Resolutiongate continues: Lords of the Fallen sub 1080p on Xbox One

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You may have thought that with Microsoft’s Xbox One tapping in to the reserve power afforded by Kinect’s excision that the whole trite “resolutiongate” thing would be over. Recent games like Destiny and Diablo III are very nearly at parity on both new consoles, after all. Well you’d be wrong.

It seems the latest game to have a lower visual fidelity on Microsoft’s console is the Dark Souls-inspired Lords of the Fallen. According to its developers, the Xbox One version will come in at 900p, to the PS4’s 1080p resolution.

Speaking to Videogamer, creative director Tomasz Gop said that “probably the resolution [on Xbox One] is like 900p instead of 1080p on PlayStation 4.”

Thankfully, there’s not much else that’s different: “But apart from that there’s nothing different I would say.”

While 180 pixels really isn’t worth getting upset over, it does highlight the fact that Microsoft’s console is still definitely the weaker one, even if it has received a bit of a specs boost with Kinect’s reservation open to developers who choose to utilise it.

As I highlighted quite some time ago, The Xbox One just won’t be able to keep up with PS4 because they’re essentially the same thing when it comes to architecture, but the Xbox One has demonstrably weaker specifications. This isn’t a situation like we had with the PlayStation 3 where its architecture was just so alien that it took years for developers to master. DirectX 12 and the magical cloud may provide some benefit in the future

“The PS4 is the more powerful system, and that power is going to be more evident as this generation goes on. Yes, developers will learn new tricks, and as they do they’ll be able to do more with the Xbox One, and it will get better. There’s no point in denying that the Xbox One is a weaker console anymore, and unless there are dodgy dealings, I expect third party multiplatform games to continue to run and look worse on the Xbox One.”

That’s what I said then, and it seems to still ring true. That shouldn’t dissuade any of you from picking up an Xbox One in South Africa today though; you’ll be able to play Quantum Break – which was easily the best looking game I saw at Gamescom this year.

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The controller for the Xbox One is infinitely better too; it’s far more solid and doesn’t feel like it was cobbled together in an Asian sweatshop. I have a faulty DualShock 4 that I’m busy experiencing headaches with right now, and it’s not helped by the fact that the people responsible for honouring the warranty on the thing seems to be shirking that responsibility.

The game’s out next month on Ps4, Xbox One and PC.

Last Updated: September 23, 2014

Geoffrey Tim

Editor. I’m old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time – they were capable of being masterpieces. I’m here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

  • Alien Emperor Trevor

    In an unrelated note, Tropico 3 is free on the Humble store right now, for the next 8 hours or so.

    • Admiral Chief 0

      Good ol’ HB

    • ReaperOfSquirrels

      I does has it now!

    • Johan du Preez

      I only noticed today that Tropico 5 was released on linux. Cant wait to try it out this evening.

    • SHomplasson

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  • Admiral Chief 0
  • Hammersteyn

    Resolutiongate is kinda like Watergate, almost only Americans care. I think?

    • Will

      Idk eurogamer is at the front of many of these debates.

  • eXpZA

    inb4 stupid PC master race comments.

    What FPS are they aiming for? That matters more to me.

    • Admiral Chief 0

      Too late, you missed it by 3 minutes…must be the console lag…
      😛

      • Johan du Preez

        Rofl brilliant!

  • Hammersteyn

    Yeah the XBOX controller is a sexy device. Ive got 2 PS4 controllers and I am probably fortunate to not have had any problems with them unlike Geoff and Jonah. Still, it’s definitely a huge improvement over the PS3 controller.

    • FoxOneZA

      So you are the one with the most girlie hands of the three??? 😛

      • Jonah Cash

        Hahahaha!!! Nice!!!

      • Hammersteyn

        Apparently, I admitted as much in the ION article yesterday.

    • Jonah Cash

      O I absolutely hate the f*&king PS4 controllers, they just don’t last!! The next one that breaks will be thrown through PartServe’s window at night!! And then I might just take a few spare ones for free!! Julius style!!

