Adam Boyes Of Sony Knew The Resolution Of CoD on Xbox One

From SpawnFirst: "Well, a new contender has entered this rumor/controversy fray: Adam Boyes. Working in Publisher and Developer Relations at Sony, Adam is implying that Albert knew the resolution on of Call of Duty on the Xbox One, whereas Albert Penello and Phil Spencer vehemently either deny or skirt the topic all together, implying that they didn't lie about any of the proposed resolution PR statements. Adam's tweet comes in at an interesting time, and implies that there's more than innocent PR mishaps occurring at MS."

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Angels37853121d ago

I wouldn't be surprised if Penello knew....

Maddens Raiders3121d ago (Edited 3121d ago )

Of course he knew. This is the same co. that wanted to straddle gamers with a strap on and ride them like wild stallions. They think gamers are really blind to their motives and deceitful tactics. More than likely that was all "gamesmanship" to save face and soften the blow of lost sales before launch once the resolution was announced for the X1.

Adam Boyes is pure class.

MRMagoo1233121d ago (Edited 3121d ago )

everyone knew even my nan and shes 84

It is just supid to think they didnt know imo..........................b ut after seeing the complete and utter denial xbone fans are showing at the moment about the games such as "BF4 looks better at the lower rez with less fps" and "cod will look better on the xbone even with less than half the pixels" i think they are probably dumb enough to believe MS.

theBAWSE3121d ago

anyone who thinks that Albert and Phil.. two of the hierarchy in the xbox department did not know the resolution of one of the biggest franchises that will help to push the sales of xbone are.... IDIOTS

like I said Microsoft are liars.. truth hurts

B-radical3121d ago (Edited 3121d ago )

Lol let it be known ALL companies lie

I know it doesn't justify the acts but who is too say adam boyes isnt smoking to much reefer.

theBAWSE3121d ago


true that BUT Microsoft try to insult intelligence in such a way you think 'why are you blatantly lying, truth will be out in a few days'

mind boggling

badboy7763121d ago (Edited 3121d ago )

Is this a Trick Or Treat???

FamilyGuy3121d ago

Well at least we know one guy at MS that definitely didn't know... Aaron Greenberg

He doesn't seem to know much of anything actually, even about MSs 1st party titles. Penello definitely knew his with bs let's ignore resolution "it looks f'n amazing" comment. He definitely knew at that point.

Still my favorite was that Major Nelson one though, it was the best "looking forward to the next few months as the truth comes out".

Where are all their comments now?
They all seem awfully quiet today.

nukeitall3121d ago

Maybe Sony paid Activison to F'up CoD on Xbox One after MS cozied up with EA.

That might explain why he knows! =D

Kryptix3121d ago (Edited 3121d ago )


lol Take that tinfoil hat off.
Notice how Xbots make shit up to make themselves feel better but when it comes to hard hitting facts, they wouldn't believe them.

By your logic, they must of also payed EA to F up Battlefield 4 for the Xbox One because it holds a 720p native resolution against PS4's native 900p. They probably payed Rare because Killer Instinct is running at 720p native or was that Nintendo because they're cozied up with MS? See how pathetic you look. lol

Just admit it, either the Xbox One has very inferior graphics or it's hard to work with.

Seeing both BF and CoD results, it's both.

Most likely, Adam Boyes knows because Infinity Ward had a laugh with him on how the Xbox One doesn't hold the same power and flexibility as the PS4's.

The truth hurts, now go get some sleep. Tomorrow will be a new day for you to play Xbox Defense Force with the other kids.

pyramidshead3121d ago (Edited 3121d ago )

Adam Boyes must have known both reses as he nonchalantly dropped the official res of the PS4's COD Ghosts, native 1080p, at the Brazilian event...just like randomly. It cleared a lot of it up in terms of confirmation and it was on a public stage being viewed by thousands.

Pretty nice move...Sony's PR this gen has not faltered one bit, it's astonishing.

pedrof933121d ago

LOL even at SONY they knew this.

Penello : You don't need to know.

