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Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 targets native 4K resolution on Xbox One X

The next entry in Activision's renowned shooter franchise, Call of Duty, has been officially unveiled ahead of its scheduled release this fall. Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 will revive the fan-favorite series, fully embracing its multiplayer success, while exploring new online modes such as "Zombies". A battle royale mode called "Blackout" is also part of the package.

Today, Digital Foundry released an analysis of Call of Duty: Black Ops 4's Blackout beta. According to the outlet, the game targets native 4K resolution at 60 FPS through dynamic scaling on Xbox One X. Since it's a beta, the resolution at any given time is lower, so hopefully there will be significant improvements by the time the game ships.

The PlayStation 4 Pro version is also targeting native 4K resolution, but the outlet suspected that the game was using temporal reconstruction because the image looked softer and possibly showed evidence of the technique. Hopefully an analysis of the final build will provide concrete answers.

It's great to see that the developer is pushing the visuals further on Xbox One X because it offers the cleanest image on consoles. Hopefully they'll be able to make the performance better as well. Are you interested in Call of Duty: Black Ops 4? Does the lack of a campaign bother you? What do you think about the studio's take on battle royale? Let us know.

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2 Comments
  • Lol. It SO never got close to 4k.
  • They did say the Beta was displaying at a lower resolution. Doesn't mean the final game won't be trying to target native 4K.