“Call of Duty: Ghosts” is out now. You can buy the game for the Xbox 360, PS3, Wii U, Xbox One and PS4. Although the Xbox One and PS4 are not out yet, it has not stopped people from pre-ordering this game for those systems. That being said, you may want to think twice about the system on which you are going to play this game. According to reports form Activison, the game has not been treated the same on all next generation consoles.
First off, let’s talk about the Wii U version of “Call of Duty: Ghosts.” This game will run at 60 frames per second and in 720p. These are good stats for the Wii U, considering the fact that it is underpowered compared to other next generation systems, the Xbox One and PS4. That being said, the Wii U version is actually not far off the Xbox One version, according to Mark Rubin, the producer of “Call of Duty: Ghosts.”
The Xbox One version of the game is also running at 720p but is being upscaled to 1080p. So while it does look cleaner than the Wii U version of the game, it is not by much. That being said, the Xbox One version does look worse than the PS4 version, which is running in native 1080p. Both of the games look great and run at 60 frames per second. However, some concerns have been raised now about the Xbox One and if it is worth its high price tag.
The biggest concern right now for the Xbox One is known as the “720 problem.” “Call of Duty: Ghosts” is not the only launch game for the Xbox One that only plays in 720p. Pair that with the fact that the system costs $100 more than the PS4 and $250 more than the Wii U, and the Xbox One finds itself between a rock and a hard spot.
That being said, there are some gaming experts who think that the lower resolution of the Xbox One version of “Call of Duty: Ghosts” will not hurt them at all. In fact, Erik Kain at Forbes made a great point by saying that people who are big Halo fans are not going to buy a PS4 on day one just because it has a slightly higher resolution. At the same time, he also said that people do not buy an Xbox One when it first launches just because it comes with Kinect if they are a big fan of Uncharted. In short, people buy systems because they like the games that they can play on those systems.
While this may be the case, the fact remains that things are starting to stack up against the Xbox One at this point. The Wii U, while being the least powerful of the three systems, has a low price tag working in its favor. It is also helped out by all of Nintendo’s first-party games. The PS4 had a much better E3 and continues to build on that success. The Xbox One has an uphill battle to fight … one that even Master Chief may have a hard time bringing it back from.