Batman: Arkham Knight runs at 900p on Xbox One

Batman: Arkham Knight is now available for the PS4, Xbox One, and PC. While the PS4 version has already been confirmed to be running at a native resolution of 1080p, specifics regarding the Xbox One version have been vague.

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Cindy-rella1272d ago (Edited 1272d ago )

I thought DX12 is suppose to make xbox one games surpass ps4 versions of games. I heard a lot about DX12 for months and how itll nullify ps4s hardware power advantage over xbox ones so im surprised that games are still running at 900p on the Xbox

the_dark_one1272d ago

i bet someone is going to respond to that, that games that use dx12 are only coming near the end of the year

gfk3421272d ago

Nonetheless, we already know the benefit of DX12 on X1.

According to Project Cars dev, X1 will see a gain of 5-7%.

This value is in line with what Phil Spencer said for over a year (and X1 fans constantly ignore it), namely that "DX12 will not bring massive changes".

mark_parch1272d ago

you can't make a game and then just add dx12 it doesn't work like that. It takes time to implement it so a lot of 3rd party titles won't use it till back end of next year maybe longer but first party games have obviously been useing it halo 5 and forza 6 both 1080p 60fps

Nekroo911272d ago (Edited 1272d ago )

Except from Fable, Motorspot and Halo all of them good looking but none of them looked impresive.

Halo had bad textures even Killzone still looks better and its a 2013 title.

gfk3421272d ago (Edited 1272d ago )


Really, after so many years discussing about DX12 without any hard numbers, after Phil's statement, after various dev statements,you still defend it.

All of you should start wake to reality and stop put your fate in a mirage.

I have a question to you, why nothing was said about DX12 on X1 at E3? It would have been the best moment to prove what DX12 could bring to X1. However, the answer is very simple, they did not show DX12 on X1 because they don't have anything to show. It was mentioned repeatedly by X1 directors, namely no important benefits will be brought by DX12 on X1.

As regards Halo 5, do you know that it will have a dynamic resolution ranging between 832x810 and 1920x810

Forza 6 looks like Forza 5 with weather effects, nothing more nothing less.

Please, just start accepting FACTS and stop listening to all the internet frauds (like MisterXmedia)

3ndulg31272d ago

Well if we all know that then why are we still bringing this dx12 up.

4Sh0w1272d ago

If I had a choice between which consoles to get if for I'd get the ps4 version.

But I don't have a ps4 so I'm enjoying the game on X1. Go buy the game guys, it's great.

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GenuineGamer1272d ago (Edited 1272d ago )

Arkham knight isn't using dx12. There's supposed to be a dx12 patch for it and the witcher 3 later this year. Windows 10 is required for dx12 and its not on Xbox one yet.

BecauseImBatman1272d ago (Edited 1272d ago )

Firstly does it really matter what the resolution is ? It's the same experience across all platforms give or take a few pixels. DX12 is just talk until something is shown... plus third party who represent the majority of all games on consoles we don't even know will adopt DX12 straight away.

Your telling me resolution actually matters ? Really ? does it determine how good a game is or how great the experience is ? cause you would be dead wrong in that respect. One of the best experiences I've ever had in a game was in standard definition and that wouldn't have been heightened or lowered by its resolution. A good game is a good game regardless of it's resolution.

"It mattered then it matters now. People just say it doesn't to save face."

No it didn't matter then, only mattered to the people who care about the disparity between X1 and PS4, and it still doesn't matter now. The hardware is what it is, improvements will come in time like they have in every generation. DX12 is just part of that. PS4 will improve too.

Hope your not replying because of difference in opinion earlier. On topic that high quality standard your referring to is the story and character, the gameplay, the performance, the content. That's what is put into a game that makes it good not the lines on the screen that make up the image. So all that being said is pretty much the same on every platform. PC is the best version, if thats what matters to you go get a Gaming PC.

Letthewookiewin1272d ago (Edited 1272d ago )

It does matter. Remember DX12 was going to unlock 35% of secret fairy dust in the X1, and everyone was beside themselves about it because X1 was going to surpass PS4.... Then the PCars dev said "just kidding it's only 7% on X1, I was talking about PC..." It mattered then and it matters now. People just say it doesn't to save face.

Batman those articles were littered with people boasting about the increase swearing it was the end of Sony. I agree a good game is good. I swear I have an X1, I and many others around here live in reality though, it's just frustrating when people are so quick to turn the tables then when it doesn't work out, "It doesn't matter"

-Foxtrot1272d ago

Course it matters, people are paying a lot of money for a console, they want the games they get for it to be the same high standard quality as the ones on other consoles.

tuglu_pati1272d ago


This game is not using DX12, get over it.

die_fiend1272d ago


Stop clutching at straws saying does resolution matter. Yeah it does! Don't all the articles about it suggest that people don't like getting the sub full-HD experience.

Here's an example. When have amazing graphics made the gameplay suffer? Never. Good gameplay doesn't come at the expense of graphics, we're talking the same game, looking worse on Xbone due to it being a Kinect-based TV tuner when it was designed! Is the witcher 3 going to be a bad game on Xbone? No. Is it going to be better with better graphics? Of course!

firelogic1272d ago

If you got a bluray movie, would you rather have it at 1080p or 900p?

raggy-rocket1272d ago

'When has amazing graphics made the gameplay suffer?' a lot. Many games have been too ambitious in graphics and suffered heavily in content e.g forza, driveclub, ryse, the order. Ring any bells?

Outthink_The_Room1272d ago


It's amazing how everything is worthless if isn't native. Yet for some "unknown reason", the idea of temporal reprojection for Morpheus faking an additional 60 frames per second is somehow smart and worthwhile.