Ashes2Ashes3120d ago

Pure class? A guy that throws someone under the bus based on rumor is pure class? I like Adam Boyes but this is something that he didn't even need to bring up.

The Sony arrogance has begun rearing it's ugly head again these last few months.

P0werVR3120d ago


Typical Sony fanboy mindset. They've already made their minds up on a rumor. So very sad.

Probably they're not responding, because it's ridiculous!

Ritsujun3120d ago (Edited 3120d ago )

Yet another Xbone180.
Not surprising AT ALL.
More to come.

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Infamous2983121d ago

@B-radical still doesn't justify microsoft's act

n4rc3120d ago

Of course he knew... And made it clear its not their policy to share that info..

This dude from sony is being a douche.. Slinging mud.. Doesn't scream confidence

T23120d ago

Lol at slinging mud for admitting the truth afterward ... Im surprised u didnt accuse them of lying and covering up ms mess for them

iceman063120d ago

Slinging mud??? Really!?!? How would this work AFTER THE FACT??? Being a douche would have been coming out and telling everybody that he knew DURING the issue! He showed restraint and class by not outing Panello and company while the debacle was ongoing.
Also, Panello didn't make anything clear about the policy. If he did, there wouldn't have been such and uproar. The uproar was about the fact the he claimed over and over that he didn't know.
In fact, Panello dragged his friend (the 3rd party rep) into the fray with the "You don't need to know" comment.
I get that you like the console. But, why pledge allegiance to the people, to the company and defend everything...even apparent lies???

n4rc3120d ago (Edited 3120d ago )

He's a douche when he knows exactly the reason..but figured he could try to fan the flames to support his brand..

Penello made it clear numerous times... They dont disclose info on 3rd party games because it isn't their place to do so..

Sony doesn't share that policy? Fine... But thats not how ms has operated recently... They havent said a word about any 3rd party games, even when they are confirmed 1080/60 by developers.

Let's not even go into the ridiculous notion that this Sony rep knows the resolution of any Xbox title..

And there hasn't be one lie told here.... Penello didn't say you didn't need to know... That's what his 3rd party manager said to HIM... and also made it known that isn't a new response from him... They work together, I'm sure there is some joking going on..

Selective comprehension

AlexanderNevermind3120d ago

@ n4rc,

Dude if you believe that then you probably believe Penello is somewhere totally bummed out the X1 version isn't 1080p lol..

Of course he knew... He probably wanted to say so but was told to put a cork in it until they finish buying off Titan Fall.

kayoss3120d ago

Did the Denial bus just hit you while you weren't looking or were you just born with Denial?
How is he being a douche? all he said was, "I knew.". You know what is being a douche?
Microsoft and their PR rep. Can you honestly sit there and tell me that the head of PR Penello who is representing Microsoft and the xbox one does not know about 3rd party games that are going on their console? You're very very delusional.
Microsoft stated during this Gen that any 3rd party games that are released and not exclusive to xbox360 must be either better or equal in quality and content or they will not accept it. With that much control over what goes on their system you are telling me that Penello didnt know what resolution COD and BF4 will be for the xbox one?

DELUSIONAL at its greatest.

n4rc3120d ago

So are you all blind now?

Read the first sentence I posted...

Actually... Try reading my comment and responding to what I said.. Not what your brain thinks I said

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3-4-53120d ago

This deceit works in the corporate world when your career is on the line and you have to listen.

You can't pull this BS with us consumers Microsoft.

We don't work for you...other way around

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wenaldy3121d ago

M$ rep knew, Sony rep knew. Xbots are still in denial.

B-radical3121d ago

How can xbox fans be in denial when its been confirmed?

Bathyj3121d ago

And yet many still are

mistertwoturbo3121d ago

I guess you must have missed some of the comments in which they think 720p will be clearer than 1080p.. it's borderline insanity

PS4OUR3121d ago (Edited 3121d ago )


Are you freakin serious right now? Do they really thnk 720p is clearer than 1080p? My God. I thought i have seen it all but this just takes the cake LOL.

