Dragon Age: Inquisition - 900p on Xbox One, 1080p on PS4

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Dragon Age: Inquisition - 900p on Xbox One, 1080p on PS4

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"We maximized the current potential of each platform," says Bioware.

Oh dear. I know you guys are probably sick of hearing about resolution news, but the timing of this latest update from Bioware as well as the wording of its announcement makes it a not-so-subtle jab at our friends over at Ubisoft. The company has just confirmed that its upcoming Dragon Age: Inquisition will run in full-HD 1080p on the PS4, but only 900p on the Xbox One. Bioware says that this is because it has "maximized the current potential of each platform."

If you haven't been following, what makes this announcement so snarky is the fact that Ubisoft recently announced that Assassin's Creed: Unity would run at 900p "to avoid all the debates." Many fans took this as meaning the PS4 version of the game was somewhat "gimped" in order to achieve parity with the Xbox One version, and the company proceeded to keep ramming its foot in its mouth by stressing that it does not constrain its games and that increasing the resolution above 900p on either platform would cause problems.

Then, here comes Bioware, very clearly announcing that the PS4 is capable of higher resolutions than the Xbox One, because it is a well-known fact that it is a more powerful machine. What kind of topsy-turvy world do we live in where Electronic Arts is the one to come to the aid of truth and factual data?

Anyway, when Dragon Age: Inquisition releases next month, you can pick it up knowing that it will be taking full-advantage of your platform of choice.

Source: Twitter

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No, its 900 on each console the moment it's released. And 900 on PC. We've heard these stories before. EA, everyone, just cut the crap, don't actually tell anyone the resolution until it's released, but try to shoot for as high as possible. if you are caught in a lie people aren't going to be happy.

*just getting it on ps3*

There was some flamebait here but I removed it for you guys.

You forgot the part where it'll be 4K on PC, and if it's not someone will hack the shit out of it until it is. Also 1080P vs 900P isn't really a deal breaker, 30fps is. I notice that they're deafeningly silent about the framerate... The PC port better be good EA.

wow i think im going to have a heart attack over this non-surprise

MS really screwed up with this machine

I use to keep my gaming as a mix of console and PC... but this new generation of games is just pushing me more to PC simply because the performance will be better by default (...most of the time)

For all the shit EA pulls at least their games looks good... especially on PS4 #sunglasses

I guess EA doesn't mind debates and stuff... ;)

Are developers really allowed to do this? Like blatantly turn to Ubisoft and go "Hey you guys suck!". I mean they deserve it, but this seems pretty direct. Looking forward to Inquisition and I'm one of those creepy weirdoes who doesn't mind 30 frames so either way I'm happy.

Steven Bogos:
I know you guys are probably sick of hearing about resolution news

I'm not, cause I have no interest in either current gen console except PC.
I'd say only XBONE owners are sick of hearing this type of news/debate... and PS4 people probably get a smirk on every article in their favor ;)

Shanahanapp:
Are developers really allowed to do this? Like blatantly turn to Ubisoft and go "Hey you guys suck!". I mean they deserve it, but this seems pretty direct. Looking forward to Inquisition and I'm one of those creepy weirdoes who doesn't mind 30 frames so either way I'm happy.

Why not? Freedom of speech, clearly.
Plus, marketing...

The only reason they would not be 'allowed' would be to avoid pissing off Microsoft.
But as far as free speech laws are concerned you can say someone sucks in so many words, especially if you make clear it's your opinion. And in this case they never even mention Ubisoft at all, so... ;)

Dragon Age shouldn't be about the pretty emoshuns on display!

It should be the story and the characters that matter! Not to forget the level design, which will hopefully better than Dragon Age II's!

That said however, I will be playing on PC anyway.

Sigmund Av Volsung:
Dragon Age shouldn't be about the pretty emoshuns on display!

It should be the story and the characters that matter! Not to forget the level design, which will hopefully better than Dragon Age II's!

That said however, I will be playing on PC anyway.

Because it's gonna look badass on PC, right?

...

I really need a portable Kappa picture on this forum.

Kenjitsuka:

Shanahanapp:
Are developers really allowed to do this? Like blatantly turn to Ubisoft and go "Hey you guys suck!". I mean they deserve it, but this seems pretty direct. Looking forward to Inquisition and I'm one of those creepy weirdoes who doesn't mind 30 frames so either way I'm happy.

Why not? Freedom of speech, clearly.
Plus, marketing...

The only reason they would not be 'allowed' would be to avoid pissing off Microsoft.
But as far as free speech laws are concerned you can say someone sucks in so many words, especially if you make clear it's your opinion. And in this case they never even mention Ubisoft at all, so... ;)

Well of course they're allowed. It's just I'm so used to the usual PR-Approved ultra-safe quotes from developers. It's unusual/refreshing to see BioWare basically sticking out it's tongue at Ubisoft.

Ferisar:

Sigmund Av Volsung:
Dragon Age shouldn't be about the pretty emoshuns on display!

It should be the story and the characters that matter! Not to forget the level design, which will hopefully better than Dragon Age II's!

