Microsoft just can’t seem to catch a break. First there was its underwhelming E3 unveiling, then a massive backlash from fans over its restrictive DRM and used game policies, privacy concerns over its always-on kinect camera, and its price tag coming in $100 (in the US) higher than its rival Playstation.
Now reports are coming in from various sites indicating that some key mutli-platform titles are looking considerably worse on the Xbox. Eurogamer reports that “Our Battlefield 4 Face-Off preview reveals a 50 per cent resolution boost on PlayStation 4 with no appreciable compromise in effects or performance in single-player gameplay, while Infinity Ward's Mark Rubin confirmed rumours that Call of Duty: Ghosts runs at native 720p on Xbox One, with 1080p a lock for PS4.”
Ouch. Now of course this does not mean that all Xbox One games will only run at 720p. Never-the-less this is not good news for an already troubled system launch.
What do you think? Is this a sign that the Xbox is dead in the water or will this really not matter much in the long run? Sound off in the comments.
Eurogamers Article: http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/digitalfoundry-resolutiongate-the-fallout