that the XB1 had a very strong green tint in the comparison and the PS4 had a blue tint?
isa_scout  +   741d ago
Yes there is a difference between retail and review copies. Go to IGN and their article update will even tell you that the review they posted(and the video comparison from the review copies) were indeed rendered in native 1080p on the PS4. This ONLY affects retail discs.
rajman  +   741d ago
@ xPhearR3dx
I said that because someone who has the review copy said so. NO review copies are not always the same as retail copies....I know this because I had an Assassins Creed 4 debug copy and it included the day 1 patch that was not on retail copies.
MrSwankSinatra  +   741d ago
Did it ever occur that the patch was already live when reviewers got their copy.
malokevi  +   741d ago
Lol @ every single one of you. yummy yummy crow! Resolution, the most important and differentiating aspect of gaming to everyone anywhere!

This just proves that high res =\= good graphics, and that you all suffer from serious confirmation bias.

That is all.
MysticStrummer  +   741d ago
@malokevi - No crow eating required.

IGN's comparison video shows a clear difference. XB fans should hope that actually was PS4's 1080p version, because if the difference gets even more apparent… wow.
MRMagoo123  +   741d ago

All this means is the ps4 version looked better than the xbone version while still at 720p lol It also means once the game has its patch the ps4 version will increase the graphics gap on the xbone version.
Palaven  +   741d ago
@MysticStrummer & MRMagoo123

IGN confirmed that Ghosts was in 1080p on PS4 for the review and comparison video.
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KUV1977  +   741d ago
Of course the PS4 version can just have run in 720p with much higher AntiAliasing which would be fine with me, but I am guessing that the higher resolution made jaggies at the same level of AA less visible. With full HD versus 720p the Aliasing is already much smaller, as there edges are obviously made from much more pixels that are spread over the same screen space.

Also here is an official quote from IGN:
"Activision has confirmed that the version of Call of Duty: Ghosts made available to IGN for review (and displayed in the video embedded below) was presented at native 1080p. The issue described below and the corresponding day-one patch only affect retail copies of the game."
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boneso82  +   741d ago
Lol @ bathyj

A game no one likes? I'm not a fan of COD either (since BLOPS) but it sells over 25million copies every year for the last 5 years, that's 25 million people who obviously like it. It is the single biggest selling video game franchise of this generation. Your statement seems a bit silly now doesn't it?
mmj  +   741d ago
Review copies will likely include custom code to identify and source of leaks, I doubt they would send out standard retails copies to reviewers weeks ahead of release.
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GarrusVakarian  +   741d ago
What about this?

"Activision has confirmed that the version of Call of Duty: Ghosts made available to IGN for review (and displayed in the video embedded below) was presented at native 1080p. The issue described below and the corresponding day-one patch only affect retail copies of the game." Straight from IGN.
MorePowerOfGreen  +   741d ago
Is this related to what Adam Sessler was up in arms over? The rumors of Sony controlling who covered PS4 and how? No early testing thus no early consoles for unpaid media(or lied to media)

PS3 can do 4D, 1080p 120fps and more powerful than 10 supercomputers all over again?

IMO the XB1 version looked better.

PS4 http://ghosts-comparison.s3...

XB1 http://ghosts-comparison.s3...

BF4(slid the red bar) https://googledrive.com/hos...

Anybody notice one of the mods is hiding revealing articles about the PS4 that seem negative, in the console section censoring them from the front main page?
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Palaven  +   741d ago

All the comparisons I have seen the Xbox One versions of BF4 & Ghosts look better than the PS4 versions. I am not bothered about them not being 1080p on the Xbox One, if there was a noticeable difference I would be. Both games on the PS4 seem to have muddy textures (downgrade to hit 1080p?).

There is a lot of censoring on N4G. Negative PS4 articles get rejected for breaking rules even though negative Xbox One articles that get approved are breaking the same rules.