That said however, I will be playing on PC anyway.

Because it's gonna look badass on PC, right?

...

I really need a portable Kappa picture on this forum.

It will look however I want it to look, the point being that I'll choose how much I want to care about the graphics :P

Even if they ask for 3GB of VRAM(why? I have no idea. It's still Frostbite 3, so it shouldn't hog that much at high settings).

Kenjitsuka:
I'm not, cause I have no interest in either current gen console except PC.
I'd say only XBONE owners are sick of hearing this type of news/debate... and PS4 people probably get a smirk on every article in their favor ;)

The thing is the Lamestation 4 owners act all smug about the tiny and barely perceptible differences (especially since their displays will not be of the quality to show those differences after upscaling anyway, because you know budget-midrange TN panel TVs...) over the Xbone but they get angry and defensive the instant PC gamers point out the much more significant increases of 1440p and 4K.

Pretty hilarious really.

J Tyran:

Kenjitsuka:
I'm not, cause I have no interest in either current gen console except PC.
I'd say only XBONE owners are sick of hearing this type of news/debate... and PS4 people probably get a smirk on every article in their favor ;)

The thing is the Lamestation 4 owners act all smug about the tiny and barely perceptible differences (especially since their displays will not be of the quality to show those differences after upscaling anyway, because you know budget-midrange TN panel TVs...) over the Xbone but they get angry and defensive the instant PC gamers point out the much more significant increases of 1440p and 4K.

Pretty hilarious really.

Because the whole two people who can run maxed new 4k res games can feel as smug as they feel like. It doesn't mean a whole lot, heh :P

So what about the 360 and PS3 versions? Eh *rubs brow* can we please just release some good games without all this pointless bickering paaaleeease?? The original dragon age had a god awful framerate during most action, but it still didnt matter cos...shock horror...it was a great game, regardless. It had the brilliant writing that made it so definitive.

J Tyran:

The thing is the Lamestation 4 owners

Lamestation. Pure magic.

On topic - Yeah, not looking great for any of the consoles longevity, but less so for the XBOX. Can't even handle 1080p on a cross-platform game? Yeah, this is gonna be a short console generation. But, good on Bioware for not dragging the PS4 down for some weird attribute of artificial fairness like they're kids who need to get along. Hopefully this indicates that the PC port will be good.

Sigmund Av Volsung:
Even if they ask for 3GB of VRAM(why? I have no idea. It's still Frostbite 3, so it shouldn't hog that much at high settings).

Big old uncompressed texture files, much the same reason Titanfall and BF4 need masses of VRAM despite not looking particularly jaw dropping (although BF4 on ultra certainly has it's moments).

With the new consoles having 8GB of RAM on tap (well 5) devs are getting a lot more lazy on how they use textures, when you consider what Crysis did with 512MB it becomes particularly obvious.

900p isn't a big deal to me.
I like the Xbox One as a system better than the PS4.
I don't need 1080p to enjoy a game, if I was obsessed about resolution I would play every game I own on my PC.

I am far more interested in the gameplay and story personally, the only spec thing which is of interest to me is framerate, something Bioware hasn't talked about yet to my knowledge.

I never tire of hearing how badly M$ screwed up the Xbone.

Is resolution news ever going to get old? Jeez, it's the same bullshit all the time.

A group of people say "these new gens consoles should be able to run every game that way", another group says "HA, the PS4 is more powerful", another group says "PC has the best resolutions (but in another thread say graphics don't matter)", another group just talks about FPS and the smallest group says "who gives a fuck?".

Why is it that the over riding opinion is "gameplay>graphics" but people get REALLY SEVERE hemorrhoids over resolutions and FPS? You're playing with a box of magic (whether it is pc, ps4 or xbone) that provides near unlimited entertainment and you find some way to get pissy over it.

First world problems much?

omega 616:
First world problems much?

Yet here you are complaining about other people's opinions that you had no obligation to read or pay attention to. Sure it hard to live in the first world.

Kenjitsuka:

Steven Bogos:
I know you guys are probably sick of hearing about resolution news

I'm not, cause I have no interest in either current gen console except PC.
I'd say only XBONE owners are sick of hearing this type of news/debate... and PS4 people probably get a smirk on every article in their favor ;)

So one group is sick of hearing stuff they either don't care about or are sick of being let down, and the other group (well, actually many PC gamers get this too) gets another sip of the great drink of narcissism.

OT: I don't know if EA is telling the truth because it's EA, but props for pulling a Sony on Ubisoft, that was grand.

Denamic:

omega 616:
First world problems much?

Yet here you are complaining about other people's opinions that you had no obligation to read or pay attention to. Sure it hard to live in the first world.

No, it's every news source, every forum and about half of all conversations are either about sexualization or resolutions.

It's not like this is the first conversation about it and I have reacted, it's the billionth time in a year. All this started about the same time the PS4 and xbone where either announced or released.

It's like I don't watch the news or read news papers/sites but I sure as shit know about the people who have had their heads cut off by isis. Some shit you can't just escape from and with gamers, this is one of the biggest ones.

