Call of Duty: Ghosts 720p on Xbox One and 1080p on PlayStation 4

Infinity Ward's Mark Rubin confirmed that there would be a difference in the resolution that Call of Duty: Ghosts would run on PS4 and XBox One.

When Infinity Ward's Mark Rubin announced on Twitter that Call of Duty: Ghosts will run natively at 1080p on PlayStation 4, and only on 720p on Xbox One after it's released tomorrow, many people said that this was another reason that the XBox One will lose a console war that may or may not exist.

Fans comment that the smaller game processing unit of the XBox One just can't properly handle a game like CoD and it's an incentive to buy the PS4 instead. Some players think games will be smoother and steadier on the PS4. The Sony console is just more powerful, but not by a lot.

My opinion, if you couldn't guess from the header, is that this is an insignificant difference. The Executive Producer of Call of Duty: Ghosts thinks that the developers, "optimized each console to hit 60 FPS and the game looks great on both."

I think CoD was never about the graphics. The particle effects of mud and blood won't change your gameplay on the PS4 or the XBox One so it shouldn't really change an essential experience.

To IGN Rubin said that, "The internet seems to think it's a big deal," but I'm unconvinced. Some of my favorite games have terrible graphics. CoD never tried to be pretty. If players wanted landscapes or backgrounds, they'd play something else. People will play Call of Duty: Ghosts on whichever console they have because of its mechanics and strategy, not beautiful colors. The game will play the same on all three next generation consoles


GameSkinny intern, college student, and lifelong nerd.

Published Nov. 5th 2013
  • Miranda Kirk
    Featured Columnist
    I agree with you for a game like COD because it's not tailored to people who necessarily critique graphics. But in terms of next gen in general, for all other games, it is a huge deal if the developers can't get it to run on 1080p and 60fps at least! PC gaming will be the better option--effectively destroying the console market.
    The whole idea of next-gen needs to be major improvements not just getting by with what we already have which, unfortunately, is what is happening when games like COD, Watch Dogs and others, start to settle on 30fps or 720p--why do I need a new console for that? There is no point of creating a visually beautiful game when you don't use the technology to its fullest potential.
  • Ryan Kerns
    Featured Columnist
    exactly! and with the PC version of Battlefield 4 running in 4K resolution... these console versions are already looking pretty "last gen".
  • Ryan Kerns
    Featured Columnist
    What I find funny about this whole resolution debacle is that COD is running on a pretty old game engine... no matter the resolution or fps its not going to look as good as a game designed for next gen from the ground up.

    So far the reviews for the game have also been pretty "meh"

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