      • ReaperOfSquirrels

        Good luck with that… they don’t really keep stock of those… consoles is a different story…

      • CAE9872

        Well if you keep throwing them then yes they are going to break! Be gentle with the thing…

        Touch wood but I have had no issues with my controllers as yet…

        • Jonah Cash

          I haven’t even thrown the PS4 remote!! My PS3 remote went through a window and it still works!! PS4 remote triggers just collapse on me!! But this replacement one is working better!!

          • CAE9872

            Then it can only be stress related injuries…to the PS4. Relax! That goal in the dying minutes will come…

      • Nikola

        That’s weird dude I had no issue’s with mine have two as well I love the PS4 controller huge improvment over the PS3 one’s and I absolutely hate the layout of the xbox conntroller…only thing that get’s worn of is the thumb analog sticks but I just bought those orb things for them and they like new…I even dropped mine a few times hopefully you come alright with them eventually!

        • Jonah Cash

          The one I have now seems to hold!! So I just keep hoping it lasts for years not months!!

    • Xcalibersa

      Its an awesome controller. Mine have had abuse from December and are still good.

  • Jonah Cash

    When is Quantum break coming by the way? Is there a release date yet?
    Only game that would get me to buy a One!!

    • Rock789

      So far, just “Coming 2015”. But it does look good, doesn’t it? And I love Remedy studios – from the original Max Payne to Alan Wake, I’ve loved their games. Have you seen the 8 minute video of gameplay from Gamescom? Man, it looks insanely awesome! Really shweet!

      • Jonah Cash

        It is the only game that looks out of the box at the moment on the One!! Sunset Overdrive looks fun, but I will need to see more of a story line than just bad energy drink makes everyone who drinks it a monster….
        If it plays like the 8 minute video did then I will definitely buy a One!!

      • CAE9872

        I don’t get that game yet! Way too early to say good, bad or indifferent but at the moment its a game that does nothing for me personally. But will keep an open mind…

        • Rock789

          Yeah, I’m curious about the whole “watch the tv show and it influences the game” – wanna see what they do with that. But from the game side of things, it looks like a true Remedy game – protagonist in a trench coat, taking care of the baddies in slow-mo… Happy days! 🙂

      • Alan! ALAN!

    • CAE9872

      Master Chief Collection…

      *must resist temptation to go out and buy ONE*

      *must resist temptation to go out and buy ONE*

      *must resist temptation to go out and buy ONE*

      *must resist temptation to go out and buy ONE*

      Shit that isn’t working…arrrrggghhhh…

      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        Is it coincidence you said that FOUR times?

        • CAE9872

          LOL – yes actually…well spotted though! Sorry it wasn’t 3 times others everyone would be…what does he know? Half Life 3 confirmed…

          You PC Master Race just cannot keep away from it…

          • Rock789

            So Half-Life 3 is confirmed?! Happy days!!!!

            **runs outside to tell the masses that HL3 is coming**

          • CAE9872

            And I rest my case…

      • Rock789

        Man… That Halo collection is looking unbelievable! Have you seen some of the cut scenes – freaking almost looks like-action!! Me thinks it’s gonna be a seriously good HD remaster!

        • CAE9872

          It sure does look incredible…I am such a sucker for anything Halo…

  • Xcalibersa

    Defending your master till the end.

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      You keep fighting the good fight!

    • LULZ

  • ???? ????????

    In an unrelated note, Tropico 3 is free on the Humble store right now, for the next 8 hours or so.

  • Alien Emperor Trevor

    I just want to see more about this game. It looks so damn cool but I’m wary of new games these days.

    • CAE9872

      Probably not a bad idea…heck I bought Destiny as it was my most anticipated game for last few years by a long way. And its good; but it lacks something…a soul perhaps.

      Let’s put it this way – Warframe calls me constantly and its the EXACT same thing as Destiny – just without the budget behind it. But it is free…and for all its lack of story, etc it does have a compelling drive.

      I will go back to Destiny and play it “more” properly and will enjoy it more no doubt…but it waned a little too quickly out the gate for me.

      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        I think what draws me to Warframe is there’s always a new weapon or frame to level up, mods to collect, increasing challenge. I’m busy leveling my 8th frame now lol. Soon I’ll have to pick something to start modding with formas & leveling those up again too.

