Digital Foundry: God of War Collection Volume II Tech Analysis

So, what to make of God of War Collection: Volume II? Developer Ready at Dawn has retooled both of Kratos' PSP outings - Chains of Olympus and Ghost of Sparta - presenting them in full 1080p and with stereoscopic 3D support.

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LOLconsoles2515d ago (Edited 2515d ago )

Proof that in order for current consoles to run games in 1080p the games graphics would have to be scaled back from god of war 3 quality to god of war psp/ps2 quality.

EDIT @ cervantes99 : Wipeout HD doesn't run at true native 1080p at all times


cervantes992515d ago

Tell that to Wipeout HD 1080P/60FPS then

Ron_Danger2515d ago

You shouldve said GT5 instead I'd you wanted to use a real disc based release as an example...

Is anyone else tired or the "... says hi" comments?

Seventh_Blood_Reborn2515d ago

@ Ron_Danger: I don 't want to touch the 1080p debate ( because I don' t care so much ),but Wipeout HD was released on disc too. I have a copy.

Ron_Danger2514d ago

@ seventh

In the States?? I thought it was just a download... thanks for the info

death2smoochie2515d ago (Edited 2515d ago )

I think this is common knowledge.
These consoles were not made with 1080p in mind regardless what the PR marketing Reps try and say.
But what they have done with this game is fantastic nonetheless.


If you notice, all the games on the Xbox360 and PS3 that run in FULL 1080p are mostly PSN or XBL games.
Wipeout HD is NOT graphical intesne as say KZ3 or Crysis 2 and the likes.
There is a reason Wipeout HD can run at [email protected]

You will NEVER EVER see a game like GOD3 or Gears of War 3 or Uncharted 3 and games of those graphic quality run in 1080p on these consoles (without MAJOR graphical compromises)
It's simply not possible on their aging hardware.
720p or slightly less is these consoles sweet spot.
And the other games that are not PSN or XBL games that run in 1080p or close to it, have all static backgrounds and limited interaction if any at all with the surrounding environments.
Unfortunately if you want full 1080p gaming, you have to wait for next generation consoles or the Wii-U or game on a PC now.

Ron_Danger2515d ago

Totally agree with you. Downloadable games don't take a lot of processing power so they can up the resolution. Meanwhile games like Resistance 2, where online you've got a full map with 60 players running around, 1080p is out of the question. But at the same time you do have to admit that 720p can still be pretty to look at (Uncharted 2's rooftop or train level)

Ron_Danger2515d ago

The GoW PSP collection might not be a graphical powerhouse, but the demo looked awesome in 3D.

RedDeadLB2515d ago

Santa Monica said, when they were developing God of War 3, that they could have done native 1080p, but wasn't worth it comparable to what they could accomplish with 720p. I've got to say I'm glad that they chose 720p because GoW3 looks absolutely fucking stunning. Save 1080p for PCs and the next wave of consoles.