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Submitted by ThePioneer 648d ago | news

Gran Turismo Demo at 4K Resolution Described as “Absolutely Stunning”

Video and impressions of Polyphony Digital’s Gran Turismo “4K” tech demo in Tokyo hit the web. (Gran Turismo 5, PS3)

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Masane   648d ago | Spam
jaymart2k  +   648d ago
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Burning_Finger  +   648d ago
There goes my lottery money. XD
jaymart2k  +   648d ago
We can't even get full native 1080p console games. Lol at the thought of Next gen having 4k Resolution.
isarai  +   648d ago
technology increases exponentially. I don't doubt PS4 will support 4k resolution, but it's up the devs to make it a focus or not
Qrphe  +   647d ago
Not not 2006 tech, but on 2013/2014 tech? Probably.
neogeo  +   647d ago
In the year 3094 we still won't be getting many games running at 60fps the reason will be because developers will be pushing 948219x751563 resolution thats stresses the Quantum CPU cores and laser Ram too hard! I have always said they should just upscale from 848342X673942 and run the games @60FPS!
Yangus  +   648d ago
True.

But 4K television absolutely high price dear Sony.
Many gamer not millionaire..

This demo next GTHD(4K)...GT6 ps4 another 4-5 year.
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koston3647  +   648d ago
I think I know what you're trying to say....but honestly Im lost.
TheModernKamikaze  +   648d ago
4k tvs are very expensive and most gamers are not that rich to afford one. The last line I don't know.
blumatt  +   648d ago
I'm not sure if you're being a smart a$$ or you just really talk that way. LoL

Either way....umm ok.

4K res tv sets WILL come down in price very quickly just like 1080p HD sets did.
beerkeg  +   647d ago
They didn't come down in price that quickly really. It's only lately that they have, it's taken many years to get to this point, not just a few.
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gdguide  +   648d ago
If GT5 would have been 720p like Forza, they could have done SO much more with things like the environments. If Sony uses GT6 as a 4k game to push 4k like GT5 was for 1080p, they are going to fail hard. Don't get me wrong. I think GT5 was amazing visually and technically, but the 1080p made things wayyyy too taxing for developers creating the content. If they do the 4k thing for the PS4 and GT6, expect sub 4k cars and a few premium cars AGAIN.
Ducky  +   648d ago
I'd rather they sacrificed some of the eyecandy to increase performance at 1080p.
(I'm a sucker for performance over visuals)

The higher resolution helps in making thing easier to see, and for a simulator, the bulk of things is on the physics and actual geometry of the road rather than visuals.

Not sure about Forza as I haven't played any of 'em, but Shift2 runs at 720/30fps, and it might have more detailed environments, but the sluggier controls and jaggier visuals make it an overall worse experience than GT5.
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Knushwood Butt  +   647d ago
Almost never look at the environments when driving myself.

I could think of other ways to improve the game, like, why did they nerf tyre wear?
IRetrouk  +   647d ago
Tyre wear is in the game. Only on longer lap tracks though i think
Knushwood Butt  +   647d ago
Yeah, it's there, but like you say, only really in the endurance races.

There was more strategy in GT4 due to the tyre wear. Maybe the tyre wear was too exaggerated, and not closer to real life degradation, but you could really focus on driving to protect your tyres if it was necessary.

Now, in GT5, you can do 5 laps of Suzuka without any tyre wear at all. Now, I realise 5 laps is not enough to wear out a new set of tyres, but there would be some wear: not just zero, and you can light up the tyres doing donuts on the track if you want and it wouldn't change a thing.

