Quantum Break
"Quantum Break" photo signed by Shawn Ashmore, actor of protagonist Jack Joyce. Remedy Entertainment

The Xbox One console exclusive “Quantum Break” is coming with a 720p resolution. For some fans, this is a little less than what has been expected, considering that the game is meant for the current-gen console and boasts a couple of features that are novel in gaming.

The figure was confirmed, and while this is technically not the 1080p everyone was hoping for, analysis stated that on the technical side, there are several other features running to boost how the game actually looks when played, Kotaku reported.

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Developer Remedy Entertainment tried to expound on what exactly goes on in the technical aspect of “Quantum Break.” Quoting a statement from the developer, the source stated that 1080p output came from four 720p 4xMSAA frames. The point of this reconstruction as to allow for higher pixel quality alongside shading and other effects for the cinematic look that “Quantum Break” has. Considering the added steps in the overall process, it appears that comparisons with pure resolution numbers is not as fitting for the game.

“Since the start of ‘Quantum Break’s’ development, the most important thing for Remedy and Microsoft has been delivering a compelling gaming experience with superior artistic quality,” said Remedy as quoted by Kotaku.

According to Eurogamer's Digital Foundry, this technique is the same that used for the Xbox 360 title “Alan Wake” with a few enhancements via the four previous frames integrated into a current one for better resolution. “Quantum Break” undoubtedly still looks stunning, but as the source pointed out, there is some confusion, given that it was noted that the final output on the Xbox One is 1920x1080. Hopefully, more information will be released as the launch date nears.

“Quantum Break” is also set for a title update. WCCF Tech spotted a response from Remedy Entertainment’s Thomas Puha, who confirmed that reviewers are already able to access the patch. It mostly contains bug fixes, changes in the UI and some improvements for load times and localisation.

“Quantum Break” will launch on the Xbox One and PC platforms. Players in North America and Europe can expect the game to land at retailers on April 5.

"Quantum Break" technical analysis (Credit: YouTube/Digital Foundry)