Skylanders: Swap Force runs in 1080p on PS4, Xbox One

Activision confirms toys-to-life game runs in native 1080p on both next-gen systems; released today for both consoles.

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The PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of Skylanders: Swap Force both run natively in 1080p, Activision has announced. This resolution further "bridges the gap between a video game and a feature film experience," the publisher said.

The PS4 and Xbox One versions of Skylanders: Swap Force run on a new graphics engine that promises "high-resolution visuals," "amazingly detailed characters," and "richer environments."

The resolution details for the next-generation versions of Skylanders: Swap Force came as part of Activision's announcement of launch dates for the games. Both versions will be released today, November 12, ahead of the PS4 launch on Friday and Xbox One debut on November 22.

Skylanders: Swap Force was originally released for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii, Wii U, and 3DS in October. For more, check out GameSpot's review.

Discussion

57 comments
megakick
megakick

Nice!!! I bet PAC-MAN super mega complex tournament edition runs at 1080P as well.

sasami_adachi
sasami_adachi

Hmm, why wouldn't it? It isn't exactly a graphically demanding game.

ScreamDream
ScreamDream

Looks like Swap Force can run in 1080P on the Ouya.

devilzzzwin
devilzzzwin

1080p on Xboner?  Bah I will believe it when I see it.

crazeeavery
crazeeavery

Yaaa 1080p kids game on xbox one. Just what I was getting next gen for......... NOT

hadlee73
hadlee73

This resolution further "bridges the gap between a video game and a feature film experience," the publisher said."

I'm really trying to stop laughing at this statement.

moesuir
moesuir

Ah Ha, take that Sony ponies. Native 1080p, in your face!!

Alucard_Prime
Alucard_Prime

Smart move Activision, otherwise no PS4 owner would lower themselves to a sub -1080p game standard...this should guarantee you a few sales.  

LADIES_MAN_2013
LADIES_MAN_2013

OMG, this shitty looking game runs at 1080p. Big f***ing deal... 

Mr_Big_Boss
Mr_Big_Boss

This game doesn't look very demanding, so it's easy to reach 1080p.

Zealousky
Zealousky

Can I use the XBox 360 portal (obviously not the disk) with the XBox One? Thats the question I need answered.

DSCesq
DSCesq

But...the comment sections told me this was impossible.

sladakrobot
sladakrobot

This game should run 1440p/120fps on next gen consoles...just sayin :)

ivanchiz
ivanchiz

Oh glorious next gen consoles. It's 2013, and we still need to announce which games are or are not 1080p.

Xvault77
Xvault77

So many people are saying that they have played the demo of the PS4 or Xbone at either a Best Buy or Gamestop. I call all around my city and state, (in Idaho in the U.S.) and Gamestop says not one of theier stores are allowed to demo it. Same goes for when I call Best Buy. So my question is, are people lying or are there a select few places that they are getting the demo stations?

malokevi
malokevi

ZOMG 1080P!!!

*blinks repeatedly*

dribblesbarbax
dribblesbarbax

Its not a very demanding game on the graphics side. Shouldnt be any problem for either console to run it at 1080p 60fps.

stickybun
stickybun

I'm soooo sick of the focus being put on output resolution over the quality of the games themselves. People spewing this 720p garbage need to give their head a shake. It's as if resolution and graphics = fun.... wake up. It does not.

de-astroturfer
de-astroturfer

Runs at 1080p on the xbox one too, whats missing ? the sky, the mountains, the plants and the characters  ?

Dr_takapotku
Dr_takapotku

Well, the xbone version might run @ 15 fps since it's 1080p...

thomasn7
thomasn7

The PS4 has no good games so far. Killzone is merely average. Knack might in fact be the best game lol...

de-astroturfer
de-astroturfer

1080p on an xbox one are you sure thats safe !?!? it could cause a fire hazard !

moesuir
moesuir

@eternity888 Steady 60fps on X1......but terrible framerate drops on the PS4 especially during multiplayer :)

eternity888
eternity888

@Mr_Big_Boss easy to reach 1080p/30fps but not 1080p/60fps , however its kinda useless but its gd to knw how it performs

00joshua
00joshua

@stickybun No one is saying graphics = fun, but...why buy a new console at all, if not for the improved graphics and the games that purportedly take advantage of said graphical power?

