“Resolution, as it is traditionally understood, is complicated” in this case.
Remedy Entertainment has finally talked about the output resolution for Quantum Break after the announcement that it would be running at 720p resolution at launch.
Speaking to Inquisitr, the developer said that, “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.”
Either way you slice it, following Xbox boss Phil Spencer’s advice of experiencing the game with your own eyes might be the best solution. There’s also the Windows 10 release when Quantum Break arrives on April 5th.