RyseFromYourGrave

A lot of noise has been made by the fact that one of the Xbox One’s flagship titles, Ryse, is running at a resolution below what we’d expect from a fancy, next-generation console. While many have said it points to the Xbox One as being a weaker console than the PS4, Crytek’s Cevat Yerli asserts that that’s not quite the case.

According to Yerli, it wouldn’t have been running at a native 1080p resolution even if it was running on Sony’s theoretically more powerful hardware. He says that the decision to run at a 900p resolution was one of choice, and not of technical hurdles.

He also implies that there’s absolutely zero perceivable difference between a 900p output upscaled to 1080p, and one running natively at the resolution. And honestly, for most

people’s gaming set-ups, he’s probably quite right.

Honestly, the game looks pretty damned good – and I’d have never guessed it ran below 1080p until I was told. You’ll be able to get an eyeballs-on with the game yourself at rAge this weekend and make up your own mind, if you happen to be in the general Johannesburg area.

Last Updated: September 30, 2013

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was reviewed on PC

95 Comments

  1. Umar Jaeger

    September 30, 2013 at 08:31

    Altered Beast!!!

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    • Hammersteyn

      September 30, 2013 at 08:33

      Off topic, but how many episodes of Attack on Titan have you seen?

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      • Umar Jaeger

        September 30, 2013 at 08:35

        I watched 24 yesterday , I see 25 is out now. On the night before the public holiday I had about 2 months of episodes saved up and had one of the most exciting marathons I’ve had in a long time..

        24 blew my F’n MIND

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        • Hammersteyn

          September 30, 2013 at 08:44

          Can’t wait to see the rest 😉

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          • Johan du Preez

            September 30, 2013 at 08:47

            Im only at 21 but really loving it so far, one of the best anime series out there today.

          • TiMsTeR1033

            September 30, 2013 at 08:49

            Is this eye shield? Forgive my ignorance but been awhile since watching anime.

          • Umar Jaeger

            September 30, 2013 at 08:56

            Lol no not Eyeshield 21, Shingeki no Kyujin

          • TiMsTeR1033

            September 30, 2013 at 08:58

            Dude its been so long since I watched anime, I recall Ninja scrolls and Neo genesis evangellion (excuse spelling) DBZ, Blood last vampire and few others… So this is called Shingeki no Kyujin?

          • Umar Jaeger

            September 30, 2013 at 08:59

            Great anime there hey, and yes bro, seriously , you NEED to watch this. English name is Attack On Titan.

          • TiMsTeR1033

            September 30, 2013 at 09:02

            I am assuming You are fluent in Japanese?

          • Umar Jaeger

            September 30, 2013 at 09:11

            Lol nope not in the least

          • TiMsTeR1033

            September 30, 2013 at 09:23

            My friend is a Japanese Tutor lol

          • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

            September 30, 2013 at 09:13

            One does not merely gain fluency in Japanese…. but anime without subtitles (dubbed) leaves me with a frown! I want to watch them with subs and in Japanese.

          • Umar Jaeger

            September 30, 2013 at 09:16

            Hell yeah, the only way to go. Even some japanese games too. Some dubs are pure torture. Was gonna play Ni No in Jap but decided to try the english dub first and oh my gosh, it was sooo good, drippy was the BEST

          • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

            September 30, 2013 at 09:20

            Yeah, Drippy was the best! I also started in Japanese, but then started a new game in English! Best decision I’ve ever made, because the voice work for Drippy was fantastic, innit?

          • TiMsTeR1033

            September 30, 2013 at 09:22

            Drippy?

          • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

            September 30, 2013 at 09:37

            Dude you need to play Ni No Kuni! One of the best exclusives on the PS3!!

          • Umar Jaeger

            September 30, 2013 at 09:24

            It’s proper tidy Jimmie boy!!

          • TiMsTeR1033

            September 30, 2013 at 09:25

            Looks pretty sweet!

          • SaintsRowNigri

            September 30, 2013 at 09:01

            The only Anime I ever watched was Robotech. All of a sudden I feel old…

          • Umar Jaeger

            September 30, 2013 at 09:11

            You watch Remaster?

