Albert Penello Comments On Multiplatform Games Running At Lower Resolution/Frame Rate On Xbox One

‘We just shipped, it’s a long generation.’

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It’s no secret that some of the major AAA multiplatform games have struggled to run in full HD [1080p] or better frame rates [60fps] on the Xbox One. Titles like Call of Duty Ghosts and Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag have better resolution on the PS4. Even Tomb Raider is confirmed to run at 60 fps on the PlayStation 4 whereas the Xbox One is rumored to be running at 30 fps.

In a lengthy podcast with GamerTagRadio, lead planner for Xbox One, Xbox 360 and Kinect, Albert Penello has come out in the defense of the Xbox One’s capability to run multiplatform games at better resolution and frame rates.

He thinks despite all the resolution and frame rate debates, Xbox One has the best looking game on any platform: Ryse: Son of Rome.

“Look, I had a lot of time to think about this and I believe in what I said. I believe that the differences between the boxes [PS4 and Xbox One] is not all that great and I know what is going behind the scenes and I have access to more information about some of this thing than a lot of people. Sometimes people tend to neglect the points that are in my favor and they like to highlight the points that tell me I am wrong. I still think Ryse is still the best looking game on any platform. Period. End of story,” he said.

He also believes that this is just the beginning of the generation and all Xbox One owners will have an ‘awesome’ generation of games ahead.

“I think if you look at the title which we launch, which were multiplatform titles, The bulk of them were the same. I think there were 12 titles released on both platforms [PS4 and Xbox One], leaving three all of them had the same performance on both boxes. Everybody wants to focus on frame rate, there is the Tomb Raider, there is a resolution thing going on and OK, there could be a lot of reasons why that could be true but we are just a [few] weeks in, we just shipped, it’s a long generation. People who bought an Xbox One are going to be in for an awesome generation of games that are only going to get better. I think these little things get way overblown versus like the quality of the games and the real differences in experiences which are pretty minor,” he said.

Both Microsoft and Sony have tons of exclusives for the PS4 and Xbox One in 2014.  How many of them will run at full HD at 60fps is something that remains to be seen. Do you agree with Albert Penello’s notion that it’s the games that matter? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.


  • Imperial General Zimmerman

    ALbert is def trying to do dmg control and fails

  • PatcherStation

    It’s laughable that in 2014, the debate goes on about console tech. Most gamers couldn’t give a t**s. Having a 360 and PS3, I’ve lost count at how many times the PS3 had inferior graphics, more so when it came to racing games, which usually had frame rate problems. Another example was Red Dead on the PS3, which had inferior to the 360 version. As time goes on, games on both the One and PS4 will get graphically better. I suppose Microsoft will have this tech headache until the Two is released (if it happens). But when you consider that the 360 held up well against the PS3, with the One, Microsoft thought it didn’t need to bust a gut with the tech. Nintendo have also suffered with the Wii U tech, but Nintendo rarely learns from its mistake. With its next console, Microsoft needs to up its game. It’s about time Microsoft had the most powerful console out there, to avoid a One backlash. But I still say that the One is too over priced. Not because of the slightly lower tech, just down to the fact that it should be up there with the PS4 price. Gamers in the US, take a look at UK prices.

  • DOOM

    Then they better DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT!!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/Badassbab Babs

    Ryse may look great but not only was the resolution decreased to improve performance but the frame rate still plods along at 25-26fps. Best thing Panello could do is just shut up, he’s not a technical guy, he’s from the PR industry.

  • Some Guy

    I haven’t seen Ryse in the flesh without youtube compression but I think Killzone is pretty incredible. I suppose it’s hard to compare as they are such contrasting environments.

  • Jack Slater

    When I grab a calc and do some simple maths,
    I realize that 60 is 2 times 30, Albert…
    No matter how you paint it, the ps4 is using the power of 2 xbox one linked together, to achieve those 60 fps. That isn’t a tiny microscopic detail, I think.
    And even at 1080p, maybe the visuals on the xbox one version had to be downgraded, less details, textures more compressed, less polygons, weaker anti aliasing processing, etc, like the 720p version of cod ghosts one the xbone, where many details, objects,etc were missing, and the aliasing was really awful and visible.

    So please, Albert, each time you talk, your image and the opinion people have about you just get worse. So please, stop talking.
    You try to flood the airwaves with positive press, so it hides the negative one. But surprise, people aren’t as stupid as you think.
    We are gamers on a budget, looking for the best deals, games, future proof system, most bang for the buck, etc. We are not a 2000 employees company where you come, make a 15% reduction, send a couple of bla bla experts, and at the end, convince the dumb IT sales manager to buy 2000 upgrades for the latest version of office, that brings nothing important or new for the company needs, plus 2000 windows 7 to windows 8 upgrades, that excepting costing tons of cash, brings nothing to the company or employees .

    No, we are a bunch of ’12-70 yo kids’, who think twice-10 times before putting 60 bucks on a game.or 400-600$ on a new console.
    So please, stop thinking we’re a bunch of walking wallets.

    And for ryse, even polygon, on their 12 hour coverage video, said killzone shadow fall graphics were much better than ryse ones. Polygon. polygon… those you gave 750,000$, and are supposed to write and make amazing 10/10 reviews for the xbox one and its games. But even their boss thinks killzone is the best looking next gen game.

    So please, stop your BS. It’s just too big to be swallowed and believed.
    Next 2014 Christmas, when there are 30 or 40 or more multiplatform games, and 90% of them run at 720p on the xbox one, and 1080p native and 60 fps, on the ps4, will you still talk about ryse? What will be the PR BS, by that time, huh?

    • Dakan45

      hooray for the sonytards. Did you miss the part you pretentious fanboys couldnt tell the diffirence between which 1080p/720p on ign?

  • Los Illuminados

    damage control by albert penello. penello….u sir are an idiot. lol

  • Guest

    So much desperation from the N4Gay NeoFAG paupers trying to seek recognition in their low lives going nowhere. Poor paupers, just kill yourselves and die!

  • Donaald

    Damage control heading to the ring!

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