Submitted by DarkLordMalik 698d ago | news

Shuhei Yoshida on importance of graphics and resolution: “it can make the gameplay better”

Shuhei Yoshida talks about the importance of 720p vs 1080p and explains how graphics can help in making the gameplay better. (PS4, Shuhei Yoshida)

TheXD305  +   698d ago
He thinks higher res is better than more effects or better aa. This guy isn't that clever as he thinks. I'd rather go with loser res and better effects and better aa instead of higher res.
TheXD305  +   698d ago
And the game is still the same wether it's 900p or 1080p. The gameplay XP is still the same. That's just bad PR and stupid fanboys believe it. I'm sorry for them
xHeavYx  +   698d ago
You didn't read the article, or you just misunderstood him, he says that better resolution helps you see enemies that you'd have trouble seeing with a lower resolution, which helps your accuracy, therefore increasing the gameplay experience.
I understand that you would not get it, based on your pic, you won't be seeing a lot of 1080p
Eonjay  +   698d ago
He is right. It certainly doesn't make the game worse.
miDnIghtEr20C_SfF  +   698d ago
Funny how the Sony fan acts as if 720p isn't HD now, and that 720p is blurry and hard to see.

Give me a break.
xHeavYx  +   698d ago
Funny how Xbox fans act like 720p = 1080p

You keep spamming that Metacritic info to troll, how sad.
His comment about auto aim were related to the new DualShock, which seems to be more precise. Go troll somewhere else
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nukeitall  +   698d ago
Ironically, that extra enemy (or pixel) you see didn't help the metacritic score of a paltry 74% for a Sony flagship game:


Also, makes you wonder how small that enemy is or even significant, if you can't see it at 720p or even 900p.

So Yoshida, I call your bullsh!t!!

I am surprised Yoshida didn't say that when PC games reign 1080p while PS3 games are sub 720p for the most part.

"Yoshida points out that aim-assist is not really needed for FPS games, if we are running at a 1080p resolution, because of the clarity in graphics and with the help of the new DualShock 4."

Yoshida, the aim assist isn't because the resolution is "low", but rather because the thumbs don't have the accuracy, speed and travel of a mouse. It has nothing to do with resolution of games!

I'm loosing respect for you Yoshida and calling out your BS!
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Mike134nl  +   698d ago
True resolution matters and ps4 seems to have the resolution edge, butthat does not make a game better in all cases.
Exagerated example but a 1080p pong fame won't be better than a 720p pong game, simply to make a point that there are more variables when considering graphics.
Boody-Bandit  +   698d ago
"I understand that you would not get it, based on your pic, you won't be seeing a lot of 1080p"

K.O. by a Heavy haymaker!

That was worthy of pay per view.
Here Heavy, TAKE MY MONEY!

"Funny how the Sony fan acts as if 720p isn't HD now,"

As funny as all the multiplatform comparison articles the last several years and hearing how 360 edged out the PS3 because of a couple blades of grass more and a video tear or frame or two less differences?

Or is it as funny as all the articles talking about exclusives don't matter while MS chased after the Wii with Kinect the past few years. Yet suddenly they do matter, again.

Seriously, stop. It goes both ways.
You don't strike me as a N4G member that wouldn't be saying the opposite if MS was the one that had the hardware advantage.
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Gamingcapacity  +   698d ago
Not sure why people had to bring the X1 into it.

Yoshida compares games on the PS4 to games on the PS3. He states that the higher res and better controllers makes auto aim less important because of the improved amount of precision.

Nothing more, nothing less!
DarkLordMalik  +   698d ago
900p to 1080p difference isn't much but 720p to 1080p is HUGE difference.

You think lower resolution is all about the effect and aa, do you? You should think again.

1080p can not only provides a better picture quality, more clarity of pixels, it also helps in reducing the jaggies.

As developer tools mature, they can find new ways to create effects that are far less taxing than they were before.
nukeitall  +   698d ago
With a almost perfect transfer from 720p to 1080p on blu-ray movies, most people can't even tell the difference.

Yet somehow a cartoonish game somehow does?