Is that not the entire point of shelling out $400-500 for a new console?

Sevenstorms
Sevenstorms

No its NOT !!!! Knack is garbage !!! I played it at Gamestop. Hardly any enemies on screen and really really repetive. Graphics also look current gen !!! For sure this game is not worth $60 !

Dr_takapotku
Dr_takapotku

@thomasn7 Killzone is awesome, so is knack, infamous, driveclub. But guess what, you're not!

MapleLeafKush
MapleLeafKush

@thomasn7 You havent even played it, who are you to make that judgement? Nobody LMAO... thats right...

VegasDawg
VegasDawg

@00joshua @stickybun Sorry I try to battle idiots everywhere I go, both consoles display games at 1080p, even...you ready for this? When it's being run at 720p it's upscaled to 1080p, gamespot only runs articles like this to get hits from idiots that have no ideal what the FK they are talking about...Are you one of them? Please take off your fanBOY glasses and educate yourself and try not to depend on a magazine trying to make a profit.

OHHH almost forgot you can't tell the difference between upscale and native sometimes the upscaled even runs better, so your point? YOU HAVE no point , it does not work in the real world ,only in your head and other ignorant people, I apologize but I have to call it like I see it, truths hurts , have a nice day.

stickybun
stickybun

@00joshua @stickybun The truth is the ONE is completely capable of putting out absolutely stunning graphics. Forza5 is 1080p and 60fps. RYSE even at 900p arguably looks better then any other next gen launch game. Look I'm getting both systems because I love games... I'm just sick of the focus being so laser guided on '1080p'. I promise you 90% of gamers wouldn't be able to tell the difference between 720p upscaled or 1080p native. 

malokevi
malokevi

@00joshua @stickybun But the graphics have improved. And, much, much more importantly, gameplay is going to improve dramatically! That's what I'm excited for.


Never once in the entire history of my gaming career (NES, SNES, SEGA Genesis, N64, PC, Xbox, PS2, Xbox 360) have I ever so much as wondered what the resolution of a game was. I am dumbfounded that everyone on the internet suddenly cares so much. I never even realized.

console MMOs? Games like "the division", with "shared world" campaigns? Halo 5, which apparently uses the cloud to render hundreds of advanced AI and physics (on top of what is already (impressively) being done locally).... this is next gen. Not pixels. Not so many frames. None of that BS that is suddenly a huge deal for some reason. 

I still play BF3 on my 360 at whatever res it's at at whatever framerate it's at (don't know, don't care) and I LOVE IT!

VegasDawg
VegasDawg

@MapleLeafKush You do have a point, but considering that KZ has sucked for so long,2 was OK, Thomas probably could make that assumption if the same company is making this next one, because when they are at their best they are mediocre.

00joshua
00joshua

@VegasDawg @00joshua Please refrain from calling people "idiots" and "fanboys" for having opinions differing from your own. That is immature.

VegasDawg
VegasDawg

@00joshua Huh? Do you realize your just babbling gibberish? I gave you some real world FACTS and this is what you come up with? WOW.

OK, I will simplify this for you, for most gamers gameplay is KING, ever play atari? fun? YEP, bad graphics yep, you catching on now?

Now the point of my previous post is both consoles have the same graphics running at 1080p that's as about as good as it gets these days, sure pc's can go a bit higher but you really can't tell the difference. So like I said before YOU HAVE NO POINT, it does not work in the real world and XBone is only going to get better as the years go by because of Azure Cloud, now I"m not going to teach you that your head may explode,lol, good day sir and I beg you if you reply to me again PLEASE have a point.

Name calling now that  is mature.

00joshua
00joshua

What are you, 12? Why are you battling anyone? I own a gaming PC, 360, and PS3. My 360 is from 2006, and the only time it RROD'd was when I tried to use a 3rd party cooler on it. I do not play Call of Duty or Battlefield 4. I do play Skylanders with my nephew, and I bought him the 360 version of Swap Force for Christmas.

I just find it funny when people try to downplay the graphics of games on next-gen consoles. I'm not buying either system until they prove themselves to me.

MapleLeafKush
MapleLeafKush

@thomasn7 @MapleLeafKush so because you think its not that good it must be true?  You are funny