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Submitted by Joegrine20 1279d ago | news

Wii U Can Do “1080p Without Breaking A Sweat”

Developer Two Tribes offered to answer questions – via Twitter – regarding Wii U’s version of Toki Tori 2. (3DS, Dev, Next-Gen, Wii U)

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Abash  +   1279d ago
Cant PS3/360 do 1080p without breaking a sweat...... for downloadable games, like Toki Tori 2?

The real test is 1080p retail games
darthv72  +   1279d ago
a word to the developers....
less talk more action.

Oh and as far as breaking a sweat. Wouldnt you want to break a sweat? It means whatever you are doing is to speak.
Army_of_Darkness  +   1279d ago
I wanna see this:-)
1080p retail games?! Show me Nintendo! shoooow Me! and you will gain my respect once again.
SilentNegotiator  +   1279d ago
One of Wii U's first-party games are already confirmed 720p native. Along with others.

And those games aren't even impressive graphically or in scale.

I called it when the Wii U was announced and the big dogs of Nintendo danced around a "native 1080p" question from Geoff. I called it again when they showed that unimpressive coy/bird demo.
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DeadlyFire  +   1279d ago
It doesn't take much to put on 1080 these days. I expect Sony and Microsoft will claim 1600p capable or something like that.
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DeadlyFire  +   1279d ago
Wow you guys don't know much about video cards do ya. I see 6 disagrees and not one trying to say anything about why.

Any decent card from the last 4+ years can push a game out on same level as PS3/X360 at 30+ fps at 1080 resolution.
Hisiru  +   1279d ago
Pikmin 3 was a Wii game till last year and NSMBU is just a 2D platform and it's not really focused on graphics. If i you think this is unimpressive:

Then I think youre going to be disappointed with the next gen consoles. If youre also expecting to see a lot of PS4/x720 games with 1080p + 60fps and heavy 3D graphics.... oh well.. I feel bad for you. I hope you have a high end PC.
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jeseth  +   1279d ago
So couldn't a PS3 ... 6 years ago.
TruthbeTold  +   1279d ago

That tech demo was awesome. I wonder why they abandoned it so thoroughly? Also the version of the shuriken game in the natural looking forest is way more appealing to me than the 'Nintendo land' version. But yeah, the Wii U is capable of some awesome visuals.
sikbeta  +   1278d ago
New HW tends to do better stuff, it's not a surprise... at all.
Instigator  +   1278d ago
That's one way to look at it. Although wouldn't it be all the better if you achieved maximum resolution without breaking a sweat? It means that the console has a lot more to go on.

"I see 6 disagrees and not one trying to say anything about why."

You've been here over 2000 days. You know how this works.

I didn't disagree with you, but at best I think 1600p will be to next gen what 1080p is for this gen; Achieveable, but a rarity. There's just no reason to invest in it yet.

Current HDTV's are just starting to find a place in livingrooms, and I don't know of any that's capable of more than 1080p. 1600p will be lost on pretty much everyone, and as such will only be an added expense for the developers, too. Expecting consumers to upgrade to a new TV every generation would be absurd.
Shok  +   1279d ago
He didn't say that for Toki Tori 1080p was easy (although obviously it is), he was saying in-general.

"Two Tribes thinks that the Wii U is ‘awesome’ and claims that it can display games at “1080p without breaking a sweat.”
Voxelman  +   1279d ago
No they asked for questions about their game on Wii U

"How are the graphics turning out?? Are you guys happy on how powerful the WiiU is?” 1080p without breaking a sweat!"

The question is clearly about how the graphics of their game is turning out, to which they replied it was 1080p without breaking a sweat, not surprising considering it's 2D.

Nothing suggests they were talking in general. I mean how could they? They don't know what other developers are doing, in terms of graphics. Except for Nintendo's games which are all 720p, and Scribblenauts another 2D game.
shutUpAndTakeMyMoney  +   1279d ago
"It has been confirmed that the Wii U will be able to play games at 1080p but almost every game we have seen so far has only been running at 720p. Although there has been no official confirmation from the games developers, the Nintendo reps on the Chicago Wii U Experience tour did state Batman: Arkham City – Armored Edition and Assassin’s Creed III will run natively at 1080p."