Plus, why should people have to play the PS4 version of Ghosts in 720p if they don't have an internet connection? Doesn't it state 1080p on the case?
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Ju  +   741d ago
You guys are on this like the flys. There is no 720p footage out - simply because no (or almost no) PS4 retail boxes are out to play this game on, just yet. Yes, review copies are no gold disks. They are "pre-production" versions. This only affects final gold mastered retail disks. I don't know. It's ridiculous how you guys are in need to fabricate bad PS4 news. Going the extra mile of simply lying. Get over it. PS4 runs this game 1080p@60fps native.
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MysticStrummer  +   741d ago
"Both games on the PS4 seem to have muddy textures (downgrade to hit 1080p?"

Wishful thinking? The IGN CoD video specifically mentions that XB1 will have the same textures as PS4 despite being a lower resolution. The comparisons I've seen for both games have the same textures. Not sure what you saw.
ShwankyShpanky  +   741d ago
@MoreDenialAndGreen (with envy)

Super Stardust did 1080p and 120fps... just not at the same time.
hakeem0996  +   741d ago
Bullshit they always looked the same .they just proved that it was always fanboys seeing what they wanted to see . I don't give a damn about these things .it's been proven million times over that the best game of each cycles are never graphics heavy : Minecraft,state of decay,flowers,the walking dead episodes etc
CERN  +   741d ago
He's wright, Activision has confirmed that the version of Call of Duty: Ghosts made available to IGN for review was presented at native 1080p. The issue described and the corresponding day-one patch only affect retail copies of the game.

CERN  +   741d ago
He's wright, Activision has confirmed that the version of Call of Duty: Ghosts made available to IGN for review was presented at native 1080p. The issue described and the corresponding day-one patch only affect retail copies of the game.

jimmins  +   741d ago
Actually, that's exactly what they do. It's called debug code and will only run on devkit units. Reviewing from debug code is standard across the industry.
Gekko36  +   740d ago
@mikeslemonade HAHAHAHA

Yes I'm sure it does it by magic.
G20WLY  +   740d ago
@Malokevi, we saved you some crow, you're gonna need it!! :P

mcstorm  +   740d ago
Who one here cares because before COD came out this site was full of we hate COD now its x is better than y come one make your mind up people.
Irishguy95  +   740d ago
Lol @ Blackdeath

You know AA is just a method of getting by lower resolution(Which causes jaggies)

Higher Res and AA get rid of Jaggies. The difference is Higher Res does it better. However both together do it best. AA is a method of attempting to blur out jaggies via extra pixels. Whereas Resolution actually puts more custom pixels there. AA - causes a blur, which looks good anyway. Resolution - Fixes the problem.

First thing you notice on PC game when messing with Resolution ("Oh wow this looks so much sharper, so much detail")
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ThanatosDMC  +   740d ago
Either way there needs to be a texture patch. Those low res textures are horrible especially on PC.
frostypants  +   740d ago
How could this good for Microsoft? This would mean that the PS4 version looked better than the One version even with both running at 720P...
LordDhampire  +   740d ago
Yeah @phear, because you would know over activision
RumbleFish  +   740d ago
CoD 4 was fun! What happened since... I don't care.
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LordMaim  +   740d ago
They don't print discs at all for journalists. Review code is just that, until the game goes gold.
Zepherite  +   740d ago
While it may not be the case this time (I don't know for sure), it's reasonably common for the review version to be slightly earlier versions to the retail disc.

It allows the game to get in the hands of reviewers quicker.
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aceitman  +   741d ago
So does that mean the ps4 looked better than x1 with it being upscalled to 1080p. So now it will show more sharpness
76erz24  +   741d ago
Reviewers said it was at 1080 jeez
Transporter47  +   741d ago
exactly what I was going to say. If you could tell the difference on this "720p" You will notice even more now.

