List of Next Gen Games Confirmed/Expected To Run At 1080p Resolution & 60 FPS

We look at upcoming releases that currently run or are targeting the Golden Standard of video resolutions.

Gameplay matters, first and foremost, when it comes to games. But let’s be honest: Along with Cloud computing and parallel processing, next generation gaming consoles and hardware aren’t just looking to expand on gameplay – they’re looking for prettier graphics. That means making full HD and 60 frames per second standard with most releases.

Other games like Respawn Entertainment’s TitanFall and id Software’s upcoming titles, which John Carmack stated will be targeting 1080p on the Xbox One, are still a bit up in the air. Nonetheless, here our top 10 picks for games we know will be running at 1080p/60FPS, or will be targeting the same.

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Halo 5

We know next to nothing about the next Halo, which is developed by 343 Industries, except for the fact that Master Chief is suddenly sporting a cloak and fighting humongous monsters. But one thing we do know is that the first person shooter will run in 1080p and at 60 frames per second. Considering that Killzone: Shadow Fall is capped at 30 frames per second, but with more avenue for particle effects, it’ll be interesting to compare both games going forward.

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DriveClub

In an attempt to mix social networking with realistic driving, Sony introduced DriveClub. Forget for the fact that it isn’t Gran Turismo for the PlayStation 4 – or that Gran Turismo 6 should be the Gran Turismo for PlayStation 4 – and focus on how good the game looks. And it does look good. Evolution Studios, however, has revealed that they are “targeting” 60 frames per second and a 1080p resolution for the game. It could be subject to change, but then it could not. For now, we’ll keep the faith.

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Call of Duty: Ghosts

Infinity Ward has confirmed that Call of Duty: Doggies Starring Riley the Doggy Who’s a Good Boy Yes He Is will be in 1080p and running at 60 frames per second. Say what you will about Infinity Ward only making changes to the same existing engine – rather than being “new” as Activision likes to proclaim – it’s still a significant step up from current games.

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Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag

Another PlayStation 4 third party title that will be running at 60 frames per second and in 1080p resolution. And seeing the big open world that Ubisoft Montreal has crafted with Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, we can’t wait to see how it will look in smooth, full HD. Can it be done on the Xbox One and PC? Most likely? On the Xbox 360 and PS3? Perhaps. On the Wii U? Well, that leads us to the following…

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The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD

So maybe it isn’t a big shock that the HD remake for The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker will be running in full HD and in 60 frames per second. After all, the game doesn’t have as detailed textures and bump mapping as any of the other games on the list. Nonetheless, considering all the shots taken against the Wii U for its “limited power”, it’s still an excellent thing to know that Nintendo is leaving no stone unturned to make this remake utterly beautiful.

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Bayonetta 2

That’s right – the bullet witch’s next game will be in stunning 1080p and running at 60 frames per second. Considering the awesome amount of detail present and the total bat-shit insanity happening, Bayonetta 2 is certainly a great example of just what the Wii U is capable of, despite being the so-called least powerful next gen console.

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Super Smash Bros.

Say what you will – and we’ve said a lot – about the reveal trailer for the next Super Smash Bros. for the Wii U. Despite perhaps marginally improving on the graphics of Brawl, the game will be running at 60 frames per second and be in full HD for your viewing pleasure. In case, you know, you needed a bigger picture of just what the hell is going on.

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Forza Motorsport 5

Turn 10 Studios has confirmed that the next game in the Forza series, Forza Motorsport 5, will be running at 60 frames per second and be in 1080p resolution. Also, the game could give DriveClub a serious run for its money – the amount of detail is boasts thus far is no joke. Of course, we’re more interested in the AI drivers that can be created using Cloud data, but a great looking game on top of that is no mean feat.

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Tom Clancy’s The Division

Despite reports that the online game is currently running 30 frames per second, Ubisoft Massive has stated that the game is targeting 60 frames per second. The game was running at 1080p resolution at E3, so that’s another big thing to look forward to when it hits for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One (no PC release, unfortunately). Will it maintain the same standards on the latter given that it was running on PS4 at E3? We still have more than a year before its release to find out.

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Battlefield 4

EA has confirmed that Battlefield 4 will run in 60 frames per second and in 1080p…on the PlayStation 4. We’re sure this includes the Xbox One and PC also but don’t count on seeing the same specs on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. Seriously, have you seen what happens in Battlefield 4? If EA can even get that in 30 frames for the current generation consoles, it’ll be a miracle.

Which games do you hope will be in 60 frames per second and running in full HD? Let us know below in the comments


  • http://upthetree.com/ FuntimeBen

    The only game I really want at 60fps at 1080 is Battlefield 4. I would have happily continued with current-gen for another 2 years, but 64 player multiplayer is impossible to resist for me. Planetside 2 is a close second – if they can get that at a silky 60fps at 1080 I will be happy, between matches of BF4.

    I know this paints me as a total FPS dude, but I’m less interested in next-gen single player stuff as I still have a huge backlog of games on my 360 and PS3 (which keeps growing with Games for Gold and PS+ adding new games weekly). I will most likely continue playing all my systems and cursing how much gear and cables I have under my television!

    • bigevilworldwide

      I would most likely bet money its only the xbone and PS4 versions running 1080p/60fps….Guarantee 360/PS3 versions of 99.9% will run the standard 720p/30fps….I know some xbox fanboys like to pretend that 360 has 1080p but it does not…It’s not capable of running native 1080p the highest it can do is 720p anything above that is upscaled

    • wolfang

      i dont know any 360 fanboy who ever said that… but yeah cant wait to play bf4 on my ps4.. p.s i remember bf4 dev sayin 720p/60fps??? oh well i hope they hv changed their mind

    • cozomel

      You’re a smart one, nothing gets past you. Of course ps3/360 will be 720p/30fps. Besides what part of “next gen games” in the title dont you understand?

