Call of Duty: Ghosts

The carnival of stupid continues. Despite assurances that Call of Duty: Ghosts will run in native 1080p on the PlayStation 4, developer Infinity Ward has revealed that you’ll need to install a patch in order to enable the resolution bump throughout the single player campaign. According to an exclusive report, without the download, the game will output at 720p, much like the Xbox One version.

As that hilarious History Channel man might say, how is such a thing even possible? Well, it’s not entirely clear. Apparently, the unpatched version of the first-person shooter does run in 1080p in multiplayer, but the solo section suffers from a “configuration issue” – whatever that means. “This has been addressed with a day one software update,” a spokesperson said. “People will be able to download the day one update when the PS4 launches and play at native 1080p."

Regardless of whether you install the patch, the game looks significantly better on the Japanese giant’s latest machine compared to its current generation console – as our side-by-side article recently proved. Nevertheless, if you want the optimum experience, you’re going to need to pull down that launch day update. Personally, we can’t wait to go back to playing games rather than pixels. It’s all getting rather tiresome now, isn’t it?