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Here we go again: Thief at 1080p on PS4, 900p on Xbox One

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This is turning into a bit more than a series of isolated incidents. The number of games in which the PlayStation 4 outpaces the Xbox One in native resolution is continuing to grow. The latest entry in Resolution Gate is the upcoming Thief reboot, which will reportedly run at 1080p natively on Sony’s console while Microsoft’s version will run at 900p.

Hot on the heels of the news that Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes will run at 1080p on the PlayStation 4 while settling for 720p on the Xbox One, Square Enix had a little chat with Eurogamer confirming that the two versions of Thief will meet a similar spec disparity. Both versions of the upcoming stealth game will run at 30 frames per second. Granted, the gap between the Thief versions is not as wide as it is with the former title, but there is still objectively a difference. And where many suspected that these situations should lessen in multiplatform titles over time, we’ve yet to see the trend change course.

Between Call of Duty: Ghosts, Ground Zeroes, and rumors of Watch Dogs meeting a similar fate, the apparent evidence of a power difference between the two console heavyweights has become quite difficult to ignore. The issue even extended to the recent Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition, with the PlayStation 4 version owning 60 frames-per-second performance while the Xbox One’s version was mostly relegated to 30 FPS.

There is plenty of time for developers to learn more about the Xbox One architecture, and leverage the knowledge to squeeze additional power out of it. However, the same can be said for the PlayStation 4. With the issues keeping this disparity in place seemingly difficult to overcome, it may be some time before this gap begins to close.

Last Updated: February 19, 2014

89 Comments

  1. Admiral Chief in Vegas

    February 19, 2014 at 10:38

    I dunno about you guys, but I’m a bit gatvol for all this 900 vs 1080 nonsense.

    Reply

    • RinceandLeSIGH

      February 19, 2014 at 10:40

      I like it because it stokes the fires of the Xbone fanatics and I like to watch the world burn 0-O

      Reply

      • Admiral Chief in Vegas

        February 19, 2014 at 10:42

        Being ginger, it makes sense that you like to see things burn…

        πŸ˜›

        Reply

        • RinceandLeSIGH

          February 19, 2014 at 10:43

          Someone at your home? Just to check on things I mean *RUNS

          Reply

          • Admiral Chief in Vegas

            February 19, 2014 at 10:46

            Nah, no problems, I’ve got an anti-ginger defence system at home with live ammo, similar to the Portal turrets

          • General JJ the ashamed

            February 19, 2014 at 10:49

            I have a soul-gun. Kills a ginger instantly. πŸ™‚

          • Weanerdog

            February 19, 2014 at 10:51

            Er John what exactly is a soul gun going to do to a ginger. Rince sold you this didn’t he?

          • General JJ the ashamed

            February 19, 2014 at 10:52

            Wait a second. I thought he doesn’t have a soul, so giving him one would make him implode. Now you’re just confusing me.

          • Hammersteyn

            February 19, 2014 at 10:57

            It would make him human

          • Admiral Chief in Vegas

            February 19, 2014 at 11:04

            Is that possible?

          • Hammersteyn

            February 19, 2014 at 11:08

            Well more human.

          • Admiral Chief in Vegas

            February 19, 2014 at 11:08

            Is THAT possible???

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            February 19, 2014 at 10:58

            If you want to make him implode give him a non-alcoholic beer.

          • General JJ the ashamed

            February 19, 2014 at 11:03

            I don’t think I can even comprehend the complications follow that.

          • Weanerdog

            February 19, 2014 at 11:20

            Nope it just adds and few ponds and gives him wind.

          • Hammersteyn

            February 19, 2014 at 10:57

            Hows that gun work? They dont have souls to begin with πŸ˜›

          • RinceandLeSIGH

            February 19, 2014 at 11:01

            ahhh,. more discrimination, that time already? 0_O

          • General JJ the ashamed

            February 19, 2014 at 11:02

            Oh don’t you act all innocent now. I remember what happened yesterday when I quickly popped in. πŸ˜‰

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            February 19, 2014 at 11:08

            Let bygones be bygones Steven.

          • General JJ the ashamed

            February 19, 2014 at 11:10

            No!
            No no no no no no!

          • RinceandLeSIGH

            February 19, 2014 at 11:09

            I don’t see how my an Tim’s actions, ones the only involved sending you awesome cute kittens and not taking the piss at all should be brought up 0-O BWAHAHAH! http://24.media.tumblr.com/6baacf35c0e863fdaeaa3b641852c08e/tumblr_muab3sg3na1roqnpoo1_500.gif

          • General JJ the ashamed

            February 19, 2014 at 11:10

            That’s cheating.

