Wolfenstein: The New Order is 1080p/60fps on Xbox One and PS4

Bethesda confirms native resolution and frame-rate for upcoming action game will be identical for competing platforms.

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Wolfenstein: The New Order, the upcoming installment in the iconic shooter series, will run in 1080p on both the Xbox One and PlayStation 4, Bethesda has confirmed.

Bethesda marketing executive Pete Hines told GameSpot today that the 1080p resolution for both platforms is its native resolution. It's not upscaled from a lower resolution, as is the case with the Xbox One version of Infinity Ward's Call of Duty: Ghosts.

In addition, Hines confirmed that Wolfenstein: The New Order runs at 60 frames-per-second on both the Xbox One and PS4. As such, both versions should have visual parity, but we won't know for certain until the game launches on May 20.

Wolfenstein: The New Order is currently in development at Swedish studio Machine Games and is coming to Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, and PC. Preordering the game guarantees you a place in the upcoming beta for Doom 4, which is now known simply as Doom.

For more on Wolfenstein: The New Order, be sure to check out GameSpot's hands-on preview of the game from editor Maxwell McGee.

Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and you can follow him on Twitter @EddieMakuch

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917 comments
SpLiTMaN
SpLiTMaN

you mean you guys are still hooked on 1080....at 60.....pethetic....try 4k at 120 you noobs.....

blue_shift_91
blue_shift_91

oh no! but but but...it's supposed to look better on my ps4, right?

ruckus101
ruckus101

Will it be good though? Things are getting a bit silly.

SteamyPotatoes
SteamyPotatoes

Yeah when they give it the Field of View of 40 with guns taking up 70% of the screen and all the bells and whistles turned down, then sure i can believe it, there's more to graphics options than resolution.

1wikkid1
1wikkid1

 Come on GS! At least provide some concrete background to these stories. Like why is fps important to anybody? Why should I prefer a stable 60 fps over some more graphical eyecandy? Perhaps you should note in these articles that fps is nearly a meaningless number that only a very small portion of people really, honestly, care about (and are willing to drop their gfx settings just to go from 53 to 60 fps). 

I do understand the "developers" reasons for pushing this fps nonsence, they're looking for some way to one-up each other. They'd be making noise about having the lightest boxes if it came down to that, just more corporate bull.

DerKrieger44
DerKrieger44

FFS when did gaming stop being about games? These boards are just one fanboy battle after another. Can't we all just play and enjoy and stop taking personal stake in the performance of two pieces of machinery owned by massive corporations? I guess not.

sladakrobot
sladakrobot

I am looking forward what fanboys can dig out to troll about when the 1080p/60fps debate is pointless.

coolguyhero
coolguyhero

Well, if the graphics are last Gen then what a big deal if it runs on 1080p/60fps.for such crappy graphics 720p is enough.

GrenadeLauncher
GrenadeLauncher

lmao Xbots doing their pre-emptive victory lap. Tomb Raider was 1080p. So was Forza 5. They got there by being a last gen port and by looking awful respectively.


No one said it couldn't do 1080p. It has to sacrifice effects, fidelity and/or framerate in order to get there. Closet to launch I expect downgrades to come to light.

forerunner2
forerunner2

Never mind how it looks... Will it be fun? 

Tommi88
Tommi88

Maybe the ps4 version should be 720p so it doesnt drop down to 10fps like in Thief.

translucent17
translucent17

In other words stay tuned for update stating the xone version will actually be 900p/30fps

lightingbeal
lightingbeal

Never been a massive fan of Wolfenstein. But i do need a new Xbone game, Forza is becoming.. repetitive.

gamergath
gamergath

After what happened on the XBOX ONE with MGS am sticking to quality PS4!

gamefreak215jd
gamefreak215jd

Is no one talking about how the game itself will be?It looks like a badass over the top shooter,and its been a while since such a shooter came out.

Warlord_Irochi
Warlord_Irochi

Just so you have an idea about how funny/stupid it looks: as a gamer with both platforms (and a PC):

I go to a XOne article and get "720 lulz" PS4 "fantrolls"
I go to a PS4 article and get "gameplay is what matters you graphic w***es" XO "fantrolls"
I go to a console only article and get "master race derpy derp" PC fantrolls

Maybe now we can get back to talk about games instead of posting rubbish comments in the posts of the consoles we don't own.

tinglebob
tinglebob

I played cod ghosts on the ps4 in 720p before I realized how to apply the 1080p update and was so disappointed in the look of the game as it looked exactly the same detail as the cod I had on the xbox 360. Once I updated the game with the 1080p update it was a massive difference in detail in the overall look of the game point is the difference to the look of the game between 720p and 1080p was massive. It might just be that I'm playing on a big tv or don't sit far away from it but everyone I spoke to agreed with me.

