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XxDeadlyxX
04-11-07, 08:14 PM
Anyone know if it has already been downgraded to 720p? Any word on whether the May beta will be 1080p?

knghtwhosaysni
04-11-07, 08:23 PM
They never said it was going to be 1080p, so I wouldn't expect it to be. All the vids we've seen so far have been 720p anyway.

This was all I found on the subject at Bungie's site: http://www.bungie.net/projects/halo3/content.aspx?link=Halo3AnnounceFAQ

XxDeadlyxX
04-11-07, 10:07 PM
They never said it was going to be 1080p, so I wouldn't expect it to be. All the vids we've seen so far have been 720p anyway.

This was all I found on the subject at Bungie's site: http://www.bungie.net/projects/halo3/content.aspx?link=Halo3AnnounceFAQ

Yeah it will most likely be 720p like everything else (except VT3) and upscaled to 1080p. It's just around X06 there were announcements everywhere that it would be native 1080p. Now I'm looking around the net and I cant find any of the articles, yet I remember reading them at the time. Maybe they were pulled and it was just speculation? Hmm it would be nice if it was 1080p native, but I think they would have to sacrifice the graphics too much to achieve that.

ViN86
04-11-07, 10:20 PM
dont worry too much about the May release. i hear it will be mainly gameplay testing and the final graphics will be in the final release. so even if the beta looks ****ty (which i hear it will), doesnt mean the actual game will.

im lookin forward to the beta test though :D

i already beat Crackdown and now i need a new use for it, hehe.

knghtwhosaysni
04-23-07, 10:14 PM
lol there are probably like three people on this forum that actually care for Halo such as myself, but I thought I'd update with some info that just came out today.

First:
Apparently MS is pushing for 1080p... but I kinda hope they don't since my HDTV only does 720p and I would prefer higher resolution textures :) http://www.playthree.net/2007/04/halo-3-to-support-true-not-upscaled.html

Second:
A 7 minute leaked video of the internal Microsoft beta testing
http://www.gametrailers.com/umwatcher.php?id=59795

And I am currently downloading this: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=W1LJHPT5
Apparently it's a higher res version of that video, but I can't confirm that yet since it's over 300mb and still downloading.

edit: yeah it turned out to be a 720x480 .mpg file of that video. There's a torrent up for it now: http://www.torrentportal.com/torrents-details.php?id=1064739

|MaguS|
04-23-07, 10:22 PM
lol there are probably like three people on this forum that actually care for Halo such as myself, but I thought I'd update with some info that just came out today.

First:
Apparently MS is pushing for 1080p... but I kinda hope they don't since my HDTV only does 720p and I would prefer higher resolution textures :) http://www.playthree.net/2007/04/halo-3-to-support-true-not-upscaled.html

Second:
A 7 minute leaked video of the internal Microsoft beta testing
http://www.gametrailers.com/umwatcher.php?id=59795

And I am currently downloading this: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=W1LJHPT5
Apparently it's a higher res version of that video, but I can't confirm that yet since it's over 300mb and still downloading.

Please tell me thats an extreemly early video? I mean prealpha... the game looks like Halo 2 with worse AF (look at the ground, you can see it literally drawing in the textures as he walks).

Still trying to figure out what the shield does considering he was able to walk in and out of an enemies shield...

knghtwhosaysni
04-23-07, 10:32 PM
The shield stops grenades and bullets. Whether you're throwing from the outside in or the inside out, they'll just bounce off.

|MaguS|
04-23-07, 10:38 PM
The shield stops grenades and bullets. Whether you're throwing from the outside in or the inside out, they'll just bounce off.

Could have sworn I seen gernades go right into it... hell thats how he takes out a shield using a gernade...

toxikneedle
04-23-07, 10:40 PM
I doubt Halo will be 1080p, it only started as a rumor anyways. And isn't Virtua Tennis the only native 1080p game out for the 360 now? So, I doubt they'd do it.

knghtwhosaysni
04-23-07, 10:41 PM
He did throw a grenade while inside the shield, so it just bounced to the inside.

But this shield stuff isn't speculation from watching videos, I believe Frankie (Bungie community guy) did explain that was how the shield worked.

As for 1080p, GRAW2 does say it does 1080p on the back of the box, so I guess that might mean that it does actually render in 1080p

|MaguS|
04-23-07, 10:46 PM
I doubt Halo will be 1080p, it only started as a rumor anyways. And isn't Virtua Tennis the only native 1080p game out for the 360 now? So, I doubt they'd do it.

Lost Planet is 1080p I believe and the PoTC will be 1080p on both the PS3 and X360.

toxikneedle
04-23-07, 11:07 PM
Lost Planet is 1080p I believe and the PoTC will be 1080p on both the PS3 and X360.
That's odd cause I played Lost Planet and it looked same as it did in the E3 06 demo when it wasn't 1080p.