Either way I am getting a wiiU, ps4 & my pc so I no worries for me.

Next gen starts when Metro & crysis 3 comes.
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samtheseed  +   1279d ago
No it isn't.
raytraceme  +   1279d ago
well u can say bf3 maxed on the pc is a peak of what next gen will be like.
metroid32  +   1279d ago
All 3rd party retail games have been confirmed to be1080p you blind fan boys so thats assasins creed 3 and co.
LightofDarkness  +   1279d ago
Jesus, that CE3 video is amazing!
Voxelman  +   1279d ago
Yes because a random poster on GameFAQs that claim to have been told something by random PR reps, is a reliable source...
Kos-Mos  +   1278d ago
Crysis haha. If everything were about graphics....
Knight_Crawler  +   1279d ago
Me still waiting on Phil Harris promise to play my games at 1080p
AsimLeonheart  +   1279d ago
Bro, the PS3 can play at 1080p BUT it has to sacrifice graphics in the process.I don't know why so many gamers do not understand the relationship between graphics, resolution and frame-rate. People always seem to think that the next generation will bring next-gen graphics, 1080p resolution and 60 fps. All three of these things depend upon each other and the developers' choice. You see if you increase the graphics (polygon count, texture detail, physics and lighting) and display resolution (1080p or 720p), the frame rate will drop. Graphics and resolution have a inversely proportional relationship to frame-rate. If the developer's decide to maintain 60fps then they will have to sacrifice graphics. If they improve the graphics they will have to sacrifice the frame rate. Therefore the developers' settle at the 30fps so they can achieve the highest possible graphical detail at an acceptable frame-rate. It does not matters if it is next-gen or current gen; the trade off between graphics and frame rate is in the hand of the developer. The same is true for the Wii-U
badz149  +   1279d ago
is this guy thinking that gamers only look at resolution?

what's the fps? AA? the machine can display 4k or 8k resolution for all I care but what's the point if the games are like slideshows?
ChickeyCantor  +   1279d ago
It's pretty much implied that it runs at least 30 frames a sec.

"without-breaking-a-swea t" translates pretty much to without trouble.
tachy0n  +   1279d ago
1080p is possible on the PS3 and Xbox360


with low resolution textures and low FPS

check this video:

Related video
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wishingW3L  +   1279d ago
Wipeout HD and Virtua Tennis are both 1080p/60fps and look really nice while Toki Tora 2 leave a lot to be desired:
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Kurt Russell  +   1279d ago
Rayman Origins is full 1080 I think... looks superb for it too!
ZoyosJD  +   1279d ago
Well, considering that the PS3 played Ninja Gaiden at 1080p and 30fps, and Wipeout HD and Virtua Tennis run at 1080p and 60fps, so long as the WiiU is processing for one screen then it should be at 1080p and 60fps no matter.

Yet everyone seems to be completely ignoring the fact that the the WiiU has the burden of prossecing for its controller(s) as well. I would assume that this is why devs are hesitant, processing for upto 3 screens in 720p is much harder than 1 in 1080p.

Anyone still claiming that the WiiU is less powerful than 360/PS3 is ignorant of the obvious and you will just have to see it yourself when the WiiU releases.
akaakaaka  +   1278d ago
wow KZ2 still looks next gen lol in most areas... specially gameplay and animations (special effects) are still unmatched next to GOW3
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yabhero  +   1279d ago
Uh Oh N4G! Positive WiiU news!
Gotta spin it into something negative!
TheGameFoxJTV  +   1279d ago
Exactly, we were hearing this at the start of the current gen, lol. Look how well 1080p claims held up for this generation.
a_adji  +   1279d ago
No thy cant and only ps 3 had one or two games that came close. Gow and kz3

All others games were 720 at best
TemplarDante  +   1279d ago
Short, brilliant honest reply and exactly what I was going to say.
1080p for downloadable games.

I cant wait for the real next gen consoles.
showtimefolks  +   1279d ago
Why is this news a system coming out in fall 2012 should be able to do 1080p.

