Doom 64 Is The First Game To Run Above 1080p On Xbox One S

Published: April 6, 2020 9:00 AM /


Doomguy facing down demons in Doom 64

Doom 64 may be an old game, but that won't stop the new version looking darn pretty on modern hardware. The Xbox One S version of the game is particularly impressive, as it's the first game on the console to run above native 1080p.

While Nightdive Studios was developing Doom 64, it noticed that the game wasn't anywhere near testing the full power of the Xbox One S. The team decided to increase the resolution of the game, so if you're playing Doom 64 on a One S, you'll be playing it in native 1440p, or 1440p upscaled. The Xbox One S is already capable of upscaling games to 4K, which doesn't look quite as nice as native 4K but still provides a fairly impressive boost. While we're on the topic of hardware, if you're inclined, you can also play Doom 64 with a mouse and keyboard on your Xbox One S.

Nightdive Studios' port-slash-remaster of the original Doom 64 is, as far as we know, the only game to achieve this on Xbox One S. Doom 64 runs at 1080p on the original Xbox One and 4K on the Xbox One X. If you're interested, the base PS4 runs at 1080p and the Pro runs at 4K, too. The Switch version is 1080p docked and 720p in handheld mode. If you switch your Xbox One S to 1080p output, you'll get super-sampling, which causes user interface issues on the Xbox One.

Of course, Doom 64 has some pretty basic visuals, so being able to run it at a higher resolution might not mean much to you. Still, it's very pretty in retro shooter terms, and the crisper the image on your display, the better. Doom 64 is available to buy right now via the Microsoft Store for a measly $4.99. You can also get it on PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and PC via Steam.

Hat tip to Digital Foundry, whose tech analysis revealed this fact.

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Nightdive Studios
Bethesda Softworks
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