Ratchet and Clank PS3 demo pixelates big time

Ratchet and ClankAfter playing the demo for Ratchet and Clank: Tools of Destruction for the PS3, I was pretty much blown away by how Insomniac has taken this game to the next level.

But not all is well in PS3Land, it would seem, as scattered reports have been coming in that some gamers are experiencing horrendous pixelization when playing the demo on their HDTVs in 720p mode.

In order to fix the problem, it turns out that if the 720p resolution is turned off on some HDTVs, such as Sony’s 52 inch Bravia, the picture clears up, although there is still distortion at the bottom of the screen.

One of the Insomniac team members for R&C: ToD immediately posted on NeoGAF, an industry discussion community, for a call for help from the gamers who experienced the problem.

"Hey guys,

Can you send me any brand/model numbers of TVs you have if you are having issues and what the issue is, plus what settings you are running (screen caps are helpful too).

We believe the lower right corner garbling issue appears to only be happening with 1080i/p output forced and with no-overscan. The vast majority of people shouldn’t experience it, and we highly recommend ensuring your PS3 has 720p output enabled as RCF will look best at that resolution and it should correct the issue.

If you’re having the strange pixilation issues, we want to try to replicate that here. We’ve never seen it in-house on all of our various HD sets, and knowing what TVs we need to track down would be helpful.

Appreciate your help

It’s refreshing to see developers such as Insomniac taking so much care and pride in their creations instead of the typical head-in-the-sand approach held by other game companies.

To protect the guilty, no names will be mentioned.

[via ripten.com]



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