At a recently preview event of The Order: 1886, game director Ru Weerasuriya explains why the cinema screen ratio is so important for the game.
You mean the 2:40:1 aspect ratio? Edit: I see the title has been fixed. Thanks.
Beat me to it.
Yeah, I'll take my experience 16:9 any day, thank you very much.
@Bansai - I guess you skip some movies for that same reason, along with other games that did this before now?
@mysticstrummer I've skipped games in the past (won't on this one however). I don't skip movies, but I do enjoy my viewing experience of films presented in 16:9 ratio over those presented in the 2.40:1 format.
Just seems like they couldn't figure out a better way to improve frame rate. I also found that really hard to understand. "This option would be to have as take out something from the game. We could actually develop the game and so do not use the strips at the top and bottom. [...] What happened then, the sites are losing and you would fill the screen with all 16:19. We always had the feeling that this is not the kind of which we want everyone to know people like this, and even though we have discussed this option, we always had the feeling that it would not be right for the game. "
lol you can't seriously think that this was a framerate decision? They could easily scale down the graphics to reach their target framerate but that wasn't even necessary as just recently it was said that the game doesn't even use 100% of the PS4's capacity. It's a cinematic game and black bars increase the cinematic effect - simple as that.
I play a few games on my pc with a custom res of 1920x816 for the extra wide fov on my 16:9 monitor and while you get those black borders top and bottom after a while you don't notice them as the game takes over. Just like when your watching a movie I guess.
I think the Evil Within had the same sort of aspect ratio for a more "cinematic effect". I don't even notice them half the time, if the story is engaging and the game is good.
You're right, but does anyone remember such an outcry when Dragon's Dogma did the same thing last generation? I sure don't, and not about Evil Within either.
Exactly! Never have i ever watched a movie say, "Damn it, those black bars are annoying!" I think once people are engaged, those black bars will be a non issue.
I can tell you whats really annoying, Playing on those dual monitors with that ugly bezel in the middle.
Well, I would prefer full screen to be honest, just like I did for the Evil Within, but that doesn't mean it's going to stop me from enjoying a great game.
Just Finished the game lol, took me 10 hours to beat it, i played it on hard, cried like a little bitch at the end, my rate for the game : 9/10. i can tell it's going to be the next big sony franchise. i really hope it sells well
Man you guys are so lucky! Thank's for not giving away any spoilers btw. Glad to hear that it's at least a good 10 hrs experience. What about the replay value, you going to play it through again to pick up trophies etc?
if i had the time most definitely.
That's strange. Because when I checked PSN, only 11 people had beat the game about 8 hours ago, and upon checking it again... still only 11 people have beat it. Seems like people are BS'ing.
For someone who is doing their damnedest to troll on every. single. PS4. exclusive, you certainly do your research to assist the cause. Props, although maybe he hasn't synced his trophies to the server, what with this being a single player game, and everyone emphasising the lack of multiplayer. If you invest your time into following this game so deeply, why don't you message mezati99 and ask him what his PSN ID is?
That's great to hear. It's just going to make the next week of waiting that much harder.
Bullshot. For once I am not being critical of the game. It looks amazing. They did the right thing choosing textures, models, post processing etc... Over resolution. Congrats. But the reason they did this is because 800p at 30 fps is easier to push then 1080p at 60 fps. The PS4 just doesn't have the power. And that is not a criticism, a i7 with a 970 barely has the power.
The Order looks amazing, this game was not on my radar between I felt it was like Ryse. (QTE) Seeing this game more and more makes me want to buy this title. As far as the bars, look Resident Evil 4 and Evil Within had the same effect. At first I notice and then I start to not care because the game is so damn good.
Accept for the fact that its 1080P. Also people thinking the black bars are for performance don't understand how wide angle shots work. It has nothing to do with performance at all. Its a camera style. Neogaf has an awesome thread on the subject.
Copout. The shots would be just as wide but now showing MORE at the top and bottom if it was fullscreen. It DOES have to do with performance, the dev even said so. The black bars allow 4xMSAA, meaning if they rendered at the full 1080 lines they wouldn't have had the power to also add the MSAA,so they had to make a tradeoff in resolution. The "cinematic" dodge was just a convenient excuse they they could grab on to. The pixel density is the same as 1080p (isn't upscaled) but since it is NOT rendering graphics data at the full 1920 x 1080 spec it is not a full HD 1080p. Full HD 1080p is DEFINED as 1920 x 1080, anything less is not true 1080p resolution. In this case you are half a million pixels short, that is significant. If you don't think that effects performance then you don't understand computer graphics rendering tech. You can run a SNES game in a small window with huge borders all around on a 1080p TV and the pixel density will be the same as 1080p but it is far from full 1080p.
@ SCW1982 That's such nonsense. Fewer pixels are always easier to render than more pixels, given the same content. If I take the exact same game and run it at a custom resolution of 1920 x 800 I will, without a doubt, get higher framerates than I would have at 1920 x 1080. I can't believe how misinformed a lot of people seem to be on this issue.
It's over Doug. You can't be critical of the game in the ways you've been trying to for the past few months anymore due to the truth coming out from multiple sources. It's also time to cut out the lies. The Order: 1886 is not 800p resolution. The game is actively rendering more pixels than a 900p resolution. Stop spreading the "bullshot".
No, no, cinema isn't confined to a ratio. The word "cinematic" also applies to flims like Pacific Rim and Noah and they're not in the 2:40:1 ratio format, this is like calling a wolf a dog. Guess what wannabe filmmakers who have lost the plot, every tv manufactured in the last 10 years has been widescreen, it isn't the 1950s, it isn't as special and most importantly, it is not defined as cinematic.
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