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Xbox One Resolutiongate: “Play the games, not the resolution”, says Microsoft VP

Sam Loveridge


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Phil Spencer, Vice President of Microsoft Studios has defended the Xbox One in the Resolutiongate saga, urging gamers to wait for release date to judge.

One of the big controversies currently affecting the Xbox One is what’s being called Resolutiongate, which comes after the revelation some blockbuster titles will run at a lower resolution on the Xbox One than the PS4.

However, Spencer has said he wishes gamers would wait until the Xbox One release date to see and play the games, rather than simply focusing on specs.

“Go look at the games. Go play the games and tell us what you think about what they look like. Right now, gamers don’t have the games to go play. They can’t walk into their local store and play the games. So, it doesn’t really surprise me that they’re going to focus on the specs that they can. I don’t criticise anyone for doing that. In the end, we play the games not the resolution,” said Spencer.

He added that Resolutiongate is just a passing phase, “the meme of the day”, and will be something that will “blow over as people get to play the games.”

However, some gamers are worried that Resolutiongate applies to far more than game resolution, and means the Xbox One is overpowered by its PS4 rival.

“Power is a subjective term. We look at all of the capabilities we put in the box, our investment in cloud, Kinect and all-in-one entertainment, and our investment in the operating system for fast task-switching. We think we’ve built a very powerful system,” explained Spencer. “I think in the long run, our hope and bet is that power will play out and show people that everything they've learned about gaming on 360 can now augment everything they can do on their television."

Next, read our Xbox One vs PS4 comparison.

Via: ShackNews


November 7, 2013, 3:26 pm

Damage control.

Honestly, Microsoft was not serious about this round of next generation console. It is not used to competing, Xbox One just another way to milk money, and they never expected Sony to be so aggressively competitive this time.


November 7, 2013, 6:51 pm

Sony got the beating from a new guy last time and it learnt the lesson :)

Ken Masters

November 8, 2013, 8:26 am

Trusted Reviews what games have a lower resolution on Xbox One?


November 8, 2013, 5:44 pm

1080p games are the exception on Xbone, *most* render at 720p. Forza is one I can think of that renders at 1080p, however it's not a demanding game, like BF4, COD:Ghosts et al. Most publications are not calling XBONE what it is because they would burn relationships with MS, never mind the fact that Xbox is being mentioned to be sold of which will do wonders for it's availability over the XMAS period. At the same time Xbone will not lose MS a $ when it goes on sale, while PS4 will make Sony run at a loss for a limited time. You should get what you pay for, however in this case with the price of Xbone....


November 11, 2013, 7:26 pm

Going to wait and see what the games look like by looking at them in retailers and getting feedback from mates before spending good money. Still think it is worth waiting till the new year when there are more games available and the inevitable discounts on the Xbox 720.

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