Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor Is 1080p On PS4, Will Push For 60fps, No Comment On Xbox One Version

"But what about the technical aspects of the game? Given that the game is coming out on PS4 and Xbox One, can players expect the game to run at 1080p and 60fps on both consoles?"

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halocursed1623d ago

Shame, they didn't show much at E3. However this looks really good and am glad Batman got delayed so that I can play this beauty.

robtion1623d ago

??? They showed plenty at E3. They went in depth on the Nemesis system, did heaps of long interviews, and showed a good chunk of footage showing off combat, upgrades, nemesis system, and hinting at story. What more could they show?

I agree this looks great though, really looking forward to playing it.

Magicite1623d ago

Xbox One - No Comment. This is becoming a trend, You know.

Saigon1623d ago (Edited 1623d ago )

I am trying to figure this out; this generation its been all about trying to make the resolution resignate between platforms, so far, and it is making the situation bigger than what it should. So I am wondering, last generation, why didn't companies take advantage of the extra disc space between the PS3 and the 360. Now before you go into the non-disparity clause, think about what makes this situation different. Grant it Some devs made deals with Sony to include extra content if purchased for their system but MS also had DLC deals to compensate. This situation shows the difference in power between both systems, so the non-disparity clause either does not exist or has some loop holes when it comes to resolution. To me getting extra content on a game really does not show impact as determining what system can out perform the other. Also the resolution situation is interesting for me because I want to know what happens when 4K becomes the norm.

mcarsehat1623d ago

Things change with the attitude of the gamers, that's what happens when a load of douchebags start complaining about resolution, the companies follow suit.
It's really sad.

How come they can't talk about both version? is it an embargo thing?

Saigon1623d ago

Yeah, but this resolution thing has become such a big thing for no reason. It may be an embargo that MS has specifically for all games related to the XBO. I guess if it is not the lead platform than it it shouldn't be talked about.

mcarsehat1623d ago

Exactly, it does confuse me when it's an unprovoked response to one or two tweets.

I didn't know games had lead platforms, i thought every game had a set of platforms that they were made for and nothing to separate them apart. If the lead platform is due to specs, the PC would lead every game.

Chevalier1623d ago

The embargo would be because it will show the system in a negative light. Just look how prominently the resolution was placed on every single 360 game and how mysteriously now Xbone don't list them anymore yet PS4 games still do.

As for why they didn't use the extra space they have to weigh cost versus benefit. Last gen while the cell processor was good the extra work = too much cost. Unless they were to make more profit why throw more money at projects?

Now PS4 is easier to work with and with architecture like a PC they can do all versions in parallel and use the extra time they save on optimizing all their products across the board.

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kickerz1623d ago

I get marked for trolling what the hell, this site is loosing credibility fast. All I was saying is its ok for the Sony guys to bag out Xbox but it's not ok for pc guys to bag out ps4 or u get marked for trolling haha. Makes sense. Don't wanna upset the Sony kingdom here at n4sg. (News4Sonygamers)

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plsburydoughboy1623d ago (Edited 1623d ago )

It's always the same when asked about the Xbox One version..I guess MS are making sure that multiplat devs stay tight lipped.

Hk85karlsson1623d ago

It seems so, due to the fact when TwinGalaxies had that event they didn´t even respond to the Xbox version when asked about it.

PS4 looks legit though.

DeadRabbits1623d ago

I get the same response when I ask people do they own an xbone..............Silence!

ThePope1623d ago (Edited 1623d ago )

I own an X1 and love it. SO do 5 million other people. You know what's funny, you're probably one of the MANY people on this comment thread that talk about resolution that are playing games on a $700 TV, thinking games look good hahaha. 900p is unacceptable but crap TV's, that's all good.

Sayburr1623d ago

OH, oh. Me, me. I own a XBO and I love it... even if the resolution is not as fine as the PS4.

TFJWM1623d ago

This TV is only $580 on sale and Im sure you can tell the difference btw 900 and 1080 on it....

Seiki SE55UY04 55" 4K UHD 2160p 120Hz LED HDTV (4K x 2K)

ThePope1623d ago


I bet you can't.

a $500 55" TV is that price for a reason. And that reason is the picture is crap. a console could display in 20K and it still would be crap on a TV in that price range. Its just like cars. Expensive ones are expensive for a reason.

jamsam3601623d ago

I only own Xbox one! Not ashamed i love it! It is a great console! Never liked or cared for playstation brand!

Kennytaur1623d ago

I'm a proud Xbone owner, it's a great machine. Feels far more polished and finished from an OS and UI perspective than both the PS4 and Wii U.

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Mr Pumblechook1623d ago (Edited 1623d ago )

There does seem to be an appetite for people to focus on the higher graphical resolution and frame rate of the PlayStation 4 version of third-party games.

Whilst the 360, PS3 and Xbone versions of Shadows of Mordor won't have resolution and frame rate parity, they will offer exactly the same gameplay experience.

Utalkin2me1623d ago (Edited 1623d ago )

How is it going to offer the exact gameplay experience when you just said yourself "Shadows of Mordor won't have resolution and frame rate parity".

While higher frame rate will offer a smoother gameplay experience.


You just said you're not going to count pixels and stuff, cause you have a high end PC for that. You just did it, roflmao.

