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Wii U Mass Effect 3 Runs in 720p

by Jared Rosenberg - August 31, 2012, 5:51 am PDT
Total comments: 26

The game will not feature 1080p visuals as previously thought.   

Mass Effect 3 will be rendered in 720p on Wii U, according to the Australian developer Straight Right who are developing the Wii U version.

It was recently reported in Nintendo Power that the Wii U edition of Mass Effect 3 would feature 1080p visuals. The CEO of Straight Right, Tom Crago, has told NWR that, "The game will run at 720p."

Stay tuned for more information about Mass Effect 3 in the near future.

Talkback

Chozo GhostAugust 31, 2012

Well, that sucks.

geoAugust 31, 2012

"The game will run at 720p"

He didnt say it would ONLY run at 720p :p  Maybe it runs at 720p and 1080p too!

PaleMike Gamin, Contributing EditorAugust 31, 2012

Yeah. This is really weird. The NP article was very clear. It couldn't be read in any other way. They even mentioned how it would be the first console version to do it. How did this mistake happen?

BlueStormAugust 31, 2012

Not really a surprise.

My guess is that you won't see a lot of 1080P on WiiU. 
The system is low on memory 1.5GB is not nearly enough. 
4GB or 8GB could have been done within reason.

For titles that don't use the low Rez game pad maybe. 

TJ SpykeAugust 31, 2012

Quote from: BlueStorm

Not really a surprise.

My guess is that you won't see a lot of 1080P on WiiU. 
The system is low on memory 1.5GB is not nearly enough. 
4GB or 8GB could have been done within reason.

For titles that don't use the low Rez game pad maybe. 

We don't know how much RAM the Wii U will have, so you are just using speculation. Wii U will be more than capable of running native 1080p, but developers don't always want to spend the etra effort doing it. Very few Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3 games do it either.

ShyGuyAugust 31, 2012

Well look who deciced to stagger in! Our old friend Pale Zero!

Fatty_The_HuttAugust 31, 2012

Quote from: Pale

Yeah. This is really weird. The NP article was very clear. It couldn't be read in any other way. They even mentioned how it would be the first console version to do it. How did this mistake happen?

And NP is cancelled.

Coincidence?



...actually, yes.

Chozo GhostAugust 31, 2012

Quote from: TJ

We don't know how much RAM the Wii U will have, so you are just using speculation.

Don't we know from the developers how much RAM the WiiU devkits have? I'm not sure, but I think I remember reading that it was 3GB. But that's the dev kit, and the end user console is inevitably going to have somewhat less than that. If the Dev Kit is 3GB then 1.5GB in the console sounds about right, because that would be half of the devkit. It could also be 2GB, but its definitely not going to be any higher than that.

geoAugust 31, 2012

Quote from: BlueStorm

Not really a surprise.

My guess is that you won't see a lot of 1080P on WiiU. 
The system is low on memory 1.5GB is not nearly enough. 
4GB or 8GB could have been done within reason.

For titles that don't use the low Rez game pad maybe. 

You do realize the ps3 has 256 megs of ram and 256 megs of video memory, right?  I played MGS4 in 2008 at 1080p.  If the ps3 can do 1080p, the WiiU can do 1080p. 

TJ SpykeAugust 31, 2012

MGS4 is 720p native, it's only upscaled to 1080p.

Chozo GhostAugust 31, 2012

Maybe NP meant that ME3 is upscaled to 1080, but natively its only 720? If that's the case then both sources would be right (sorta).

the asylumAugust 31, 2012

Guess it's still SOP to treat Nintendo as a third-stringer in the 3rd party world

The more things change...

TJ SpykeAugust 31, 2012

Quote from: the

Guess it's still SOP to treat Nintendo as a third-stringer in the 3rd party world

The more things change...

Not really, very few Xbox 360/PlayStation 3 games are actually 1080p. If the Wii U version was, then that means they would have put more effort in than the other versions.

EyothrieSeptember 01, 2012

So the Wii U is a console generation behind again.  But I don't care  :D

TJ SpykeSeptember 01, 2012

Quote from: Eyothrie

So the Wii U is a console generation behind again.  But I don't care  :D

Why do you say that? Because some developer who nobody has ever heard of won't make the Wii U version of the game 1080p when even BioWare didn't make the Xbox 360/PS3 versions 1080p? I know you are joking though.