Unless you put the game side by side, you can't tell jack squat in a blind test.
theoneb  +   698d ago
@Nuke lmao you can't be serious. First off real life doesn't need anti aliasing so that pretty much makes your comment pointless. There is a noticeable difference when the same game is played at the same resolution on a display with a higher native resolution fact. I've seen that with my own eyes and currently play console games on a computer monitor which native resolution is higher than 1080p.

Can you debate with something that actually makes sense?
TheSsus  +   698d ago
Loving that WiiU aren't you...
Transporter47  +   698d ago
Actually he is talking about gameplay not fancy effects. Which of course its true, higher res with higher fps is better then low res with low fps with more detail. If you own a gaming pc that can't run stuff on ultra you will sacrifice graphics over resolution.
creatchee  +   698d ago
I don't think that Knack or Killzone would play better or worse at 720p or 4K, 60fps or 30fps. Gameplay is only as good as the game is designed, and smoke and mirrors or downgrades will NEVER change that.
FullmetalRoyale  +   698d ago
"..isn't that clever as he thinks."

majiebeast  +   698d ago
He is a hell of a lot smarter then your dumbass he is in charge of some of the top studios. While you are probably eating dorritos and drinking dew in your underpants.
boneso82  +   698d ago
Why not have both higher res and better effects and AA? Buy a PS4!
starchild  +   698d ago
Or better yet, build a decent gaming PC. Then you can have much higher resolutions and actual quality anti-aliasing, instead of poor post process implementations.
irepbtown  +   698d ago

No-one will ever argue that consoles are better graphically in comparison to a PC.

However, a console will last 6+ years and Graphics will only get better each year. The only thing you'll pay for are games. PC's, great graphics, however you would need to update after a few years. Otherwise you will be left behind.

I do agree with what you've said. I was just balancing things out.
Yodagamer  +   698d ago
Resolution can hurt a game if there is something in the distance in a game (example a sniper) it might be harder to see due to a lower pixel rate. Framerate is also important as well.
pyramidshead  +   698d ago
Don't necessarily agree with shu with this specific statement, I believe however it can indicate the power of the box out of the gate when compared to competitors. When one is rocking a higher res on a game AND looks better than the other then obviously someone is going to ask, "wtf?". Res and graphics are just to do with the natural progression of the hardware, you expect the latest console to produce better stuff than the old one in terms of visuals.
Loki86  +   698d ago
Graphics make gameplay better now, this is definitely news to me.
Lukas_Japonicus  +   698d ago
Graphics and resolution "CAN" make gameplay better.

How you read it: "Graphics and resolution makes gameplay better".
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neocores  +   698d ago
Lol then lets all go play 480 ps4 and xbone games so everyone can stfu about it already :D
Edward75  +   698d ago
He is doing right by his base fans for now. Play to the consoles strengths. Dig a bit at your competition. I don't fully agree with the title and it making gameplay better... Because at the heart of gaming graphics, resolution, no jaggies, motion control, voice control are all second fiddle to the main gameplay/fun factor.

Edit... And to make sure I am more on topic, that difference in scoping a person from a far to that smallest degree of resolution would have many factors that even if it was on a 4k TV with 4k visuals, if the TV is only a 20 inch set.... It sure doesnt mater.
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Blaze929  +   698d ago
“it can make the gameplay better”

lolwut? I'm not seeing how a game going from 720p to 1080p will magically make the gameplay "better"...those extra pixels allow what exactly as far as GAMEPLAY is concerned? Better AI? Better physics? Can I shoot with better accuracy?

Killzone is still Killzone at 720p or 1080p. Knack would still be knack at 720p or 1080p. CoD is 720p on Xbox One and that's supposedly the most stable version where 1080p made the GAMEPLAY worse and unstable.

Or is this just PR talk to sell a system. Yeah, gotta be.
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xHeavYx  +   698d ago
If you cared to read the article you would know why he said what he said
Lukas_Japonicus  +   698d ago
So going by your logic....Killzone would still be Killzone at 480p? What about 240p?

Read the article.
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BeAGamer  +   698d ago
Blaze, you just went full-retard
majiebeast  +   698d ago
Lol Dead Rising 3 runs at 20fps and dips to 15 that is unplayable for any game. So he is right just because you cant see that, says more about you then him.
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Blaze929  +   698d ago
Uh, yeah. I did read the article:

"Shuhei Yoshida talks about the importance of 720p vs 1080p and explains how graphics can help in making the gameplay better."

