The Xbox One version of Call of Duty: Ghosts will run natively at 720p, while the PS4 version will run at full HD 1080p, Infinity Ward executive producer Mark Rubin has confirmed on Twitter.
"Hey, been on the road last couple weeks so haven’t had a chance to update, but wanted to confirm that for Xbox One we’re 1080p upscaled from 720p. And, we’re native 1080p on PS4,” Rubin said. “We optimized each console to hit 60 FPS and the game looks great on both. Still on the road, but glad to see the great reception to Extinction. Can’t wait for next week's launch.”
Native resolution is technically superior to upscaling and according to CVG, the Xbox One version of Battlefield 4 also has a resolution disadvantage, rendering at 720p compared to 900p on PS4. The news will come as a blow to Microsoft, which has attempted to play down concerns that Xbox One’s technical specifications don’t match up to PS4’s since the consoles were revealed earlier this year.
Call of Duty: Ghosts is set for release on November 5 on Xbox 360, PS3, Wii U and PC. The game will also be a launch title on Xbox One and PS4 later in November.