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Halo 5: Guardians multiplayer beta is 720p, 60fps

The Halo 5: Guardians multiplayer beta outputs at 60 frames per second and a 720p resolution, developer 343 has confirmed.

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Walker1286d ago (Edited 1286d ago )

Between the missing 1080p mention at the reveal and their recent comments about framerate over resolution it is obvious this wouldn't be 1080p but 720p is pretty disappointing even for the beta. Makes me fear a 792p or something stupid final resolution

gameon19851286d ago

disappointing from a beta a year a way? get facking real.

Wizard_King1286d ago

there's is no way they will let it out the gate at 720p. MS will force a settings drop to get it up to 792p if anything.

MS cannot afford to let any AAA games be in 720p.

They may as well have just called the system the Xbox720.

cleft51286d ago

I think the main game will be 720p60fps for mp too. But they probably want a rock solid 60fps and I think that in this instance that is probably the correct way to go. I do hope they can pull off 1080p60fps, but I don't think an unstable frame rate is worth the sacrifice in this case. The mp needs to be butter smooth and if this is what it takes then so be it.

u got owned1286d ago

@cleft5

From the article,

"So, for the beta, we're going to be coming out at 720p and 60fps. That's not the final resolution for the game. You can imagine as we go through the remainder of the project we'll be focused on polishing the visual look of the game. You can expect it will look amazing when it comes out."

Braid1286d ago

900p @ 60 fps confirmed.

Double Toasted1286d ago

The game looks lethal even at 720p. Cant wait to see the final product!

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u got owned1286d ago (Edited 1286d ago )

My bet is that final resolution will be closer to 900p or maybe what COD:AW has.

key notes from the article,

"For the beta, at this point we're totally focused on gameplay," he said.

"We're midway through development. We're balancing and tuning the gameplay systems. All of the polish and optimisation graphically is stuff that typically comes towards the end of the production cycle.

"So, for the beta, we're going to be coming out at 720p and 60fps. That's not the final resolution for the game. You can imagine as we go through the remainder of the project we'll be focused on polishing the visual look of the game. You can expect it will look amazing when it comes out."

Bathyj1286d ago

Its a good decision. They want to hone the gameplay at the framerate its going to be played at. The resolution doesnt matter at this stage. No point balancing how everything feels when playing at 30fps when the final product is going to be 60.

VealParmHero1286d ago

It's just a shame that things have gotten so bad on here that devs can't even release a beta 1 year ahead of release with a "place holder" resolution without everyone claiming the final game will be 480i/30fps with 2D sprites. /s

AngelicIceDiamond1286d ago

Man I rally wish people like @Walker would go away and take there trolling with them.

At this point its useless to be 1080p because the code is not final. This is an early build tweaking, adding, optimizing. Work in progress far from finished build.

christocolus1286d ago

“Man I rally wish people like @Walker would go away and
take there trolling with them.”

Lol. I feel your pain bro.

nX1286d ago

If you think it's useless to be at 1080p a year before release then you have no idea how software development works. They most certainly tried running it at 1080p but it didn't run good enoigh.

AngelicIceDiamond1286d ago (Edited 1286d ago )

I'm pretty sure they're not focused on the res yet this early.

@Bloodborn "They most certainly tried running it at 1080p but it didn't run good enoigh."

What!? Show me proof please. I want the truth to what your sayin.

I swear some of yall people man...

LonDonE1286d ago

Exactly! not just that but also developers typically use low res textures and compressed sound files etc for a beta/alpha to keep the file size as small as possible so that more people can easily download it and try it and help them with feed back and server load stats etc.

The way i look at it, for me a rock solid 60fps should always be the priority!
They may even make the single player native 1080p at a solid 30fps with visual candy maxed out and then for multi player make it 60fps at 720p or whatever in between.
Or possibly make it a dynamic resolution like cod or halo 2 anniversary!

The bottom line is halo 4 at native 1080p 60fps looks amazing and runs like grease!
So since more then anyone it will be the halo guys who push the xbox one and know all the little tricks to get the max out of it like with sony and naughty dog.
I am confident that the game will look awesome and still have 60fps single player and multi player.

I wish more developers would prioritise frame rate over everything else like resolution but ot game play obviously.
I just hope by forcing 60fps we dont end up with another titanfall situation where the game constantly tears and has lots of frame rate drops! this would ruin the experience of the game.
I would rather a locked 30 or locked 60 not a fluctuating frame rate! especially for a shooter.

Time will tell, so far i am loving what i have seen so far, the game looks awesome all the while running like silk and i love the new mechanics, the boosting etc i think it will freshen up the game.
After playing titanfall sine launch and now playing advanced warfare i just love the movement systems.
And halo will be a better game because of it, i hated not being able to sprint etc.

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shloobmm31286d ago

The game is a year away almost. I imagine it will change quite a bit.

Funantic11286d ago (Edited 1286d ago )

Just watch how great the game will look. Lately 1080p on some games hasn't been looking too great. Resogun could be 1080p. That doesn't mean it has great graphics. It doesn't. 720p on Halo 5 will look better than COD at 1080p. Plus now I have a PC that'll blow both consoles away so resolution isn't a major concern for me. Show me a great looking game with great gameplay. Also one more thing the Halo games included in the Master Chief Collection are at 1080p 60fps and still won't look as good as Halo 5.

