View Full Version : New Lair Screens and Interview

09-21-06, 09:36 PM

IGN: What are your thoughts on 1080p? You're rendering some stuff out at that resolution now, do you think it's necessary for games to be standardized as 1080p and is it doable?

Eggebrecht: First of all, we are not only rendering some part of Lair in 1080p. The whole game is in 1080p native, from front-end to all in-game bits.

We absolutely love 1080p because of the detail that you can see. When we went up from 720 to 1080 I was blown away how much more of the artwork was visible. We started out being true 720p proponents, but since switching over to true 1080p via HDMI a few months ago I can't go back.

Lair is not upscaling or cheating to get to 1080p, we are natively running at the full 1920x1080 progressive resolution. Earlier this year we were quite skeptical if that would be possible, but the final kits really were a revelation in terms of power. Sony delivered what they promised and after a bit of tweaking we had the game up-and running. One thing that did help us was that our engine always was heavily reliant on data streaming, so the larger frame buffer memory never was an issue. By now half of our staff has 1080p monitors, and believe me, the 720 guys are jealous.



Some screens look good but some look bad. Keep in mind that according to IGN's info, Lair is at 35% completion.

09-21-06, 09:39 PM
Reading that now! Im amazed... some shots look great while others are "ok", This game is going to rock hard when it releases... I also love the jab at the "Cell downgrade rumors".


Just watched the new HD Trailer, OMG OMG OMG OMG

I think it just became my new favorite game!

09-21-06, 10:39 PM
So can't stop watching this trailer... the sound of the dragon roar is just awsome.

Mr. Hunt
09-21-06, 10:54 PM
Downloading trailer now... hope it is a good one ;).

09-21-06, 11:18 PM
Downloading trailer now... hope it is a good one ;).

I wouldn't bother. I've seen that trailer before, it's nothing new.

Mr. Hunt
09-21-06, 11:20 PM
And this trailer wasn't very good :(.

09-22-06, 12:06 AM
Whatever, I thought it rocked pretty good. This one's going to be a real gem. There is no way anyone can turn their nose up at this stuff.

I'm actually pretty excited about this one. Lair, here I come.

09-22-06, 09:08 AM
Check out the gameplay vid.

The game has a lot going on. Hopefully they can polish up the graphics, they have time.

Look at the SEA!