Just Cause 3 for PS4 beats Xbox One at the resolution game

The PlayStation 4 version of Just Cause 3 will support a resolution of 1080p, Avalanche Studios has confirmed.

Speaking in an interview with GamingBolt, Just Cause 3 Game Director, Roland Lesterlin, revealed that while the Xbox One version will perform slightly lower in terms of resolution than its PS4 counterpart, he’s confident that gamers should be able to enjoy the game regardless of their choice of platform.

The game runs at 1080p on PS4 and 900p on Xbox One. We do so much with physics and screen space effects, that we are confident our players will thoroughly enjoy themselves no matter the platform they play the game on," said Lesterlin.

Resolution disparity between PS4 and Xbox One versions of third-party titles is nothing new, and has been a common occurrence since both formats launched in November 2013. Just recently, it was confirmed that Need for Speed, the new racing title from Ghost Games, will run at 1080p on PS4 and 900p on Xbox One.

Just Cause 3 is due out on PS4, PC, and Xbox One worldwide on December 1. The sequel takes place on the fictional island of Medici, with players controlling protagonist Rico Rodriguez as he returns home after leaving The Agency. However, he soon discovers the island is in fact under the control of General Di Ravello, a brutal dictator hell bent on world domination. Many of the signature features of the game’s predecessor, 2010’s Just Cause 2, will return for the sequel, including the grappling hook and parachute, although their functionality has been slightly improved this time around.

New to the table this time includes a wingsuit, which allows Rodriguez to navigate the game world more easily by gliding across the landscape. As ever, destruction will be a main theme, with players able to wreak havoc across the island as they see fit with an arsenal of powerful weaponry, including shotguns, RPGs, machine-guns and more. Furthermore, Just Cause 3 will include an assortment of vehicles such as planes, exotic cars, ships and more. Avalanche Studios opted to eschew any traditional multiplayer and co-op elements for Just Cause 3 however, wishing instead to focus all of its manpower on building a comprehensive single-player offering. 

In terms of story, the company has indicated that Just Cause 3’s narrative will feel slightly more serious than its predecessor: "70 percent wacky and 30 percent serious," according to Avalanche CEO, Christofer Sundberg. In addition, the game’s art director said the developer wanted Rico’s gadgets to appear more realistic, specifically, they "[wanted] just a touch of that James Bond agency feel [on Rico Rodriguez] without going too far into the goofy and outlandish like Triple X starring Vin Diesel."