Digital Foundry recently did a report on the upcoming Xbox One and PC action adventure Quantum Break, finding that the game only puts out a resolution of 720p. As we all know, (sarcasm incoming) resolution is the defining feature of a game, and without 1080p, any game is destined to fail. Following the report, and people’s upset feedback, Remedy Entertainment have responded.
A Remedy developer wrote in a statement saying “Quantum Break’s 1080p output is a temporal reconstruction from four previous 720p 4xMSAA frames. This approach gets us high pixel quality in combination with complex shading and effects, allowing us to achieve a cinematic look. However, varying sample counts between passes and temporal upscaling makes talking about resolution, as it is traditionally understood, complicated in the case of Quantum Break. Since the start of “Quantum Break’s” development, the most important thing for Remedy and Microsoft has been delivering a compelling gaming experience with superior artistic quality. This is what Remedy is renowned for. We’re confident that we have achieved this, and can’t wait to hear what fans think on April 5 when they play the game.”
It’s unknown whether the PC version will be restricted to this resolution, but it’s unlikely. Fans have reacted negatively to the whole situation, whereas Phil Spencer and of course Remedy are proud of the game so far, and urge you to try it for yourself before making remarks.
@Axel_Dreams_95 I encourage you to try a game before you make any pre-judgements about what makes a game good or bad.
— Phil Spencer (@XboxP3) March 20, 2016