This shouldn’t really be surprising to many but, given that Black Ops II will probably be the year’s biggest release, it’s worth pointing out. Someone on the Beyond3D forum has posted a screenshot comparison that doesn’t cast the PlayStation 3 version in a great light. The 360 screen has notably more detail in the textures and the PS3 version is a little bit fuzzy.
Of course, screenshot comparisons are often a little pointless. We all know by now that over-aliasing and mild texture blur is a common occurrence on the PlayStation 3. Does that make the game any less enjoyable? Well, no, it’s barely noticeable unless you look at it right next to the sharper 360 screen. But it will irk the PlayStation fanboys that this late in the console’s life cycle – after so many utterly gorgeous looking PS3 games have appeared – they’re still suffering from this kind of issue.
It’s worth noting that the Call of Duty games have never been natively HD anyway, too. They always upscale, and generally look quite nice in doing so. We’re probably at least a year past the point when Activision would have assumed their flagship shooter would have been transitioning to the next generation of hardware too so perhaps we can hope for more parity between the big console manufacturers for next year’s Call of Duty release.
And, if you’re curious as to what Call of Duty might look like on the next generation of consoles, just wait until we start to see the slew of high-resolution PC screenshots.