Titanfall on Xbox One does not run in 1080p

The beta runs natively at 792p, Respawn reveals; final build might feature higher resolution.

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The Xbox One version of Titanfall, at least in its current beta form, does not run in native 1080p. Instead, Respawn Entertainment community manager Abbie Heppe told the Titanfall Blog that it currently runs in 792p, but could be closer to native 900p at launch next month.

As the Titanfall Blog points out, Titanfall's 792p resolution is not that outlandish as it may seem. Many games run at non-standard resolutions and then are upscaled to more common benchmarks like 720p or 1080p. In the case of Titanfall, 792p would be upscaled to 1080p on your console.

Titanfall's frame rate remains a mystery, though producer Drew McCoy told Eurogamer last summer that "frame rate is king." For more on Titanfall, check out GameSpot's video preview below.

Microsoft director of product planning Albert Penello responded to the 1080p/60fps debate recently, saying, "these little things get way overblown."

The game's beta launches this Friday for Xbox One and PC before its full release for those platforms on March 11. The Xbox 360 iteration will launch two weeks after Xbox One and PC versions because developer Bluepoint Games needed more time to polish the experience.

Discussion

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DARKSPACE
DARKSPACE

There is no such thing as Native 792p...  There is 1366 X 768  for certain HDTV's or 1280 X 720 on certain outputting displays.   Not sure where Respawn/MS pulled that one out of. LOL  As for 900p I suppose that is meant for PC users and certain monitor resolution outputs.  Upscaling is just trickery. 

Death_Masta187
Death_Masta187

I was only getting around 250fps @ 1440p on my PC. 

Also WTF is 792p? I would think it would make more sense just doing 720p since it its a real rez not some random one they pulled out of a hat.

You have to almost be worried if your console cant even run the source engine at 1080p/60fps.

BorgMind00
BorgMind00

Played the Beta last night and it looks amazing. To be honest, no one will care once playing it. There are also XB1 vs PC comparisons out there, not much difference at all. You really have to try to find the difference and with this type of game, you don't have the time or do you want to sit back and take in the scene.

Morphine_OD
Morphine_OD

Yeah, lol, get ready for 793p in the final version and then 794p after a few patches. That's why everyone should buy Titanfall on PC and stick with PS4 console-wise.

kellian1
kellian1

Considering I won't be playing this game....I don't care.

eternaldragoonx
eternaldragoonx

This makes no sense to me the game is good don't get me wrong but it looks no better than COD. So anything less than 1080p is just embarrassing.

drknessfeeds
drknessfeeds

I don't think the fanboy bs will ever go away. Oh well, played the beta on X1 and thought it looked awesome and smooth most of the time. Little screen tearing but it is also a beta, can't wait for it to hit the store shelf now.

kkslammer
kkslammer

Well my PC can do 4k... so LOL at Xbox one.

TrueProphecy22
TrueProphecy22

I'd love to see a graphics comparison video, something that details the smoothness of the gameplay between platforms. 

Devils-DIVISION
Devils-DIVISION

Probably one of the worst things that a video game can suffer from is screen tearing. It surprises me that Titan Fall--a dedicated XB1 game (with a PC release on the side)--is not running at 1080p and it still suffers from screen tearing and frame-rate drops. I would much rather they eliminated screen tearing by sacrificing some visuals and locking it at 30fps--but no! For some reason 60fps is the new "must-have" for the kids.


It seems to suggest that devs are having way more trouble with the XB1's eSRAM than it's worth.

cashnmillions
cashnmillions

The only way you'll see a big difference because of resolution will be on televisions over 50", otherwise you really can't tell. Either way I will probably play this on PC, just to get the full eye candy.

Tomcat2007
Tomcat2007

So far most first impressions are that the graphics look great.  And those of you that haven't played the game yet, don't judge the graphics by the X1 video feeds.  Xbox One video capture is pure 720p.  The Titanfall beta actually is running at 1408X792.  The animation and actual gameplay mechanics are more important than just having maximum resolution.  

ps3gamer1234
ps3gamer1234

If I had paid $500 for a new Console I would want games to have higher resolutions then the Xbox 360 disappointing.

zeldafan195
zeldafan195

I like Sony, but they have the most obnoxious fanboys. It's amazing how many of them make such a big deal out of this. They act like the PS4 is the second coming because it runs games in 1080p instead of 720p. I don't see PC fans talking trash about the ps4 for not running in 1440p or whatever they do.

Kinguard73
Kinguard73

Links are broken.. golly gee wonder if they don't want people to link the story slamming the BIG exclusive from Xbox One LOL

XNEXUS666X
XNEXUS666X

OK, I'm playing the beta on a 42" full HD TV and it looks amazing, if 792p is 'crap' then I'm totally happy. It's crystal clear and smooth as silk [/analogy]. I think people are getting a little carried away with numbers these days, I wonder if they could actually tell the difference...

This is a beta and it looks way better than Battlefield 4 btw.