BrandoggSeptember 01, 2012

Amount of RAM shouldn't matter...Virtua Fighter 5 runs at 1080p on the PS3. Even if WiiU "only" has 1.5GB RAM, that's still 3x what the PS3 has...

Chozo GhostSeptember 01, 2012

Quote from: Brandogg

Amount of RAM shouldn't matter...Virtua Fighter 5 runs at 1080p on the PS3. Even if WiiU "only" has 1.5GB RAM, that's still 3x what the PS3 has...

The PS3 only has 256MB of RAM, so actually its 6x more.

BlueStormSeptember 01, 2012


I wasn't meaning to so that negative.  I'm sure the games will look fine regardless of being in 1080P or not.  I'm sure there will be games that run at 1080P, but between trying to mirror games on a 480P LCD and a 1080P screen, and running ports of games to consoles that run at 720P scaled to 1080P we may see a lot of 720P games.  It's okay.:)

More important to me is the art and style anyway.  I wish for more RAM, but regardless, I am excited to see this new platform in action.  I just worry that the lack of RAM will come back and bite it once new consoles are released in 2013-14 and it makes ports more difficult.

broodwarsSeptember 01, 2012

Quote from: Chozo

Quote from: Brandogg

Amount of RAM shouldn't matter...Virtua Fighter 5 runs at 1080p on the PS3. Even if WiiU "only" has 1.5GB RAM, that's still 3x what the PS3 has...

The PS3 only has 256MB of RAM, so actually its 6x more.

The PS3 has a pair of 256 MB RAM, each intended to work independently to accomplish different tasks.  Altogether, there's 512 MB of RAM, but developers have to program their PS3 versions to split tasks to use that RAM efficiently.  Some developers like Bethesda are just too lazy to do this, so they try to dump all the tasks on the RAM as if it was one 512 MB piece of RAM and the game runs like crap as a result.

Hopefully, Nintendo was wise and did not design their RAM in the same fashion, for it has shown to make porting between consoles problematic.

NeoThunderSeptember 01, 2012

xbox 360 has 512 MB of RAM just for the record

I'm not sure if ANYONE in my house even has a display that can run 1080p.

YmeegodSeptember 01, 2012

Virtua Fighter 5 isn't 1080P native, it's upscaled as well from 1024 by 1024.  Very few games are actually 1080P on either Xbox/ps3.  Most are 720 and a few like FF have 1080P video/720 gameplay. 