And a system can do 1080p To whether a developer will take advantage of that is a big difference. Expect the same thing 3rd parties will be happy with 720p while 1st and 2nd party studios will help make wii u shine. 3rd parties have a job to make sure each system gets the equal looking/playing games

But here is a thought when xbox720 and ps4 do come out and can get DX11 to work than how good will the wii u be? I am super exacted about playing Nintendo games in HD but lets not get ahead of our self they are only now catching up to what Sony and MS have delivered since 2005-2006. And the moment both of them release their next system they will over shadow wii u tech wise again.
Oh_Yeah  +   1278d ago
nintendo stole this guys idea
WeskerChildReborned  +   1278d ago
THESONYPS3  +   1278d ago
Lol the WiiU will be outdated garbage when the ps4 and 720 are out.
tachy0n  +   1278d ago
the same for the PS4/720. LOL
Lord_Sloth  +   1279d ago
I should hope so since HD hit consoles a generation before it.

Even the original XBox had Ninja Gaiden in HD. Sure it was 480p but it was also 2 generations prior to the Wii U.
linkratos  +   1279d ago
Native 1080p is alot different than upscaled 540p or 720p (which is what you're dealing with on PS360 unless it's a DL game like WipeOut).
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Lord_Sloth  +   1279d ago
That has nothing to do with my point. It's the next console generation! If it couldn't do native 1080p then Nintendo would be half the power of it's generation...Again!
SlavisH2  +   1279d ago
ok welcome to current gen! now if it can do 1080p@60fps or 120fps then i'd give the system a second glance!
linkratos  +   1279d ago
Native 1080p is above current gen. 60 fps (@1080p) is also confirmed.
LX-General-Kaos  +   1279d ago
This is very positive news for all future supporters of the Nintendo Wii U entertainment system. Just months away from being blessed with true next generation visuals, and technical prowess.

A special thanks goes to the hard workers under the Nintendo umbrella. For pushing console technical specs and graphical capability to never before seen heights.

1080p will hopefully be the new standard for next Generation on competing consoles as well.

Have a blessed day and happy gaming

Rated E For Everyone
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meganick  +   1279d ago
Why do you exist?
BitbyDeath  +   1279d ago
You sure it's coming out this year Kaos? I don't think a date has been set yet by Nintendo yet.
a_adji  +   1279d ago
They have said wold wide by holiday season a lt of times. I think oct/November
LX-General-Kaos  +   1279d ago
As a_adji said i believe they will. Nintendo has said this year quite a few times if i remember correctly. Hopefully no delays for us long time Elite supporters.
chasegarcia  +   1279d ago
@30 fps
Louis_Guzman  +   1279d ago
Sure and I can get steady employment in Hollywood after Carlito's Way.
stuntman_mike  +   1279d ago
lol, you go louis!
Knight_Crawler  +   1279d ago
Freaking hipster GTFO with your puffy hair and Mexican stash.
YoungPlex  +   1279d ago
Umm, he's Puerto Rican genius lol...
MySwordIsHeavenly  +   1279d ago
Haha. That was brilliant!
TruthbeTold  +   1278d ago
He was brilliant as Jacopo in The Count of Monte Cristo. He needs more roles like that.
Qrphe  +   1279d ago
Someone should tell this to Nintendo, since their launch titles will be 720p, and they made the console of course.
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ajax17  +   1279d ago
Congrats Nintendo!! You're seven years late to the 1080p party!!
AO1JMM  +   1279d ago
MS and Sony haven't even truly entered said party.
cuddlemonkey  +   1279d ago
Yes they have, its you that haven't.
PopRocks359  +   1279d ago

Oh come on. Don't be ridiculous. The libraries of both the PS3 and 360 consist of maybe a small fraction of 1080p games. Nearly all the rest of the games for them are upscaled from 720p.
ChickeyCantor  +   1279d ago
"Yes they have, its you that haven't."

I'm seriously starting to root for the PC-guys. Console people just sound more idiotic on hardware as time goes by.

They can't admit that consoles are fairly outdated as soon they are out compared to PC hardware. But when a new console is announced they say it's last gen.

