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Submitted by CerebralTiger 293d ago | news

PS4 version of Flower running at 1080p/60fps

Director of technology at Sony Santa Monica, Tim Moss, has tweeted about Flower running at a resolution of 1080p and at a frame rate of 60fps on the PS4. He also talks of additional detail visible on the grassy landscapes, as well as a good dose of anti-aliasing for sharper, eye-catching visuals.

The PS4 version was formally announced at this year's Gamescom, but we have yet to see it in motion. (Next-Gen, PS4, Sony Santa Monica, thatgamecompany)

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WorldGamer  +   293d ago
Awesome. I guess this was expected, but always cool to hear.
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Benjammin25  +   293d ago
Great game. I'm still pissed Sony is making me pay for this and all my other digital games twice though. At the very least, I expect a serious discount if I've owned a game on a previous console. This isn't a dig at Sony, by the way. MS is doing the exact same thing. This is my problem with an all digital future. We are all going to get seriously shafted in the future.
UltimateMaster  +   293d ago
I'm not buying it twice.
Wait, did I bought this game the first time or was it just the demo?
Got a ton of games, I'll need to check.

If I didn't bought it. I might give it a shot.

People shouldn't pay twice for the same games.
We've had enough with the classic digital downloads and the HD remakes, we AREN'T repurchasing the same games for the PS4.

We're keeping HDD space for NEW games.
ZodTheRipper  +   293d ago
They had to put work into it to make it run on PS4 so I think it's okay to charge for it again. It's not a simple port and Sony is running a business, not charity.
egidem  +   292d ago
Flower is an awesome game. Very memorable moments with such a beautiful game.

What Sony should do is put this game up on PS+ so that if you buy the game on the PS3 (under a PS+ subscription) you automatically get this PS4 1080/60FPS version as well.
andrewsqual  +   292d ago
I'm buying it again for Vita and PS4 ^_^ its that good. Then again Sony haven't said what they are doing with pricing on this. The Vita and PS4 version could be cross buy since they are releasing around the same time.
Bobby Kotex  +   292d ago
Sorry but sony isn't making you buy this. I have flower and love the game, but no one is twisting my arm to buy it again. It's amazing how entitled some of you feel. Obviously people haven't played the game and this is a new platform to introduce it.
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Irishguy95  +   292d ago
Sound like an entitled brat to me...Why the hell should sony give you a Ps4 game for free? Don't want it don't buy it. Simple as that. If I buy Battlefield on Xbox should EA give me it on Ps3 and PC too?

Insane how some people think.
SilentNegotiator  +   292d ago
"I'm still pissed Sony is making me pay for this and all my other digital games twice"

You should kindly ask Sony/MS to take the gun away from your head.

Or else just realize that you aren't entitled to free or discounted remastered versions of games that took the time of several programmers, artists (to re-tune some of the textures and such), and others to create.
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dmitrijs88  +   293d ago
I think its pretty much obvious that all indies and small budget games, in other words non-AAA titles will always run at 1080p/60FPS on Playstation4?
Army_of_Darkness  +   292d ago
I would be shocked if it wasn't running @1080p, 60fps....
I want a AAA game like a new resistance, or god of war 4 running these specs. Then i will be impressed
malokevi  +   293d ago
Wow, really nice looking game. I'll definitely grab this for PS4... if those are PS3 graphics then it's going to look incredible.

Not sure about the gameplay, but visually awesome.
Skynetone  +   293d ago
heres the trailer
http://www.youtube.com/watc...

its not a game, its an experience, it uses the tilt function of the controller, no d-pad, no analog sticks, its so accurate in its control and so easy to control that you just get lost in its beautiful visuals and amazing sound track
MizTv  +   293d ago
If I already got it for ps3 will I have to pay twice?
JoGam  +   293d ago
Hopefully no
BoNeSaW23  +   292d ago
If I already have X-Men on DVD will I have to buy it again on Blu-Ray?

