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Respawn confirms ‘Titanfall’ won’t run at 1080p on Xbox One

Respawn Entertainment’s Vince Zampella has revealed that the Xbox One version of Titanfall won’t hit at resolution of 1080p, leaving questions on the actual targeted res for the upcoming shooter.


It appears that a new resolution gate debacle might have just kicked off, as a developer over at Respawn has confirmed that Titanfall will not run at full 1080p HD on the Xbox One.

In a recent Tweet, Vince Zampella responds to a very specific query regarding the game’s targeted resolution, replying in the negative when asked if Titanfall will be in full HD on Microsoft’s next-gen gaming console.

While the resolution drop may seem trivial to many casual gamers, in the past this topic has ignited even more fire to the console war, dividing the gaming community even further. In terms of specifics, some see the Xbox One’s marked lack of full-HD games as a detrimental factor, taking away from the system’s overall value–but it remains to be seen how the final game performs on the Xbox One.

Furthermore it’s worth noting that Titanfall‘s beta test on the Xbox One was in 792p resolution–a rather odd number–and we’re not sure what the actual retail version will target, as Respawn has kept it under wraps thus far.

Respawn has recently commemorated Titanfall’s finished form as they announced the game has gone gold, and it will be interesting to see how this news affects both gameplay and sales.

From a gameplay perspective, though, the game looks to be one of the major contenders for the Xbox One in 2014, and may outshine the competition in spite of the shockwave of negativity that accompanies this news. It is a bit disappointing that the more costly console runs games at a lower resolution, further supporting the past allegations of infamous NeoGAF users like CBOAT who proclaimed that most Xbox One games will run at 900p.

Further rumors indicate that Respawn is targeting the 900p mark for the finalized version of Titanfall, possibly adding more credence to the forum user’s claims.

To find out for sure, though, we’ll have to wait until the game hits store shelves on March 11, 2014 for Xbox One and PC.

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Derek Strickland
Derek is an avid fan of gaming and everything geeky, and is compelled to make his mark in the field of games journalism. When he's not gaming on a console (everything from SNES to X360) you can find him reading about ancient civilizations or enjoying a fantasy epic or two.

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