Also I checked on Eurogamer and it only runs 720p on single player before patch. Multiplayer 1080p no patch needed.
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NoLongerHereCBA  +   741d ago
I really don't get it how people claim they see a difference. The only difference was the colour due to a setting. The rest was the same with the single player footage.
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OrangePowerz  +   741d ago
@76 the PS4 could have been upscalled as well.
*Preparing popcorn*
T2  +   741d ago
Ya I love the fanboy spin " comparisons rendered useless " ... Uh no you better pray those ign copies were 1080 p cuz if they were both 720 and the difference was that noticeable then xbone is in serious trouble
CERN  +   741d ago
Ps4 version isn't up scaled its native 1080p. It just needs an update on launch.
jackdaddy  +   740d ago
Let's be honest, there is very little to do with either console here, it's all about the developers and their lack of ability.
GribbleGrunger  +   741d ago
Questions need to be asked. Why did they choose to patch this after the reviews and comparison videos were made? Why did it take a Gaffer to expose this? Would they have patched it if it hadn't been exposed? Why didn't ANY review site spot the difference between singleplayer and multiplayer? Is this a little convenient for a certain company? Who stood to gain the most out of this?
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sAVAge_bEaST  +   741d ago
My thoughts exactly.. ,,My- thoughts- exactly-.
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OrangePowerz  +   741d ago
Sure MS wasn't too upset about that with all comparison videos being only for the singleplayer making them look equal.
Anon1974  +   741d ago
Remember back when it came out that Microsoft reserved the right to block your game on the Xbox 360 if the 360 version wasn't on par with versions on other consoles? You have to think that developers always had that in the back of their minds when making multiplatform games. How could they not?

What if that MS still has this policy behind the scenes and devs aren't allowed by Microsoft to take advantage of the strengths of other systems, or else face losing the Xbox One market for their product? The day one patch could be a way around that. "Hey, at launch they were both the same!" ;)
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stuna1  +   741d ago
My though is that maybe they didn't want everyone to see just how big a leap over the Xbox1 it really was! Some could already see the difference with the comparisons, imagine how much more of a gap would it have shown at 1080p.
iiwii  +   741d ago
MS paid them to keep it that way until after reviews were done. You don't have to wonder. Rest assured that this has always been the way MS has done business, and why most people hate them.

@ the disagree

You are probably too young to remember the days when Microsoft strong armed shop owners that if they sold a competitors product next to MS's that they would pull their products from the shop and not allow them to sell. Disagree all you want, but MS has always been a shitty company. And that will never change.
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JokesOnYou  +   741d ago
darkride, stuna, iiwii lmfao the denial is strong in you:

-Yeah just like micro paid sony/Yoshida talk up the 1080p with jokes and a sony exec to confirm COD was already 1080p http://www.playstationlifes...

-Yeah just like micro paid to make sony change their 7.1 of the TOS for future drm restrictions after pretending they never had any drm intentions, don't forget about that patent they have it all make sense that they are just playing the good guy role and keeping quiet while slipping shiii under fanboys nose: http://attackofthefanboy.co...

-Yeah just like micro paid sony to say that ps4 will support 3d bluray at launch with the 1.5 update http://www.engadget.com/201... Now we learn it won't: http://www.eurogamer.net/ar...

-Yeah seems micro can even pay sony to lie.
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Ju  +   741d ago
Is anybody here able to read??? I mean, it is obviously only affecting the retail disk, not what we've seen. And people go on and on justifying the 720p...people, it was a mistake which made it onto the retail disk - which basically disabled the 1080p mode. How much clearer can it be?
theoneb  +   740d ago
@ Jokes hear you are yet again acting informed. This much I know you comment on "negative" PS news true false or just stupid. For all the links you referenced not one changes the fact that COD runs @ 1080p/60 on PS4 and 720 on XB1. Patch or no patch this fact still remains.

That's the real difference between a Xbox fan like you and most PS fans. The argument on the Sony side usually deals in facts while the MS camp treats thier opinions as facts. Thats why you have limitless disagrees on pretty much everything you post. It's not that you like Xbox it's the BS that you try to pass as facts.

Before you say "I don't care what people think" if that was truly the case you wouldn't have an N4G account.
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condemmedman  +   740d ago
OooooO yes its all part of an evil plan!!!!!!

Get a life people
kopusx  +   740d ago
Its called Mind F***, you see the mind see's what it wants to see. Therefore users that want to see PS4 as looking better than the Xbox will see just that...Me I got both, so I don't care....
isa_scout  +   741d ago
It's sad that yo have any disagrees when what you stated is actually a fact.
For everyone disagreeing with rajman, go to IGN and check out the patch update. They clearly state that this only affects the retail copies. Reviews for COD Ghosts were in fact 1080p singleplayer on the PS4. Damn people do some research.
Gster  +   740d ago
Do you realize that a review is done, not for the benefit of the gaming website, but rather for the benefit of the potential consumer. Nobody wants to watch a review unless its going to give them an accurate description and opinion on the product that's being reviewed and what they may eventually end up purchasing, on the strength of such review.

