4843 posts since 23/01/08
I said this before and I will say it again but the whole 1080p thing has very little to do with absolute power and more to do with developer choice. Every HD game released for the past 6-7 years could have been at 1080p but rather developers opted for lower resolution with greater amounts of geometry, effects etc. Developers obviously felt that there were greater gains to be had with the latter rather than the former course. While the greater amount of power available this generations makes it easier for developers to aim for 1080p without huge compromises in other areas, it is by no means a guarantee that all games will be 1080p.
The main reason why PC games easily achieve resolutions like this (and higher) is because when developing PC games, developers have to make games that run acceptably on 'average' hardware, as that's where the majority of the market resides. Having said that there will always be a significant number of gamers that are well ahead of the hardware curve and thus have rigs far in excess of the common denominator that developers where forced to aim for.
5690 posts since 29/09/11
on 25 August 2013
He never talks about frame rate though. I don't think he talks about detail either. There are some games that run 1080p on PS3. It's a developer decision, If they really wanted to, they could've made every game 1080p60 on PS3. But what would happen is, is that games would look much much uglier.
I'm actually a bit surprised by the number of 1080p60 games on PS4. I was to some extent expecting 720p60 or 1080p30 to make up the vast majority of games, with 720p30 making up quite a few games.