Eh...I doubt many "technogeeks" play CoD...certainly not for the tech at least.
Well, for example, COD is the highest selling PS4 game. And don't tell me that new consoles is bought by casuals in big amounts during its first year.
Also on the article, I don't see 1080p confirmed there. And also, even if it will be 720p with AA and 60 fps - it will be good enough until its still a funny arcade racer with a Nintendo quality.