Many have been talking about this for the last week. Now it is my turn to give my two cents on this issue. But in case you live under a rock here is a quote from Infinity Ward's Mark Rubin.
"Hey, been on the road last couple weeks so haven't had a chance to update, but wanted to confirm that for Xbox One we're 1080p unscaled from 720p. And, we're native 1080p on PS4. We optimized each console to hit 60 FPS and the game looks great on both," Rubin wrote. "Still on the road, but glad to see the great reception to Extinction. Can't wait for next week's launch."
This followed news that Battle Field 4 will have resolution differences as well. 1,600-by-900 pixels for the PS4 and the Xbox One version, which maxes out at 1,280 by 720.
What will this mean for the end user? Well it means that the XBOX ONE will have a noticeable amount of aliasing compared to the PS4. We will also notice pixel shimmer we see in motion on complex shaders or thin geometry more so on the XBOX ONE.
So the PS4 will have a cleaner sharper picture on many popular games. But there is more to think of then just picture quality, right? I mean, we have to think of all of the neat stuff the XBOX ONE can do, like watch T.V. and voice commands. There is also XBOX Live, it is rock solid right? Well it isl better then anything I have seen from Sony so far.
When the hardware was first announced we all noticed the differences in the two systems. I thought at some point we would see a separation of the systems capability, but I did not expect it so early. It looks like in this race the XBOX ONE may have made the small step instead of the giant leap we all hoped for.
Now for most users I really don't think this will be a big deal. Those who typically care about this stuff don't play on console anyways. They prefer to put their money into gaming rigs that make console look absolutely horrid. I believe if you go out and buy an XBOX ONE, you will not be disappointed. Until I see a side by side of the consoles, I have to believe that the differences will not make someone jump from one camp to the other.
As long as the system you choose allows you to have fun, then you chose the right system.