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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: hmm..
By h0kiez on 9/20/2006 3:17:27 PM , Rating: 2
Also...forgot to mention...as far as the killer app, I won't disagree that the 360 needs some more great games. I have said since I go it that many things about it are nearly perfect...the wireless controllers, the dashboard and interface, XB Live, integration with Media Center PCs, the hackabilty :)...and that a few killer games is what it needs. But Oblivion is one glaring exception...and I think that several more killer apps (Gears of War), Forza 2, and please lord hurry up and make a new Ninja Gaiden...all these should change that pretty soon (hopefully).


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