During a Reddit AMA, Sledgehammer Games co-founder Michael Condrey made a statement about both the resolutions and FPS rates in Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. While not necessarily anything bad, it has got the internet buzzing about what effect this actually has on the series’ latest entry.
During the AMA, Condrey stated that the “Minimum XboxOne resolution is 1360×1080, and dynamically scales from there to full 1080p. That’s over 50% increase from last year. Advanced Warfare runs native 1080p on PS4.” The buzzword in this is that it dynamically scales. What this essentially means is that during your time playing on Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, the horizontal scale of your resolution will change between 1360 and 1920 depending on the situation and elements on screen.
It also means that the PS4 version of Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is always running at a constant 1920 x 1080 resolution.
This of course has lead to much online conversation about whether this has any effect or not on gameplay. There are also the ever-present rumblings about this making one console better than the other overall. It isn’t all doom and gloom however.
At the end of this statement, Michael Condrey also stated that both eighth generation versions of Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare run “at rock solid 60fps.”
While both run at a solid 60 frames, one version seems to see its resolution drop at times in order to maintain a smooth and enjoyable experience. This could be the way forward for pulling multi-format titles on the Xbox One up the levels often seen in their PlayStation 4 counterparts.
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Twinfinite’s review of Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare will be up very soon. In the meantime you can get into the action with the Day Zero edition on Steam, Xbox Live or PSN now. General release of the standard edition is tomorrow (11/04).