But even with the 1080p update in cod ghosts it still looked very last gen compared to killzone as cod ghosts was designed for the 360 and ps3.

I am glad to see that both the xbox one and ps4 is running this game 1080p 60fps problem I have with it though is it is coming out on the 360 and ps3 so it's a game designed for the last generation consoles, only difference is the ps4 and xbox one is higher frame rates and resolution and considering these are games designed for far inferior machines I'm sure that's not hard for them to achieve. this is also the case with titanfall except it's not coming out on the ps4 of course.

I'm sure this game could be good anyway as will titanfall but feel I would much rather buy games that take full advantage of the new consoles and not just enhanced games designed for the last gen machines then charge more for them too. It will be a lot more exciting to see the next versions of these games coming out that are designed purely for next gen and not coming out on 360 and ps3.

dmastor
dmastor

You do know not one PS4 exclusive is 1080p 60 fps right fanboys 

hahamanin
hahamanin

getting tired of "this game runs on this fps and in this resolution on these so called next gen consoles bs" i mean come on for every game really?? this gen is nuts

tjpaulman
tjpaulman

As for Pc Gamers, they really need to thank consoles. Without consoles their library of AAA games would be minimal at best. Developers make money off consoles and develop for the PC as a "courtesy". Especially considering about 15% of all pc game copies are pirated.

mizifih
mizifih

@SteamyPotatoes  I agree, lots of graphix filters turned off and Wallah! It's a miracle (NOT!).

SpLiTMaN
SpLiTMaN


@1wikkid1 plz do some research on the the eye brain relation and stop being so arrogant the frame rate matters because it allows you to see a complete motion in a movement it matters cuz the more frame your brain processes the more efficient is your reaction time to the actions on screen as for the difference i made the skip from 1080 60 to 4k 120 and the difference is mind blowing...the issue is with the individuals brain itself (no intelligence required) if your brain sucks it won't change anything your right on that cuz your brain won't process the frames fast enough its like watching a 60 fps video on a 30 fps youtube player...the recording is 60 but you only get 30 cuz the player(comparison for the brain) can't process the extra frames....

il_loco2k
il_loco2k

@1wikkid1  They already did. Check the show "reality Check" they have an episode dedicated to framerate. Also, it's not as a "meaningless number" as you'd like to believe.

mizifih
mizifih

@DerKrieger44  Yeah, let's play Hero and Adventure on our Atari 2600! Both are kick ass games if you ask me!

EmericaCky2K
EmericaCky2K

@DerKrieger44  

I think its fair for the consumer to gravitate towards the technology that will give them the most bang for their buck. In a time where 1080p is available on your cell phone, its not unreasonable to expect the newest console can output this consistently.



SpLiTMaN
SpLiTMaN

@sladakrobot  the fanboys are the ones defending a crappy hardware that is already out dated.....a low end pc run 2k at 80 fps how is it acceptable that something that costs twice as much struggles with 1080 at 60... 

truelove79
truelove79

@sladakrobot  It will become pointless when all games on both systems run at 1080p/60fps, which will happen as the Xbox SDK matures, which shouldn't take long.

kovaras1984
kovaras1984

@gamergath lol there barely a difference between last gen and this gen on mgs. very disappointing game reveal, looks like it was made for last gen (looks good for 360 and ps3) but is the difference massive to next gen? i personally dont see it, think it will be as good on ps3 and 360 as ps4 and xbone

insloanwetrust
insloanwetrust

@dmastor  Retail? There is only two exclusive PS4 games out and Killzone online is 1080p 60fps. Games like resogun are 1080p 60fps and a few others on PS4 that are exclusive. So it depends on how you look at it. I'm sure Uncharted will be as Naughty Dog always get the best out of PS. I'm sure their drive club will be as well. A few third party games are.

DerKrieger44
DerKrieger44

@hahamanin the best part is that people who have NO personal stake in these consoles are defending them like foaming-mouthed zealots. It's like a pissing contest with somebody else's junk.