        From all I read about Destiny that’s what it seems to lack. I might be grinding in Warframe, but I’m constantly improving something new whereas in Destiny you’re trying to find new loot, which by itself is kinda dull. Just like it was grinding bosses in Borderlands to get a rare drop.

        • CAE9872

          You hit the nail on the head. Warframe ALWAYS has something you can do to at least feel like you achieving something. And right now the mods system works so well – it is such a clever little system.

          I have fully upgraded 3 frames, and have most of Nyx’s systems to “make” in the foundry. I am considering buying more Platinum to purchase Loki (only one of the starter frames I don’t yet have). Compelling game.

  • Johan du Preez

    Why do you think that its over its not like the Xbox got a hardware upgrade or anything. In fact it will happen more and more due to games needing more processing power.

  • Xcalibersa

    Thought this was funny.

    • Nikola

      Hahahaha nice one

    • OVGrounded new game+++

      Bwahahahaha
      Poor Hodor, and he has to carry that Fucking Kinect around everywhere.

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      Top one dies on the toilet though.

      Er.. spoiler.

  • Brady miaau

    Blah, blah.

    will the game be fun on an Xbox One? As fun as on the Ps4. More than likely yes

  • Another Shot in the foot for Xbone , next they will be legless with a gun , oh wait thats Oscar

    • Brady miaau

      How is this shooting yourself in the foot?

      Other than, of course, using C or C++ with full ansi standard implemented?

  • I’m pretty upset with LG at the moment. I come here expecting this site to be restricted for Xbox One FanBOYZ and get an article like this? WTF?

    • Brady miaau

      It says staff next to your name? Um.

      • I wish we could get it to say something else. In truth, he’s just a spambuster. We are getting a deluge of spam, so we appointed two regular commenters to help bin it all.

        • Admiral Chief 0

          ALL MY YEARS OF TECHNICAL SAVVY AND LOYAL COMMENTING ON LAGZ, and all I get to show for it is deleting spam

          😛

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            Well considering all the spamming you do, who better? 😉

        • Brady miaau

          Yeah, I figured something like that, MOD.

          Was just teasing a bit, could not resist

  • Did I not just say yesterday that these problems were over with… why did the world not abide by what I said?

  • OVGrounded new game+++

    You have to admit, the Bone is improving.

    • Admiral Chief 0

      Is that what she said?

      😛

    • Ryanza

      720p to 900p lol

    • Rock789

      After a little blue pill, perhaps? **runs**

      • Sir Rants A Lot Llew

        yoh GG

  • Labey-Kun

    I don’t mind, still getting myself the Xbox One, if the resolution is 720p and higher then I will be happy 😀

  • Will

    Were you reporting on the resolution of games last Gen? So many articles making a mountain out of a mole hill outta this its really sad. Eventually all these games will be 1080p you can quote that its already happening.

  • forza4ever

    I didnt see an article regarding framerate gate as to why ps4s driveclub with an embarrassing feature set after a year delay cant match forza5 at 1080p 60fps. You people are really frickin strange to keep writing this nobnense. On another note….has anyone played the forza horizon 2 demo. Absolutely fantastic….shame ps4 cant run it with its inferior architecture and laughable online service.

    • Not Phil Spencer

      You also wont see him post about this – http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/digitalfoundry-2014-hands-on-with-forza-horizon-2-demo

      Xbox doing 4xMSAA on the Forza Horizon 2 at 1080p. Something the PS4 cannot do at that res, and isn’t common on consoles at all.

      With the full DX12 SDK for Xbox One being available from November, you will actually have a really good E3 coming in 2015. Microsoft has said that it is a full hardware DX12 GPU, even the GTX980 is only a DX11.3 card.

      This silly reporter is going to get owned.

      • forza4ever

        Agreed….I have never seen such sweetness as forza horizon 2. I have 3 friends alone unhappy with ps4, due to lack of great games, inferior features than xbox one and a horrid online service that are selling or trading their ps4s for xbox ones after seeing the horizon 2 demo. November SDK will bury the ps4…

  • Hatarak

    Not only in Lords of the Fallen on XBOX ONE we don’t have 1080p but for me nothing wrong with that. So if I good remember the best resolution Lords of the Fallen will have on PC 😀 For me great:)

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