It defeats the whole purpose to do a review on something that the retailer actually isn't going to buy. That's why it is totally ridiculous to say that the review copies are any different from the retail copies.

Otherwise, don't you think that a highly professional, reputable, billion dollar making organization like Acti-Vision would have clearly stated to review sites, (SO AS NOT TO MISLEAD THE PUBLIC), to make us the consumer very much aware that the resolution on the review copies, will be full 1080p, while the resolution on the retail copies will be 720p until it's patched on day one.

So, Let me get this straight, thousands of copies were sent out to the thousands of review sites across the globe wiht full `1080p, yet the other hundreds of thousands were sent out with a different resolution (lol, like that makes sense).
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moparful99  +   740d ago
@Gster Ign has confirmed that their review copy of the game was indeed running at 1080p 60fps.

Read the friggin article and it clearly states that there was a mistake that made it onto the retail copy of the game limiting the resolution. It's obvious that the PS4 is more than capable of that resolution benchmark considering most of its launch games have hit that. So its no a system problem its something in the code on the disk..

No big controversy here.. Simple, yet all of those that couldn't get over the fact that the PS4 was stronger graphically are jumping all over this and spinning this issue out of control..
TheXgamerLive  +   741d ago
That meanz native less 1080p. You cant patch native resolution, only upscale. Native is the base hard development as it goes to gold. Lol
MRMagoo123  +   741d ago
shame you know nothing at all in general lol, it just means the game is 1080p but they had it downscaled till the patch comes into effect to unlock the ability for the console to run it in 1080p. The IGN people said it was 1080p native on their copy, good luck with future troll attempts i can only hope you become more informed in the future and perhaps look less stupid doing so.
G20WLY  +   740d ago
Nice comment genius /S

I'll leave this here for you:

come_bom  +   741d ago
Now the sh*t just hit the fan.

So... gaming journalists, Sony and Activision where lying through their teeth, since the PS4 and X1 versions were both running at 720p. Interesting.
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snp  +   741d ago
Someone was lying or making an incredible error. The PS4 is already rendering the game internally at 1080p. That's no 'lie'. And folks had already previously seen, played and confirmed that with pre retail build/s.

If anything it's Sony that deserves an explanation from Activision for how this 'glitch' was allowed to get into retail version of the PS4 product. They're the ones who have had a game on their system dudded with reviews limiting it's output to 720p or ~900k, when internally the PS4 itself is pushing 1080p or ~2.1 million pixels (and the performance is of the game running at this res).

Sincere mistake or not, i wouldn't like to be Activision trying to explain to Sony how they 'accidentally' dudded the output settings on the PS4 version of the game by a tune of 1.2 million onscreen pixels in copies out there in the wild being reviewed.
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CERN  +   741d ago
What's wrong with you people. Weren't you reading. The ps4 version is full 1080p, it just needs an update on launch to activate it. IGN have confirmed there review copy was full 1080p it's only the retail copy that needs the update.
G20WLY  +   740d ago
Oh come on, keep up! The retail disks were printed and the 1080p resolution command wasn't included, because Activision screwed up AGAIN!

It's NATIVE 1080p on PS4, as you can see from this clarification since provided by Activision:

StrangerX  +   740d ago
Yep! So 720p and chugging along with framerate issues. The powaaa of greatness! :-)
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avengers1978  +   741d ago
Does any one else remember last week when people from IW were confirming it was 1080p on PS4, did these people not know what they were talking about? Did they gimp the PS4 version for ONE reason or another?

Oh, well I've said this before but I'm just not buying COD: Ghost, maybe BLOPS 3 will be better
Destrania  +   741d ago
Seriously, there's no reason to even be talking about this. Activision f***ed up. End of story.


'Update: Activision has confirmed that the version of Call of Duty: Ghosts made available to IGN for review (and displayed in the video embedded below) was presented at native 1080p. The issue described below and the corresponding day-one patch only affect retail copies of the game.'

