Far Cry 4 Creative Director Says a Game’s Resolution Shouldn’t Matter

October 27, 2014Written by Mark Labbe


According to Far Cry 4 creative director Alex Hutchinson, whether or not a game will run at 1080p shouldn’t matter.

Personally, he said in an interview with The Official Xbox Magazine, he doesn’t care about a game’s resolution, and noted that “it feels weird to me that people are cool about playing a sort of retro pixel game, and yet the resolution somehow matters.” 

With the 4K TVs and things – 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. 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

Hutchinson goes on to say that he believes people only ask about resolution nowadays based on “the idea that one version [of a game] is being held back.” Despite Hutchinson apparently not being concerned with a game’s resolution, it has been confirmed that Far Cry 4 will run at 1080p on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

Far Cry 4 is set to come out for the PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, and PC on November 18. What do you think about Hutchinson’s beliefs on a game’s resolution? Does resolution matter to you?

[Source: The Official Xbox Magazine]