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like 1. its already running on 1080p 2. many of its online features are also revieled
1080P, 60fps, tight controls makes this one a much more better title than the RR6 version we saw on the xbox360.
The article mentions 1080p and 720p after it mentions the in-game (running) and menu visuals. Could that mean that the menu screen is 1080p and the game itself is running at 720p? Because I seriously doubt that they would run the game at a higher resolution than the menu screen...what would be the purpose of that?
It's probably definable depending on what type of output you can support. Bringing games to 1080p will become widely spread as "Top Gun" programmers spread their tricky codes.
1080p, I thought it was nearly impossible?? More lies from MS. No thanks Microsoft
RR7 looks to seriously be the thing that holds of Forza 2 this winter... wait Forza has been delayed till first quarter 2007 dang man and i really wanted to get that this winter, but i gues i'll have loads of fun playing this game on 1080p, online with the world, and in addition playing Fatal Inertia, and Motorstorm man 3 hot racers this fall and none this fall for the 360, I already have test drive unlimited but thats like so average it looks good but isn't anything special either
seems to me that compairing an arcade race to a sim is pointless and putting ANY race up against the turd that is ridge race is kinda sad. But hey,"differnt strokes" I guess.
and sad to say but there aren't any racing games launching in 06 around november or december that can match up with RR7, Motorstorm, or FI. forza 2 just got delyaled so. and comparing. well they said that both it was running in both 1080p and 720p, whether or not they choose is upto them but if they can do that at this early stage then it's a safe bit to say that they'll support 1080p in a final build... remember the tech is there it's very well up to the devs to use it or not, they have that option so making RR7 support the highest resulotion and the lower ones wont harm those who don't have a 1080p tv. they can still enjoy it in 720p. i for one will enjoy this in 1080i because my tv goes that far. still aint no 360 racers to even challenge ps3's this fall. RR6 may have been seen bad reveiws but i can tell you that it's because japan never liked the 360,i thing RR6 was good i enjoyed it better than pgr3, not that pgr3 wasn't good at all but my bang for buckjs was with RR6 and RR7 looks to be doing what it didn't do well on this new edition
I doubt if you actually own a 360, because if you choose RR6 over PGR3 you must be out of your head. Or you just like strange racinggames. PGR3 can cope with any upcoming racing game launched on PS3 yet and Forza 2 will arrive just at the beginning of 2007. So enough to get you going the coming time
Don't get too exited guys: "the version we played had elements of the game (i.e. menu screens versus actual gameplay) running in both 720p and 1080p" Which sounds to me the menu screens are in 1080p and the gameplay will be 720p or something like that. Second you can all say you want to play in 1080p but your HDTV's only do 720p or most likely downscale it to 720p. 1080p ready isn't 1080p native screens...
yeah...it's too early for us to get TRUE 1080p sets...but it's coming full blown with new chips by ATI making it possible at a "Normal" people price range. Let's wait and see
NORMAL people, sub cell, don't buy any HDTV's 720p or 1080p. It's gonna be many years until 720p HDTV's become the standard. And THAN, 1080p will start to immerge, very slowly.
If Toshiba comes out this year with the SED technology...people are going to salivate when they see these screens at local retailers...then...a couple of years will bring these at a reasonable price point... So....please everybody...don't buy anything before you see SED...and don't ask me where or how I managed to get a glimpse on this technology.
That's what I was asking in an earlier post...and I have to agree with you in your translation of that particular statement. Menu screen=1080p and gameplay=720p. And to Paul Cerula, not to brag or anything, but there actually are people with 1080p native tvs that will be purchasing a PS3, so yes, we few would like to see some games take advantage of the highest resolution currently possible.