Warlord_Irochi
Warlord_Irochi

@tjpaulman False: PC pays no royalties a digital distribution (like steam) makes it easier and more affordable. Not to menction you are not tied by a first party licensed SDK.
Document yourself properly instead of sharing nonsense.

elnalter
elnalter

@tjpaulman  I don't need to thank anyone. It's my money that I worked for. If someone decides they don't want their game on the largest market platform because of antiquated ideas about piracy, it's their loss, not mine. Remember that money is still in my wallet, and not in theirs.

funkyzoom
funkyzoom

@tjpaulmanWhat a joke! Since how long have you been playing games? PC gamers THANKING consoles? It should be the other way round. All games are developed on PCs. You can't develop a game on a console, can you? And I'm pretty sure you're using a PC or laptop to visit Gamespot and post this content. Now don't even get me started on 'piracy'. I'm sick and tired of explaining numerous times everyday about the truth regarding 'PC piracy'. Check this out http://avidpcgamer.blogspot.com/2014/01/why-pc-game-piracy-is-overrated.html and you'll understand.

mizifih
mizifih

@EmericaCky2K @DerKrieger44  Yeah, but you can't compare the power behind a XboxOne or the PS4 to a 1080p phone. It's not all about the resolution, there's way more stuff then a resolution that makes a game look good. Filters, light handling, consistent FPS... but hey, it's not about the graphics for a lot of folks. Even though I'm crazy about GTA V on the PC, just to "see the world better", it doesn't men I didn't had crazy fun playing it on my PS3.

DerKrieger44
DerKrieger44

@EmericaCky2K @DerKrieger44 That's an excellent point, and one with which I completely agree. I'm not saying that graphical fidelity shouldn't be a consideration, I'm just calling to attention the fanboys who turn the comments section into a digital Lord Of The Flies whenever this topic comes up. :)

prats93
prats93

I hate to break it to you, but PC ports are an afterthought these days. Most games are developed for consoles since thats were the majority of gamers reside. Yes games are made on PC's but that has no relevance to porting a game for PC.

tjpaulman
tjpaulman

@funkyzoom @tjpaulman Dude...talking about how video games are made on a PC platform has absolutely zero to do with pc gamer vs console gamer. I also use a computer to do online bill pay, so does that mean my computer is paying my bills for me? haha! I do use a PC for internet. I also use one at my job. Really has nothing to do when talking about being a PC gamer. Nice try though :)

hina_ken
hina_ken

@funkyzoom  I am strictly a console gamer and you are absolutely correct.

Same kids that think they know more than their parents, but go back to thank them later, after apologizing!  lol.

funkyzoom
funkyzoom

@prats93  

I agree with that, but i don't agree with the original poster saying PC gamers should be 'thankful' to consoles, and games are ported to the PC only as 'courtesy'. And then, he talks about piracy as well.

fricklemcgee
fricklemcgee

@prats93  I've mainly been a PC gamer the last 2 years and yeah PC gamers are getting the raw end of the stick with ports. Battlefield and Witcher are two of the games still made for PC first and they run and look stunning, but the rest are just crappy ports these days.


You have to remember though PC gaming is where all the technical advancements are made and consoles piggy back off that. I'd say at the moment both platforms need each other just as much, we're getting so many good games these days, it's a win for everyone :)

angelofbeast198
angelofbeast198

@funkyzoom @tjpaulman  what he is trying to to say for you idiot who dont get what he meant is the 90% of the pc game are pirate so the developer will not make as much money as they make for the console wihch come the thanking the console because if they were no console they probably give up on making games sense hey dont get well pay because they game the make they just get pirate so having a console which like 15% get pirate but the still make the mush money out console games hope yeah i hear it so many time blah,blah my gramma this gramma that well to bad for you i am ahead and the only comeback and try to insult i already say sayi it so let see what you got on respondlol

funkyzoom
funkyzoom

@tjpaulman

By why do we PC gamers need to be 'thankful' to consoles? What I meant to say was, without PCs, consoles cannot exist. That was true only in the days of cartridge-based games. Now tell me, do your consoles support modding of games? Do they support the best graphics? Do they support keyboard/mouse for ultra-precision in shooter game? And do they allow you the upgrade the components? If your answer to any of these is 'no', then there is no need for us to 'thank' consoles. We are happy with our PCs, we don't need consoles, directly or indirectly.