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Uncharted: Golden Abyss Looks Better Than PS3 launch titles

GB : That’s right folks. Don’t believe us? Uncharted: Golden Abyss is shaping up to be really impressive and is being developed by Bend studios. (PS Vita, PS3, Uncharted: Golden Abyss)

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units  +   1428d ago
article fails to mention that
PS3 launch titles are running at much huger resolution
Karooo  +   1428d ago
Doesnt matter. The end image quality means a lot. Still Uncharted Drake's Fortune is 720p, and Vita is close to that Resolution. Not much but still it's close.
fluffydelusions  +   1428d ago
It doesn't matter to the people playing but from a technical standpoint he/she (units) is correct.
Micro_Sony  +   1428d ago
Question: What type of screen is the VITA using? Is it an OLED screen.
MaxXAttaxX  +   1428d ago
I think it's already looking better than many PS3 launch titles.

Not precisely UC:DF though, because it wasn't a launch title(came out almost a year after PS3 launch).
tgh machines  +   1428d ago
@micro_sony, it uses an oled multitouch screen.
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Sub4Dis  +   1428d ago
This is why it should be release on ps3. the vita is gonna crash n burn. put it on ps3 so the rest of us can play it.
TheIneffableBob  +   1428d ago
Actually, 1280x720 is nearly double the number of pixels as 960x544.
bruddahmanmatt  +   1428d ago
I don't care if it's a handheld or if it's the PS3's "little brother", given the number of technical advancements there have been over the past five years, I'd almost expect games on the Vita to look as good if not slightly better than what the PS3 originally launched with back in '06.
Steve_0  +   1428d ago
TheIneffableBob is right,
1920*720 = 921,600 pixels
960*540 = 522,240 pixels

In other words, U:DF run natively at 1.76 times the amount of pixels of the Vita's screen, and we don't know for sure that Golden Abyss is running at native resolution on the vita yet (no reason it shouldn't be).
Masta_fro  +   1428d ago

I kid i kid...

no wait, I'm serious, screw you fanboys, it does look better.

There. I said it.
Jio  +   1428d ago
That's irrelevant, only matters how it looks on the screen because since it has no video output nobody will be playing it on a huge HD TV.
Bull5hifT  +   1428d ago
When the hackers eventually find a way to get video out ... Cant they find a way to get a game that runs 60FPS to output at 1080p at 30FPS.....battlefield and Call Of Duty gonna be cool on the go.... All i want is for Call of Duty 4 to be ported to this and ill be super happy, and GTA San Andreas would be cool remake on this
Pedobear Rocks  +   1428d ago
Has it been confirmed yet that it wont wirelessly throw its signal to your TV via the PS3 or Bravia Wifi tv?
specialguest  +   1428d ago
Higher res doesn't always equal better graphics
Lair proved this. I could name several 720p games that looks better than the true 1080p Lair.
LiViNgLeGaCY  +   1428d ago
I still thought Lair was a beautiful game though...
Darkfocus  +   1428d ago
it actually does...if a game was running 1080p with the exact same graphics and framerate as at 720p it would look better in 1080p.
specialguest  +   1428d ago
True, but thats different from the point I was making.
mr_epsym_knird  +   1428d ago
Cause Uncharted Golden Abyss is running on guess what? A handheld.
TheXonySbox  +   1428d ago
not even CLOSE!

Dont see how any of those screens can compete with any PS3 title.
showtimefolks  +   1428d ago
i guess great news for us
uncharted fans will pick up VITA and hopefully at launch UC with it
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newn4gguy  +   1428d ago
I am, so I'd really like if you people would purchase these. ;)
rezzah  +   1428d ago
I would for sure, but i would look forward to a MH title.

It would almost be like a tradition since I bought my first PSP along with MHFreedom on the day it came out.
guitar_nerd_23  +   1428d ago
More PSV's sold directly translates to more dev support so it's to the benefit of anyone whos going to own one.
JsonHenry  +   1428d ago
Looks good and certainly comparable to launch titles for the PS3 regardless of whether or not you think it looks better it is certainly within the same league.
Obelisk92  +   1428d ago
5 Pages?

