Forza 5 Will Run At 1080p, 60FPS, But Other Xbox One Games Don’t Have To

Forza Motorsport 5, announced at Microsoft’s Xbox One reveal, will run at 1080p, 60FPS, according to Turn 10 Studios’ content director John Wendel, speaking to GameSpot. “I believe we’re uniquely positioned to deliver on that challenge. We’re a huge epic game that’s going to be running at 1080p, 60fps on the next-gen console, so it’s an incredible opportunity.”

However, other games won’t have to stick to these two requirements. In an interview with Edge (with subscribers now), Phil Spencer stated that “it’s important we give creators the best tools to create the best experience possible,” adding that he doesn’t think “platform holders can dictate what the internal frame buffer size should be.”

“Forza 5 runs at 60 frames per second, but other people will make different trade-offs,” he said. “Resolution is not the thing that maximises beauty.”



  1. Simply cannot wait for this one! Looking forward to seeing it in action.

  2. did anybody actually think they’d be forcing developers to run game at 1080p and 60 FPS?

    anyway, i have no doubt Turn 10 will make a quality racer.
    all the other Forzas have been good, i can’t see that changing with this one.

  3. I’ve always preferred GT to Forza so ill skip it. GT6 will also likely be 1080p at 60fps.

  4. Same old same old. Getting bored of the same games with better graphics/FPS. Bring something new to the table.

  5. They did say they would try and ‘change’ car and gaming culture but then they have implied similar things before and have never delivered.

    I loved Forza 2, but every Forza game after it was the same old thing except for Horizon. It’ll be GT6 for me without a doubt. At least I know GT already does car culture.

  6. Well, I’m glad at least Sony is nudging devs towards the 1080p 60 fps mark.
    I hope multiplatform games don’t suffer on the PS4 because they don’t bother to optimize it and just give us the same version the (apparently 33% weaker) Xbox One gets.

    • I think if the majority of the market goes for the PS4, developers will elect to use the PS4 as the lead platform and just port that version over to the X1. As both consoles are said to be similar in layout.

  7. Shouldn’t 60fps and 1080p be standard for games on the next generation consoles seeming its already been done on the current generation???

  8. Welcome to the last gen benchmark Turn 10…

    • In fact GT4 could run in 1080i on the PS2

      • Indeed, I’ve had a go, it’s beautiful!

    • Which over 90% of games on the PS3 and 360 never achieved. It was too heady a goal.

  9. This must be the power of the cloud

  10. Forza looks great, however 1080p @ 60 FPS is a must have for almost all games next gen imo. Gameplay > graphics any day.

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