A Respawn developer has tweeted out stating that in the Alpha test, the entire game has been reduced to 25% resolution and doesn’t represent the final game.
Textures in the Titanfall closed alpha test are reduced to 25% resolution. Huge difference. Leaked pics don’t represent final game.
— Rayme Vinson (@RaymeCVinson) January 18, 2014
What does the 25% reduction mean? If there’s a 256×256 texture in the Alpha, it’s actually a 512×512 texture in the real game, meaning there’s a 4x increase in the final game.