Digital Foundry confirms MK8 is 720p, 59fps with judder, and no AA

#1CoffeebeanzPosted 5/24/2014 8:03:40 AM
http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/digitalfoundry-2014-vs-mario-kart-8

Starting from the top, then, there has been a surprising amount of confusion surrounding the resolution of the game with some sources even suggesting a native 1080p presentation. We can finally put that rumour to rest right here and confirm that Mario Kart 8 instead operates at what is effectively the console's standard 1280x720. Of course, considering the quality of the visuals, this can hardly be considered a disappointment especially when other developers are struggling to hit 1080p consistently on more powerful hardware. What is surprising, however, is the complete omission of anti-aliasing in any form. At the very least, Nintendo has previously utilised a basic edge-smoothing algorithm across its Wii U titles and such a feature could have demonstrably improved image quality without a serious performance hit. As it stands, however, we're left with a heavily aliased presentation filled with obvious stair-stepping and pixel-crawling artefacts throughout most scenes. Busier areas can even result in a loss of detail to the point of reducing visibility

We'll so much for that
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#2squatch22Posted 5/24/2014 8:04:16 AM
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900p/30fps-The NEXT GEN POWER of 5GB GDDR5 RAM.
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#3Griff6260Posted 5/24/2014 8:05:34 AM
Preorder Status: Cancelled
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Microsoft, stop trying to make "Scroogled" happen. It's not going to happen.
#4EnchantedDevilPosted 5/24/2014 8:06:22 AM
59?

59!!!!

I refuse to play it now.

Fifty niiiiiiine?
#5GrizzmeisterPosted 5/24/2014 8:09:02 AM
Go play the Mario Kart 8 demo at GameStop and you'll be amazed at how drop-dead gorgeous the game is. Who really cares that it's not 1080p when it looks so beautiful on an HDTV?
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#6userfrigginamePosted 5/24/2014 8:10:07 AM
Ur a sad person if you let the specs of a game determine ur enjoyment of it.
#7SpookyryuPosted 5/24/2014 8:10:55 AM
already posted and everybody has cancelled pre-orders, nintendo is doom now
#8Maverick_ReznorPosted 5/24/2014 8:13:23 AM
59 fps?
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Currently Playing : Guns of Icarus Online, Wolfenstein:TNO, Minecraft
Looking Forward To: Destiny,Mario Kart 8, Smash Bros, Evolve The Order 1886
#9Griff6260Posted 5/24/2014 8:14:57 AM
EnchantedDevil posted...
59?

59!!!!

I refuse to play it now.

Fifty niiiiiiine?


Don't forget the visible stair-stepping!
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Microsoft, stop trying to make "Scroogled" happen. It's not going to happen.
#10GrizzmeisterPosted 5/24/2014 8:16:18 AM
Remember when pundits said that the original Wii would be a failure because it wasn't an HD console? Of course, the system went on to outsell both of its rivals. Now pundits are denigrating MK8's graphics which means it'll probably go on to be the best selling Mario Kart game of all time. : )
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