( and don't give me that nonsense on quality of "exclusives" on pcs. They could easily do them )
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samtheseed  +   1279d ago
Totally out of context title. The Wii U doesn't break a sweat playing a 2D game at 1080p... fair enough... BUT DON'T TWIST IT TO MAKE IT SOUND LIKE HE'S SAYING IT ABOUT ANY GAME. For fucks sake, why is the gaming media so full of shit?
007Bond  +   1279d ago
I have a bad feeling about the Wii U.
factsorfiction  +   1279d ago
I have such a good feeling about wii u

Like shane from game trailers says. Its not if wii u will sell out. Its how fast.

Every nintendo system has been first or second in the world profit wise at some point. And I think the wii u will continue that tradition in fine form
KwietStorm  +   1279d ago
For a console releasing in 2012, I think a lot of people in suits would be sweating if it DIDN'T output in 1080.
linkratos  +   1279d ago
I love how any Wii U story can be twisted into a negative by N4G.

Textbook example right above me ^
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firelogic  +   1279d ago
Why is this even a topic of debate? The thing is coming out 7/8 years AFTER the Xbox 360. Shouldn't it be a GIVEN that it plays 3D games at 1080p native?
Salamander  +   1279d ago
Probably because there is alot of doubt circulating, until we see proof, its all heresay.
GenHero  +   1279d ago
this is the Tweet:

“@Damiano_Chris: How are the graphics turning out?? Are you guys happy on how powerful the WiiU is?”
1080p without breaking a sweat! :)"
ChunkyLover53  +   1279d ago | Well said
Not sure why so many people are hating on this news? The Wii U is obviously more powerful than the Xbox 360/PS3. I'm not sure some people are happy about that. I predict the Wii U is around 3x as powerful as current consoles, which would mean it could easily run 1080p 60fps.

That is more then fine by me, especially when you consider the next Xbox and PlayStation are only said to be 5-6x more powerful than their current versions. That would mean that the Wii U wont be gimped as bad as people are trying to make it out to be. I admit the Wii is gimped in the power department when compared to the Xbox 360/PS3, next generation wont be nearly as obvious.
YoungPlex  +   1279d ago
Well said! You friend get a +bubble from me. I'm glad that some people realize this and aren't blinded by some fantasy...
cuddlemonkey  +   1279d ago
Well said, hook me up a + bubble too please
Smelly1sam  +   1279d ago
Yes the Wii U will be the strongest when it comes out. BUT sadly it won't be 3x (i wish) there have been reports that it is close around 1.5x stronger (can't remember the article). On the flip side the system is not out yet and the devs do not know how to use the system to its fullest but the problem with that once they do the next gen PS and Xbox will be out with even stronger hardware. That is why a lot of people are expressing hate on this partly that the Wii kinda lost its love after a few years and that it kinda feels like they are trying to do it again. I can't wait to see what this thing can pump out but I am more pumped to see the next PS and Xbox.
YoungPlex  +   1279d ago
People are funny, first they say; "The Wii U is based off 5-6 year old tech, it won't be able to run games any better than PS3/360!", and now people are all like, "Big deal, it's coming out 6-7 years later it should be able to do it!". I can't get enough of this...

The fact is that it's more modern tech, and like the 3DS, the Wii U will have some really neat shaders and other special tricks, that current gen systems can't do. Yes, I believe it can handle "native" 1080p with no problem, but at the same time think that it will start showing its age a few years into next-gen when the other two consoles start strutting their stuff. For now, lets enjoy this and other great news and stop the hating!

Fact is, the Wii U will be the most powerful system until the other two next-gen consoles come around, and by that time the Wii U will be cheaper and probably filled with a huge library of games. Nintendo has been in the game a long time and have made some mistakes; they've also made many more successful decisions that have put them ahead of the competition. To doubt their judgment is one thing, but doubting their ability to succeed in the gaming market is just plane stupid! I truly think that they're crossing their T's and dotting their I's, this time around... For now, it's good to hear confirmation of the systems resolution, especially by someone other than Nintendo.
PopRocks359  +   1279d ago
In my experience, fanboys and trolls are extremely persistent. A few weeks back, people here were insisting that Wii U could not run Unreal Engine 4.