Badboy_12345
04-24-07, 01:05 AM
Lost Planet is 1080p I believe and the PoTC will be 1080p on both the PS3 and X360.

since when was lost planet 1080p??? :confused:

|MaguS|
04-24-07, 09:22 AM
since when was lost planet 1080p??? :confused:

Says so on the back of the case.

Lyme
04-24-07, 10:49 AM
First:
Apparently MS is pushing for 1080p... but I kinda hope they don't since my HDTV only does 720p and I would prefer higher resolution textures :)

The choice between 1080p and higher resolution textures usually is not a "or" situation. Typically with a higher resolution, game developers will use higher resoltion textures.

As well I fully expect Halo3 to look good on both 720p and 1080p, the bulk of hdtv sets in homes are still 720p.

|MaguS|
04-24-07, 11:57 AM
Pirates of The Caribbean

slick
04-24-07, 07:07 PM
Please tell me thats an extreemly early video? I mean prealpha... the game looks like Halo 2 with worse AF (look at the ground, you can see it literally drawing in the textures as he walks).

Still trying to figure out what the shield does considering he was able to walk in and out of an enemies shield...

Halo 2:
http://xboxmedia.ign.com/xbox/image/article/564/564300/halo-2-20041107100448300.jpg
http://xboxmedia.ign.com/xbox/image/article/779/779896/halo-2-20070411043830533.jpg

Halo 2 HD:
http://pcmedia.ign.com/pc/image/article/778/778632/halo-2-20070405105521174.jpg

Halo 3:
http://users.pandora.be/tieno/funny/halo/h3.jpeg
http://users.telenet.be/tieno/funny/halo/h3060.jpg
http://users.telenet.be/tieno/funny/halo/h30021.jpg

Yeah, looks a whole lot like Halo 2. No improvement at all. And this off screen shaky cam from a beta of a game that isn't months from release or anything either.

|MaguS|
04-24-07, 07:37 PM
Yeah it looks just like Halo 2, seriously look at the poor texture work when compared to the PC version of Halo 2. Halo 3 looks like ass even from a shaky cam pic you can tell... hell the video clearly showed the crappy LOD system.

Games graphics engine is probably done considering that they are already testing the MP. When games usually are that far into testing its more about balance and bug fixing then upping the games graphics.

Marvel_us
04-24-07, 08:13 PM
Unless they're taking the Turn 10 approach which seems to be, gameplay.......then graphics at the very end. I'm sure Halo 3 will look great but the game looks like crap right now. Nothing compared to the real-time trailer they showed.

|MaguS|
04-24-07, 08:27 PM
Unless they're taking the Turn 10 approach which seems to be, gameplay.......then graphics at the very end. I'm sure Halo 3 will look great but the game looks like crap right now. Nothing compared to the real-time trailer they showed.

That would then nullify the point of the beta testing since wouldn't they want to know how well the games engine would handle MP? Usually the point of any beta test (especially MP) is to know how well the game can keep the performance playable.

I can understand of effects or some small details were missing but for the most part the graphics engine should be complete when you are testing out an MP component.

Marvel_us
04-24-07, 08:49 PM
Unless they have a different motive behind their beta testing. I mean, even the character models don't look that great and the vehicles are "decent". They could probaby do numerous amounts of play tests to gauge the game's performance.

Anyway, I'm just trying to call out the people who were bashing Lair because the game in it's alpha build doesn't look like the older real-time videos. Same can be said for Halo 3.

|MaguS|
04-24-07, 08:52 PM
Thing is LAIR isn't even in Beta... Halo 3 supposly is...

Lyme
04-24-07, 09:03 PM
While halo3 looks quite unimpressive right now, the sand looks quite a lot more detailed along with the shrubbery. There also seem to be a lot more rounded things.

slick
04-24-07, 09:13 PM
Yeah it looks just like Halo 2, seriously look at the poor texture work when compared to the PC version of Halo 2. Halo 3 looks like ass even from a shaky cam pic you can tell... hell the video clearly showed the crappy LOD system.

Games graphics engine is probably done considering that they are already testing the MP. When games usually are that far into testing its more about balance and bug fixing then upping the games graphics.

Errrr, right...

Whatever you say chief.


I'm not saying it's the greatest looking game ever, but claiming it looks like Halo 2, and worse than the Halo 2 PC shots, is completely asinine.

Blackcat
04-24-07, 09:31 PM
This is microsofts baby, they want this to be their best halo ever, and they want this to be the game that puts the 360 over the top. I would be very surprised that when the game is released if it is not a very polished game in every possible way. I am not a big fan of halo, but from what I have read of what they are putting into this project I think it will be a great game. As for the original topic, it will be 1080p.