Vita Is A "Super Oval," Touch Panels Are Super High-Def
We know plenty about the PlayStation Vita but every once in a while, a couple new details pop up.
Speaking during a Vita-centric panel at GDC Online, SCEA Senior Staff Developer Support Engineer (that's a mouthful) Chris Norden offered a few new high-tech pieces of information for Sony's new portable.
Firstly, he described the "form factor" of the Vita as being a "super oval;" those in the know might be able to enlighten our readers who didn't major in engineering. Secondly, we learn that the Vita retail kit doesn't offer video output to TVs. Thirdly and most importantly, Norden said the front and rear touchscreen panels are actually "higher resolution than the screen itself." So basically, they're capable of sub-pixel precision...not that your fingernails would be capable of that.
It was also confirmed that the Vita 3G model will have a download cap of 20MB, as we reported before. That isn't a big surprise to those who are familiar with many other mobile devices, and we hear there is the possibility that the cap will rise over time.
10/12/2011 8:29:43 PM John Shepard