Why can't they just make it look fantastic on the PC and slightly downgraded on the consoles (due to hardware limitations) ?

Bioware came forward on this one, not EA.

EA is still the mega-evil corporation of bastards we all know them to be, but Bioware is actually one of the few companies that still operates autonomous from EA for the majority of their decisions. So while advertising and distribution is handled by the bane of gaming known as EA, it is safe to say that Bioware actually stepped up and cock-slapped Ubisoft all by themselves.

P.S. I am actually excited about the new Dragon Age after I was left disappointed by how they tried to go from Strategy RPG to Button Mashing Action in Dragon Age 2.

Steven Bogos:

Oh dear. I know you guys are probably sick of hearing about resolution news...

Surprisingly, less so that I thought I would be, even though I'm still undecided as to which console to get. But then again I'm probably sickening for the good old days when a console war actually meant something and you could tell instantly tell which game a console/home computer a given title was on just from its resolution and number of colours. These days you have to wait until a QTE comes on screen.

Having said that...

Revolutionary:
Also 1080P vs 900P isn't really a deal breaker, 30fps is...

Really? I can understand this attitude for a racing game or even a FPS, but a mainly tactical RPG? Still, if the PS4 could do 60fps and the XBox only 30fps then that would tell us something.

Ferisar:

J Tyran:

Kenjitsuka:
I'm not, cause I have no interest in either current gen console except PC.
I'd say only XBONE owners are sick of hearing this type of news/debate... and PS4 people probably get a smirk on every article in their favor ;)

The thing is the Lamestation 4 owners act all smug about the tiny and barely perceptible differences (especially since their displays will not be of the quality to show those differences after upscaling anyway, because you know budget-midrange TN panel TVs...) over the Xbone but they get angry and defensive the instant PC gamers point out the much more significant increases of 1440p and 4K.

Pretty hilarious really.

Because the whole two people who can run maxed new 4k res games can feel as smug as they feel like. It doesn't mean a whole lot, heh :P

Around a quarter of gamers run multi monitor setups in excess of 3840x1080, a significant number also game on the various resoloutions between 1920x1080 and full 4k with a variety of 16:10, 16.9 and newer 21:9 monitors (that are replacing traditional multiscreen setups with a single panel). The factor in all the people using downsampling (which new GPUs use natively now so while consoles are running out of pixels we have all the pixels and struggling to use them) and easily half or more of gamers are running higher native and effective resolutions than 1920x1080 and the trend is only increasing, so hold on to that false comfort that struggling to reach 1920x1080 isn't hopelessly obsolete as far as gaming is concerned.

SteewpidZombie:
Bioware came forward on this one, not EA.

EA is still the mega-evil corporation of bastards we all know them to be, but Bioware is actually one of the few companies that still operates autonomous from EA for the majority of their decisions. So while advertising and distribution is handled by the bane of gaming known as EA, it is safe to say that Bioware actually stepped up and cock-slapped Ubisoft all by themselves.

P.S. I am actually excited about the new Dragon Age after I was left disappointed by how they tried to go from Strategy RPG to Button Mashing Action in Dragon Age 2.

That's only true when Bioware does good. When they mess up, it is because of EA. At least, that's the impression I get from this site's users at times. :P

OT: It is kind of interesting, hearing that the (initially) more expensive console was also the weaker of the two, between Xbone and PS4. This isn't the first time I've heard of the XBone holding back multiplatform powers.

J Tyran:

Around a quarter of gamers run multi monitor setups in excess of 3840x1080, a significant number also game on the various resoloutions between 1920x1080 and full 4k with a variety of 16:10, 16.9 and newer 21:9 monitors (that are replacing traditional multiscreen setups with a single panel). The factor in all the people using downsampling (which new GPUs use natively now so while consoles are running out of pixels we have all the pixels and struggling to use them) and easily half or more of gamers are running higher native and effective resolutions than 1920x1080 and the trend is only increasing, so hold on to that false comfort that struggling to reach 1920x1080 isn't hopelessly obsolete as far as gaming is concerned.

I don't have to hold on to anything, I'm on a PC :P I'm just not a huge piece of shit completely smug and dismissive when it comes to talking about it despite not owning either console.

Also, numbers stats etc etc.

SO this article has no actual useful information about the frame rate in dragon age 3? I don't get why gamers are now so obsessed with resolution and ignore frame rate, I'd much prefer to hear if this game can even hit 30 to 60 frames consistently throughout the game rather than read another click-bait article.

These articles bring out the worst sort of smugness in a select portion of the pc gaming population, and a lamentable idiocy in a select portion of the console gaming population. PS4 res/fps v. XBOX1 res/fps; Console graphics v. PC graphics; niche gamer hobbyists v. casual consumer. Then it just festers- pc gaming sales v. console gaming sales, debates over software sales, debates over industry direction, all of it spiraling down into the depths of egocentric mania. Fuck the lot of it.

Someday soon, some bastard's going to step it up and invent a holodeck, and all of this will be moot. Until that day, enjoy your magic box in peace and proselytize for something more worthwhile than the latest source of recreational escapism.

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