Ah yeah I just read the earlier post, indeed that could be the case. Furthermore, people with native 1080p screens will be very, very, very few the coming years. Even if they get cheaper, 720p tv's will still be cheaper then those. And people will oversee quality compared to price. A 720p HDTV then stays the better option. And all TV broadcasts are in 720p, all game developpers work in 720p (see the games for PS3 now), because it's easier just to work on the same resolution for PS3/360 cross over games and more. And economics work like this: it's driven by the mass, not by the few. A few 1080p TV owners, won't have enough buying power in number of games and revenue to implement it. The mass with still CRT TV's, LCD monitors or 720p HDTV's will control the output of the gameproducers. 720p is just the standard for the coming years, I'll even dare to say at least 5 to 7 years
Most flatscreens (except for the very low end) accept resolutions of 1080i and has panel resolutions above 720p (1280x720) i.e. 1366x768. The actual visual resolution of 1080i depends on the signal as it is an interleaved signal (it transmits half the frame at a time). If it's a steady picture the resolution is effectively 1920x1080 or 1080p, while if it's a fast moving scene, the resolution drops. According to one of EBUs (European Broadcasting Union) experts, a fast paced scene would normally visually look more like a 780p resolution to the human eye if the signal is transmitted in 1080i. SD TV (the good old analogue PAL format) is actually in 576p. To sum it up. For most LCDs common today, they actually have to upscale a 720p signal, resulting in a blurry picture quality. While a 1080i signal actually represents the native resolution of most common LCDs today more accurately and gives a much sharper picture. This year the World Cup was transmitted in 1080i with the possibility to switch to 720p and I can attest that the 1080i signal was much better and sharper. It is correct that a lot of public service channels accross Europe will start transmitting in 720p instead of 1080i, but this is because of the cost of editing equipment (the quality/cost ratio is a lot better than 1080i equipment). 1080i is already the standard for HD-movie playback and high profile HD-channels as us with HD cable channels can witness. 1080p is ofcourse superior because of its always 1920x1080 resolution, no matter what material is shown. Luckily 1080p flatscreens become more attractively priced every day making its way for massmarket penetration in two-three years time. And those doubting the massmarket will start to invest in new TVs by then, you may be right, but most countries switches to all digital transmission of channels by then, making people either buy a settop box or a new TV. A lot will probably spend the money on a new TV.
LOL, maybe because it waa shown over a year ago ;) Anyways, yeah I want one as well but so far it hasn't happened. CRT quality on a panel :) "subcell - 32 Minutes ago | Let him/her speak If Toshiba comes out this year with the SED technology...people are going to salivate when they see these screens at local retailers...then...a couple of years will bring these at a reasonable price point... So....please everybody...don't buy anything before you see SED...and don't ask me where or how I managed to get a glimpse on this technology. "
Even if it was the most visually stunning game of all time (which it ain't) it's freaking RIDGE RACER. the previous versions all blew, I don't see anything different from this one.
Pytho, well good for you. Seriously, you handful of people can have that enjoyment. As for this generation of consoles it doesn't matter by a long shot.
You're right...for this generation, it will matter very little. What do you think will be on the horizon, higher resolution (so high that it will burn our corneas) or possibly some sort of 3D application (which could also burn out our corneas)? I'm not sure if I could take looking at a 3D application for too long (explosions, bullets, monsters ala RFOM/GoW, etc) without becoming so dizzy or nauseous that I would puke.
what the balls are you talking about. I'm talking about 1080p, your talking about 3d. But nice to hear somebody say I'm right
you seriously need to stop asking "who here has a 1080p tv?" in your argument to try and downplay the significance of Sony trying to get a couple games playing at that resolution, because I will always be here to say "I do", and I'm probably one of the few working adult gamers to even visit this site.
Again with the fighting kiddies, visually it looks slightly better then the 360 version and why hsouldnt it, it's been in development for a longer period of time. Stop comparing it to rr6 for 360 that came out a year ago and there is no rr7 for 360 so how can you compare what it would look like if they did the same for the 360. Byt the way when they mentioned rr6 for 360 peole wherent jumping for joy,, it was more like oh god another ridge racer, no one fealt it was a big deal, but now that its on the ps3 you guys are making it out to be a gran turismo. Textures still look like crap on grass and stuff
Just take a look at Ridge Racer 7. =] And yes, i read the article. It explicitly says that the menus and actual game ran at both 720p and 1080p resolutions, which is awesome since it looks so great. Ridge Racer games are really fast, and the fact that so much detail is being put into areas that are going to be blurred past at 150 mph is pretty cool. The online features look really interesting too. I hope they bring back the level Heaven & Hell.
Too bad all the previous RR games sucked actually. See no change in RR7. If you enjoy a bad game 720p ingame and 1080p in the menu be my guest. I'll rather have a great game, like Forza 2 completely in 720p
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