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Killzone 2 To Natively Support 1080i

We all have to admit that certain high-definition games this generation have spoiled us into thinking that all titles should natively support the maximum 1080p resolution. Then we act all disappointed when a game is only 720p, regardless of how good it looks ('cough' Resistance 2 'cough').

Therefore, when we learned Killzone 2 would only natively support 720p, we did feel a bit let down; after all, this was supposed to be the most incredible-looking shooter ever, and we would only get the minimum high-definition for native support? But then we got a look at it...and we stopped caring so much. Even so, there's more good news from the Guerilla camp, in the form of QA Manager Seb Downie (and apparently, primary PR guy) issuing this post on the official PlayStation forums:

"I got a message from one of our code gurus today about me talking about the 720p stuff I was spewing incorrectly and told me that we now support 1080i natively too. Glad they got that in too. Now rejoice!"

Sweeeet. Of course, like we just said, you didn't have to worry about how the game looks to begin with, but this is just more icing on the cake. And at this point, any extra icing is almost gonna make this cake too sweet to eat, as if that's a bad thing. Hell, give 'em a little more time, and maybe it'll natively support 1080p; who knows? Let's just say that regardless of resolution, Killzone 2 absolutely needs to be on your must-buy list for 2009, because if it's not... There's something wrong with you.

Related Game(s): Killzone 2

11/27/2008 Ben Dutka

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Comments (23 posts)

CH1N00K
Thursday, November 27, 2008 @ 10:44:45 AM
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Well there's been a lot of people in my life saying that there is something wrong with me..but I can prove them all wrong now, because this game is on my list! Woohoo!! I'm Normal!!
Does this mean I don't need Ridalin anymore? lol

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pavlovic
Thursday, November 27, 2008 @ 11:06:02 AM
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Mmmm 720p > 1080i

On 720p you have 720 lines displayed all at the same time, with 1080i you only have 540 lines displayed at the same time.

I prefer to play everything in 720p rather than 1080i or upscaled 1080p

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Aftab
Thursday, November 27, 2008 @ 1:06:18 PM

For the most part, yes, typically visible when there's a lot of motion on screen. However, with more static imagery on screen, 1080i is better, even though you only get 540 lines per field, since you are actually getting 1080 different lines for each two fields, where as 720p use the same datalines between each field.

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pavlovic
Thursday, November 27, 2008 @ 3:01:21 PM

I totally agree with you, but my question here is are you going to play a MF FPS that IS the FPS or watch still images?

So I rather play in 720p than 1080i

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Aftab
Thursday, November 27, 2008 @ 3:08:12 PM

Me, too.

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infekt
Thursday, November 27, 2008 @ 10:16:52 PM

Isn't it wonderful when we all get along?

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Ruiner22
Sunday, June 21, 2009 @ 2:00:01 AM

No offense bud but I don't think you understand how HDTV resolutions work. 1080i isn't just 540 lines, it's 540 lines x2, but 1080i works as if the odd numbered vertical columns appear, then the even ones, hence 540 lines x2. this happens in like 1/30th of a second, and the human eye can't really tell. 720p has all lines appear at once which is good but i'd say 1080i > 720p. Detail > silly lines you can't even tell they appear.

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Random_Steve
Thursday, November 27, 2008 @ 11:10:58 AM
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Despite it being the goty 09 in my opinion (it hasnt even come out yet and I want it that much) its not on my list cos i aint allowed 18s. The most annoying thing is that my bros getting it :(

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killzone100
Thursday, November 27, 2008 @ 11:27:44 AM
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sweet can't wait!

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Gogaku
Thursday, November 27, 2008 @ 11:43:11 AM
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as pavlovic said, 720p looks better than 1080i, so I don't see why anyone would be excited about this, lol.

Too bad it's not 1080p, but without a really big TV, you won't see the difference anyway...

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ActionJackson
Thursday, November 27, 2008 @ 11:47:39 AM
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On a small HDTV, like a 32 inch, 720p and 1080p won't really make a difference. 1080p is just overkill on such a small screen, so it won't actually make a difference. But if you have a really big TV, it will, since the pixels are larger, and if you can enjoy something like Killzone 2 on a bigscreen TV.....ummm....yeah, need I say more? But 720p and 1080p will only make a difference to people who own larger HDTV's.

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Aftab
Thursday, November 27, 2008 @ 3:23:28 PM

32" is plenty enough to see the difference between 720p and 1080p, provided that your sitting within 5 feet or so of the screen. 1080p to 720p is a drop of 1/3 the data!

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somethingrandom
Friday, November 28, 2008 @ 12:49:23 AM

It DOES make a big difference on a 32-inch. If you don't believe me, go look at the insane maximum resolution of 2560 x 1600 seen on 30-inch PC monitors.

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LightShow
Thursday, November 27, 2008 @ 12:09:10 PM
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=D nice.

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Zorigo
Thursday, November 27, 2008 @ 12:16:19 PM
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i'm still on the fence with this game. depends on whether or not i have the cash ect. however, it looks amazing. and 1080i is good. though i prefer 1080p. dunno the difference. just like the sound.

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Aftab
Thursday, November 27, 2008 @ 3:18:17 PM

"P" stands for progressive scan, and "i" stands for interlaced. 1080p means for each frame of video or "field", you get 1080 lines making up the image. 1080i means each frame or field is comprised of 540 lines of data, and 540 blank lines, but the order of real lines and blank lines alternates between each field.

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somethingrandom
Friday, November 28, 2008 @ 12:52:57 AM

Also, 1080i looks identical to 1080P. Unless you are looking extremely closely as as credits roll down the screen, or during extremely fast on-screen action.

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Aftab
Friday, November 28, 2008 @ 4:57:07 PM

Actually, the 1080i image looks a bit diffused compared to the 1080p. This is due to the interlacing: 50% is blank data. But yeah, if you're sitting 20ft, away, I doubt you'll see the difference. I sit about 7ft away from my 47", and the difference is obvious.

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Xplicit
Thursday, November 27, 2008 @ 4:46:04 PM
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Pre-Ordered all ready :-D

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, November 27, 2008 @ 7:04:24 PM
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I can't tell the bleedin' difference. Looks the same.

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AntDC
Friday, November 28, 2008 @ 5:24:17 PM
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This game sounds more and more appealing by the day...

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Orvisman
Monday, December 01, 2008 @ 9:43:07 AM
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Maybe you guys can answer this for me. I buy my multiplat games on the PS3, so I don't really look at the 360 multiplat game boxes. I, however, for some reason, did so this weekend at GameStop.

Here's the thing: Why does it seem all 360 games, including multiplats, indicate they run in 1080p when the PS3 version's highest resolution is listed as 720p on those same games. Not all of them mind you; some PS3 versions run in 1080p, but most run in 720p while the 360 versions list 1080p.

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Pilliy
Saturday, December 13, 2008 @ 8:00:34 AM
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Just to clear up a few points here. Yes 1080i will only refresh half at a time BUT it refreshes at double the speed of p. So while 1080p does all lines every 1/30th of a second, 1080i will refresh half every 1/60th of a second. There is no real difference between the two. 720p CAN look better during fast heavy action as such in a game like KZ2, but if you are a fair distance or even the recommended distance form your TV, no real difference can be spotted.

Orvis, what you read was a TOTAL LIE. Those games are not NATIVE 1080p. Sony only puts 1080p on the game boxes that run NATIVE while 360 slaps it on anything that can be upscaled to 1080.

No matter what res you're running this game at though, it will be the best looking game for a long time.

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