I found an old list for PS3 (dated back in 2010):
Playstation 3

50 Cent = 1280x720 (blur filter)
Afro Samurai = 1280x720 (QAA)
Alice: Madness Returns = 1280x720 (MLAA)
Aliens Vs Predator = 1120x630 (custom AA)
Alone in the Dark = 1120x630 (no AA)
Army of Two = 1280x720 (no AA)
Assassin's Creed = 1280x720 (QAA)
Assassin's Creed 2 = 1280x720 (QAA), 960x720 (QAA) -> 1080 mode.
Assassin's Creed 2: Bromance = 1280x720 (QAA)
Avatar = 1280x692 (QAA, black borders)
Azura's Wrath = 1280x720 (no AA)
Backbreaker = 1152x640 (2xAA + blur filter)
Batman: Arkham Asylum = 1280x720 (no AA)
Batman: Arkham City = 1280x720 (no AA)
Battle Fantasia = 1280x720 (no AA, toggable blur filter)
Battlefield 3 = 1280x704 (MLAA) black bars
Battlefield: Bad Company = 1280x720 (no AA)
Battlefield: Bad Company 2 = 1280x720 (no AA)
Bayonetta = 1280x720 (no AA)
Beijing 2008 = 1024x768 (no AA)
Beowulf = 1280x720 (no AA)
Bionic Commando = 1120x640 (no AA)
Bioshock = 680p (no AA, blur filter pre-patch)
Bioshock 2 = 1280x720 (no AA)
Bioshock Infinite =
Binary Domain =
Blacksite: Area 51 = 1280x720 (no AA)
BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger = 1280x720 (QAA background, no AA characters )
Blur = 1280x720 (2xAA + half-pixel, bilinear-filtered edge blur)
Bodycount = 1024x640 (FXAA?)
Borderlands = 1280x720 (no AA)
Bourne Conspiracy, The (demo) = 1280x720 (no AA)
Brink = 1280x720 (no AA)
Brutal Legend = 1152x720 (no AA)
Bulletstorm = 1280x720 (no AA)
Burnout: Paradise = 1280x720 (2xAA)
Call of Duty 3 (screenshot) ~1088x624 (2xAA)
Call of Duty: Black Ops = 960x544 (2xAA)
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare = 1024x600 (2xAA)
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 = 1024x600 (2xAA)
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 = 1024x600 (2xAA)
Call of Duty: World at War = 1024x600 (2x AA)
Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood = 1152x640 (4x2 custom edge AA)
Call of Juarez: The Cartel = 1280x720 (custom edge AA)
Cars Mater-National = 1280x720 (QAA), 1920x1080 (QAA)
Castlevania: Lord of Shadow = 1280x720 (no AA)
Catherine = 1280x720 (QAA)
Chronicles of Riddick: Dark Athena = 1024x720 (QAA)
Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 = 1280x720 (no AA)
Conan (demo) = 1024x576 (no AA)
Condemned 2 = 1280x720 (no AA)
Conflict: Denied Ops = 1280x720 (no AA) or 960x1080
Crysis = 1024x720 (TAA + edge post-process)
Crysis 2 = 1024x720 (TAA + edge post-process))
Dante's Inferno = 1280x720 (no AA)
Dark Sector = 1152x640 (no AA)
Darksiders = 1152x648 (no AA)
Darkness, The (demo) = 1024x576 (no AA)
Darkness II, The = 1152x600 (FXAA)
Dark Souls = 1024x720 (2xAA)
Dead Island = 1280x720 (custom edge filter)
Dead Rising 2 = 1024x576 (2xAA)
Dead Space = 1280x720 (no AA)
Dead Space 2 = 1280x720 (no AA)
Dead to Rights: Retribution = 1072x603 (2xAA) ?
de Blob 2 = 1280x720 (2xAA)
Def Jam Icon (screenshot) = 1152x648 (no AA)
Demon's Souls = 1280x720 (no AA)
Deus Ex: Human Revolution = 1280x720 (MLAA)
Devil May Cry 4 = 1280x720 (2xAA, temporal)
Dirt = 1280x720 (QAA)
Dirt 2 = 1280x720 (QAA)
Dragon Age: Origins = 1280x720 (AA ?)
Dragon Age II = 1280x720 (MLAA)
Dragon Ball: Raging Blast 2 = 1280x720 (no AA)
Dragon's Dogma = 1280x608 (black bars, FXAA)
Driver: San Fransisco = ~1120x720 (2xAA)
Duke Nukem Forever = 1152x640 (no AA)
Dynasty Warriors 6 = 1280x720 (no AA)
Dynasty Warriors 7 = 1280x720 (no AA)
EDF: Insect Armageddon = 1280x720 (QAA)
El Shaddai = 1152x576 (no AA)
Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion = 1280x720 (no AA)
Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim = 1280x720 (likely FXAA, more aggressive edge detection than 360 iteration)
End of Eternity/Resonance of Fate = 1088x720 (2xAA)
End War = 1280x720 (2xAA)
Enslaved = 1280x720 (no AA)
F.E.A.R. = 1280x720 (blur filter)?
F.E.A.R. 2 = 1280x720 (no AA)
F.E.A.R. 3 = 1280x720
F1 2010 = 1280x720 (QAA)
F1 2011 = 1280x720 (MLAA)
FaceBreaker = 1280x720 (QAA), 960x1080
Fallout 3 = 1280x720 (no AA)
Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer = 1280x720 (no AA)
Far Cry 2 = 1274x692 (QAA, black borders)
Fifa 2008 = 1280x720 (no AA)
Fifa 2010 = 1280x720 (QAA)
Fifa 2011 = 1280x720 (QAA)
Fifa Street 3 = 1920x1080 (no AA)
Fight Night Champion Online =
Fight Night Round 4 = 1280x720 (QAA)
Final Fantasy XIII = 1280x720 (2xAA)
Full Auto 2 (demo) = 1920x1080 (4x AA)
Fracture = 1152x648 (no AA)
Ghostbusters = 960x540 (QAA, pre-patch), 1024x576 (2xAA, post-patch)
Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter 2 = 1280x720
Ghost Recon: Future Soldier = 1024x600 (FXAA)
G.I. Joe: The Rise of the Cobra = 1280x720 (QAA)
Godfather II = 1200x720 (blur filter)
God of War: Origins Collection = 1280x720 or 1920x1080 (no AA), 3D is 1280x720
God of War Collection Volume II = 1280x720 or1920x1080 (no AA)
God of War III = 1280x720 (MLAA)
Golden Axe: Beast Rider = 1280x720 (no AA, blur filter)
Golden Compass = 1280x720 (no AA)
Grand Theft Auto IV = 1152x640 (QAA)
Gran Turismo 5: Prologue = 1080p mode is 1280x1080 (2xAA) in-game while the garage/pit/showrooms are 1920x1080 with no AA. 720p mode is 1280x720 (4xAA)
Gran Turismo 5 = 1280x720 (4xAA), 1280x1080 (QAA, TAA selectable), 1280x720 (QAA) in 3D mode
Guitar Hero 3 = 1040x585 (no AA)
Guitar Hero Aerosmith = 1040x585 (no AA)
Guitar Hero World Tour = 1040x585 (no AA)
Guitar Hero 5 = 1024x576 (no AA)
HAWX = 1280x720 (no AA, horizontal blur)
HAWX2 = 1280x720 (2xAA, full screen blur filter)
Haze (demo) = 1024x576 (2xAA)
Heavenly Sword = 1280x720 (4xAA)
Heavy Rain = 1280x720 (2xAA)
Homefront = 1024x576 (no AA)
Ico = 1280x720 or 1920x1080 (MLAA)
IL2 Sturmovik = 1280x720 (QAA)
Infamous = 1280x720 (no AA)
Infamous 2 =
Incredible Hulk = 1280x720 (no AA), 960x1080 (no AA)
James Bond 007: Blood Stone = 1280x720 (2xAA + blur filter, half pixel, bilinear edge filter)
Jericho (demo) = 996x560 (2x AA)
Juiced 2: Hot Import Nights = 1280x720 (QAA)
Killzone 2 = 1280x720 (QAA)
Killzone 3 = 1280x720 2D, 640x716 3D, (both MLAA )
Kingdoms of Amalur = 1280x720 (no AA)
Kung Fu Panda = 1280x720 (no AA), 960x1080 (no AA)
Lair = 800x1080 (2xAA) - AA buffers are merged to produce 1600x1080 for further scaling
Legend of Spyro: Dawn of the Dragon, The = 1280x720 (no AA)
Legendary = 1280x720 (no AA)
LEGO: Batman = 1280x720 (no AA, slight blur filter)
LEGO: Harry Potter 1-4 = 1280x720 (no AA)
LEGO: Indiana Jones = 1280x720 (no AA), 960x1080 (no AA)
LEGO: Star Wars III = 1280x720 (edge detect blur filter)
Little Big Planet = 1280x720 (2xAA)
Little Big Planet 2 = 1280x720 (MLAA)
Lord of the Rings: Conquest = 640p (no AA)
Lost Planet = 1280x720 (temporal 2xAA)
Lost Planet 2 = 1280x720 (no AA)
Madden NFL '09 = 1280x720 (no AA)
Mafia 2 = 1280x720 (no AA)
MAG = 1280x720 (2xAA)
Marvel: Ultimate Alliance = 1280x720 & 1920x1080 (no AA)
Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2 = 1024x576 (2xAA)
Marvel Vs Capcom 3 = 1280x720 (no AA)
Mass Effect 2 = 1280x720 (no AA)
Mass Effect 3 = 1280x720 (FXAA)
Mercenaries 2: World in Flames = 1280x720 (no AA)
