January 8, 2007 - One of the big selling points for the upcoming PlayStation 3 version of Virtua Tennis is its support for 1080p resolution -- a huge update over the arcade version's 720p. So the big question was, would http://ps3.ign.com/objects/641/641054.html get the same treatment?
The answer was presumably no, until an image of the back of the Japanese version's box appeared on Japanese fan sites today. Shown below, the supposed box image indicates that VF5 will join the small list of early PS3 titles to support "true HD."
In an attempt to determine the authenticity of this image, IGN booted up its massive network of Cell-powered image processing terminals, but found that JPEG files won't be readable until an upcoming firmware update. So, we looked at the image real hard and determined that it just might be the real deal.
We haven't been able to verify the legitimacy from Sega itself yet, however. And, to be honest, we're a little skeptical, as if 1080p support is included, why hasn't Sega been hyping it up like it has with Virtua Tennis?
We'll see if we can dig a little deeper, but at the very least, expect a firm answer to the 1080p question when VF5 hits Japan on February 8, and America a few weeks later.
Thanks to http://ps3.ign.com/articles/753/753530p1.html for sharing the news with us!