PES 15’s resolution on the Xbox One is offside

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For someone who claims to not be hung up on resolution, I sure do write about it a lot.

Pro Evolution Soccer 15 is coming in November, and thanks to a development team that includes input from both UK and Japanese studios, this year’s iteration may actually provide some proper competition to FIFA. While the Xbox One and the PlayStation 4 will never reach parity thanks to the Xbox One’s weaker hardware, for the most part newer games are at least close. But not in PES 15. Not by a long shot.

According to Konami’s own product page for the football simulator, the Xbox One version will run at a significantly lower resolution than the PlayStation 4 version, running a little more like the version that’ll grace the PlayStation 3.


The PlayStation 4 version, says Konami, will maintain 60fps at 1080p. The PlayStation 3 and Xbox One versions however, will have to make do with half the output resolution, coming in at 720p. I’m not one of those who’s really hung up on resolution, but I think the level of disparity here is appalling. It’s got less to do, to my mind, with the power gulf between the systems and the amount of care that Konami is putting in to the Xbox One version instead.

Most games that fail to hit the 1080p sweet spot  instead run at 900p, which I’m sure the Xbox One is capable of in a game like PES. That said, it could also be because the Xbox One version does have one benefit over the PlayStation one; it allows for 8 players local multiplayer, which the PS4 only allows for 4. I’m not all that sure it’s a feature that’d ever end up being used in this age of online multiplayer, but it could be quite fun nonetheless. 

The game’s is coming to PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One in the middle of November. It’s biggest competition, FIFA 15, was released last week to mixed reviews.

Last Updated: September 29, 2014

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  • Jedi Consular Kromas

    I thought we all agreed that in the grand scheme of things resolution only matters when PC gamers are not in the room. 😛

  • Lord Chaos


  • Admiral Chief 0
  • oVg Definitive and Remastered

    I don’t give a shit what the resolution is. As long as its 60fps.

    I tried playing the Last of Us on 30fps again just to see if Im the only one that can see the difference.

    FUCK NO.

    Give me 60fps even if it means lowering the res to 720. But don’t tell me that games like FAR CRY and the new GTAV are running at 30fps because open world games cant do it, because PHANTOM PAIN is looking sooooooooooo sweeeeet.

    • Someone didn’t get it this morning trololo

      • oVg Definitive and Remastered

        Coffee time

        • Make that a double!

          • oVg Definitive and Remastered


  • Don’t see 8 people in one room playing a game on one monitor. That’s called an arcade machine 😛

    • DrKiller

      Only for people with CRT screens! 😛

  • oVg Definitive and Remastered

    So you all accept that a shooter that requires fast hand eye co-ordination with massive twitch reflexes is acceptable with DESTINY?

    DESTINY, the only shooter by Activision to run at 30fps. Play COD afterwards and tell me what one you think is better.

    Last gens FORZA, a driving game that requires 100% visual panning was at a standard of 60fps.

    I want to know if one can spot the difference between FORZA 5s silky smooth frame rate and FORZA Horizons 2 NEXT GEN frame rate of 30.

    Even Wipeout HD 2008 felt better back when SONY were trumping 60fps/1080p as standard on the PS3.

    Look what happened to that.

    The same thing is going to happen to these 8gig machines if we keep letting devs cut corners.

    But hay, Im just a very very fussy game Connoisseur who appreciates this medium more than old paintings.

    • You probably play Destiny all night long! You are fooling no one!

      • oVg Definitive and Remastered

        The only Destiny I have is in my pants. 60 faps per second.

        • Destiny? Or disease?

          • oVg Definitive and Remastered

            Both. Still sounds better than the Grammy award winning script of Light or Dark.

        • Brady miaau

          I would say keep it there, but it seems some evidence exists of it being a bit late for that

    • Skyblue

      Finally got to play some ForTza 5 (I’m a Saffa, it’ll always be FORZZZA) and I must admit, it sure is pure fucking awesome!

  • Martin du preez (D4RKL1NGza)
  • FoxOneZA

    Oh yes PES that game with the 1 stadium, 1 club, 1 licensed player name and a hash job of the Champions League. How about all the NOPES whilst I go off and enjoy FUT on FIFA 15.

    • Necro

      Sure youre having fun with those keepers.

    • Skyblue

      Started playing FIFA 15 on the weekend, I am enjoying it even with the odd little bugs.

  • MakeItLegal

    fifa plays like a dream on my laptop very happy , now i cant wait for fifa 17

    • oVg Definitive and Remastered

      New logos, sweeeeeet 😛

      • FoxOneZA

        And new hairdo’s.

    • Skyblue

      That new engine is pretty amazing until the funny shit starts happening.

  • Rumne1958

    hop over to this site————http://you give me mindblowing idea & i give u money/new.,.

  • Sageville

    Shocker, PS3 comparable to Xbone…

    That can’t be right

    • Xcalibersa

      Resolution doesnt mean the quality will be the same.

      • Sageville

        What measure of quality do you refer to? If we assume both platforms dont drop below the said FPS…

        • freekface

          You can’t read, it actually says “The Xbox One will run at 720p when using 8 player local multiplayer”.

          The PS4 can only handle 4 player local multiplayer.

          • Sageville

            I was asking Xcalibersa, so wind your neck back in .

  • Lazy devs. Plain and simple.

  • timmy2s

    Oh my …. Do we think that xbox one cant do 1080p ? Not long and ill have 100 of the greatest multiplayer maps if all time and full 4 player coop campaigns with halos 1080p 60fps beauty. For now ill take the best racing game of all time with forza horizon 2 at 1080p with 4xMSAA anti aliacing. Something seems a bit strange her ?

    • You are flat out wrong

      Give it a rest, Flopzafailever.

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