Forza Motorsport 5 will be the first in the franchise to move into full HD visuals, with Turn 10 Studios promising to maintain 60 frames per second thanks to the increased power of the Xbox One.
“I believe we’re uniquely positioned to deliver on that challenge. We’re a huge epic game that’s going to be running at 1080p, 60fps on the next-gen console, so it’s an incredible opportunity on one hand, but you have to be incredibly flexible and agile and self-aware on the other hand,” content director John Wendel told Gamespot.
This is Turn 10’s decision; Gamespot reported a quote from Microsoft’s Phil Spencer, published in Edge, in which the executive noted that the platform holder is not insisting all developers upgrade to true HD.
“I don’t think that platform holders can dictate what the internal frame buffer size should be. Forza 5 runs at 60 frames per second, but other people will make different trade-offs,” he said.
“Resolution is not the thing that maximises beauty.”