          • RinceandLeSIGH

            February 19, 2014 at 11:11

            Tehehehehehhe! πŸ˜‰ PS. My bday coming up, make sure you are free first weekend of March

          • General JJ the ashamed

            February 19, 2014 at 11:13

            Might that be the Ramfest weekend? :/

          • RinceandLeSIGH

            February 19, 2014 at 11:14

            Oh crap, will have to move it!

          • General JJ the ashamed

            February 19, 2014 at 11:15

            I don’t know if they’ll move a whole festival for you, but it’s worth giving it a shot.

          • RinceandLeSIGH

            February 19, 2014 at 11:17

            Would appear to be 6-9? I was thinking the 1st of March…

          • General JJ the ashamed

            February 19, 2014 at 11:24

            Ah. I see. According to my extremely busy schedule with boat trips and first class flights to my island I seem to be open during that time. So I shall be there.

          • RinceandLeSIGH

            February 19, 2014 at 11:24

            LOL. I am now also thinking of Ramfest, never been!

          • RinceandLeSIGH

            February 19, 2014 at 10:49

            So last season. But you score points for being retro πŸ˜›

          • Ottokie

            February 19, 2014 at 11:04

            An anti Ginger defense system you say πŸ˜›

          • Admiral Chief in Vegas

            February 19, 2014 at 11:06

            BWHAHAHAHAHA

          • Hammersteyn

            February 19, 2014 at 11:06

            ROFL

    • Hammersteyn

      February 19, 2014 at 10:54

      It’s been making the news a lot, but because it’s early days for the next gen it’s probably a good idea to enlighten people on the facts. It will die down eventually.

      Reply

      • RinceandLeSIGH

        February 19, 2014 at 10:55

        I think that may be the aim. As MS said it was AS powerful if not more, that is not the case though.

        Reply

    • CaptainNemo42

      February 19, 2014 at 10:57

      I was thinking the same thing.

      Reply

    • Kromas

      February 19, 2014 at 10:58

      1080p is sooo last decade.

      Reply

  2. Hammersteyn

    February 19, 2014 at 10:46

    I for one cant see the difference between the two. For me it’s just a number on paper stating the PS4 is better. But this is not why I bought my PS4. If it was reversed and I still would have stuck to my choice.

    Reply

    • RinceandLeSIGH

      February 19, 2014 at 10:52

      Agreed. It’s like the Xbox360 PS3 debate.

      Reply

  3. Kromas

    February 19, 2014 at 10:49

    I just thought I’d add the obligatory “And runs 4HD on PC” remark. πŸ˜›

    Reply

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      February 19, 2014 at 10:54

      PCs are for taxes, not games!

      Reply

      • Hammersteyn

        February 19, 2014 at 10:54

        97% taxes and 3% games

        Reply

      • General JJ the ashamed

        February 19, 2014 at 10:54

        Who are you? Where’s the Emperor??

        Reply

        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          February 19, 2014 at 10:57

          I don’t know what’s going on. I played Street Fighter on console a couple of weeks ago & Rocky beat me like a bad step-child. He may have given me a concussion.

          Reply

          • Hammersteyn

            February 19, 2014 at 10:58

            It’s called a controller. You use your thumbs not your fingers spread out for the WASD layout.

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            February 19, 2014 at 10:59

            I don’t use WASD, I’m not a monster.

          • Hammersteyn

            February 19, 2014 at 11:00

            Really? How then for FPS on PC?

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            February 19, 2014 at 11:00

            Number pad. I’m a lefty.

          • Hammersteyn

            February 19, 2014 at 11:01

            Interesting!

          • General JJ the ashamed

            February 19, 2014 at 11:02

            He uses one of his three right hands on the keyboard.

          • Kromas

            February 19, 2014 at 11:00

            “XBOX play for me” command should work fine.

            Alternatively get a friend overseas on PS4 to play for you. πŸ˜›

          • RinceandLeSIGH

            February 19, 2014 at 11:00

            HAHAHA! Oh,. ps, he’s now on whatsapp. He’s off this week ill πŸ™

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            February 19, 2014 at 11:04

            Finally the biological weapon has taken effect. I will have my revenge & it will be sweet like honey. Or it would be, if I had agents that could do that kind of thing. O_o *twitch*

      • Kromas

        February 19, 2014 at 10:58

        Only 3 things are constant. Death,Taxes and the CoD franchise.

