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Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare likely at least 900p on Xbox One

by William Schwartz


The first trailer for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare hit the web earlier this week, and now that the footage has been out in the wild for a couple of days, pixel counters are estimating that the Xbox One version of the game will have a resolution of at least 900p when it releases this November.

Trailer analysis gives the impression of a 900p title at launch

After putting an uncompressed version of the trailer under the microscope, Eurogamer reports that the Advanced Warfare trailer “gives the impression of a 900p title with post-processing anti-aliasing.”

The report claims that this would be around a 50 per cent improvement over the Xbox One version of Call of Duty: Ghosts, which launched last November on the Xbox One at 720p.

With so many months to go before Advanced Warfare releases, it’s hard to peg the exact resolution that the game will launch at. What is good for Call of Duty fans on the Xbox One, is that there seems to be a technological advancement over the last iteration of the game, making use of the new hardware not only from a resolution perspective but in others areas as well.

A next-gen leap for Call of Duty?

The naked eye can see that there’s a greater level of detail in the game,at least according to the trailer. Things like lighting, motion blur, character models and other elements should give the game a next-gen feel regardless of pixel count. Activision and Sledgehammer Games have made it clear that Advanced Warfare will be a game designed with the new consoles in mind. That means that we shouldn’t be held back by the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 this time around… hopefully. What this means as an end result isn’t quite clear. Sledgehammer Games hasn’t started talking technical details just yet, but the conversation is just getting started for those looking to compare the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 versions of the game.

Last year’s release of Call of Duty: Ghosts saw a large disparity between the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 versions. Where the PS4 released at a native 1080p resolution, the Xbox One version did so at 720p. It’s probably too early to start speculating, but you would assume that with more power behind the PS4, it’s possible that there will once again be a disparity between the two consoles when it comes to Call of Duty. Though if that does end up being the case, it’s odd that Sledgehammer and Activision would show the Xbox One version of the game for the reveal. Of course, the mighty marketing dollars of Microsoft could be at play here. After all, they’ve got an exclusivity agreement with Activision to bring Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare DLC to Xbox One one month ahead of other platforms.

- This article was updated on:May 3rd, 2014

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