DOMination-1286d ago

You have obviously not played resogun.

fr0sty1286d ago (Edited 1286d ago )

This was one hilarious comment. So butthurt by this news that you didn't even know how to respond, you got all confused and started dismissing everything as unimportant. You went to hyping the game's graphics, then dismissing 1080p as beneficial to picture quality and then citing a PS4 arcade game as evidence (when all but 4 PS4 games ever released run at 1080p, and just about all of them look amazing doing it), then you dismiss the entire situation as no concern because you now have a PC (which you won't be able to play Halo 5 on)... Then part ways with one last reminder that a remake of games RELEASED ON THE ORIGINAL XBOX won't look as good at 1080p as a game designed exclusively for one next gen console at 720p...

xavierbigdaddy19721286d ago

I want to see you when the order,unchsrted and bloodborne comes out. Plus resogun is 1080p, tells you do not have a ps4. So please stick to you master race of pc, leave the console to the big boys

Jason_Plays_PC1286d ago

Halo 5 will release at 900p and 60fps if i had to have a bet on it.

AngelicIceDiamond1286d ago

I can realistically see the final build hitting 1080p 60 frames to be honest.

By the time Halo gets the SDK's with all the brand new goodies that come with it I can see 1080p 60 frames for the final build.

starrman19851286d ago

60 fps, I'm happy with that!

mhunterjr1286d ago

The Destiny beta was 720p on Xbox a few months from release... The game ended up 1080p. I think an inhouse studio with a year left to develop will do better than 792p... Get real.

Sandy_Claws1286d ago (Edited 1286d ago )

Go away, Walker. Like, for good. Forever and ever. Nobody will miss you here. Well, that's probably a false statement. Sony fanboys/trolls might. Real gamers won't.

TheWatercooler1286d ago

I said that Halo 5 would be the next the next Microsoft lie. Remember, at E3 2013 Microsoft claimed that Halo 5 would be 1080p 60fps.

Looks like their lie is being exposed

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BigBosss1286d ago (Edited 1286d ago )

still a year away from the game. If they can manage to get mostly 1080p, 60fps, 2 separate engines, 110 MP maps, etc on 1 disc, I'm sure they can manage 1080p at 60fps on Halo 5. It's 343 we are talking about, not Ubisoft lol

imt5581286d ago (Edited 1286d ago )

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still a year away from the game. If they can manage to get mostly 1080p, 60fps, 2 separate engines

It's pseudo 1080p, not true 1080p. They use eSRAM ( new engine ) + DDR3 ( old engine ) combination in H2. DDR3 bandwidth can swallow original H2 engine. It is not graphical demanding. Textures and effects are simple. Damn, engine is from first Xbox.

Quote :

"etc on 1 disc"

What about 20GB patch? Full digital is 60GB.

@HaydenJameSmith

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"...Well resolution usually is finalized at the end of development of a game, so I'm not worried... were almost a year away from it's release so it's safe to say that it doesn't matter what the Beta is running at. Looks Awesome to me so far anyway..."

What's up on MrX blog? Don't play "nice guy" here. Can i hope for 720p in Halo 5 in final build just like you hoped for 720p in AC : Unity or COD : AW on PS4???

http://i.imgur.com/qVz5Qw1....

HeMan761286d ago

It is going to be 1080p/60fps which MS confirmed even at first E3 of the XO.What is your point? Why do you hate XO that much?

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Sandy_Claws1286d ago (Edited 1286d ago )

imt558 -

So, you went from an annoying full-on sony troll, to a slightly less annoying stealth troll that tries to downplay the positives and bring up any negative issues on xbox game, while yet giving the games JUST ENOUGH praise to not be marked as trolling?

Your comment history is interesting. Why do you hang out in all these xbox articles????

Well...at least you lost the second bubble. That's a good start.

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Kayant1286d ago

Well to be fair they didn't work on these aspects of the Halo:MCC collection "1080p, 60fps, 2 separate engines" -

"All four games – developed as a collaboration between 343 Industries (user interface, online infrastructure, etc.), Saber Interactive (Halo 2 Anniversary campaign), and Certain Affinity (multiplayer) will ship on a single, $60 Blu-ray disc; the individual games will not be available as separate digital downloads. "

http://uk.ign.com/articles/...

"Yes! We’re working on Halo 3 and Halo 4 with 343 Industries as part of the Master Chief Collection. No! We can’t say much more than that. All enquiries regarding Halo: MCC should be directed to 343, we are very excited to be part of a great project and hope you understand our position in remaining silent on our involvement." - http://www.ruffiangames.com...

Kayant1286d ago

Well not too surprised. It's a beta with the game at least 7m+ out. 60fps, no talk about res at the announcement. Still as long as the framerate is steady and runs well at 60fps like they are saying is more important which it is in an FPS thern all is good.

Mikefizzled1286d ago

They already said its launching November 2015 so its a year out at the minute

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HaydenJameSmith1286d ago

Well resolution usually is finalized at the end of development of a game, so I'm not worried... were almost a year away from it's release so it's safe to say that it doesn't matter what the Beta is running at. Looks Awesome to me so far anyway...

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