BVFTW1623d ago (Edited 1623d ago )

I agree that this is getting old fast: "the ps4 version is superior, ps4 has better hardware", yeah, ok, let's move on. I really don't care anymore and I'm planning to buy both consoles because of "games" and not for "counting frames and pixels", I have my high end rig for that kind of stuff ;)

BVFTW1623d ago (Edited 1623d ago )

@Utalkin2me both versions will have the same content thus offering the same experience (story and gameplay) the game will perform similar, big deal, if people enjoy their game/console occasional dips between 60-45 fps won't be a deal breaker.

InTheLab1623d ago

I'd like to point out that fps directly affects gameplay and to say otherwise is just foolish. Now I have all last gen consoles and a Ps4. I will soon have an Xbox 1. I appreciate these articles because it tells me which platform runs the game the best. Should I buy the version that has a smooth 60fps or buy the version that struggles to maintain 30fps with frequent dips? I'm not saying the Bone version will struggle, only illustrating a point that while the core of the game is mostly the same, things like framerate and draw distance will alter the experience.


You must have really hated last gen when they compared every PS3/360 game and made a big deal about the 360 running a game at 720p vs the PS3 running the same game at 692p.

When a game is 900p on the Xbox and 1080p on the PS4, who cares....But when the difference is 720p vs 1080p, that should be called out every single time and we should all thank MS for building a console that focuses on TV/Kinect instead of video games.

Once the XB1 consistently hits 900p, then I think we can move on...

Mr Pumblechook1623d ago (Edited 1623d ago )

@Utalkin2me. Why the disagrees my N4G brethren? I'm only stating facts!
Assassin's Creed on PS3 PLAYS the same as Assassin's Creed on PS4. It doesn't have the same resolution or frame rate but the gameplay is the same.

Likewise with Shadows of Mordor. The PS4 version will (probably) have a better resolution and frame rate than the Xbone version, but they will both PLAY the same.

This is not to say that graphics don't matter, when it comes to console multi-formats PERSONALLY I will go for the one with the best graphics. But an Xbone gamer who buys Shadow of Mordor and doesn't have the PS4 version to compare it to will be able to play it in blissful ignorance of the 1080p difference.

DanzoSAMA1623d ago

As in, it will hover at around 47FPS on average and only hit 60FPS when looking at a wall or the sky.

BVFTW1623d ago (Edited 1623d ago )

My point is that the focus should be on making a game enjoyable and fun. A lot of gamers are limited, most part of a generation, to one platform and even though there is a performance gap between the xbone and ps4 it is not huge, every game engine that is able to run on ps4 is able to run on the bone as well, yes, with some compromises in most cases but these compromises aren't that big, I don't hate comparisons reviews as those are helpful for multiplatform users such as myself but a game is more than just numbers, even "Digital Foundry" finishes most comparisons with encouraging to play a game no matter which platform you own (superior version or not) if such game is cool enough, fun factor is the most important thing and this factor goes beyond any video standard.

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lelo1623d ago (Edited 1623d ago )

Developers should answer the question about resolution. Sooner or later we are going to find out.

Anyhow, I think people are putting way to much emphasis on games resolutions. It's just another way to start fanboy wars.
In my my humble opinion I think it's more important if the game and gameplay is good or not, but what the hell... to each their own.

Half_Minute_Hero1623d ago

Have you thought that they are still optimizing the Xb1 version and don't want to give the wrong info before everything is finalized?

Utalkin2me1623d ago


Please provide some creditable links to where the 360 games ran at higher resolutions then the PS3. Secondly for the first 3 years of the PS3 life cycle they had to come to grips with the architecture of the PS3. Which actually was causing slower frame rates and little bit lower res textures. But after that, all the PS3 multi plat games either look pretty much identical or slightly better on the PS3.

But also keep in mind the Xbox 360 and PS3 was pretty comparable machines. But the PS3 had the slight edge. But this time both have x86 achitecture and one is showing quite a major power advantage over the other.

Kennytaur1623d ago

GTA IV and Red Dead Redemption both ran at a higher resolution on Xbox 360 than PS3, you can do the googling yourself.

But yeah, this gen the PS4 is the most powerful. No discussion. But that doesn't make the Xbox any less of a good system, did the original Xbox make the PS2 a bad console? No.

Half_Minute_Hero1622d ago (Edited 1622d ago )

Mafia 2 looked much better on the 360. There was a Madden game that ran in 30fps on the PS3 and 60fps on the 360 in like 2008 or so. Every COD was in lower res on the PS3. GTA IV. RDR. Many more. The problem was that the PS3 did not have unified RAM like the 360 did, even though the total amount was the same 512mb.

It's half of year in and the developers are yet to fully come to grips with the ESRAM and MS is still optimizing the firmware as the xbox was rushed to market early to combat the PS4. By logic, it's too early to declare a winner.

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Zizi1623d ago

This... is another sign that PS4 is winning this generation.

chrissx1623d ago (Edited 1623d ago )

Yep, it sure is

Half_Minute_Hero1623d ago

Right, because the console with the best multiplats always wins, just like the 360 last gen...oh wait. No, no it didn't. Exclusives win.

MikeLowrey1623d ago

Aaaannd if last gen and all of Sony's first party studios are any indication... Ps4 will have alot of great exclusives too.

Blackleg-sanji1623d ago

Which sony usually wins in (beside Nintendo)

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