          • SaintsRowNigri

            September 30, 2013 at 09:42

            Nah. I watched it when it was shown on the SAUK way back in 1985… Edit: I do own all three seasons on DVD. Protoculture collection.

          • Umar Jaeger

            September 30, 2013 at 08:57

            Dude, wait till you get to 23-24….OMG it’s flippen hectic! and I agree, best anime I have seen this year, followed closely by Hunter X Hunter

          • Johan du Preez

            October 1, 2013 at 13:48

            Yeh hunter x hunter is awesome I watched the old show and it finished at episode 63. I was really happy when the remake came out.

            Also loving Naruto I have been watching that since the early 2000’s.

          • Umar Jaeger

            October 1, 2013 at 15:04

            Yeah, the remake is at ep 98 now and dude, it is insanely DARK, never imagined hunter X Hunter would turn out that way …and Love Naruto too, the fillers puts me off though

          • Umar Jaeger

            September 30, 2013 at 08:57

            Dude… me too….but I can’t keep waiting a week to watch every time lol

        • GalacticLordCaptainAwesomeness

          October 2, 2013 at 10:15

          Bastards you and @hammersteyn:disqus….

          after reading your comments, went and downloaded Ep 1- 13 to see how it is… Man i did not sleep last night… 14 – 25 almost done downloading 🙂

          Now i have to add that to the Fairy Tail, Gintama i need to finish watching

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    • SaintsRowNigri

      September 30, 2013 at 08:35

      Black hole of way too many 50 cents…

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      • Umar Jaeger

        September 30, 2013 at 08:40

        Lol back when arcades took 50 cents

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    • Exalted Overlord Geoffrey Tim

      September 30, 2013 at 08:48

      Try playing it now. The game is actually goddamned awful.

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      • SaintsRowNigri

        September 30, 2013 at 08:52

        Mame is an eye opener if ever there was one! I played Altered Beast a year or so ago and I felt robbed.

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      • Umar Jaeger

        September 30, 2013 at 08:54

        No thanx I will keep the good memories in my mind lol

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  2. Hammersteyn

    September 30, 2013 at 08:41

    We had the PS2 just 10 years ago. Comparing the graphics from GTA San Andreas to GTA V one can see an exponential leap in detail and performance. Even though the new gens games might not be 1080p I believe we are in for a hell of a treat.

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  3. TiMsTeR1033

    September 30, 2013 at 08:46

    180p is overrated, games in 720p look great already!

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    • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

      September 30, 2013 at 08:52

      On smaller displays I’d agree (Sub 27″) But any larger and you start seeing the difference is like night and day.

      And when it comes to TV displays with 32″ and up the difference is insane. 720p kinda starts to look fuzzy on the bigger displays

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      • TiMsTeR1033

        September 30, 2013 at 08:56

        Seriously! I thought would still be okay. I learn something new everyday.

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        • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

          September 30, 2013 at 09:05

          Yeah. I have my PC plugged in to my 42″ TV. 1080 looks nice and clean and crisp. 720 kinda looks a tad “fuzzy”, for lack of a better descriptive word.

          The differance is slightly less if full AA is used on 720 but the overall result still is not as nice as full 1080 even 1080 without AA

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          • TiMsTeR1033

            September 30, 2013 at 09:21

            Wouldn’t consoles somehow look still not as bad though, I mean pcs haven’t been optimized like the consoles graphics settings on those resolutions.

          • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

            September 30, 2013 at 09:25

            mmmm. Don’t know hey. I know the consoles upscale to 1080 so it probably wouldn’t be too bad. But I’m sure one would be able to tell the difference. That being said, we would have to wait and actually witness it.

            Perhaps it surprises us all. Geoff did say he couldn’t tell the difference

          • TiMsTeR1033

            September 30, 2013 at 09:29

            I mean even on old tv @ 480p games still look good!

