FFXIII currently running at 30fps in 720p
- Posted April 8th, 2009 at 15:22 EDT by Mike Harradence
- 23 Comments
Motomu Toriyama, director of Final Fantasy XIII, has revealed that his team currently have the eagerly awaited RPG running at 30fps in 720p resolution.
According to Toriyama, Square Enix is going the extra mile to ensure folk who own bog standard analog TV sets will be able to read the game's on-screen text, as well as confirming that the cut scenes can be skipped or paused.
From the sound of things, development is progressing smoothly: "We've almost finished all the parts of the game," he said, adding, "From now on, it's a matter of putting them together."
In regards to the forthcoming demo packaged with Advent Children, Toriyama revealed that the playable build contains "about an hour" of gameplay, with Famitsu noting “there's almost no load time" and "the background music is so so cool."
Final Fantasy XIII is due out in Japan later this year, with a European release following in 2010.
- 10:31am EDT - April 8th, 2009
Sounds like they could have been done with this game a year ago...
- 10:31am EDT - April 8th, 2009
cool cant wait
- 10:32am EDT - April 8th, 2009
EU release, but NO US mentioned
- 10:33am EDT - April 8th, 2009
European release 2010? GREAT...
- 10:34am EDT - April 8th, 2009
psh 30FPS at 720p? Uncharted and GOW3 will be doing superior things than that.
- 11:09am EDT - April 8th, 2009
^ My thoughts exactly! Maybe the 360 is holding it back some, or it might be pushing more visuals seeing that it is a FF game that might not be to far from the truth.
- 11:32am EDT - April 8th, 2009
for people with standard definition TVs my ***. If you are playing you next gen system on a standard tv you probably dont have a next gen system. this is all so that failbox 360 can run it seeing as if they made it 1080p at 60fps you would need 3 dvds and your failbox 360 would red ring just being on the title screen. I once respected square enix but not anymore. i was promised no compromises from being cross platform this is a load of garbage. im not even sure i want to invest in this game anymore
- 11:39am EDT - April 8th, 2009
killzone 2 runs @30 FPS in 720P !
- 11:40am EDT - April 8th, 2009
Using 100% of the PS3 power.?
Sounds like a run-of-the-mill multiplatform game to me.
- 11:58am EDT - April 8th, 2009
@8. KZ2 lso ruus in1080i.
Dave-The-Rave | Dave-The-Rave
- 12:05pm EDT - April 8th, 2009
@10: 1080i is worse than 720p !! LMAO !!
Epyon_1 | MoneyM07
- 12:07pm EDT - April 8th, 2009
i like how the game is looking so far. i might make this my first time playing a ff game when i try out ffv13
- 1:05pm EDT - April 8th, 2009
OKAY WHEN IS FF VERSUS xiii!!!
- 1:08pm EDT - April 8th, 2009
The goal for PS2 game frame rates was 30 fps.
Good to see the next gen hardware has inspired higher goals.
My guess is PS4 games will run at 1080p.....in 30 fps.
- 1:32pm EDT - April 8th, 2009
- 1:58pm EDT - April 8th, 2009
For an RPG this sounds really good. It isnt going to be all closed areas like a shooter, so the graphics will never be as high as a shooter or racing game can pull off..
- 2:27pm EDT - April 8th, 2009
- 3:05pm EDT - April 8th, 2009
Cant wait, though im hoping for Versus more (The dark-theme (If thats still in o.O) appeals to me more.)
@5: Uncharted, GOW3, and FF13 are all different types of games. and 30FPS at 720p is pretty good.
@7: I didnt have an HDTv till November but I got my PS3 in january of last year, but I still had a "next-gen system". How does your TV determine if you have a next-gen system or not?
- 3:41pm EDT - April 8th, 2009
" About an hour of gameplay? "
- 4:58pm EDT - April 8th, 2009
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