Microsoft Speak Out About Xbox One 1080p Controversy

Corporate vice president Phil Harrison has responded to the controversy surround the Xbox One and its ability to support 1080p resolution. Earlier this week Sniper Elite developer Rebellion Games suggested that Xbox One’s eSRAM could be to blame many of its games not running at 1080p, whilst they did on the PS4.

Harrison posted on Twitter to say “clearly that’s not the case. Forza V runs at 1080p. Kinect sports Rivals also 1080p.”

Sony’s PlayStation 4 is able to run far more games that perform visually better than the Xbox One, including Call of Duty: Ghosts, Battlefield 4 and Tomb Raider. Sniper Elite 3’s senior producer Jean-Baptise Bolcato has said he is sure the Xbox One development process will improve over time and developers will be able to achieve 1080p regularly.

“We were worried six months ago and we are not anymore,” he said at the time. “It’s got better and they are quite comparable machines. The Xbox One is a bit more multimedia, a bit more hub-centric so its a bit more complex. There’s stuff you can and can’t do because it’s a sort of multimedia hub. PS4 doesn’t have that. PS4 is just a games machine.”