Metal Gear Online = 1024x768 (2xAA, temporal)
Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriot = 1024x768 (2xAA, temporal)
Midnight Club: Los Angeles = 960x720 (QAA)
Mirror's Edge = 1280x720 (no AA)
MotoGP '10/'11 = 1280x704 (no AA)
Mortal Kombat 9 = 1280x720 (edge blur filter), one of the levels appears to be 680p. 1/2x1/2 transparencies, 960x720 in 3D mode
Mortal Kombat vs DC = 1040x624 (QAA)
MLB08: The Show = 1280x720 (2xAA) - The rendering window is adjustable down to 576p without upscaling to 720p i.e. the frame has black borders
MLB09: The Show = 1280x720 (2xAA) or 1920x1080 (no AA)
Motorstorm = 1280x720 (2xAA)
Motorstorm Apocalypse = 1280x1080 (dynamic) 2D, 1024x720 3D (MLAA)
Motorstorm Pacific = 1280x720 (dynamic down to 576p, 2xAA)
MX vs ATV: Alive = 1280x720 (no AA)
MX vs ATV: Reflex = 1280x720 (no AA)
MX vs ATV: Untamed = 1024x576 (no AA)
Nail'd = 1152x640 (4x2 custom edge AA)
Naruto Ninja Storm 2 = 1280x720 (no AA)
NBA07 (demo) = 1920x1080 (no AA)
NBA08 (demo) = 1920x1080 (no AA)
NBA Live '08 = 1280x720 (no AA)
NBA Street Home court (screenshot) = 1920x1080 (no AA)
Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit = 1280x720 (2xAA on cars, no AA on environment)
Need For Speed: Pro Street = 1280x720 (QAA)
Need For Speed: Shift = 1280x720 (QAA)
Need For Speed: Shift 2 =1280x720 (MLAA)
Need For Speed: The Run = 1280x704 (MLAA) black bars
Need For Speed: Undercover = 1280x720 (QAA)
NFL Tour = 1280x720 (no AA, poor framerate)
NHL '09 = 1280x720 (4xAA)
Ninja Gaiden: Sigma = 1280x720 (no AA, has weird scaling to support 1080p)
Ninja Gaiden: Sigma 2 = 1280x718 (dynamic 2xMSAA, black borders)
Ninja Gaiden 3 = dynamic up to 1280x720 (FXAA)
Operation Flashpoint 2 = 1280x720 (QAA)
Orange Box, The = 1280x720 (QAA or full screen blur...)
Overlord = 1280x720 (no AA)
Overlord II = 1280x720 (no AA)
Pirates des Caraibes (screenshot) = 768x1080 (no AA), 960x720 en mode 720p
Portal 2 = 1280x720 (MLAA)
Prince of Persia = 1280x720
Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands = 1280x720 (2xAA + blur? or quincunx)
Pro Evolution Soccer 2008 = 1280x720 (QAA)
Pro Evolution Soccer 2010 = 1280x720 (2xAA in-game, no AA cut-scenes)
Pro Evolution Soccer 2011 = 1280x720 (no AA)
Prototype = 1120x640 (QAA)
Quake Wars: Enemy Territory = 1280x720 (no AA)
Race Driver: GRID = 1280x720 (2xAA)
Rage = 640x720 up to 1280x720 (no AA)
Rainbow Six Vegas 2 = 1280x720 (2xAA)
Ratchet & Clank: Tools of Destruction = 960x704 (2xAA, AA samples used to reconstruct 720p)
Ratchet & Clank: A Crank in Time = 960x704 (2xAA, AA samples used to reconstruct 720p)
Red Dead Redemption = 1152x640 (QAA)
Red Faction: Armageddon = 960x540 (MLAA)
Red Faction: Guerrilla = 1280x720 (no AA)
Resident Evil 5 = 1280x720 (dynamic 0-QAA)
Resistance: Fall of Man = 1280x720 (QAA)
Resistance 2 = 1280x720 (QAA)
Resistance 3 =
Ridge Racer 7 (demo) = 1920x1080 (no AA)
Rise of the Argonauts = 1280x720 (no AA)
Risen 2: Black Waters = 1120x640 (no AA)
Rock Band = 1280x720 (2xAA, post-fx or lighting usually resulting in "no AA")
Rock Band 2 = 1280x720 (2xAA, post-fx or lighting usually resulting in "no AA")
Rock Band: The Beatles = 1280x720 (2xAA, post-fx or lighting usually resulting in "no AA")
Rock Band: Green Day = 1280x720 (2xAA, post-fx or lighting usually resulting in "no AA")
Ryu Ga Gotoku 3 = 1024x768 (no AA)
Saboteur = 1280x720 (edge detect)
Sacred 2: Fallen Angel = 1280x720 when sub-HD output selected, 1920x1080 for any HD output (no AA)
Saint's Row 2 = 640p (QAA)
