Most games on consoles right now don’t run at the de-facto HD standard of 1080p. In fact, most of them render at a resolution below 720p – and even then, very few of them run at the buttery smooth 60 frames per second. Forza 5, says Turn 10, will be the first game in the revered racing series to run at 60 frames per second in full HD.
“I believe we’re uniquely positioned to deliver on that challenge. We’re a huge epic game that’s going to be running at 1080p, 60fps on the next-gen console, so it’s an incredible opportunity on one hand, but you have to be incredibly flexible and agile and self-aware on the other hand,” Turn 10 content director John Wendel told Gamespot.
That doesn’t mean that all next-gen console games will hit that sweet spot though; the decision to do 1080p, 60 fps was Turn 10’s, not Microsoft’s.
“I don’t think that platform holders can dictate what the internal frame buffer size should be. Forza 5 runs at 60 frames per second, but other people will make different trade-offs,” he said.
“Resolution is not the thing that maximises beauty.”
Honestly though? It’s a new generation of consoles – and at this point, I think most people expect 1080p and 60fps as standard.
Last Updated: June 6, 2013