Get it morons? Don't know how this happened, and I don't care. CoD is sh*t anyway. Something's fishy about it on Activision's end, but at least those buying it on PS4 still get to play it (after the patch) in the way it was designed and supposed to be played on PS4 which is native 1080p, while Xbots are stuck with it on their Xbones in 720p.
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jonli1  +   741d ago
how do u know ur an expert?
AndrewLB  +   741d ago
Haha! What a fool all the fanboys have just proven to be. So many comments trying to claim how much better COD looked due to the higher resolution when in reality it was nothing but a placebo effect. I still maintain the graphics look muddy as hell compared to Xbone and PC with too much blurring and fog, and while that may improve with a patch making the game run in 1080p, I don't see any evidence that this patch will include higher resolution textures which would be a massive download. So basically Sony is making a change which would be the same as changing the resolution in a PC game while keeping the textures on the "medium" setting...
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PSX04  +   740d ago
the final result is 1080p even after or before the update .... that's the point
JsonHenry  +   740d ago
Jaggies are less noticeable the higher the native resolution. However having better/higher Anti-aliasing running on the PS4 could be the reason it seemed to have less (but still very noticeable!) aliasing.

So it is possible that even though the PS4 had less jaggies than the xbox1 version it could have been just better AA and not a higher native resolution.

Not sure why everyone is so up in arms about it though. This game looks like last gen trash with a new set of paint on it for all systems. (Including on the PC!)
TAURUS-555  +   740d ago
all we care about is that the PS4 is the better console.
rajman  +   740d ago
lol 118 disagrees. 118 people who were all wrong and know nothing about review/debug copies of games
Buff1044  +   740d ago
Come on Sony apologists....just deal with it.
BallsEye  +   740d ago
Wow a lot of crap comes out by ps4 release. Just as I was telling all the time but was getting burried for trolling. Maybe people will open their eyes now.
Jigga69  +   741d ago
Why they have waited to patch it ? Activision is really stupid. They wait on purpose ??
LightofDarkness  +   741d ago
Probably because they had to optimize performance to reach 1080p but couldn't get it done before the game went gold.
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cyclindk  +   741d ago
Read previous article, it was just something they didnt catch before they made it to retail, an oversight, nothing more.

They arent fixing the game, just changing an internal setting, switch.

Like on a pc where u can alter resolution settings, flipping a switch.
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AndrewLB  +   741d ago
Cyclindk- You are exactly correct on the second part. It's just a switch, like changing resolution in a PC game, while keeping all the texture, shadow, particle, lighting, etc details at the same "medium" setting. I don't think higher resolution textures are included in the game than what we've already seen, so basically they're using the 720p textures rendered at 1080p. Better textures would require a massive download, much like we've seen with console ports to the PC platform.

As for the first part, that's a load of BS. Not including a 1080p switch was NOT some oversight. Sony made a smart marketing move to take advantage of the fact that many Xbone games run at 900p or 720p by upping the rendering resolution on release day. This doesn't change the fact that many PS4 games have a muddy look to them, reduced LOD compared to earlier versions they've shown off, and heavy added fog and depth of field in order to hide the lower draw distance. All so they can pound their chest and use 1080p vs 720p in their marketing against xbone.

It's amazing that the fanboys refuse to see this, when it is so obvious. Both systems are underpowered and I refuse to pay that kind of money when neither system can do 1080p in HIGH RES on ALL games. Just because a game is 1080p doesn't mean it looks better than than the competitors console playing the same game at 720p, since rendering resolution doesn't take into consideration the level of detail being used.

It's like me claiming my GTX680 runs games like Crysis 3 @ 4k. Well.. technically it can, but only if I reduce the detail to medium-low. lol
LeCreuset  +   741d ago
If they didn't find out about the screw up until discs went out, it's kind of one of those SOL situations. What else could they do, but put out a day one path, at that point?
Blackdeath_663  +   741d ago
...and yet reviewers still give this piece of shit a better review than it deserves. the day COD bites the dust it won't be missed.
Destrania  +   741d ago
XabiDaChosenOne  +   741d ago
Is activation retarded?
Naga  +   741d ago
In short, yes.


