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Sony on PS3 3D Gaming: 720p, but PlayStation 3 Can Do 1080p

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217w ago - Over the weekend [Register or Login to view links] revealed that Sony is limiting use of 1080p 3D in PS3 games while opting for 720p, and today both PC World (linked above) and [Register or Login to view links] explain why Sony mandates 720p for PS3 3D while admitting the PlayStation 3 can do 3D 1080p.

Sony's Simon Benson confirmed that the PS3 can do 3D gaming in 1080p, but developers are generally encouraged to keep PS3 3D games at 720p due to frame rates and related issues that may arise with 1080p in PlayStation 3 3D gaming.

To quote: "3D exacerbates the issue, requiring the system process two discrete interlaced images--one for each eye--to fake depth perception.

In an undated tech presentation by a Sony engineer, the engineer admits "rendering two images from the same hardware may require compromises or limit the possibilities," citing performance ("the scene must be rendered twice"), VRAM usage ("the frame buffer may be larger in some cases"), and resolution limits ("more pixels may be processed") as mitigating factors in the list of technical considerations."

According to Eurogamer, to quote: "Tt's simply the case that the new stereo 3D support built into the...
 

Ghostbusters: PS3 is 960 by 540, XBox 360 is 720p

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274w ago - Something appears to have gone a little wrong with Terminal Reality's PlayStation 3 Ghostbusters engine... the native rendering resolution of the game is a little shocking.

In previous interviews, the game developers at Terminal Reality had talked up their PlayStation 3 technology for their upcoming Ghostbusters game. In a conversation with [Register or Login to view links] Terminal Reality president Mark Randel said:

"Personally, I want to show off our PS3 technology. We're one of the few developers who love the PS3 and have a great time with it. We have great technology for the PS3 and we want to show it off.

"We're running the same game for both platforms but if we made a PS3-only game, for example, you could double the amount of objects on screen that you're seeing. The PlayStation 3 has seven processors and the 360 only has three, so seven versus three means you can do a lot more on the PS3. We're keeping the game the same over both platforms so we don't want to take out any features," Randel added.

Alarms were raised after a comparison published on Web site [Register or Login to view links]. They...
 

Gamer's Day 2008: 720p Killzone 2 Gameplay video!

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332w ago - It looks like our coverage of the Gamer's Day is now done, so we decided to reencode our Killzone 2 footage with the best quality possible.

Full 720p resolution and better deinterlacing/deblending helps quite a bit to see the little details everywhere.

I'm sure the numerous fans of the game will be pleased!

Video is available HERE. Enjoy guys!
 
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