The moment Epic Games said it was scalable for Wii U, people started saying things like "Oh the ports won't be as good" or "They also said the iPad can run it, who cares?"

People love to hate things. The Wii U's an excellent example of it and it hasn't even come out yet.
DigitalAnalog  +   1279d ago
It's really amusing to see people having faith in regards to the next xbox and playstation assuming it would be far superior to the Wii U. And yet, these "gamers" continue to betray their expectations by demanding cheap consoles, refusing to buy better technology at a bargain price (Vita), and then complain about the high price range when the PS3 was released.

You really think the hardware companies are going to give you TEH BEST AND THE GREATEST tech with a $299 device? My prediction is that when the next XBOX or PSX would be released, the power difference between them and the Wii-U would be like the Xbox to the PS2. In other words, there would be NOTHING the Wii-U can't do what the supposed next-gen does.

Unless of course, you're willing to drop down $499 per console.
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Lucretia  +   1279d ago
yet there are still games for the wii-u that wont be 1080p lol
Shok  +   1279d ago
You're right, EVERY Wii U game should run in native 1080p, just like every game this gen ran in native 720p, right?
Shok  +   1279d ago
3 disagrees? Anyone care to prove to me that every game this gen runs in native 720p? Lol.
PopRocks359  +   1279d ago

What sort of crazy expectations do you have?
Lucretia  +   1279d ago
no its nothing crazy. im just saying. if it says it can do it with out breaking a sweat then why isn't it doing it for everything?

its just common sense. not alot to ask for if they are boasting it.

1080-720p doesnt matter to me, but just saying. dont boast if you cant do it
PopRocks359  +   1279d ago
When every developer understands new hardware the way these guys seem to right from the get-go, is the day I'll agree with your point.
Puddlejumper75  +   1279d ago
Sony promised it and still hasnt delivered. Bet we wont see you hating on them. You really have no understanding of what you are talking about and your ignorance wont sway anyone but like minded idiots who never supported nintendo to begin with.
The fail,is strong in,this one.
Or in the voice of cptn planet
the failure is yours

Btw common sense is something u obviously know nothing about
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BitbyDeath  +   1279d ago
@Puddle, Sony did it already.
You can probably find a list on Wiki somewhere.
Salamander  +   1279d ago
It costs more money to produce a 1080p game.
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BitbyDeath  +   1279d ago
I think the launch games aren't 1080p cause the devs are required to make entire new engines and do not have large amounts of time to get it right. The second wave (from the same devs) will likely be up there though.
TruthbeTold  +   1278d ago
I want to know the price more than anything else. Even more than the release date.
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glennco  +   1279d ago
doubt i'll get the next wii, rarely played the current one. but we still need it on the market to give parents a decent console choice for younger kids.
yabhero  +   1279d ago
^ This is an example of bad marketing on Nintendo's part...
Salamander  +   1279d ago
Did your parents get you your Wii? they probably wont get you a WiiU, since you dont play your Wii much.

BTW nice stealth troll.
Romudeth  +   1279d ago
Don't talk about it, be about it Nintendo. Show me.
SolidDuck  +   1279d ago
I hope your right chunky. I hope its 3 times as powerful as current Gen. Ill be picking it up then. But if its closer to current Gen ill likely wait for ps4,nextbox. And 1080p means nothing. Is it upscaled like 360 and ps3. Or native. And what types of games if any are native. And at what fps. Can it run the gamepad screen when running at 1080.Many questions still. The u in wiiu must stand for unknown, cause Nintendo wont tell us.
cuddlemonkey  +   1279d ago
I want HDD and achievements of please Wii u
Puddlejumper75  +   1279d ago
Wow gotta love these comments. Any time a developer says something postive about wii u fanboys will want to prwtend they know more about.

Name any retail ps3 game that runs native 1080p.. Im sorry Sony took advantage of your ignorance but at least nintendo os able to deliver on what phony promised 7 years ago. Its not nintendos fault u got fooled.