Aaronp2k
Aaronp2k

I am quite surprised, considering how lame and cod-like the graphics look I would have expected it to run at 1080p. then again cod doesn't run at 1080p either on xbox one :).

bourne714
bourne714

I find it kind of weird that Halo 4 on 9 year old hardware ran at a NATIVE 720p but this game only runs native at 729p. 

Am I missing something?  

jdlr64
jdlr64

The Xbox1 1080p Titanfall resolution failure is old news.Here are some questions fans want to know about:Why is there no campaign, at least 12 hours long, for a franchise AAA game?Why won’t Respawn tell anyone how many multiplayer maps are in game one month before release?There better be at least 8-10 maps for a multiplayer only game.Why is there so little customization for pilots and mechs in a new AAA franchise game?Are there really only three pilot types and three mech types, isn’t that a little low for a game this big!?I personally think that Respawn , EA and Microsoft are withholding this information to protect sales.In my final opinion, Titanfall looks like an interesting new IP but it doesn’t make me want to buy an Xbox1.

jesterofbass
jesterofbass

Waaah it's not 1080p.


Waaaah.


WAAAAAAAAH.


WHO CARES?


God you graphic-whores are ridiculous.

Seriously.


I'd rather have a game that's FUN than a game that's pretty and boring as fuck.

::coughKillzonecough::

megakick
megakick

TITAN FALL with not run on 1080 or have bad dips in FPS like PS4 games.

MaP_Hagmen
MaP_Hagmen

Who care? if the game is great to play, are you really going to be standing around long to enjoy the view, all this 1080p 900p etc is boring and most would not even be able to tell the different (outside of a screenshot), you just like to believe you could, let make sure these games are fun to play first, that their trying something new and not the same old cod style games. all this graphic, graphic talk is pointless let talk gameplay, gameplay the most important part of gaming

sh4rkill3r
sh4rkill3r

@BorgMind00  because the game is a piece of shit in technology. is a game using source engine, so nothing amazing.

gww101
gww101

@cashnmillions  Um, I can tell on my 22" monitor. Try loading battlefield and switching the resolution from 768 to 1080. Unless you need glasses, the difference is clear as day.

cashnmillions
cashnmillions

@ps3gamer1234  They probably could do 1080p, but they would have to lower other settings like particle effects and lighting effects, either way, your eyes probably won't really be able to tell the difference. Also to say that an XBOX One game looks anything like a 360 game is foolish. I've been playing GTA V on my PS3, and as much as people praise the graphics, it looks pretty terrible, especially the resolution. I'm sure it will be much clearer on a next gen console.

Tomcat2007
Tomcat2007

@ps3gamer1234  So I guess Nintendo fans got ripped when getting the next console because N64, Gamecube, and Wii all output 480i resolution.  NES and SNES both output 280 resolution so why did SNES look better?  So by your logic maximizing the on-screen pixel count is all that separates a next gen game from a last-gen game?  Oh, and by the way XOne DOES do 1080p/60fps and also 900p right a launch with more more improvements to come so this whole idea that X1 = X360 is pure sony fanboy BS.

xantufrog
xantufrog

@zeldafan195 Actually you see PC fanboys doing that from time to time. But I agree that it is obnoxious. The reality is both system can easily push 1080p and FAIL to push 1080p depending on the amount of eye candy. Developers strike a balance with what they've got. I have misgivings about Titanfall, but it is certainly visually striking.

Kinguard73
Kinguard73

@XNEXUS666X Really your right but there is two things to be said about the current scenario.

1. It is fun as hell to tease Xbox fans about the number game.

2. It's pretty shitty of M$ to have the fan base pay more for less.

xantufrog
xantufrog

@bourne714 It's not the resolution, it's all the lighting and particle effects and textures and... Halo is actually a graphically simple game. It's beautiful, but I don't doubt that the devil is in the details with Titanfall that eat into the resolution the video processor on the XBone can push at 60fps.

dreamreaver721
dreamreaver721

@jdlr64  Finally...finally, someone with a brain asking the right questions. No one is discussing these questions, and it's clear that the GameSpot hype machine is in full swing. I personally think it's a shame. Gamers pay the salaries of each and every person in this industry, directly or indirectly, and we are the most disrespected members of the community. We are lied to, taken for fools, and baited into stupid arguments over resolution (I thought it was pretty funny at first, but now it's getting annoying). Why is GS STILL posting articles about resolution? Is it because the focus is to be kept on something so dumb when the real issue of hype isn't being addressed? Why isn't Respawn answering these questions? Is it because gamers aren't doing a good enough job and are this easy to predict? Maybe gamers should start thinking. Developers sell us the same crap over and over again because they know we behave like moths to a flame. Add a few features, take a lot away, and it's "The Next Big Thing"? Really?


