It's one of the hottest topics of 2014: High-definition resolution in video games.
Some say it's critical; others say it's borderline meaningless. Far Cry 4 creative director Alex Hutchinson falls into the latter category, it seems.
During a recent Total Xbox interview , Hutchinson said the resolution just isn't "something I care about in a game." He added:
"It feels weird to me that people are cool about playing a sort of retro pixel game, and yet the resolution somehow matters. It's like: is it fun, is it interesting, is it new, is it fresh, are there interesting questions?"
He also said some people might not be able to tell the difference between 1080p and 900p, depending on the situation. He followed this up by saying he'd "play a SNES game if it's cool." Well, of course, who wouldn't? This is an interactive entertainment medium, is it not? Hutchinson is more interested in creating fresh gameplay experiences, as opposed to the same ol' same ol' with a glossier coat of paint.
For the record, the upcoming Far Cry 4 is supposed to hit 1080p on both PS4 and Xbox One, although there might be very minor differences.
Related Game(s): Far Cry 4