Littlewood confirms Haze does not run in HD
- Posted May 19th, 2008 at 03:47 EDT by Mike Harradence
- 61 Comments
Derek Littlewood, Creative Lead on the forthcoming PlayStation 3 exclusive Haze, has confirmed that long-awaited First Person Shooter (FPS) will not run in high definition.
Contrary to reports, the game will run in 1024×576 (576p) as opposed to 1024×720 (720p), leaving the PS3 to upscale.
“We prioritise a nice smooth framerate over a different res,” commented Littlewood.
“Personally, I don’t really buy the whole thing. People did the same with Call of Duty, they did the same with Halo, and they say with those games ‘It’s not running at true HD!’ And it’s like, ‘I don’t care’. If the game looks good and it runs smoothly, those are the important things to me.”
Haze is due out on May 20 in North America, with a European release following on May 23.
- 5:11am EDT - May 19th, 2008
I'll be saving my $ for MGS
- 5:12am EDT - May 19th, 2008
finally, someone does it. I commend them.
- 5:31am EDT - May 19th, 2008
Before this news even hit the biggest drawback i found with the Haze demo was the terrible graphics, technicalities aside they just look like ar%%.
Gampeplay IMO was nothing to write home about either.
Saying they reduced the resolution to keep a more stable framerate is utter @£^&%£^ take burnout paradise for example, great frame rate, seldom drops to problem levels even with massive amount of action going on. And decent graphics.
It's a shame but in all reality i think Haze was soo hyped, Just two letters away from Halo but in reality it seems much more.
Am i the only one though who thinks the Haze story (i mean game story) seems a little boring?
I've only played Halo for a few mins really but i think the story and concept really is so much better than an army which needs to take drugs, just seems kinda lame to me.
- 5:50am EDT - May 19th, 2008
Ill reserve my full judgement until after i've rented it
- 6:00am EDT - May 19th, 2008
Halo clone? Other than the fact that this game has 3d characters and is a FPS in what way is this game similar to halo 3?
I am sorry but people are getting downright silly about this. Why not wait till the game comes out before you start bashing away.
- 6:19am EDT - May 19th, 2008
I have to say this is disappointing to me. I have a HD TV for a reason, to play games in HD. I knew about this cause I played the demo. I knew it was low res. I don't care if it's 360 or ps3, this is unacceptable for this gen. Heck, I want full screen AA, high res, the whole 9 yards. I want them to move forward with res & AA. I know it takes time & the have to balance these things but come on. Let's move ahead, not backwards. I'm still gonna get the game because I like the gameplay & 4 player coop which other games shy away from. I'll just be always thinking how great it would of looked in higher res & AA. I just want consoles to get even closer to PC games in these regards. I know I'm not alone in this.
- 6:35am EDT - May 19th, 2008
Well I don't mind. Aslong as I have a nice en joyable experience with Haze. Then I'm cool with that. Anyways, my SDTV makes everything look crap anyway =D
- 6:43am EDT - May 19th, 2008
thats wack but i bet if we waws 360 it would b HD,
- 6:44am EDT - May 19th, 2008
haze is rubbish, now i'm even more sure, enough with average shooters
- 7:01am EDT - May 19th, 2008
Well, I think all of this is a little silly. We are playing games that ALL of which are higher resolution/detail than the previous generation. The fact that some devs have to scale back a bit to get the performance they need out of this or that (or both) machines is just due to inexperience with coding still for the new platform(s).
Isn't this Free Radical's first PS3 title? Or at least it was STARTED first? Guarantee that if they make a sequel they don't have these issues. Haze seemed to have some issues from the development side from the start. Perhaps in the management of the project or perhaps in retaining talent to work on the game. No matter.
I'll wait to see what the full game plays like. The story to me seems better than at least MOST FPS games I've seen and regardless of the actual pixel count, it seems to look very nice. If I'm proved wrong after playing, then so be it. But I think people are being awfully quick to judge on something they haven't played yet. As for the demo...well, lots of people didn't like Uncharted's demo either. Same with Ratchet & Clank. I liked both of those when they came out though. Let's just see, shall we? We have another exclusive game here that at least seems interesting to most people. Lets see how it goes.
Also, on the resolution front. It may well have been the decision to include 4 player on screen co-op that determined the drop. So would you rather devs build features in and make sure the game runs well to whatever level they are able to make it, or would you rather they concentrate on the buzz word numbers and leave features out? People say all the time that great graphics don't equal great gameplay but then immediately bash something they haven't played because it's "specs" aren't all they think they should be?
- 7:21am EDT - May 19th, 2008
All the re-lease cancellations and no HD. Played the demo, and it's kind of hazy.......How do you frickin' run! gotta have nectar all the time,sh!t, man. Oh, and a sh!tty directional/map arrows...
- 7:25am EDT - May 19th, 2008
I bought a PS3 to play games in HD, not in resolutions that are obsolete on my PC (I would never play games that only ran at 800x600). If I knew games like this were being created at only 576p I probably wouldn't have bothered with a PS3.
Edit: I usually look forward to Demo's to check out a game before buying it. Unfortunately, playing this for 5 mins has put me off the game completely. Gave me a headache due to blurry graphics.
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- 7:25am EDT - May 19th, 2008
haze is one of the worst games ive ever played on the ps3.
- 7:30am EDT - May 19th, 2008
I tend to agree, the only demo i have played which i hated more was Turok. Man that was terrible.
- 7:33am EDT - May 19th, 2008
Yes, all of the characters in the demo were whack.
- 7:53am EDT - May 19th, 2008
There are some idiots here. COD4 runs at 640p. for both PS3 AND 360, offline AND online. it has 2X AA though.
- 7:57am EDT - May 19th, 2008
I'll be honest i'm not sure what the technical differences between the sd and hd resolutions mean in real world gaming. All i do know is that i don't consider the graphics for Haze acceptable whether thats due to the sd as opposed to an hd resolution like 720p i couldn't comment.
- 8:19am EDT - May 19th, 2008
I thought the resolution for 720p was 1366x768...
- 8:29am EDT - May 19th, 2008
Lol, now I absolutely won't buy it.
- 8:52am EDT - May 19th, 2008
psn id: gingo.... HD seems to be a big factor for a lot of gamers these days, but really there is notihng to worry about since the ps3 upscales it to HD anyway we might lose a slight bit of true HD quality but it will be HD nonetheless
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