Gamingbolt strikes again...
knifefight  +   1428d ago
Yeah I have no idea why people still click Gamingbolt.
I suppose it's the reason Day-1 DLC still makes huge money: people don't think.
cyborg6971  +   1428d ago
Doesn't matter what the rez is on a screen that size.
subtenko  +   1428d ago
We've come a long way in gaming! Never would I have thought to think about or expect the PSVita back when I was little and had a gameboy advance color... still pissed off that I lost it in a mcdonalds playhouse >:( but thats another story..

p.s. LOL @ the dudes typo below. "Warhank" xD

Agree or Disagree if you Agree
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Tsar4ever  +   1428d ago
Does anybody acknowledge that the PSVita actually has MORE TOTAL SYSTEM RAM than the ps3?

512MB + 128MB dedicated VRAM

That right there tells me that psvita titles should be able to match or maybe even surpass ps3's titles running 720p or better, at LEAST TEXTURE WISE.....
a08andan  +   1428d ago
That is true, but you have to consider the amount of pixels/inch. The Vita has (960*544)/5 = 104448 pixels per inch. The Vita screen is 5 inches.

If the ps3 is hooked up to a, lets say, 42' TV, the amount of pixel per inch is (most games run in 720p):
(1280*720)/42 = 21943.

Conclusion: The Vita has almost 5 times the amount of pixels/inch that the ps3 has. That is why the games on the Vita will look amazing early in its lifetime, if the proper work is put into it ofc.
killcycle  +   1427d ago
It's still handheld, amazing but still a small handheld device so it's obviously in no way going to out do the Ps3 in terms of graphics, processing power Polygons and pretty much everything else.

The most amazing thing about the Vita is the Cross game chat and 3G online anywhere you go!

Day 1
-Alpha  +   1428d ago
It's mighty impressive but I see some low res textures which Drake's Fortune does not seem to have

Launch titles like Warhawk also still look better while doing a lot more too.
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e-p-ayeaH  +   1428d ago
Warhank was a launch title?
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Rashid Sayed  +   1428d ago
Drake's Fortune came out in 2007, and the PS3 came out in 2007 as well in the EU; so yeah, it can be called a launch title or atleast a first generation ps3 title.
-Alpha  +   1428d ago
My bad...wait, Uncharted wasn't a launch title either, was it?
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ASTAROTH  +   1428d ago
Dont call them launch titles... call them first gen PS3 games. Anyway it doesnt matter the screen and a few low res textures. Compared to what portables can or cant do the VITA is a very awesome piece of tech...
ginsunuva  +   1428d ago
No. Warhawk came out Aug 2007 I think.
hiredhelp  +   1428d ago
Resistance fall of man first title next best game was heavenly swaord
Jio  +   1428d ago
Can't wait, already have it pre-ordered. The only thing I don't like is that I couldn't pre-order the white one, at least at Gamestop.
GamersRulz  +   1428d ago
uncharted wasn't a launch title for PS3, was it?
remanutd55  +   1428d ago
nop Resistance Fall of Man was though
SonyStyled  +   1428d ago
so was call od duty 3 and i think the game with the "giant enemy crab"
Blaine  +   1428d ago
Resistance Fall of Man is the reason I got a PS3 at launch! Glad I did too.
jack who  +   1428d ago
put it on a 47+in tv and see how it looks than
Jio  +   1428d ago
Incorrect use of "than" and you fail to understand that it's a handheld, not a console.
Why o why  +   1428d ago
true but i feel they just mean comparatively. Better than the wii games, thats for sure
Peaceful_Jelly  +   1428d ago
it still going to look fine, the PS Vita screen res is 960×544 not that far away from 1280x720. I mean, Call of Duty games run at 1024x600 you know. =/

Future Vita revisions need an HDMI!
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pain777pas  +   1428d ago
The PS Vita is a platform that will evolve in future iterations. 3d and hdmi out versions are to makes us buy more than one. But your absolutely right. They just have to make money off it before throwing the kitchen sink.
Steve_0  +   1428d ago
1280*720 is almost double the resolution (in pixels) compared to 960*544. Don't believe me? Do the maths. Or, if you're lazy, look up at my last post.
Now, do we need 1280*720 on a 5 inch screen? No, not really. The pixel density (ppi) at that resolution will be much higher than on any regular hdtv because the screen is much smaller. That said, you're also likely to be closer to it. Look at the iPhone 4's screen, at 960*640 it's not too much higher than the vita, and is considerably lower than even 720p, yet because of the screen size it is one of the sharpest displays around. I do wish the vita had at least matched the iPhone though.