If this is the new model for "AAA" in the minds of GameSpot writers, look out.

bourne714
bourne714

@jdlr64  As fun as this game looks I refuse to buy it on GP.  $60 bucks for a multiplayer only game?  Oh hell no.  Halo 4 and CoD both had great multiplayer but if they would have tried to sell those games MP only for $60 people would have went batshit crazy!

northArrow
northArrow

@jdlr64 Titanfall is one of the most overhyped games I've ever seen and I genuinely don't see what the appeal of it is. People can make the claim that it's "not just COD with mechs" all they want, but they still can't show us how it's not. And with this game being online multiplayer only, the target audience seems really small. Unless you're a COD/Battlefield every year guy, what would you see in this game?

dreamreaver721
dreamreaver721

@jesterofbass  Well OK, let's grant you that argument there killer. If graphics mean nothing and resolution means nothing, then why do we need new hardware at all? Why aren't you still playing Atari 2600? If you're only 12 - very possible - then why aren't you still playing XBox or PS2 or GameCube? I will grant you your argument if you can answer me why you purchase any new consoles at all? Because using your logic, new hardware serves absolutely no purposes than to bring you fun games. If it's not about resolution or graphics, why do you have new consoles and new TVs? When UHD comes, I would expect you to call that "ridiculous" too.


The bottom line is, if your argument were true, we'd all still be playing Atari or NES in the 8-bit days because those games are still "fun". No, the fact is that's not true and it's a silly argument. Technology moves forward and graphics are a huge seller of games. Games today can be fun and be pretty. If you're selling me a $500 console - $100 more than your own competitor - and your games can't even run in the same STANDARD resolution as the competitor or the rest of the industry, then sorry, you DO have some answering to do. Microsoft's answer so far: "it's all hype." Easy to say when it's their console that can't hang, at least in this early stage.


This game is a new IP and being hyped by the hype machine (including this site) as the "next big thing". Don't you think that should mean its technology is the "best" if it's the "next" big thing?

shina777
shina777

@jesterofbass You aren't getting it, fun is the minimal requirement to buy a game, and top notch graphics have always being expected or pared with FPS games in the past, (they used to be graphic card sellers, this is meant to be a system seller ).

1080p should be standard by now regardless of how you personally feel about it.

Having piss poor expectations for your money is your right as long as you don't go insulting people that have higher standards.

markdg5
markdg5

@megakick  or play it on pc in 1080 or 1440p... and no frame drops at all... hmm difficult choice..

markdg5
markdg5

@MaP_Hagmen  Its not only 1080vs 900..... its also about the effects and general graphics settings. If you can't play in 1080p you probably also can't use high levels of detail in 900p

XNEXUS666X
XNEXUS666X

@Kinguard73 @XNEXUS666XI don't feel very threatened by Sony fans if they want to talk numbers, once I finish building my new PC it will absolutely crush the PS4. I play games for fun at the end of the day, I still play my 360, 3Ds & Vita, but if you've played Titanfall and aren't impressed by the graphics, resolution, frame rate and shear enjoyment, then you're probably not alive.


Yes, the Xbox One was kind of a let down in terms of a little less power that was sacrificed for some other multimedia garbage that those soulless marketing creeps tried to convince us of, but it's not nearly as bad as the Sony fanboys would love to imagine.

XNEXUS666X
XNEXUS666X

@northArrow @jdlr64It's good fun, cheaper than an night on the booze (will last longer than a night on the booze), wont make me feel like crap in the morning so I can safely ride my motorbike in the mountains at speed, also I can trade it in later (unlike a night on the booze).

xantufrog
xantufrog

@markdg5 But that's WHY it isn't 1080p. XBone can push 1080p... the 360 could push 1080p. The reason it isn't 1080p is because they wanted to cut some resolution in favor of other visual candy. Is it a sacrifice? Yes. Was it a good idea? Probably! Take how Titanfall looks now, cut the texture and lighting details significantly, and improve the pixel resolution subtly (subtle to our eyes, not on paper), and the game would look WORSE at 1080p. And people would bitch about how far from next gen it looked. It's a balancing act.

Ensabuhnur
Ensabuhnur

@markdg5  Really? because RYSE is one of the most detailed games out right now at 900P.  From foliage to architecture to lighting.

MaP_Hagmen
MaP_Hagmen

@markdg5 But what effect does it have on gameplay or game becoming more original, over the last few years we have seen games become very same old same old, what we need is a game that changes everything, for me that the most important thing as I would love to play something fresh and new instead of the same old. talking about graphic will change how a game looks, but it will not make it great.  Ive watch the video the game looks good so the 724p (beta so will be 900p on realease) does not matter I hope the gameplay is what they say

gww101
gww101

@XNEXUS666X @Kinguard73  Around 50% more graphics power is not "a little less." Honestly, I love Xbox games, and likely will go Xbox this round too. However, the one thing I wish they would have changed is this: Keep the $500 price point, but scrapped the Kinect for a $100 upgrade to the GPU. That would have surpassed the PlayStation, and made it about gaming.


I say that because my Xbox will be set up in a room without cable. For anything on the internet, I have a phone :P

markdg5
markdg5

@MaP_Hagmen  sure, and pc is the best platform for that with the most extensive library. Also shit looks better :P..