Morpheus is DESIGNED for 120hz refresh. That is NATIVE for Morpheus. Yet, everyone is apparently fine with 60hz reprojected to 120hz.

But upscaling with software and even hardware scalers themselves, makes 900p a somewhat unplayable build.

Funny how the word NATIVE is not even used in Morpheus articles. Something to think about when plunking down hundreds of dollars for a device that's supposedly the be-all-end-all device for consoles.

bf0007779661272d ago

The Ps4 api have already had DirectX12 features, so when devs start to use DirectX12 they will also use these features. So there is no advantages Xbox one over Ps4 there.

badz1491272d ago


"It's the same experience across all platforms give or take a few pixels."

No sir. It seems like the pc version suffers the most. So much for "same experience"

jrshankill1271d ago (Edited 1271d ago )


Sorry, but anyone who bases their console choice on pixels is an absolute retard. If anyone wanted a lecture on consumerism, they surely wouldn't visit N4G for facts.
The fact is, if I presented you with two still images, one at 900p and one at 1080p, YOU couldn't tell me the differene.. and that's a fact. I would also be happy to put this theory to test.

I will GLADLY take 900p with less frame drops. Enjoy that choppy gameplay.

It must absolutely suck owning only 1 current gen console.

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Kavorklestein1272d ago

Nobody said it would make it surpass Ps4. Just hopefully help close the gap.

900p isn't noticeable most of the time anyway,
and it certainly doesn't make games less fun.

joab7771272d ago

I'm not gonna argue how much it matters. Thats up to each individual person when buying their console. But don't say it's not noticeable. It definitely is to me. And while we can argue dx12, we have to wait for it and see. The real issue isn't resolution, but the ability, and the ability of devs in 1 to 2 yrs to be able to keep pushing these machines.

curtis921272d ago

Agreed with joab777, while resolution does not determine how fun a game is, it IS noticeable. I have MGSV:GZ on both ps4 and xbox one and while they play identically, I can tell a difference in clarity.

tuglu_pati1272d ago (Edited 1272d ago )


Resolution on MGS:GZ is 1080p (PS4) vs 720p (XBO) that's why the difference is so big. The visual difference between 1080p and 900p is small. 900p looks slightly blurry when compared to 1080p.


Are you really using youtube videos to make comparisons? The compression on youtube videos is horrible.

kainslayer1272d ago

i noticed it from a you tube video are you kidding me just look 4 juggies and you will understand ps4>pc>xbone thats for arkham knight so defeated!!!!

Kavorklestein1272d ago

Remeber guys, I said MOST of the time.
It is noticeable here and there, but is not a deal breaker, especially while a game is running.

It is not worth all the fuss and attention people give it.

You play batman, I play batman.
You play 1080p, I play 900p.
You may beat the game, I will get MOST of the achievements.
Different strokes for different folks.
If you need to be validates by your console then fine, some of us are just happy to be enjoying new games on our favorite console.

The wars are pointless.
Play what you want.
Have fun.
Be a gamer.
The rest is just preference. Some switch consoles based on performance, others stay loyal to their favorite no matter how big or small the gap in performance is.

Game on.
Stop hating.

Have fun first and foremost.

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d_g1272d ago (Edited 1272d ago )

DX12 did not release on Xbox one yet

what you are talking about ?

Letthewookiewin1272d ago (Edited 1272d ago )

I'm not talking about DX12 directly in my statement above, I know it's not out Im referring to the fact a lot of people care about resolution and the power of their chosen system. It's a fair statement. The guy above me said it didn't matter. So I replied.

3ndulg31272d ago

Lol they are a arrogant bunch aren't bunch.

PC_601272d ago

DX12 isn't out yet for PC or xbox

Rookie_Monster1272d ago (Edited 1272d ago )


Please stop making fairytale. DX12 is not release yet and isn't on the XB1 version of Arkham Knight . The very first game that have its engine built grounds up with DX12 is Forza 6...1080p, 60fps with 24 cars on track and loads of improvement over Forza 5.

Lenrulesdaworld1272d ago

hey just a heads up FORZA 6 is not a dx12 game, I was told that from Dan Greenwalt himself at E3. But he did say when forza does go dx12 expect something absolutely amazing and stunning....mind-blown

madmonkey011272d ago

most of the tech DX12 uses is already in use on the xone and ps4 anyway with the AMD API, there will be minor gains, some gains will show it more clearly than others. The API that is in use on ps4 will improve over time too.

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SonofGod1272d ago

Another clueless person who doesn't know how APIs work.

Arkham Knight is not a DX12 game and Windows 10 is required for DX12. XO doesn't have W10 yet.

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jmac531272d ago

When is the power of the cloud supposed to be coming? That will change things.

Azzanation1272d ago

If you actually read the articles. Games have to be built from the ground up for DX12 to benefit from. And wtf are you talking about DX12 isnt released yet. Until Windows 10 is out I wouldn't be downplaying it yet. Batmans lead platform is the PS4 not X1.

supergrobi11272d ago

Even Forza Motorsport 6 is not a DX12 game! This is confirmed, it uses DX11.

Aries831271d ago

@Cindy-rella How about DX12 isn't out yet? No game is utilizing DX12 right now that is available.

DoubleM701271d ago

The game is not using DX12

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MasterCornholio1272d ago

Didn't they confirm this before?

yewles11272d ago

No, this is definitely the first time we hear this for Batman, you're probably just used to hearing it for other games, thus the familiarity.

TheGreatGamer1272d ago (Edited 1272d ago )

Game looks amazing across all platforms, good job Rocksteady!

Godz Kastro1272d ago

We are still running these articles...sheesh