          • Exalted Overlord Geoffrey Tim

            September 30, 2013 at 09:31

            Well, yeah – at 480p you’re unable to distinguish the jaggies and the fuzz because the display isn’t up to the task of showing those kind of details. Wii games, for example, which are native 480/576, look better on SD sets than on HD ones, because you can really start to see the imperfections on a bigger screen.

          • TiMsTeR1033

            September 30, 2013 at 09:34

            I never knew that.

        • Tarisma

          September 30, 2013 at 09:17

          Ya I noticed a massive difference moving my PS3 and PC from a 23 inch to 40 inch.

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      • Exalted Overlord Geoffrey Tim

        September 30, 2013 at 09:29

        Yeah, but you have to remember that the consoles have dedicated hardware for the purpose of upscaling. Most TV’s built-in upscalers are pretty terrible; so a native 720p image on a console, upscaled to 1080p on a native 1080p set looks fine, whereas a 720p image beamed straight through to a 1080p tv without upscaling forces double pixels (to fill the screen) which ends up looking pretty bad.

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        • TiMsTeR1033

          September 30, 2013 at 09:32

          Just a silly question, if you took a 720p image and used console dedicated hardware for up scaling, would it look still good on 4k?

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          • Exalted Overlord Geoffrey Tim

            September 30, 2013 at 09:35

            720 p to 4K is quite a stretch. you’re taking something that should fill 921600 pixels, and trying to fit it in to 8294400 pixels. With an EXTREMELY good hardware upscaler, you could end up with a decent enough picture…but I wouldn’t say it would look “good”

          • TiMsTeR1033

            September 30, 2013 at 09:36

            What about 1080p?

          • Exalted Overlord Geoffrey Tim

            September 30, 2013 at 09:39

            2073600 pixels, so you really are stretching it out 4 times (as opposed to the 8 times you’re stretching from 720p). With good image processing, it would look pretty decent, but still not “good.”

            That, and the fact that I’m not loaded are putting me off a 4K/UHD screen right now. I haven;t seen the latest breakthroughs in upscaling though, so things might be better.

        • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

          September 30, 2013 at 09:37

          This is true and thankfully this is where consoles shine through. Really wish PC’s had the same capability

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          • Johan du Preez

            October 1, 2013 at 13:58

            It does 🙂 But you have to tinker a bit to get it working properly.

          • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

            October 1, 2013 at 14:18

            What sorcery is this?

  4. Uberutang

    September 30, 2013 at 08:50

    Pffft. 4k or stfu.

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  5. TiMsTeR1033

    September 30, 2013 at 08:54

    Wish they would remake games like Primal Rage!

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  6. Lardus-Resident Perve

    September 30, 2013 at 09:00

    I shall be at rAge, and I shall give this game a proper look.

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    • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

      September 30, 2013 at 09:03

      Are they going to run the games on PC or on proper XBones? I haven’t heard anything official on this.

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      • Exalted Overlord Geoffrey Tim

        September 30, 2013 at 09:04

        Officially, proper Xbox Ones.

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        • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

          September 30, 2013 at 09:05

          I hope you guys will take pictures, you know how sneaky they are. I demand a full investigative piece. 😀

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          • Lardus-Resident Perve

            September 30, 2013 at 09:13

            I would NOT be impressed if they show it on PC, but like Lowly Minion Geoffrey said, they will have the Xbox One there. I am going for a hands-on with both consoles. Hope they do not screw me 😛

          • TiMsTeR1033

            September 30, 2013 at 09:35

            If I don’t see the console in perspex box Ill be concerned.

          • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

            September 30, 2013 at 09:36

            Mmmm we need Detective Inspector Lazy on the job!

          • TiMsTeR1033

            September 30, 2013 at 09:50

            I’ll take a few shots if I see anything odd lol

  7. Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

    September 30, 2013 at 09:02

    Since the game was always meant to be a kinect x360 game, this shouldn’t come as any surprise, but it’s a leap to suggest that had they done it for PS4 it would also be sub1080. With that single addition, they’ve leaped (head first) into PR bull. Whether the PS4 could or couldn’t is immaterial, since Crytek is not developing for the PS4, but rather for the Bone.