Saint's Row 3 = 1280x720 (800x450 lighting)
SCORE International Baja 1000 = 1280x720 (no AA)
SEGA: All Stars Racing = 1280x720 (2xAA)
SEGA: Rally Revo = 1280x720 (4xAA, alpha blend)
SEGA: Superstars Tennis = 1280x720 (QAA, 30fps)
Shadow of the Colossus = 1280x720, 960x1080 (MLAA), 720p for 3D
Shadows of the Damned = 1280x720 (no AA, higher AF)
Silent Hill: Homecoming = 1024x576 (no AA)
Simpsons, The = 1280x720 (no AA)
Singularity = 1280x720 (no AA)
Skate = 1280x720 (no AA)
Skate 3 = possibly 1152x640 (2xAA, super blur filter makes it difficult to determine exact res)
Sleeping Dogs = 1152x640 (FXAA)
Soldier of Fortune: Payback = 1280x720 (no AA)
Sonic Unleashed = 880x720 (blur filter)
Soul Calibur IV = 1280x720 (no AA), 1280x576 in 1080p mode
Soul Calibur V = 1280x720 (MLAA)
Spec Ops: The Line = ~1120x640 (light FXAA?)
Spiderman: Web of Shadows = 1280x720 (no AA)
Spiderman: Shattered Dimensions = 1120x630 (no AA)
Split-Second = 1280x720 (2xAA)
SSX = 1120x585 (FXAA)
Star Ocean 4: The Last Hope = 1024x720 (2xAA, in field), ~930x512 (2xAA, in battle)
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed = 1280x720 (no AA)
Stormrise = 1280x720 (2xAA)
Street Fighter IV = 1280x720 (no AA), 1120x630 (in up-close character view)
Super Stars V8: Next Challenge = 1280x720 (2xAA)
Super Street Fighter IV = 1280x720 (no AA)
Supercar Challenge = 960x1080 (no AA)
Syndicate = 1280x720 (post-AA, dynamic res)
Tekken 6 = 1024x576 (2xMSAA w/o motion blur, no AA w/motion blur)
Terminator: Salvation = 1152x648 (blur filter)
Test Drive Unlimited = 1280x720 (QAA?)
Test Drive Unlimited 2 = 1280x720 (MLAA)
Tiger Woods PGA Tour '09 = 1280x720 (no AA)
Tiger Woods PGA Tour '11 = 1280x720 (no AA)
Tomb Raider: Underworld = 1280x720 (QAA)
Tony Hawk's Project 8 = 1280x720
Tony Hawk's Proving Ground (demo) = 1024x576 (no AA)
Top Spin 3 = 1280x720 (QAA)
Top Spin 4 = 1280x720 (QAA) 2D, 1024x720 (no AA) 3D
Transformers = 960x1080 (no AA)
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen = 1120x720 (blur filter)
Transformers: War for Cybertron = 1024x600 (no AA)
Tron = 1280x720 (no AA)
Turning Point: Fall of Liberty = 1280x720 (no AA)
Turok = 1280x720 (no AA)
UEFA Euro 2008 = 1280x720 (no AA)
UFC 2009: Undisputed = 1280x720 (no AA in-game, 4xAA cutscenes)
Uncharted: Drake's Fortune = 1280x720 (2xAA)
Uncharted 2 = 1280x720 (2xAA)
Uncharted 3 = 1280x720 (edge detect) in 2D, 896x504 in 3D
Unreal Tournament III = 1280x720 (no AA)
Vanquish = 1024x720 (2xAA)
Viking: Battle for Asgard = 960x720 (2xAA) - AA buffers are merged to a 1920x720 framebuffer, which is then downscaled to 1280x720
Virtua Fighter 5 = 1024x1024 (no AA)
1024x768 en mode 1080p
Virtua Tennis 2009 = 1280x720 (QAA)
Virtua Tennis 3 = 1920x1080 (2x AA)
Virtua Tennis 4 = 1280x720 (2xAA) for 2D and 3D, 640x720 in 3D for cut-scenes
WALL E = 1280x720 (no AA)
Wanted = 1120x640 (no AA)
Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine = 1138x640 (post-AA)
Wheelman = 1280x720 (no AA)
Wolfenstein = 1280x720 (no AA)
World Series Of Poker 2008 = 1920x1080 (2xAA)
WWE 08 = ? 640x720 ? (2x AA) - les edges ont l'aparence du 1280x720 mais d'apres certain artefact il semble que ce soit le resultat de la fusion de 2 buffers MSAA 640x720
translation StefanS: "The edges give the impression of being 1280x720p, but because of a certain artifact it seems that it is the result of the fusion of 2 MSAA buffers of resolution 640x720"
WWE All-Stars = 1152x640 (no AA)
X-Men Origins: Wolverine = 1280x720 (no AA)