In long, yeeeeeesssssss.
Noctis  +   741d ago
Mikelarry  +   741d ago
Activision is retarded

fixed there you go no need to thank me :)
pheature  +   741d ago
so much confusion makes you wonder why
CrossingEden  +   741d ago
So basically every resolution expert on n4g was wrong. Fun times. I love the "if you look closely" comments on the comparison videos.
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Grimhammer00  +   741d ago
Problem here is it DID look clearer and less jaggy.

So whats that saying about xbone?
I'll let that sink in.
CrossingEden  +   741d ago
Or your mind was playing tricks on you. You were SO sure that you were looking at 1080p compared to 720p that your brain tricked your eyes into believing that you were.
feraldrgn  +   741d ago
I think it was the different lighting engines & other things in play.
G20WLY  +   740d ago
There are some very thick trolls on this site lately...

And they're gonna be very embarrassed when they see that Activision screwed up the resolution code in the retail disk and it's as simple as that!

A patch, released today, makes PS4 version NATIVE 1080p, just like the review copies were. "If you look closely" you will see that - not to mention the jaggies are vastly reduced over XBone version, but hey, the game is the same, just prettier on PS4.

Proof? http://n4g.com/news/1393238...
moparful99  +   740d ago
It has already been confirmed that the review copies were running native 1080p.. This ONLY affects retail copies.. Reading comprehension will do you some good.. Or did you even read the article?
abc1233  +   741d ago
Polygon will still rate the X1 version higher even after the patch
GodGinrai  +   741d ago
"Polygon will still rate the X1 version higher even after the patch"

funny..I read EXACTLY the same comment on the gaf....

On topic:All I'm going to say is this has to be one of the most interesting times in gaming... As you were.
cell989  +   741d ago
its true thos they will either rate the game on both Platforms the same or a better score for Xbone, never for the PS4
SpinalRemains138  +   741d ago
This is absolutely hilarious!

I'm telling you that you can't see the difference!

LightofDarkness  +   741d ago
If this is true, then this is absolutely hilarious. Talk about a "placebo" effect. Congrats, gaming journalists.
GodGinrai  +   741d ago
yup...couldnt have made this up. This is FAR morev entertaining than the game itself! lol

EDIT:Seriously, who still plays COD, though?
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kiz2694  +   741d ago
"Activision has confirmed that the version of Call of Duty: Ghosts made available to IGN for review (and displayed in the video embedded below) was presented at native 1080p. The issue described below and the corresponding day-one patch only affect retail copies of the game." Straight from IGN.
deadfrag  +   741d ago
Well you confirm my thoughts the review code is actually 1080p and thats very visible on the videos.
420TOKES420  +   741d ago
Who gives a Shat its call of booty
sAVAge_bEaST  +   741d ago
Because if Microsoft, and Activision, knew (well known bed partners of COD),.. This seems to be some sort of Ploy. That can go numerous ways... but I digress.
Nujabes_  +   741d ago
Tinfoil hat time!
StifflerK  +   741d ago
No offence - but if game journalists feel the need to do all of these comparisons you'd think they'd be competent enough to do so.

Customers rely on journalists for info.

There are two great consoles coming out , it should be an exciting time for everyone in the industry but I'm amazed at how many crappy articles I've read these past few weeks from major gaming sites.

We don't need the sensationalist troll-bait, agenda pushing articles or comparisons on non final builds - all we want is some accurate truthful info so we can make our own minds up.

Is that too much to ask?
deadfrag  +   741d ago
Look the IGN video shows very notable differences because even if the ps4 is running at 720p like the Xbox one the PS4 effects are better than the XBOX one !Better AA,better color saturation,and overall effects..(the sea is actually blue on the ps4 on the X1 is washed green) and even so i dont know if the review code is not on 1080P on the ps4.
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thejokern4g  +   741d ago
This is getting CRAZY - Fanboy's and media outlets alike must have really being coming for mircosoft because IGN said that there was a difference and if this isn't the case this is getting worrying !
XboxFun  +   741d ago
Wow, just ....wow...

So I guess when people were on here stating they couldn't see a difference they were all MS apologists, eh?
Absolutely hilarious.

Another great example of the engineers of N4G being wrong yet again, "I see jaggies!" "The difference is HUGE!" "The greens are greener!"

