Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag
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Microsoft's upcoming gaming console Xbox One is again under hot water regarding one of the popular game titles Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag and its gameplay resolution.

It has been noted that unlike the game's 1080p resolution on Sony PS4, the Xbox One fans might have to settle for a sub-1080p resolution or what is also called as the console's native 900p resolution.

Confirmed by Gaming Journalists

Marcus Beer, a gaming journalist, gave brief information on the visual difference between the two rival next-gen consoles (PS4 and Xbox One) running the Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag title. According to him the Xbox One version appeared more "fuzzier" and "strained" as compared to PS4's much "sharp" and "crisp" display, as seen in his latest episode of the Annoyed Gamer.

Even Jeremy Conrad, former editor of IGN, renowned gaming news website, hinted the same through his Twitter posts. "Sounds like AC4 is sub-1080 on Xbox One as well," stated one of his post.  However, he added later that the news is still under rumour mills so nothing concrete can be said.

Nothing New For Xbox One

This resolution issue is not new to Xbox One as previously a similar situation was seen with a popular fps (first person shooter) Battlefield 4. Not only Battlefield, but Bungie's game title Destiny is also said to come in sub-1080p resolution in its alpha phase for the console, reports Gearnuke.

Another famous franchise game Call of Duty: Ghosts will also sport the lower 720p resolution, however it is said that the resolution will upscale to 1080p as an output on the television screens. "The Xbox One is 720p, but it upscales to 1080p. So it is a 1080p output on your TV. The differences are probably more subtle than some people would notice, but some people will notice. It's such a hard thing to talk about," confirms Mark Rubin, executive producer of Infinity Ward, developer of Call of Duty: Ghosts to Gamespot.