Why The Next Generation Of Video Games Needs A Next Generation Of Television

Forbes, Erik Kain- "The first time I played The Witcher 2 on Xbox 360 instead of my gaming PC I was disappointed with the graphics.

It wasn’t that the graphics were bad - far from it. As console games go, The Witcher 2 is one of the better looking titles out there. But on my computer, the game really shines. It’s lush and well lit and truly one of the most gorgeous looking games I’ve ever played.

Yesterday I hooked my PC up to my 42″ LG LED TV with an HDMI cable and fired up The Witcher 2. I was surprised by what I saw. It looked, inexplicably, identical to the Xbox 360 version (or at least close enough that all the small things that bugged me about the Xbox version were noticeable.) What gives?"

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Morrigan-Aensland2280d ago (Edited 2280d ago )

I can't wait for 4k resolution. While sonys ps4 will support 4k resolution, the Wii u will only be able to do 1080p max once again proving that Nintendo is behind the times. I know the fanboys will once again say 4k isn't needed just like a bunch of silly people were saying years ago about how high def isn't needed.
I know that Sony will be the first to usher in 4k resolution with games just like they did 3d, 1080p, 4k pictures, blu ray and other cutting edge tech.

My opinion is that I'm sick of 1080p, and game graphics of this gen and I'm ready for next gen. Some may say that next gen is already on pc but they are wrong. Battle field 3 which is amazing on ultra isn't good enough for me and I know it can be way better.

Next gen starts when Sony says so

WeskerChildReborned2280d ago

Wonder how long it'll be till we get an 8k resolution tv.

Psycho_PS3Truthh2280d ago (Edited 2280d ago )

I think the PS5 will do 8k resolution within the year 2020 but for now I cannot wait for 4ktv launching next year and sony promoting its next gen blu ray that supports the beautiful 4k or ultra HD television.

The PS4 will be the Ultra HD console leaving all other platform in the pre-historic age of standard HD.

Its also hilarious that many people especially who play on console that are inferior to the playstation think sony will settle for standard HD when they are one of the companies that are always looking to advance technology to a perfect level.

WeskerChildReborned2280d ago

@Psycho, Wasn't it rumored that PS4 will be supporting 8k?

Psycho_PS3Truthh2280d ago

Even though I might love for it to be able to output that it would logically crazy for the kings to give the PS4 8k when no one will be selling it for another 8 years or so within society.

I think that kind of rumor would be false

fr0sty2280d ago (Edited 2280d ago )

The person who wrote this article is an idiot. I know they're full of it when they say that hooking a PC running the game up to a TV made it look just as bad as the 360 version. Yeah, if that PC only has 512MB RAM and is rendering the image at 720p, maybe. Not only that, but we did good to hit native 720p this generation. Asking for next gen to do 4k, which is 4 times the resolution of 1080p, and 8 times the resolution of 720p, is ridiculous.

cannon88002279d ago (Edited 2279d ago )

@ fr0sty

He's not lying about this. Depending on what tv you have (doesn't matter if it's 1080p) it can degrade the quality of the image. I bought a 25 inch 1080p tv for my computer to use as a monitor and it freaking sucked, and it messed up my eyes. It was also very blurry and so it didn't capture the fine details. So I returned it and bought a 27 inch acer monitor that's 1080p and I use is as my monitor and for playing ps3 games and the quality of the picture looks better than most tv's. I also don't have a crappy pc, so it couldn't have been that.

fr0sty2280d ago (Edited 2280d ago )

Er, double post.

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mrdeli2280d ago (Edited 2280d ago )

Pushing pixels for real time graphics at 4000x2000 would be really hard. I run a gtx 570 on my PC and could not achieve this. Also, the successor to DVD is turning out to be Netflix not blu ray, and streaming is fairly settled at 720p for cost bandwidth practicalities. You will not be throwing petabytes of data around in streaming even 10 years from now. I agree with the premise that we need bleeding edge gfx acceleration in the next gen but it won't be 4K.

Treian2280d ago

right because we can use netflix for playing games....

BitbyDeath2280d ago

Probably just a crap TV.
When i hook up my PC games they still look like PC games but on a much larger screen.

kneon2280d ago

The author is apparently math challenged. How does quadrupling the resolution suddenly require 212 time the disk capacity? Was he perhaps looking at the raw, uncompressed 4k recording resolution?

BDXL has a capacity of 128gb, or more than 5 times the capacity of a single layer bluray so it should be fine for 4k. You'll just a 4x speed drive to support the required data capacity.

And there are higher capacity blurays in the works, they've shown working disks supporting over 500gb.

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