Besides that, resolution isn't the be all end all of gaming graphics. Games often run at lower than native resolution to improve framerate, apply better ant-aliasing, use v-sync to eliminate screen tearing (a big problem for the original Uncharted), etc.
Mike_Tha_Hero  +   1428d ago
Completely amazes me what will earn you a disagree here. His grammar aside, the guy's overall point is correct. Redundant, but correct.
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Raven_Nomad  +   1428d ago
When did Sony gamer's become so obsessed with graphics? Considering this is the only console generation they've actually had any sort of edge, I just find it a bit hypocritical.

I didn't realize Halo, Forza, Gears, Call Of Duty, Battlefield, Mass Effect and Batman Arkham City were casual games...

@Why o why
I did think Gears 1 was the first true next generation game, but I was never all strictly about graphics. I recall last generation when the original Xbox and even the Gamecube had been graphics then the PS2, how all the then Sony fanboys went on about how "graphics don't matter". I just was making a comment about how times have changed.

Judging by how fast I got commented on it, it's obviously a sore subject and each insecure Sony fan that disagrees just further proves my point.
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PirateThom  +   1428d ago
When did Microsoft's gamers because so obsessed with casual gaming? Considering this is the only console generation they've actually lost any sort of edge, I just find it a bit hypocritcal.
MaxXAttaxX  +   1428d ago
PS2 gamers were TOO BUSY PLAYING GAMES to care about graphics, which is all Xbox gamers did and Halo.

Also, COD, Battlefield, Mass Effect, Batman are multiplatform games. And there are two games on your list that are casual.
jetlian  +   1428d ago
nathan your saying ps3 players don't have games now? lol!!! I guess even you know every exclusive isn't worth playing
MaxXAttaxX  +   1428d ago
I never said any of that, you troll.
I don't speak for everyone, but a lot of people, including myself, care more about the games and gameplay than graphics.

To you not every PS3 exclusive may be worth playing. In reality it's hard for everyone to get around to playing ALL the exclusives, but that doesn't mean they're not worth playing. This all depends on money, time and taste as well.
I mean come on, do I have to say it? You play on 360.... it's like me asking you if every multiplatform game is worth playing, lol.
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jetlian  +   1428d ago
I game on all systems except pc. But you implied it!

PS2 gamers were TOO BUSY PLAYING GAMES to care about graphics,

So your saying ps3 gamers aren't playing games which is why look at graphics
MaxXAttaxX  +   1427d ago
Apparently you didn't get the clue from the second paragraph on my previous post.

Just because I said that things went a certain way on the PS2, doesn't mean it's not the same story with the PS3.
I never implied otherwise, so stop putting words in peoples mouth when you think is convenient.

I never even mentioned the PS3 on my original post. I only spoke of the PS2. You're just assuming and turning things into something else.

[P.S. People are talking about graphics in this particular article because it's part of the topic].
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jetlian  +   1427d ago
fact is you implied it which is what I said. Don't be mad you messed up.
MaxXAttaxX  +   1426d ago
Again, I never implied anything regarding the PS3.
I only spoke about the PS2.

You only see what you want to see.

So instead of you assuming anything, I'll do you one better. I'm going to blatantly say that both PS2 and PS3 gamers are too busy playing games to focus on graphics which is all Xbox and Xbox360 gamers do(especially when it comes to multiplatform games).
Why o why  +   1428d ago
like how you were so into graphics when gears 1 and bioshock were the graphical kings. Guess theres hypocrisy all over the place aey

Oh yeah, forgot about the new found love for casual with a smidgeon of core. Yeah, only fanboys love exclusives now..... I forgot about that

just incase you're new to this the ps2 was the strong graphically but the dreamcast and xboxcame out with better graphics. This gen has shown that sony would push for the title which its games have proven on varying fronts and genres SOOO graphics AND games = happier sony fans NOT insecure ones my friend ...in fact what are you doing in here anyway, the mandatory install articles are further down
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Peaceful_Jelly  +   1428d ago
I think you mean the "Xbox and GameCube" because the Dreamcast was weak as hell compared to the PS2. Or do you really think that the Dreamcast had the power to run games like God of War and FFXII on progressive scan and wide-screen? Even GT4 was 1080i...