I don't understand why they nerfed that.
Qrphe  +   647d ago
Environments? Really?
Last time I checked GT5 was the simulator (proper physics, the one whose track environments can be either night or day, rainy or sunny, etc) while Forza is more of an arcade game (static track environment, arcade physics).
telekeneticmantis  +   648d ago
Another great wasted
piece of hardware by Sony. $25,000, who are you selling that to, Jack Tretton?
BitbyDeath  +   648d ago
Didn't HD TV's start off at around that same price as well?
dazzrazz  +   648d ago
Prices of a TV equipment with that resolution is sky high and I doubt people will buy this even 4-5 years from now. I mean what is it gonna be called HD-Super ? HH4k ? But I would love to see how they come up with idea of thermal issues cramming some much processing power and keeping hardware current size or even smaller. If anybody wanna read some cool stuff look up intel's road map for nanometer technology. It will be a bitch to achieve just look at high end desktops today Gpus, are half the size of a xbox :D they eat power like crazy and need up to two fans
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wenaldy  +   648d ago
Sneezing at the end lol
DivineAssault  +   648d ago
But i thought sony wasnt interested in 4K?! lol i cant wait to see this sh*t first hand.. I know i wont be owning a 4k tv anytime soon but i will buy a monitor if need be
sandman224  +   648d ago
Forget 4k. Lets focus on 60fps at 1080p for next gen.
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torchic  +   647d ago
thank you.
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StreetsofRage  +   647d ago
So I guess Sony thinks that everybody is going to own an 80 inch tv next gen? :/

Because that's the only way your eyes will see a difference. Unless you play with the tv in front of your nose.
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cgoodno  +   647d ago
I'm not sure they're thinking about that, just getting to that point and being ready if it does head that way.
IWentBrokeForGaming  +   647d ago
PS3 had HDMI implemented for the best HD picture... MS added it...

PS3 also has Bluray Disc format implemented as well which is now widely used!

They for the MOST PART see where tech is heading and they normally always offer it before it's widely accepted!

DVD was pushed with PS2 and Bluray with PS3!

the formats themselves are a luxury when they debut, then have gradually become a standard... Sony don't do it for no reason!
Qrphe  +   647d ago
I remember what they were saying back then
"HDMI??? BUT NO ONE OWNS HDTVS WHAT A WASTE!!!!"

I just laugh at the times.
potedude  +   647d ago
I would murder or this TV
Anyone need any "work" done? I have some concrete shoes for those who need it...
Cam977  +   647d ago
Holy sh**. That looks phenomenal, my favorite racing sim just got even better.
cedaridge  +   647d ago
All I know is I will be buying 2 out of 3 system and #1 for sure is a PS4!
WeskerChildReborned  +   647d ago
Awesome, can't wait till next gen.
Megaton  +   647d ago
Buy our $30,000 4k TV and we'll throw in a free PS4. It's the least we can do.
Daves  +   647d ago
I don't care what it looks like if they can't make it sound right, much of the driving experience, for me, comes from what a car sounds like... which is something we will learn to cherish in years to come when its all electric.
level 360  +   647d ago
When 4K becomes more appropriately priced for the masses I guess Sony would also be pushing for another round of higher resolution disc/downloadable content other than Blu Ray.. and even before that a wide range of camera equipments that are going to be needed to make films/documentaries which can accommodate 4K resolution.
plmkoh  +   647d ago
"even before that a wide range of camera equipments that are going to be needed to make films/documentaries which can accommodate 4K resolution."

You do realise that simple 35mm film (found in disposable cameras) is already equal to 13 megapixels which already exeeds 4k resolution of 3840 × 2160 or 8.3 megapixels. I won't go into details when we use 70mm which is for Imax.

The only difficulty in getting 4k to the masses will be TV adoption and new media.
IWentBrokeForGaming  +   647d ago
only on Playstation!
PirateThom  +   647d ago
I love the reaction of some people.

"4K TVS ARE SO EXPENSIVE NO ONE WILL EVER HAVE ONE!"

Just like HDTVs... or widescreen TVs... or Colour TVs or TVs in general.

It's odd that even after so many different products, even outside of TVs, people still think tech products maintain the same price point forever.
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kingPoS  +   647d ago
Regarding 4K It's better to have it and not need it than to want it and not have it. Or so I've heard.

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