"the fact that the game is rendered and displayed at 1080p native means that every pixel is rendered, and in combination with the new Dual Shock 4 analog sticks and triggers, it’s great when you’re playing a shooter and you can see the enemy far away from you and you can move the crosshair to aim with pixel perfect precision.”"

BUT this is coming from the SAME guy who JUST said this in the same interview:

"most people probably can't tell looking at 720p or 1080p unless you're in the industry or you're a hardware nerd, "


so if "most people" can't even tell, how will that make a better game when people "can't tell"

that is seriously conflicting. "1080p makes for a better game!"..."most people can't even tell." WHAT!?

@Lukas_Japonicus - who is talking about a huge leap like SD? Did i not specifically state 720p and 1080p in my original comment?

Yet I'm the retard here. OKAY buddy!
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Convas  +   698d ago
Graphics/Resolution don't make AI respond any better or make up for shoddy control schemes, or idiotic story lines. Driving home the point that you cannot PLAY graphics.

Framerate on the other hand, can and DOES make gameplay better.
Dlacy13g  +   698d ago
NO..just no. Graphics & resolution does not and will never make a game "play better". Can it enhance the experience sure... it most certainly can. If a game is really pretty you might be inclined to forgive crap frame-rate or some bad AI but that's about it.
bitboi  +   698d ago
What gets me is that now all of a sudden, PS3 and Xbox games are "low res" and ugly to folks now. Like we didn't have great looking games this generation. All these new consoles did was make people focus on resolution and the absolute power of graphics, people want more more more! What is the perfect resolution? How high does it have to go in order to satisfy people? Imo, people will never be satisfied no matter what they do. They'll just want more!
gillri  +   698d ago
It can make people think gameplay is better, look at the deluded PC gamers thinking that Crysis was a great game
starchild  +   698d ago
Crysis was a great game. The Crysis games in general are some of the better shooters around in my opinion. I'm not a huge fan of shooters though.

I think it's funny the way some people constantly bash the Crysis games and then turn around and hype the Killzone games like crazy.

Am I saying the Killzone games are complete crap? No. They are pretty decent shooters. I just like the Crysis games a little more. Neither of them are anywhere close to being my favorite games though.

Metacritic scores:

Crysis = 91
Crysis Warhead = 84
Crysis 2 = 86
Crysis 3 = 76
Series average = 84.25

Killzone = 70
Killzone Liberation = 77
Killzone 2 = 91
Killzone 3 = 84
Killzone Mercenary = 78
Killzone Shadow Fall = 74
Series average = 79
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gillri  +   698d ago
Killzone games have never been much above 'good'

Killzone 2 is the best but I dont know how it got a metascore of 91, it should be in the early 80's not early 90's
bitboi  +   698d ago
Crysis is indeed a great series. Killzone will be a series that is forever known just about "how good it looks" On each platform it was released that's all any one talked about. It brought nothing new to the fps genre except great visuals and cool looking/ sounding enemies. But that's jus my opinion.
ar00043  +   698d ago
I find it really funny that Sony has to point out the obvious. Of course graphics and resolution improve your gaming experience, everyone knows that. My bad, excluding xbox fanboys leaving in denial.
TwistingWords  +   698d ago
I played, Aliens: Colonial Marines at 2560x1600...

Need I say more?
Software_Lover  +   698d ago
GordyNYC  +   698d ago
Better resolution increases detail. When your draw distances increase due to an increase in power this can make the difference between seeing a delineated distant figure or a bunch of blurry pixels.
Grown Folks Talk  +   698d ago
The same people claiming resolution is so important are the same ones in every Ryse article saying every Crytek game looks good, but stinks to play. If graphics don't make a game good/better, why does resolution?
Skynetone  +   698d ago
ps4 controller lights up
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user7402931  +   698d ago
720p is garbage
sAVAge_bEaST  +   698d ago
not next gen,,, that's for sure,, 720p in 2020-Laughable.
Theyellowflash30  +   698d ago
Sorry, have to disagree. Ryse has great graphics but the gameplay is trash
D-riders  +   698d ago
I can say this if you have seen a 45 tv then you will understand the importance of resolution
ironmonkey  +   698d ago
2013 and the box is doing 720 lol what a piece of crap

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