Do you see how stupid your question is in a comparable media upgrade?
_QQ_  +   293d ago
The gameplay is like brilliant orchestra of color, yet so soothing and relaxing at the same time. I highly recommend it.
dmitrijs88  +   293d ago
I dont understand why You got disagrees =o
malokevi  +   293d ago
because people are generally a sad lot? lol.
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first1NFANTRY  +   293d ago
I expect nothing else from this beast.
joe90  +   293d ago
Yeh? 1080p for an indie game on a $400 machine.

Hardly a beast when Sony has only just managed 1080p and with it being a n indie game this just shows that when Sony brag about a little indie game they have had for years finally running at 1080p that the rest of next gen is failed.
Hellsvacancy  +   293d ago
Thank fu<k your out of bubbles, what a drain on life you are

Oh, and take a pause between sentences
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fattyuk  +   292d ago
on your bike joe.
GentlemenRUs  +   293d ago
Ah, 60fps games :D
DaGR8JIBRALTAR  +   293d ago
I would hope so ...it shouldn't tax the hardware at all.
coolasj  +   293d ago
As long as it's not obscenely expensive or there's cross-buy, I'll pick this up for sure. The Vita version is coming too right?
memots  +   293d ago
I hope so, The motion sensor on the Vita is way better than the sixaxis.
TheUndertaker85  +   293d ago
Yes and possibly coming soon according to the free Flower avatar descriptions NA got this week.

"Download this avatar for Flower, formerly exclusive to Japan, to celebrate the launch of Flower for the PlayStation Vita system."
Pancit_Canton  +   293d ago
This and Journey should get the PS4 treatment. Awesome, can' t wait to be amaze again.
ajax17  +   293d ago
I wouldn't count on Journey getting an upgrade. I remember TGC saying it is a very SPU heavy game. Besides, if that game got anymore beautiful I think it would make your eyes bleed!
DJMarty  +   293d ago
the PS4 has additional CU's on it's GPU that can be used like SPU's, so it's quite possible an upgrade is on the cards.
Irishguy95  +   292d ago
It can be ported if they want it to be.
GiggMan  +   293d ago
Was the original not 60FPS?
Enemy  +   293d ago
Nope. Not even locked at 30fps if I remember correctly. Some dips in the later levels (night level and city level)

It was 1080p, though.
GiggMan  +   293d ago
Wow thanks for the info. Didn't know it was that intense.
Software_Lover  +   293d ago
Disgrace!!!!!!!!

This game should run at 4k 120fps.
Xsilver  +   293d ago
wouldn't make a difference a shit ton of gamers won't be able to experience it i don't have over 2 grand to buy a 4k Tv so why make it for 4k tvs.
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WorldGamer  +   293d ago
And Ryse should run at 1080p/60fps occasionally.... Lol.

Sorry Software, couldn't resist.

Rough day in X1 land huh?
Kayant  +   293d ago
And how many people have 4K tvs and monitors. Yh...
dantesparda  +   293d ago
@software

For once, i agree with you

But i also agree with Worldgamer

But disagree with the 4k tv guys, just cuz your tv cant do 4k doesnt mean that a 4k image still wouldnt look much better/higher res than a 1080p image
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SoulSercher620  +   293d ago
Not sure if serious. I hope not.
Software_Lover  +   293d ago
I wasn't.
Software_Lover  +   292d ago
WHY DID THIS MAKE IT TO THE TOP NEWS? THERE ARE PLENTY OF OTHER INTERESTING ARTICLES THAT NEED TO BE LOOKED AT RATHER THAN RESOLUTION OF A DOWNLOADABLE GAME.

WHO DECIDES THE TOP NEWS STORIES. I GUESS THE POWERS THAT BE REALIZED THEY COULD GET ALOT OF HITS IF THIS WAS AT THE TOP BECAUSE PEOPLE WILL ARGUE BACK AND FORTH.
annus  +   293d ago
Good to see the console finally has the power to run at a normal resolution and framerate for a field of grass.
solar  +   293d ago
LOL so great. I have no idea why this is such a great achievement.
Ju  +   293d ago
Maybe...or maybe because:

"We learned so much on flOw, especially about SPUs! The grass system really leverages the PS3 to render 200,000 blades of grass simultaneously, and gives the player this sense of blowing wind through them," said Kellee."

http://thatgamecompany.com/...

http://www.gamespot.com/flo...
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dantesparda  +   293d ago
@ solar

"I have no idea why this is such a great achievement."