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    • TiMsTeR1033

      September 30, 2013 at 09:03

      Still think would of been kickass on new Kinect!

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      • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

        September 30, 2013 at 09:05

        I think they need to drop the Kinect, new or otherwise. Occulus Rift I get, it actually adds to the sensory experience, I just don’t see the benefit in Kinect. While the intention is to create a holodeck experience, as a lazy gamer, I find the idea of having to stand up, and interact with a game to be grossly disgusting. 😛

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        • TiMsTeR1033

          September 30, 2013 at 09:19

          It would be one helluva good workout though! 😉

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      • iAmWeasel

        September 30, 2013 at 09:09

        You like the idea of flailing your arms around for some air-swordplay? Sounds naff if you ask me.

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        • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

          September 30, 2013 at 09:11

          Shield up! Shield down! slash through the air…. SHIELD UP!! (on rails)…

          Gosh it sounds exhausting!

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    • Zubayr Bhyat

      September 30, 2013 at 09:33

      So does that make them bad to the Bone 😛

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  8. iAmWeasel

    September 30, 2013 at 09:03

    I’m sure the game did look great in native 1080p when you played it on those PC builds at E3 + Gamescom 😉

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  9. Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

    September 30, 2013 at 09:08

    So any news on Sunset Overdrive? lol Insomniac is looking like someone who got a moerse klap (and now sulking in the corner). Serves them right though! Shakes fist at Insomniac!!

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    • FoxOneZA

      September 30, 2013 at 09:29

      Seems like MS and AMD were late to the party with drivers which isn’t helping either. It’s like American and Canadian co’s have no steady time frames anymore.

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      • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

        September 30, 2013 at 09:35

        You’d think the recession would have made them extra vigilant, but instead they’re even more lax…. No wonder, China will dominate us ALL!! All hail a solid WORK ETHIC!

        (the irony… such nonsense spewing from a Capetownian :P)

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  10. FoxOneZA

    September 30, 2013 at 09:36

    Bleh, new consoles just don’t have that oomph like the previous gen did. Consoles were always about high-end whip-ass hardware. Now all we here about is RAM, RAAAAM, RAAAAAAM and RAAM. Yes it’s essential but not a game breaker.

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    • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

      September 30, 2013 at 09:46

      Perhaps you should check your facts.

      The XBox360 was running on a IBM Xenon processor with a custom built 500MHz Graphics processor that only had 10mb of eDram. It’s main Ram was only at 512mb.

      Now it’s running on a AMD 8 Core CPU, with an AMD 7xxx series graphics card running at 857MHz. The machine itself has 8GB of ram and an additional 32mb eSRam.

      Saying that previous consoles were high end hardware and that current gen isn’t is a little silly. In fact they probably have the biggest jump in “oomf” out of any generation previously launched

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      • TiMsTeR1033

        September 30, 2013 at 09:49

        That is very true! Still amazes me what they did with that hardware esp in games like Gta v and Farcry 3, I mean the pc needed to play those would be way higher specs!

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        • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

          September 30, 2013 at 09:54

          Yeah look. I will give that much to consoles. What they can do with less is amazing

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          • TiMsTeR1033

            September 30, 2013 at 09:56

            That is why when the master race talk comes up , I never really worry. Consoles can keep up with top end pc games, always will. Perhaps not look as crisp or as good but none the less keep up.

          • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

            September 30, 2013 at 10:00

            That’s the only downfall of consoles. The textures and resolutions they are capable of with high end games.

            The PC will always have the better looking visuals. It’s just a fact of life. Does it make it better? No. Is the console better? no.

            It comes down to choice.

            I enjoy PC gaming because mouse + KB > Controller for my style of games.

            Also the PC is multifunctional. Personal preferance.

            To others though the console is better for their own reasons. Controllers. Smaller space being taken up etc etc.

          • Exalted Overlord Geoffrey Tim

            September 30, 2013 at 10:17

            WHY NOT BOTH.

          • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

            September 30, 2013 at 10:18

            Lol because both would break the bank 🙂

          • TiMsTeR1033

            September 30, 2013 at 10:33

            Technically speaking Pc upgrades could break the bank far more than console games would.

          • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

            September 30, 2013 at 10:52

            Yep. And having both would be disastrous to my health, money and married life lol

          • XboxPS

            November 10, 2013 at 20:55

            Only a high end GPU costs about 1000$$$$$
            NVIDIA is greedy with their GPU’s.

          • Brian Murphy

            November 10, 2013 at 22:38

            Well…yeah the GTX Titan costs a grand, but not every Nvidia card costs a thousand, then again, not every card gives you 6g of DDR5 and 4.5Tflops of computational power either.

          • Brian Murphy

            November 10, 2013 at 22:38

            Well…yeah the GTX Titan costs a grand, but not every Nvidia card costs a thousand, then again, not every card gives you 6g of DDR5 and 4.5Tflops of computational power either.

          • XboxPS

            November 11, 2013 at 07:35

            And In my country,It costs 1700$$$$$

          • Brian Murphy

            November 11, 2013 at 12:18

            If your country uses dollars, why wouldn’t you just import it from a foreign distributor?

            And the card on it’s own has more than 2,5 times the computational power of the PS4, so again, one would expect it to be expensive. And still doesn’t negate the fact that Nvidia has a vast array of cards for different budgets.

          • XboxPS

            November 11, 2013 at 16:04

            It does not use dollars.
            I just converted it from Israeli Shekels to USD.

          • XboxPS

            November 10, 2013 at 20:54

            They can run Battlefield 4 with 512MB RAM.
            My laptop has 4GB RAM and It can’t run it.(It explodes when trying to start).

      • FoxOneZA

        September 30, 2013 at 10:23

        Some memory lane trip you have there. You conveniently left out the fact that the Xbox 360 CPU runs at 3.2ghz across 3 Cores while the best consumer CPU from Intel ran at 2.8Ghz. The Xbox 360 also had a Radeon X1950XT inside it. That’s the top of the HW food chain.

        AMD’s Jaguar CPU’s are glorified mobile CPU’s. It’s similar to the ARM architecture and it runs at 60% of the speed of Intel’s midrange,

        This is not the generation leap we’re hoping for. I won’t be surprised if BF4 runs at 720p with 2xMSAA.

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        • Convinced

          September 30, 2013 at 10:28

          Wait for it, wait for it! The console fanboi will no claim he games on a high-end PC that can barely manage 1080p and 60FPS.

          Dude, don’t get into an argument with a console fanboi who barely knows this gen from next-gen 😉

          XD XD XD

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        • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

          September 30, 2013 at 11:09

          It was closer to the X1800. Not 1950XT.

          Also it was a custom built ATI GPU that had the main CPU on the same die. The GPU was loosely based around the X1xxx series R520 series of cards.
          The R520 was released late by ATI and as such was unimpressive compared to what nVidia had released prior to that. ATI was running behind in those days.

          The Ram was also only 512mb of ram shared across the entire system (including graphics) with the 10mb specialised Ram dedicated to the GPU to try and relieve some strain on the system’s main ram architecture due to the GPU using the 512mb alonside the CPU.

          As for the Jaguar based CPU’s they aren’t that bad and are in fact much more technically impressive and far more superior than the 360’s 3.2Ghz processor. Yes the new CPUs on the XBoxOne only run at 1.6Ghz but I can guarentee that it would outperform the old 360 Xenos CPU. Why? Oh because the old 3.2GHz 3 core processor used in-order processing instead of out-of-order. Without getting too technical, in-order processing is the slower of the 2.

          Also the 360 was only capable of about 200 – 300 teraflops while the new one is pushing 1teraflop last I heard?

          The jump is huge.

          I can’t believe I am actually standing up for a console here 0.o which is running ATI.

          I’m a PC/nVidia fanboy and here I am standing up for Microsoft and it’s ATI. Eish. I need my head read

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  11. coolguyhero

    September 30, 2013 at 12:16

    saving microsoft a$$$

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  12. xxxxxxx

    October 28, 2013 at 10:00

    who care ps4?

    Reply

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