Seems your hate is misplaced. Glad im not a fanboy and willl be able to experience next gen without having to wait because i can afford more than,one
Ps3 fans are so afraid they cant think rationally. Well kida u still get to play the same games. Sure itll b an,inferior versipn and ull have to go from power is all that matters to some other excuse to justify owning an inferior product.

Love some of the late to the party comments considering neithet ms or sony consoles can or has done naitive 1080p.
Just another example of why I consider most ps3 owners to be children who dont comprehend anything when it comes to tech. They think theyve beeen getting 1080p all this time but its just 640p and their lack of knowledge

If graphics are so important how can,you be so ignorant on the subject. Mario galaxies outscored and outsold better looking games after all.

Guess u haters will either ignore facts or move on to aome other excuse but u wont have any impact on wii u juat like your ignorance and hate did nothing to stop wii from beating ps3 everway that matters. Sales being the biggest. Thats a fact. Personal prefernce is meaningless.
You might enjoy yourkia but that doesnt make it better than,a porsche
d3nworth1  +   1279d ago
You're being pretty bias don't you think. I've read all the comment and none of them were from ps3 fanboys. They all mention both ps3 and 360. So I dont see why you're attacking one fanbase when people both consoles.
LX-General-Kaos  +   1279d ago
I respect your post
REALgamer  +   1279d ago
Just because I can't resist, Rayman Origins and Virtua Tennis 4 both run at 1080p native on PS3.

They also run at 60fps. :)
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Ingram  +   1279d ago
Oh my's the pokemon army! where have you been this whole generation?

Oh, I know, while I was playing RDR online, Uncharted, Demon's Souls, Brutal Legend, Arkham Asylum,Valkyria Chronicles, etc you were learning to write, just barely.

"Any time a developer says something postive about wii u fanboys will want to prwtend they know more about"

The title is misleading, they said THEIR game runs at that resolution.

"Name any retail ps3 game that runs native 1080p"

Get it through your thick skull, there are several unscaled 1080p games on PS3.
Name any Wii game running at that resolution.What's that? I thought you were all saying Wii-U is next gen?; wait then and compare it to their respective competitors.

"Just another example of why I consider most ps3 owners to be children who dont comprehend anything when it comes to tech."

HAHA.And this is coming from a Nintendo supporter.Priceless.

"They think theyve beeen getting 1080p all this time but its just 640p and their lack of knowledge"

Are you drunk? or just talking about COD and Halo?

"If graphics are so important how can,you be so ignorant on the subject."

Exactly.On a side note, learn to punctuate.

"Guess u haters will either ignore facts or move on to aome other excuse but u wont have any impact on wii u juat like your ignorance and hate did nothing to stop wii from beating ps3 everway that matters. Sales being the biggest. Thats a fact. Personal prefernce is meaningless."

You're blind and wrong.
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Dark-vash  +   1279d ago
omg, what happened? did they murdered you mother?
You sound like a very angry person!

While you played those games on the PS3 (I did too) i've played Xenoblade, Tales of Symphonia, The Last Story, Pandora's Tower, TloZ:TP, Skyward Sword, RE:Chronicles etc...

Were they in SD? Yes they were! But hell, they were good games! Ignoring the Wii is ignoring some of the best games this gen!
BigStef71  +   1279d ago
This is good to hear. I most definitely will be picking up a wiiU sometime after its launch. I got a question is metal gear solid 4 like one of the only retail games on ps3 to use native 1080p?
Tsukuyomi  +   1279d ago
Whats with the cocky remarks do it with no sweat? quit treating Wii U as god system. yes new hardware but we have yet to see anything the console is truly capable of. PCs do it with no sweat its the progenitor of the creation anyway.
DA_SHREDDER  +   1279d ago
pc's don't have as many quality titles like Sony and Nintendo first parties. Just saying. BTW, Minecraft says hi, and yes, graphics matter, but real gamers are fine with the graphics we have now, we just need better frame rates.
Tsukuyomi  +   1278d ago
i dont care really about graphics really all i want is nice gameplay and an intricate story but define a real gamer though even if you play horrendous games like COD your still a gamer so whats sets apart a real from an normal one? itreat everyone as a equal no more no less
MySwordIsHeavenly  +   1279d ago
This is a good thing. :) I'd love to see something like Super Mario Galaxy running at 1080p and 60fps. I know there are upscaled versions of GameCube and Wii titles on PC, but I want native support, where my favorite Nintendo franchises look as good as Uncharted or Ratchet & Clank.