PSN GAMES

1942: Joint Strike = 1280x720 (4xAA) or 1920x1080 (2xAA)
After Burner Climax = 1280x720 (no AA)
Battlefield 1943 = 1280x720 (no AA)
Blast Factor = 1920x1080 (no AA)
Bionic Commando: Rearmed = 1280x720 (no AA)
Calling All Cars (screenshot) = 1920x1080 (4x AA)
Commando 3 = 1280x720 (4xAA) or 1920x1080 (2xAA)
Dead Nation = 1280x720 (no AA)
Echochrome = 1920x1080 (2xAA)
Elefunk = 1920x1080 (4xAA)
Explodemon = 1280x720 (no AA)
Fat Princess = 1920x1080 (no AA)
Forbidden Siren = 1024x512 (4xAA)
Go Puzzle = 1920x1080
GTHD = 1440x1080 (no AA) - Vehicle selection is rendered at 1920x1080
Hard Corps: Uprising = 1280x720 (no AA)
High Velocity Bowling = 1920x1080 (no AA)
Lara Croft and The Guardian of Light = 1024x576 (QAA)
Locoroco Cocoreccho = 1920x1080 (2x AA)
Mainichi Issyo = 1440x1080 (4xAA)
Pixel Junk Monsters/Racers/Eden = 1920x1080
Red Faction: Battlegrounds = 1280x720 (QAA)
Rocketmen = 1920x1080 (2xAA)
Rub'a'dub = 1600x1080 (no AA)
Snakeball = 1280x1080 (no AA)
Stacking = 1152x720 (custom edge filter)
Stardust HD = 1280x1080 (no AA) pre-update, 1920x1080 (no AA) or 1280x720 (4xAA) post-update
Sudoku = 1920x1080
Super Rub-a-Dub = 1600x1080
Tekken 5 Dark Resurrection (screenshot) = 1920x1080 (no AA), not always?
TMNT:TiT Re-shelled = 1280x720 (no AA)
Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown = 1280x720 (FXAA)
Warhawk = 1280x720 (4xAA)
Wipeout HD = dynamic-framerate-dependent 1080p framebuffer (1280x1080 to 1920x1080)
Wolf of the Battlefield: Commando 3 = 1920x1080 (2xAA)

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Also, the reason why the screenshots of the WII U version of ME3 looks sharper isn't because of the resolution, it's the AA.  Most likely the game is running with MSAA at 2 to 4x which is way better than FSAA.

oohhboyHong Hang Ho, Staff AlumnusSeptember 01, 2012

I have no idea why you would run a game at 720p when you can run it at 1080p which has a natural AA and superior effect anyway than to run an AA filter which will hit your frame rate all the same. Here is a nice article breaking down some of the AA filters used and their respective costs.

If they are still rendering ME3 on the WiiU in 720P, it seems to be that something has gone terribly wrong in development. If my computer with a Nvidia 9800 can render an acceptable frame rate @ 1080p, surely a streamlined console with none of my OS overhead can do much better with up to date hardware a couple generations ahead of mine. A lot about this story doesn't make sense.

Chozo GhostSeptember 01, 2012

I don't think EA is expecting ME3 to be a huge seller on the Wii U anyway, so they probably didn't think its worth the investment to redo it all in 1080. Its probably just a copy and paste of the PS360 version with minor modifications to make it work.

CericSeptember 01, 2012

Yeah, there really shouldn't be any reason ME3 couldn't run at 1080p and still drive the second screen if its like the PC Version.

It probably is a Copy and Paste of the PS360 version.  Back to this game will hopefully come out at the ~$30.  If more from what we've seen I think people would be getting ripped off.

RachtSeptember 01, 2012

Even with all of the DLC added to the game? I'd be fine with a $50 tag - at most.

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