And once again some on here jumped for joy not even realizing that it was also 720p. Praising the game even though it is still CoD! Shady CoD at that.

This just proves that when you are told something looks better than the other you'll just eat it up because you want it to be true.
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GarrusVakarian  +   741d ago
You seem to make a habit out of posting things without research.

"Activision has confirmed that the version of Call of Duty: Ghosts made available to IGN for review (and displayed in the video embedded below) was presented at native 1080p. The issue described below and the corresponding day-one patch only affect retail copies of the game." Straight from IGN.
XboxFun  +   741d ago
IGN gets called out and makes a mistake and quickly pulls this out and not Activision themselves?

If this is true then how come this version IGN had isn't in the retail copies of CoD?

And only one site who claims they had the 1080p version, what about the other sites who did the same comparison. Any quotes for those? Or are you just going to spread that one quote throughout this entire story?
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G20WLY  +   740d ago
You make me laugh so hard! You can't be serious - yours is a satirical account, right? Just trying to provoke reactions? If not, then you're a serial troller, lol.

My point, on this occasion, is that everything you have said here is wrong. People saw a difference, because there was a difference. Jaggies are down to AA not resolution. Textures are stretched on XBone to beef 720p to upscaled 1080p. PS4 is NATIVE 1080p, hence clarity of textures, by comparison. I can't explain why the colours were messed up in the XBone version.

This just proves that when YOU'RE told something is the same, YOU'LL just eat it up, because YOU want it to be true. BOOOOM!

I'll leave this here for you:


Finally, two words for you sir, "XBone Apologist".

*drops mic, struts off stage feeling pleased with self. :P
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tagan8tr  +   741d ago
Nothing said at this point has any merrit its all subterfuge and BS both sides until I see for myself I believe nothing.
kewlkat007  +   741d ago
Never thought everyone would be going goo goo - gaga over cod...out of all games.
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Animal Mutha 76  +   741d ago
Something fishy going on here. A magical day one patch all of the sudden.....
SpinalRemains138  +   741d ago
No its not magic.

Its Activision!
MCTJim  +   741d ago
I dont know how much stock I put in this story. Why would Activision wait this long to say something...they just noticed? Something does not smell right.
timlot  +   741d ago
Does 720 native look different than 720p upscaled to 1080p?
DRambo  +   741d ago
Maybe not, but it doesn't look as good as 1080 native.
wishingW3L  +   741d ago
of-course! When you upscale, pixels are stretched to fill more space and that causes the image to get blurred a little bit. And the higher the resolution to which you have to scale the more blurry thing will get. So yes, 720p will look much better natively than upscaled to 1080p.

Example: a 720p imagine on a 720p TV will always look better than a 720p image upscaled to 1080p for a 1080p TV. There is no tech that can change this. Software or Hardware based upscaler it doesn't matter. But the Hardware upscaler will do a much better job than Software in retaining the quality of the pixel when being stretched.
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Crillvirus81  +   741d ago
Just watch the Sony fans spin this ...lol
DRambo  +   741d ago
Don't get you. This is not a positive for XBox.
GarrusVakarian  +   741d ago
Can't spin quotes, sorry:

"Activision has confirmed that the version of Call of Duty: Ghosts made available to IGN for review (and displayed in the video embedded below) was presented at native 1080p. The issue described below and the corresponding day-one patch only affect retail copies of the game." Straight from IGN.
MCTJim  +   741d ago
and there we have it..confirmed it was 1080. Man oh man how did this story get approved? I dont get this process nor do I understand how a topic is hot if not for posts and clicks.
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BattleTorn  +   741d ago
I'm an Xbox fan, and as much as I'd like to believe this - I can't.

The IGN video comparing the two had clear difference.

Re-watch the very end of it, where the Riley the dog bust through the door.
Grimhammer00  +   741d ago
I'm not sure what the big fuss is.
Ps4 looked better with sharper images.
Supposedly was indeed 1080p.
Ps4 looked better with sharper images
But secretly 720p

Umm....ps4 still better.
Nothing to see here.
Sci0n  +   741d ago
Yea I watched only the IGN Review and the difference on there split screen comparison was night and day between the two. IGN has also confirmed there copy was 1080p. If that really wasn't 1080p on the PS4 while looking more detailed and better on the comparison then wow xbots better look out lol.
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BattleTorn  +   741d ago
Pretty much.