If Retro continues the Donkey Kong Country series, I'll be very happy!
AO1JMM  +   1279d ago
I seriously doubt it take alot of horse power to run that game at 1080p.

Not saying the WiiU is incapable of 1080p with retail games just saying that game is not a visually taxing game.
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metroid32  +   1279d ago
Well how about trine 2 directors cut is 1080p 60fps and the graphics are the best the developer has ever done on any game their words were the new levels in wiu version are their best work to date now if trine isnt a visually taxing game why is it not on wii/mobile/handhelds ?
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REALgamer  +   1279d ago
It's up to the developers what platforms they wish to develop for; a game not being on a platform is not proof that it can't. That being said, obviously it would require some serious reworking to be possible on wii or mobile.

Regarding it being 1080p / 60fps on Wii U, Trine 2 uses very limited z-axis depth as it's a side scroller, vastly reducing the geometry on screen at any one time than a game with 3-dimensional navigation using the same assets. This means it also does not require multiple LOD assets for each object, as the camera maintains the exact same distance from them any time they are on screen, severely reducing the memory usage so perhaps an entire level would be able to fit in RAM, freeing up the CPU from handling resource management.

Trine 2 is not a great example, as it is a game that is absolutely beautiful but not especially taxing on performance.
FernandoMartinez  +   1279d ago
Sure it can run sidescrolling minigames in 1080p. So can the PS3/360. But the more hardware intensive games (anything 3D) will "only" run in 720p.

But 3D games run in 720p on PS3/360 and one cant say that the graphisc are that impressive anymore. So 720p is an high enough resolution, the question is how good the other aspects of graphics will be on the WiiU. From what we have seen/heared until now it will be a bit better than PS3/360 but not a whole lot.
metroid32  +   1279d ago
Your wrong aliens/batman/fifa13 all run 1080p along with every other 3rd party game fifa wiiu will have double the texture resolution on crowd and pitch ? And this is the baseline unlike ps3 ect that always has the previous build to build on the wiiu fifa had to be built ground up and is already looking more in line with pc build.
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FernandoMartinez  +   1279d ago
It hasn't been officialy confirmed for any of the above titles that they will be in 1080p natively.

Since Nintendo officialy said their 1st party games will run 720p natively i am a bit sceptical about 3rd party developers making their games 1080p.

Would be nice thou.

I guess we'll just have to wait and see.
R_aVe_N  +   1279d ago
1080p is actually pretty easy to do with a game that does not require a lot of set pieces and still be able to run at 60 fps. A game like Toki Tori 2 does not have tons of set pieces to deal with if you notice the background never moves its just a flat wallpaper, and the world are mostly solid pieces. This game could easly be made as a Torque 2D(if it isn't already and that doesn't make it less fun just an example). It is a really easy engine to work with and just about anybody can do it for really cheap. A game like say Assassin's Creed is a lot harder to make native 1080p due to the amount of set pieces and more complex texture pallets. When you add in other aspects of games like this it becomes a lot harder to manage even 720p with current hardware on consoles. It can be done at 1080p but it does not happen often.

I am not saying the game is bad by any means I am just saying it fairly easy to do with any console right now.
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wiiulee  +   1279d ago
exactly the wiiu can do 1080p at 60fps that has been confirmed by a few developers...actually that's what nintendo use to criticize about the ps3 and thats been fixed so that the wiiu can do it with no for people saying most of the wiiu games are 720p , well most of those games are ports or launch games developers are rushing to get out the doors..if fifa13 and ac3 already looks better then 6th generation ps3 games...wait until a true wiiu game with all the bells and whistles turned on
Qrphe  +   1279d ago
Source of said developers saying this?

I would guess you're referring to either/both Arkham City and AC3 and if so please refrain from hearsay; I hope you find the lack of faith legitimate.
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