Far Cry 4 developer says resolution obsession is "weird"

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Alex Hutchinson, creative director on the upcoming Far Cry 4, has spoken out against the current obsession with the graphical resolution of new games.

Release Date: 28/10/2014

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Alex Hutchinson, creative director on the upcoming Far Cry 4, has spoken out against the current obsession with the graphical resolution of new games.

"It's certainly not something I care about in a game," he told Official Xbox Magazine. "It feels weird to me that people are cool about playing a sort of retro pixel game, and yet the resolution somehow matters. It's like: is it fun, is it interesting, is it new, is it fresh, are there interesting questions?"

He made the statements after confirming that Far Cry 4 will run at a full 1080p HD on both Xbox One and PlayStation 4. He just doesn't think fixating on the visuals over the gameplay and ideas is healthy.

"Somebody was telling me that with a 4K TV, to even see it, your living room has to be big enough to sit like 12 feet from the screen," he continued. "I don't know the exact numbers, but it starts to get a little crazy. I'm just in it for the experience, I'll play a SNES game if it's cool."

"We should not be in a business that sells itself...on the flavour of like, gadgetry and technology. I think that's a bad sign. If our thing is 'woo, the same exact thing you had before, at twice the resolution, instead of a new thing'... A new spin or an evolution, I think is much more interesting."

Far Cry 4 is out on 20 November for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

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