Even if true, it just means the PS4 looked better even in 720p.
D-riders  +   741d ago
Bs there has been numerous articles that have the debs talking about this. Wtf?????fan boyish is rampet
Belking  +   741d ago
That explains why it doesn't look any better than the xb1 version. That means xbx1 version was a bit better since it didn't have the same frame rate issues.
GarrusVakarian  +   741d ago
"Activision has confirmed that the version of Call of Duty: Ghosts made available to IGN for review (and displayed in the video embedded below) was presented at native 1080p. The issue described below and the corresponding day-one patch only affect retail copies of the game." Straight from IGN.
MysticStrummer  +   741d ago
"That explains why it doesn't look any better than the xb1 version."

The difference is clear. Sorry little fella.
ziggurcat  +   741d ago
it had the same frame rate issues. stop lying to yourself.

also someone posted above:

"Activision has confirmed that the version of Call of Duty: Ghosts made available to IGN for review (and displayed in the video embedded below) was presented at native 1080p. The issue described below and the corresponding day-one patch only affect retail copies of the game."
GraveLord  +   741d ago
Apparantly people really can't tell the difference in resolution if they thought the PS4 was 1080p LOL

It makes sense now why so many said they didn't notice a difference tho.
wishingW3L  +   741d ago
only Polygon said they didn't notice a difference. And the funny thing is that they only played the MP which runs at 1080p by default. Those guys are biased as hell.
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kingPoS  +   741d ago
I guess this this means the review copy was more complete than the final product?


Even at a lesser resolution; it sill looks great.

[sniff] [sniff] I smell FUD! (seems to of backfired)

Gateway MT6706 2008
Sci0n   741d ago | Trolling | show
MultiConsoleGamer  +   741d ago
The credibility of certain websites, a specific message board and one so called "insider" has just been DESTROYED.

lol. Popcorn worthy.

(Remember kiddies, I'm not talking about the day one patch. I'm talking about everything that has been said before this information was disclosed.)
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trouble_bubble  +   740d ago
Read the updates from the actual sources before talking about their destroyed credibility. Cuz otherwise you're only killing your own.

Everythings still the same.

All the review copies and comparison copies were always 1080p native. The --retail discs-- that no one has played yet, were flubbed by activision and the patch will "flip the switch".

I repeat. Everythings still the same. Ign, digital foundry, activision etc just stole your popcorn.
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MultiConsoleGamer  +   740d ago
Damage control at its finest. lol. I'll take the word of the actual developers before I will listen to any third party source, especially ones like Digital Foundary and IGN, both of whom have been proven to be motivated by agenda and completely lack credibility. (Especially DF.)

Not only does my point still stand but it also proves that certain "sources" are motivated by agenda and possibly on the take financially. Deal with it.

Now go cry bitter tears into your popcorn while I have a good laugh at your flagrant fanboy damage control. They don't call me multi console gamer for nothing. I always get the best version because I purchase every system and PC. Only sad little fanboy foot soldiers like yourself have to justify their purchase by selectively chosing what you want to believe.

trouble_bubble  +   739d ago
"They don't call me multiconsolegamer for nothing"

Lmao, who's "they"? Your parents? The developer said the review copies were 1080p, that they themselves flubbed the retail copies. This jives with what the websites were saying. The controversy is over. No one got "destroyedddd11!"
mrdeli   741d ago | Trolling | show
zippycup  +   741d ago
i wish you could change rez on ps3/4 id rather run at 720 whit better frame rate honestly i think 1080p is overrated or my eyes just dont see it
Sci0n  +   741d ago
fail you can change the res on PS3 and PS4 however you can't on X1. Go to system settings and then display and uncheck all the other resolutions selected and leave the res you want to play in checked.
MarkusMcNugen  +   741d ago
What? Cant change resolution on the Xbox One? Ohhhh... you mean for this game. You didnt word that very well at all.
zippycup  +   733d ago
my bad was in a rush and honestly i have never noticed this on ps3 must check lol but thx for info
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