    • Hammad Khan

      Planetside 2’s according to them, is at Ultra settings on PS4. They said good FPS so idk.

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  • Kabarka

    Can you give us some proof/link/source about division targeting 60fps please??

    • bigevilworldwide

      Well what it seems to forget to mention is that some of those will still have PS3/360 versions….Which bet your ass they wont be anywhere near 1080p/60fps

  • jcnba28

    5 of these games are on Wii U yet people still think it’s not a next gen system lol.

    • cozomel

      oh please you can make games 1080/60 on current gen systems. Its means nothing. It just means that graphically the game wont be as good. Gotta love fanboy logic. The Wii U is closer to current gen technically, its cpu is even weaker than both current gen’s consoles

    • ChariotMan7

      You Joking Right. Keep the Hate Going Lol,.

    • cozomel

      Are you joking? What hate? oh you mean the truth? You can make 1080/60fps games easily if you arent pushing the game graphically. The cpu in the wiiu is weaker than current gens and the wiiu is technically more on par with current gen than next gen.

    • ChariotMan7

      Yea that’s obvious. But the Wii U’s hardware is still better. Facts!

    • cozomel

      hm, lets see, a 1.24ghz triple core PowerPC 750 (we are talking technology from around 1997), compare to a more modern architecture that runs at 3.2ghz. Its has 12.8gbs of bandwidth compared to 25/22ghz on the ps3/360. It has a 550mhz gpu compared to a 550/500mhz gpu on the ps3/360. The only thing it has over the current gen, is 512mb more useable RAM. general purpose cabilities on the gpu and and some edram (which the 360 also has btw). So yeah, that sounds soo much better and for more money and way less and much shittier games than the current gen

    • ChariotMan7

      10mb of Edram soo what. The Wii U hardware is still better. 34Mb of EDram and 1 Mb of Sram on gpu. Go get it right Man!

    • cozomel

      you what man, im starting to feel sorry for you, so i’ll leave you alone, i’ll leave you to your beliefs that the wii u is more powerful or heck even powerful. So you can sleep good at night. But don’t say i didn’t try to warn you

    • ChariotMan7

      Warn Who. My Man I know the Wii U is not awhole lot powerful then Current Gen. But it’s definitely more Efficient. And you know this. I been in these games since I was like 6 and 7 years old so I know. I research well.

    • cozomel

      Alright man, that’s cool, at least you’re realistic about it and I respect that you wasn’t a asshole about It, even though I was. And I’ve also been gaming since I was 6-7 yrs old too, except I started gaming in 1982

    • ChariotMan7

      Ok Cool.

    • ChariotMan7

      The Wii U’s Specs is More Efficient!

    • cozomel

      What in electricity? cuz that’s about it

    • Furious Francis

      The CPU isn’t weaker, it’s just clocked lower.

    • cozomel

      no, its weaker, no doubt about that. The only thing it has over the ps3/360 cpu is its OoOE, but it doesn’t matter cuz it doesn’t translate into better performance over the ps3s/360s cpu

    • dxcvs

      You obviously don’t know shit.

    • TwinTails

      Tis why he has a clown as his profile.

    • cozomel

      and the reason I have a clown for a profile, is because im clowning all you dumb niggas! that and your mother really likes it

    • TwinTails

      Such an immature response, I should have seen that coming.

    • cozomel

      that’s what you get for fucking around with clowns, now tell everyone you know that you want nothing to do with them, lol! im just kidding

    • cozomel

      I obviously know a hell of a lot more than you, kid

    • dxcvs

      Really I wonder y nobody here likes you right now

    • cozomel

      wait, what!? nobody likes me? ah man, now im gonna go kill myself, NOT!!! cant say I give 2 fucks

    • dxcvs

      So you don’t care if nobody likes you because you are stupid?

    • cozomel

      no, I don’t care if some niggas on the net i don’t know like me or not, sorry, and p.s. your comments are stupid, and stupid knows stupid

    • dxcvs

      You’re stupid. Never mind you’re actually pretty smart the wii u is on par with the ps3 an 360, but then I saw this and I thought to myself should I listen to this guy with a clown profile or this developer.
      http://playeressence.com/trine-2-developer-says-the-wii-u-is-a-truly-powerful-console/

    • cozomel

      Oh boy, and how many real developers came out and said that its weaker? Its obvious you’re a fanboy and want to believe the wiiu is powerful, but the reality is, that it isn’t regardless of what some developer with a agenda says

    • dxcvs

      Real developers? That was a real developer. Did you see the visuals of trine 2? They know what they are talking about

    • cozomel

      I’ve platinum trine 2, so yes, I know who they are. And we are talking a psn/xbla game not a AAA game. So yeah, call me when a real developer says so

    • dxcvs

      NFS MWU looks better than the ps3 or xbox versions and the wii u just came out. Ps3/360 have been out for along time. The wii u has better hardware you arguing with me means arguing with a developer because im saying what a developer says.
      http://www.videogamer.com/wiiu/need_for_speed_most_wanted_2012/news/need_for_speed_most_wanted_notably_better_looking_on_wii_u_than_360_ps3_criterion_claims.html

  • Smurfman256

    Who said that Wind Waker HD would run at 60FPS? I would kindly appreciate a link to said source.

  • TwinTails

    You didn’t list Mario Kart 8, Mario 3D World, or Monolith’s X. At least two of those were confirmed.

  • Russell Gorall

    Seems like you just picked five games out of your ass.

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    Fuck my Pc :P

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    Tom Clancy’s The Division
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