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1080p support announced for XBOX 360 at Tokyo Game Show - dashboard update coming this year

2Old2Play has posted an article with some early coverage from the 2006 Tokyo Game Show. According to an announcement made early this morning, Microsoft's XBOX 360 game console will receive a dashboard update this year to enable 1080p support.

The forthcoming dashboard update will enable support for 1080p (1920x1080) resolution; however, the current lack of an HDMI cable for the XBOX 360 means this resolution will only be supported over component and VGA. Existing games and DVDs will be able to take advantage of this resolution through the upscaling feature of the XBOX 360, but no "native 1080p content" has been prepared for release as of yet.

With the advent of the HD DVD add-on drive and the rumors of a new XBOX 360 with an internal HD DVD drive, the update to include 1080p support may be part of the "surprise" Microsoft claimed was in store to counter Sony's PlayStation 3, scheduled to launch in Japan on November 11 (November 17 for North America).



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RE: But...
By ZeeStorm on 9/20/2006 12:35:19 PM , Rating: 1
They probably meant game-wise it's not possible. This update is referring to 1080p on HD-DVD movies, not games.

(And yes, it's a marketing thing, M$ has planned out the whole scheme of things, they know what will happen the next 2 years o.O besides ballmer getting shot or something)


RE: But...
By EclipsedAurora on 9/21/2006 2:25:19 AM , Rating: 2
I don't think so.

Since the game GT4 in PS2 can also provide 1080i resolution. It's shoudn't be a problem for both 360 and PS3 to provide 1080p.

The matter is is that any developer willing to do that. Sony proofen her support to the platform.


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