by Jimmy Greystone - 10/13/13 3:43 PM
In Reply to: Thanks by medoos
Both will, but the Xbox 360 will simply scale an image up to 1080p from 720p. Unless you're sitting really close to a very large screen, odds are you'll never notice the difference, so I wouldn't worry about it too much. There's all kinds of suspect info floating around about the 360 and PS3, but barring something direct from Microsoft I wouldn't believe any of it. Even if it were true, the whole point of game consoles is that they are fixed platforms. The hardware doesn't change. You go out and buy a 360 or PS3 game, you can pop it into any console from the very first model released to the latest, and it will work equally well. Just because Microsoft could, they won't put out an Xbox 360 with a faster CPU, for example, because then that would potentially break dozens, maybe hundreds, of games and create a scenario where someone might buy a game, try and use it on an older system, it doesn't work, they get upset, and it doesn't take much to see where the rest of this goes.
So even if some of the newer models did support 1080p natively, only a small handful of games would ever use it. Even developing a relatively simple game can take a couple of years. Sports games often get around this by reusing the game engine from a previous release. FIFA 2014 is almost certainly using the FIFA 2013 game engine and it could very well be that this is the same engine created when the Xbox 360 launched. Even if it weren't, FIFA 2014 has likely been in development for a long time and it's not like you can just slap in higher resolution textures at the last minute. Not only would that require some additional time to create, not to mention additional programming and testing, they'd also take up extra space on the game disc. The Xbox 360 only uses your standard DVD, so about 4.7GB of space per disc and making a game on two or more discs adds extra expense, cutting into your profit margins... So, for those reasons and more, I'd say it's unlikely. Again, not that it will likely matter unless you're sitting way too close to a very large screen or you have the eyesight of a fighter pilot. Odds are both versions, 360 and PS3 will be using the same 720p textures because that's all the 360 is capable of, even if it's just the older models. So no matter which console you get, you'll be looking at essentially the exact same set of graphics.
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