Titanfall’s Xbox One resolution could be improved with a post-launch patch, says Respawn

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While an 840MB Day One patch is already planned for Titanfall when it launches around the world this week (except in South Africa…), Respawn Entertainment’s lead engineer, Richard Bake,r has confirmed that the game currently runs at a resolution of ‘792p’ on Xbox One, but it might be possible to increase this resolution with a post-launch patch.

Speaking to Eurogamer’s Digital Foundry, Baker said:

“We’ve been experimenting with making it higher and lower. One of the big tricks is how much ESRAM we’re going to use, so we’re thinking of not using hardware MSAA and instead using FXAA to make it so we don’t have to have this larger render target.

“We’re going to experiment. The target is either 1080p non-anti-aliased or 900p with FXAA. We’re trying to optimise… we don’t want to give up anything for higher res. So far we’re not 100 per cent happy with any of the options, we’re still working on it. For day one it’s not going to change. We’re still looking at it for post-day one. We’re likely to increase resolution after we ship.”

While an improved resolution is still up in the air, there will be a performance improvement, says Baker, on day one compared to what beta participants might have seen:

“There was an issue with decals taking a lot more time than they should which we fixed for launch,” Baker said. “The worst-case scenarios are better, I think. The average is probably about the same as the beta.”

Last week it was confirmed that Titanfall players would need to grab an 840MB Day One patch for the game, but there are currently no details about what the title update does. We’ll probably find out tomorrow with the launch of the game in North America.

Titanfall is out on Xbox One and PC on March 11th in North America, March 13th in Europe and March 14th in the UK. The Xbox 360 version is out on March 25th in North America, and March 28th in the UK and Europe following a delay.

The previously announced collector’s edition recently got a glorious unboxing video to showcase its contents – take a look over here. If you need something to keep you busy until the launch of Titanfall in your region, might we suggest you play the first game in the ‘Titanfall Arcade’ collection of games inspired by arcade classics?

Have you waded through El33tonline’s already extensive current and continued coverage? You can find even more videos, screenshots and details. Also don’t miss El33tonline’s hands-on preview of Titanfall, as well as our impressions of the game from E3 2013, and our in-depth interview with producer Drew McCoy.

Source: Eurogamer (Digital Foundry)

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