Metal Gear Online Runs at Awkward Resolution
Because 1024x768 is not a 16:9 resolution, the closest equivalent 16:9 image is actually 1182x665 - in other words, 665p at 30 frames per second. We doubt most people can really tell the difference, as there are benefits to having a slightly smaller resolution. Additionally, MGOnline isn't the first next-gen game to do this, as various high-profile Xbox 360 games have rendered at awkward resolutions, as well.
Utilizing a lower resolution helps free up a lot of power from processors, which, in turn, will allow developers to apply additional effects, such as better anti-aliasing, lighting, steadier framerate, and proper v-sync to prevent screen tearing. Still, let's hope this doesn't become common practice, as I'd prefer to put my HD set to proper use.
Related Game(s): Metal Gear Online
4/25/2008 Arnold Katayev