Dreamcast was much easier to develop for but the PS2 was like 2 times more powerful. Just do a google search for specs, comparison of games and what other more knowledgeable people say.
Why o why  +   1428d ago
my bad. I personally liked the dreamcasts look. Less grain if u know what i mean but im not gunna argue with what you said as I was just letting the sony loather that gamers always cared about graphics. Its one of the main reasons people go 'next gen' When sony started pumping technically excellent games at a higher frequency the graphics whores started running with bloody nose to their older brother 'the PC' for back up.
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Arnon  +   1428d ago
I was surprised at how powerful the little cube was. When I saw Luigi's Mansion, Super Mario Sunshine, Metroid Prime, and Wind Waker I was thoroughly impressed.
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jetlian  +   1428d ago
dreamcast was far from weak. Funny the MVC2 on xbla and psn is the dreamcast version and not ps2 or xbox. It set the tone for console polygons aka the triangle.

Shenmue still a good looking game. Faces in it were better than GOW which came out 5 years later. Dreamcast only had 2 generations of games! Had it had 5 or six it would looked better
thehusbo  +   1428d ago
Why do you care? u seem to comment on EVERY single article with sony in the title with ur usual troll crap. Not much news out of microsoft these days huh? guess those casuals are gettin a bit boring...?
smashcrashbash  +   1428d ago
We are talking about how we like how the VITA games look and you bring up some old PS2/Xbox/Gamecube BS from a decade ago? Why are you trying so hard to troll? What do you want? A written letter of apology for Xbox and Gamecube fans? A cookie?
Jio  +   1428d ago
Funny calling us insecure when you look for Sony articles to troll. I can tell by the amount of bubbles you have that you're a pretty good troll at that, to get reported enough times.
wenaldy  +   1428d ago
Raven, stop editing your comment..lol
kingslayer1000  +   1428d ago
talk about stupidity at its max
purple105  +   1428d ago
Since this is my first gen with a Sony console, your logic does not apply to me. Graphics are very important to me, especially in an age where games can look so good. Besides, nowhere in here did anyone try to bash other consoles (besides the Wii) which means your blatant trolling was unneeded and unprovoked.
tiffac008  +   1428d ago
You say PS3 fanboys are insecure and yet you an xbot is here posting on a none 360 related article. Wow bro just wow.

I mean I've seen you post some of the most intelligence stuff around here but these kinds of post is the one that ruins your reputation around here even among the none fanboys.

As for the article. It would have been great to have a side by side picture. It doesn't enhance the argument when it lacks evidence to compare to.
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Sarobi  +   1428d ago
i don't know, Motorstorm and Resistance were pretty damn good looking
remanutd55  +   1428d ago
btw Motorstorm better come to the vita
Hazmat13  +   1428d ago
where would they go? pacific rift was beast and in my point of view the best. the tricks are cool in apocalypse. i say move pacific rift to vita.
Stealth2k  +   1428d ago
although uncharted plays great as well

Putting the most polygons on a screen isnt everything.

Art style matters much more.
Steve_0  +   1428d ago
can't believe the disagree's here. Ok sure, art style isn't the only important aspect, but it can go a long way towards visual fidelity. Look at the original Uncharted. Full of colour, interesting and varied environments, lush jungle, etc. It was designed to stand out graphically from modern games in two main area's; colour/environments and animation. And it did on both.

Naughty Dog have a great thing on their hands with Uncharted. It's technically proficient in terms of graphics (in a class of it's own when it comes to animations and mo-cap), married with an original and imo great art style. Compare it to let's say a modern PC game of some sort, like Crysis. Crysis is much more impressive technically, but the art direction of Uncharted has me appreciating the graphics much more. Of course, we've neglected gameplay here, which should really be the most important decision.
FlareDReborn  +   1428d ago
Looks more cartoony?
KonaBro  +   1428d ago
I'm sure it's already been said but......
devilhunterx  +   1428d ago
PS Vita easier development tools, game engine and talented developers.
MasterCornholio  +   1428d ago
I pretty much agree with the article. And i would like to add that this title looks much better than any mobile phone, tablet or 3DS game.
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christoph203  +   1428d ago
I think uncharted GB has better lighting effects but the models dont seem to be as polygonal.. this will be vita's mainstream killer app for sure :)
Elvfam511  +   1428d ago
Definitely must get game for PSVita and Resistance(for me at least)
JonnyBigBoss  +   1428d ago
That's what I thought when I played it at E3. Vita rocks.
Akiba96  +   1428d ago
What people also gotta remember is that golden abyss along, with the other launch titles, are only the first volley of vita games. If sony continues to support the vita post launch, we should be seeing the games start to look increasingly better as the devs start to find clever ways to utilize the vita's full potential.
fOrlOnhOpe57  +   1428d ago
Sony Bend are to the PSP what ND are to the PS3. Looks like they are going to be the business on Vita too.
Could there have been a better release title on Vita, than a new Uncharted ?
IRetrouk  +   1428d ago
for me the only game that would top it would be a gt game, but im a big gt fan, uncharted day 1 for me though without a dought.
mr_epsym_knird  +   1428d ago
Remember when graphic wars this gen was all about PS3 Vs. Xbox360? Now it's PS3 vs. Vita. How sad. :-P
MasterCornholio  +   1428d ago
LOL yeah i noticed that. Also some people are making claims that the Vita is more powerful than the 360 but not the PS3 which i find funny as well.