        Reply

    • Rags

      February 19, 2014 at 11:00

      Or glorious Oculus Rift πŸ™‚

      Reply

      • Kromas

        February 19, 2014 at 11:03

        I destroyed an Oculus Rift just yesterday.

        Reply

        • Kromas

          February 19, 2014 at 11:08

          Light Hope
          – Destroy the Rift Oculus in the Hell Rift.

          Reply

  4. Umar Reborn

    February 19, 2014 at 10:54

    Vote ANC

    Reply

    • General JJ the ashamed

      February 19, 2014 at 10:56

      I’d rather game on a Nokia 3310 than do that.

      Reply

      • Kromas

        February 19, 2014 at 11:02

        Hey snake was an amazing game. Even though it was stolen from Nibbler.

        Reply

      • Ottokie

        February 19, 2014 at 11:14

        And yet the game was fun even at 48p

        Reply

        • General JJ the ashamed

          February 19, 2014 at 11:15

          Proof! Better graphics isn’t everything. Having a pc is. πŸ™‚

          Reply

          • Kromas

            February 19, 2014 at 11:15

            So much win!

          • Ottokie

            February 19, 2014 at 11:18

            True πŸ˜›

        • ToshZA

          February 19, 2014 at 11:15

          Mario is still fun. That’s older than the cell phone as a whole.

          Reply

    • Hammersteyn

      February 19, 2014 at 10:59

      Sure why not. They are bound to do something right eventually

      Reply

      • ToshZA

        February 19, 2014 at 11:07

        They steal our money just fine atm.

        Reply

        • Hammersteyn

          February 19, 2014 at 11:08

          EA could learn from them.

          Reply

          • Kromas

            February 19, 2014 at 11:09

            Need for Speed E-Toll edition. If you wanna drive past a gantry you will have to buy in game currency. πŸ˜›

          • ToshZA

            February 19, 2014 at 11:10

            oh my effing… Just…

          • Hammersteyn

            February 19, 2014 at 11:30

            Bwahahaha

  5. ToshZA

    February 19, 2014 at 11:00

    1080p, its just an illusion.

    http://youtu.be/A4QcyW-qTUg

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  6. Martin du preez

    February 19, 2014 at 11:02

    Why is this even news anymore? Why don’t people report when a Ferrari beats a Prius every time?

    inb4 master race say ‘so that means we drive F1 cars amiright”

    Reply

    • General JJ the ashamed

      February 19, 2014 at 11:04

      Yes. F1 cars. Works for me.

      Reply

  7. Willem Swanepoel

    February 19, 2014 at 11:10

    Are you guys running out of stuff to post about? Really…

    this 1080 vs 720p and P this and P that, just give a P klap en get over it guys!! ;-)~

    Reply

    • ToshZA

      February 19, 2014 at 11:12

      News is news man. If they didn’t post news, no matter how tired the topic is, then they’d have nothing to post. And then there’d be no website. And no comments section to troll and be trolled in.

      Reply

      • Willem Swanepoel

        February 19, 2014 at 11:12

        true

        Reply

      • Willem Swanepoel

        February 19, 2014 at 11:14

        I wonder if someone tried to blend a XBOX One yet and upload a 1080p vid on youtube … ? πŸ™‚

        Reply

        • ToshZA

          February 19, 2014 at 11:16

          Search is your friend there.

          Reply

        • Ottokie

          February 19, 2014 at 11:22

          “No results found” did you mean 720p?

          Reply

          • Willem Swanepoel

            February 19, 2014 at 12:45

            hahaha good one πŸ˜‰

    • Kromas

      February 19, 2014 at 11:13

      We can always ask them to change their articles to reflect PC terminology. 720p = HD Ready
      1080p = HD and so on and so forth. πŸ˜›

      Reply

  8. CypherGate

    February 19, 2014 at 12:36

    We shouldnt be worried about resolution much. Those resolutions are fine. What we should be worried about is MICRO TRANSACTIONS!

    Reply

  9. Pieter Kruger

    February 19, 2014 at 14:37

    Seriously, this is getting weak! Nothing else to report on hey? The Xbox One screenshots look absolutely stunning!! I never considered buying this game but now I’m actually contemplating it, just hope the gameplay is fun too! Why not write an article about why the Almighty PS4 isn’t running this at 60fps????

    Reply

    • Johan du Preez

      February 19, 2014 at 14:56

      Miscrosoft fan boy alert …

      Reply

      • Pieter Kruger

        February 19, 2014 at 15:14

        This ?? “Sigh”

        Reply

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