We already know that Titanfall 2 is capable of being a great-looking game, based upon what we’ve been playing through over the past few months. But believe it or not, there’s a chance that it could look even better. Not just 4K. But 6K.
A developer that works with the team at Respawn recently took to NeoGAF to boast what the game would be capable of on Microsoft’s forthcoming Xbox One X hardware, which is set to arrive this November. According to them, the game can apparently render at 3,200p, which also translates to about 6K resolution. That’s beyond what the usual 4K standards games are known for these days.
The developer wrote, “When it comes to X1X it means there are times it'll render at higher than 4K and then downsample to whatever resolution the X1X is outputting to. Its is truly glorious on a 4K display. This quote will come back to haunt me, I'm sure, but there were times on Wargames last time I was testing where it was rendering at ~3200p (6K?) internally. The internal render resolution is dictated by the GPU load, so obviously there are no guarantees as to how often it renders at particular resolutions, but essentially we're using 100% GPU all the time.”
Not only that, but it appears that Xbox head Phil Spencer is backing up those numbers. When a fan asked him on Twitter if such a resolution could be done, Spencer noted, “Give devs the right tools and plat we can, don’t dictate creative or tech decisions, good things will happen, trust.”
And now we’re starting to question if other developers could be capable of such a thing. There’s a good chance that some will pick up on the tech once the patch is uploaded in Titanfall 2, so they can see how well it runs, but, for now, most of them seem to be focusing on the 4K front – which certainly isn’t a bad thing.
But still, we thought the game looked great before. Holy damn, Titanfall 2 could look amazing.
Titanfall 2 is available now for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Origin PC.