So i guess now its 360 VS Wii

LOL i was just kidding about the last part.
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Aloren  +   1428d ago
How sad indeed. But this is N4G.
Inzo  +   1428d ago
I wonder if this will give a more in-depth explanation the on relationship between Eddy and Drake?
skip2mylou  +   1428d ago
they did that with the eye of indra comics didnt they?
RevXM  +   1428d ago

GA better than DF?
Give me a break, polygon count, resolution, textures and shaders are all better in DF and not to mention the animations, audio, physics and so on.

Golden abyss is one impressive looking portable game but calling it better than DF which really wasnt a launch title in the first place is funny as hell.

And we will see in the future when Vita mature what kind of visuals can be achieved, dont doubdt it can run a game as impressive as DF but lets not pretend Vita is as powerful or more powerful than a ps3.
It sure has its perks like a bit more ram, but it does also have some serious shortcomings compared to ps3.
Muitnorts  +   1428d ago
I don't think anyone's saying the Vita's more powerful than PS3. And it obviously has lower resolution, it's a handheld.
But with that in mind the graphics are outstanding, I'd say better than the PS3 launch titles for sure and pretty damn close to Drake's Fortune.
samtucker1421  +   1428d ago
stop saying stuff like "its on a small screen" that doesnt really matter because, the small screen is where you will play the game, its not like ur guna play it on a tv screen. stop hating on potables..
Mrmagnumman357  +   1428d ago
i have to disagree, based off the graphics card, and processor its using it can't do drake fortune,i know it uses a quad core but there is a lot more to consider.
jairusmonillas  +   1428d ago
Can I play my PS3 on the bathroom? oh ofcourse you cant.

PS Vita can.

I cannot wait to play Uncharted on Vita!
mr_epsym_knird  +   1428d ago
Yes you can.


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Bay  +   1428d ago
It does look mighty impressive, not as advanced as Drake's Fortune, but very stylistically similar to Uncharted 2.

Although, we've only seen forests so far. I wonder if there'll be more environments.
NotSoSilentBob  +   1428d ago
Would appear that Sony has learned their lesson about development software on launch hardware.
admiralthrawn87  +   1428d ago
looks good. not great. ground textures still look like a wii game
Ness-Psi  +   1428d ago
the fact that its on a handheld and not a console makes it even more awesome. gamers have been waiting for a handheld machine that has hd console quality graphics and the vita has took its first step, also marks a new era in portable gaming.
iNFAMOUZ1  +   1428d ago
higher resolution doesnt mean better graphics, who ever said that was dumb as a rock. It only makes the image sharper, but it doesn't touch the actual background texture processing.
TheGameMan  +   1428d ago
please, it looks better than 70% of games on ps3 and 360, it looks better than deus ex does on console, it looks 20x better than that travisty shadows of the damned, it looks way better than any halo or rockstar game.../.

This thing is basically a portable ps3, it might be a bit weaker, but the smaller screen size versus the resolution actually makes it look higher resolution than the norm for current consoles at 720p or less, so it looks like it is higher quality resolution even though it is not!

and don't forget this is a launch title, we will see games on the vita that look as good as uncharted 2

Cannot Wait!!

Also, Cannot wait for the next playtstation and xbox consoles, I hope more than anything they both come out in 2012, I know one of them will, but I hope both do!
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Platinum_k  +   1428d ago
no doubt about that lols
tarbis  +   1428d ago
All I know is I'm getting it no matter what.
Septic  +   1428d ago
I know. This is the first handheld I might actually be interested in buying. It looks incredible!

My mate and I are gonna take it to work and sneak in a few sessions of multiplayer gaming.
tarbis  +   1428d ago
if it's fps, make sure you don't curse or shout at each other. XD
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