Im with you, and i own the game, Its a great experience btw (so soothing). But technically this is nothing to brag about imo
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solar  +   292d ago
i guess if you get off on simulated grass that is your call Ju.
dantesparda  +   288d ago
Its not about "getting off on grass" its about how soothing the experience is. I feel like this game is for adults, not kids
Majin Uchiha  +   293d ago
T_T best game of this generation
GinkgoID  +   293d ago
If Flower couldn't run at 1080p / 60fps on the PS4 then there would be severe problems.
WeAreLegion  +   293d ago
Nice! Does it have 3D support and gyroscope tilt?
memots  +   293d ago
3d in this game would be pretty epic.
dantesparda  +   293d ago
It should since the ps4 is supposed to be so "beastly", but i doubt it will. Heck, i'd even be surprised if the framerate doesnt dip.
Xsilver  +   293d ago
Flower was such a calm experience i cant wait to see this on PS4 imagine the detail on the grass.
theXtReMe1  +   293d ago
I am so glad they're releasing this for the PS4. I was so jealous, as a Xbox 360 gamer last generation when I saw this. I love games like this, peaceful, relaxing and just something to sit down and enjoy.

Is this a launch title?
JW1080  +   293d ago
Good to see they are re-releasing Flower for the PS4. It makes sense for the people that never had a PS3. Journey they will probably do down the road too. But maybe Gaika will take care of that.
rezzah  +   293d ago
Thats cool but i wont be buying it again.
Hicken  +   293d ago
This game was already gorgeous. I'm interested in seeing it running full throttle on PS4.
SSJBen  +   293d ago
Nice that there will be a PS4 version, but I'll be bumped if people have to pay for it again if they already own the PS3 version.

I mean I love flower, one of my favorite indie games of all time... but if paying for it agian to see 1080p/60 is not gonna happen. Should at least be free for PS+.
Scrumptious  +   293d ago
Agreed. I own Flower and Journey on PS3 and love them. But I would not pay to replay them again with higher framerate and resolution. The experiences were magnificent (especially Journey) as they were and a graphics bump is not worth paying again in my opinion. That is also a significant reason why my PS3 will sit beside my PS4 for a year or two (along with the PS Plus free games still coming out)
Toman85  +   293d ago
I would buy this game 10 times. Is an awesome solution to really let you relax. Just hear the wind blow with some magical soundtrack, yes I hear it now! :)
Red_Devilz  +   293d ago
Have you seen Titanfall? :D
andrewsqual  +   292d ago
Sure, looks decent on all PC footage so far. The pre-destroyed maps and big mechs running around and smashing things and leaving no impact whatsoever on the surroundings are a bummer though. Microsoft keep saying the only Next gen console you will be able to play it on is Xbone. Would be nice to see it actually running on it though. Only in the last 2 weeks have we seen Ryse, a launch title running on the hardware. Now that just leaves DR3.
UnHoly_One  +   292d ago
How is this news?
mushroomwig  +   292d ago
Because it's a new announcement, of course it's news.
UnHoly_One  +   292d ago
It just seems like it would be "expected". I mean we aren't talking a graphical powerhouse here.

It's like that announcement from a couple weeks ago about some side scrolling indie shooter that was going to be 60 fps. Really? That's something to be proud of?
patsrule316  +   292d ago
Coming to the PS4 after having been on the 360 and original Xbox. I have heard a ton of good things about Journey, and really want to try it, so I hope it gets a PS4 release. Flower really wasn't on my radar at all, though. I'll keep an eye out for it and see if it looks like something I'll want to try.
1nsomniac  +   292d ago
Oh my god! I would buy this again in a heart beat!

This game made me smile so hard it hurt my face!!
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andrewsqual  +   292d ago
Same here, here is my smile ^_^
FanOfRootBeer  +   292d ago
Well that's a worthless update. Flower isn't exactly a feat of technical engineering; of course a PS4 can run it well.

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