Xbots will forever be in denial. Sony fans had to weather a shit storm last gen when PS3 and Sony was getting crap flung at it with multiplats, teh Cross Game Chat, teh Xbox Live, teh this and that.

Its hilarious that the shoe's on the other foot now. LOL, im going to enjoy this generation.

MysticStrummer3120d ago

Yes I've seen at least a couple of XBox fans bring up XBox's upscaling capability and claim that it's upscaled images are clearer than 1080p native.

majiebeast3121d ago (Edited 3121d ago )

He probably also knows the resolution AC4 and NFS run at on Xbone, he is just counting the days that news drops.

If Xbone cant get these games in 1080P i doubt Destiny will run at 1080P.

xKugo3121d ago

I thought AC4 and NFS was 1080p/30fps on Xbox One??
They lied about that, too??

majiebeast3121d ago (Edited 3121d ago )

They havent shown AC4 on xbone at all, same for NFS. Thats more then enough reason for concern. They showed COD and BF4 on Xbone, but they wont show anything about the games i just mentioned, think about that for a second.

Also this picture has surfaced from Uk retailer Tesco thats shows AC4 promo material without the xbone logo.

Kayant3121d ago


That promotion was probably before XB1 was still under an NDA before it was revealed. Like here -->

But yh agreed after all this news coming in it is a bit worrying we haven't seen any footage yet.

LeCreuset3121d ago

Was it stated that it would be NATIVE 1080p?

EXVirtual3120d ago (Edited 3120d ago )

Ikr? That's gonna be hilarious.
Do we know the resolution that AC4 runs at on the PS4? I'm thinking it'll be 1080p @ 30fps.
OT: Penello knew. But the Xbone fanboys are saying that COD Ghosts actually looks better than the PS4 version. Denial alert.
@xKugo below, have you seen NeoGAF?

xKugo3121d ago

So much drama going on in game industry right now.
Better than TV at time, especially when you add all the back-and-forth, denial, lies, exc.

Quite entertaining.

deecee333121d ago

Every time I read N4G I want to reach for a bowl of popcorn. Most drama-filled console launch yet.

Max-Zorin3121d ago

N4G= Best Soap Opera ever.

Markissluv3121d ago

Well we knew from the beginning of the year that it would be a sh*t storm. The hype was justified!

Kayant3121d ago (Edited 3121d ago )

Yh it's now we can see what was really going on. He was on an adverse PR campaign when he started making comments like this -
"People DO understand that Microsoft has some of the smartest graphics programmers IN THE WORLD. We CREATED DirectX, the standard API’s that everyone programs against."
"There is no way we’re giving up a 30%+ advantage to Sony. And ANYONE who has seen both systems running could say there are great looking games on both systems. If there was really huge performance difference – it would be obvious.

I get a ton of hate for saying this – but it’s been the same EVERY generation. Sony claims more power, they did it with Cell, they did it with Emotion Engine, and they are doing it again. And, in the end, games on our system looked the same or better. "

Well Albert you pretty much have given up that 30% advantage and then some.

MasterCornholio3121d ago (Edited 3121d ago )

Just a slight correction. The PSX was weaker than the N64 and the PS2 was weaker than the Xbox. However the opposite is true with the PS3 and PS4.

Panello is capable of saying anything to make the Xbox One look good which is why he's their main PR man.

Nexus 7 2013

johny53121d ago

They where weaker but almost all ps2,xbox,gamecube games never had a problem with resolution at the time because they all ran at 480p. "The standard at the time"

Some games even ran at 1080i like Gran Turismo 4!

When millions of people are made to upgrade there TV's to a new standard you better believe they want there media running at that too!

iceman063120d ago

I said in a post about Panello losing his job that I thought at the time that he was just doing his job. It's a shitty job. Between misinformation and lack of information, he has to say something. IMO, it's just that continuation of the distorted, incomplete message from MS surrounding the Xbox One that has been the issue. So, the directive has been passed down from on high...deny, stall, or spin until we are ready. It's definitely NOT right, but it IS his job.