343: ‘Halo 2: Anniversary won’t render at full 1080p’
Halo 2: Anniversary’s campaign won’t render at full 1080p, the game’s developer has confirmed.
Speaking to IGN, 343 Industries, executive producer Dan Ayoub said: “During development we were really pleased with the way the engine and buffer allowed us to switch instantly between classic and Anniversary engines that are running simultaneously – however that, as you might expect, put a hit on resolution.
“The campaign of Halo 2: Anniversary looked fantastic at 720p with the level of detail and clarity it gave us, but like every other aspect of the game and tech, we wanted to push it further.”
Ayoub added: “So in the last weeks of development, our teams were able to meet a stretch goal and the campaign of Halo 2: Anniversary now runs 60 fps at a crisp resolution of 1328×1080, which is a significant and meaningful boost in image quality we think fans are really going to appreciate. All of the other games across the entire package of The Master Chief Collection run 60 fps at 1920×1080 native.”
Halo: The Master Chief Collection launches exclusively on Xbox One on Friday, November 14th, 2014.