Killzone: Shadow Fall

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A US legal firm has filed a class action lawsuit against SCEA in excess of $5 million because the multiplayer mode of PS4 launch title Killzone: Shadow Fall doesn't run at native 1080p resolution – despite Sony advertising that it does.

The lawsuit states that Sony "claimed that the PS4 was so powerful that its featured Killzone video game could display '1080p' multiplayer graphics", pointing to an article on PlayStation Blog and highlighting the resolution listed on the game's box.

However, it was later discovered that "Killzone's multiplayer graphics were blurry to the point of distraction. The cause of this blurriness went unknown until a well-respected video game website reported that Killzone's multiplayer did not actually provide '1080p' graphics as advertised."

The discovery forced Guerrilla to explain that the technique used to achieve '1080p' graphics in the game's multiplayer was called "temporal reprojection", a technology that "combines pixels and motion vectors from multiple lower-resolution frames to reconstruct a full 1080p image.

"If native means that every part of the pipeline is 1080p then this technique is not native."

The developer promised to "be more precise with our language in the future" when discussing resolutions.

Nevertheless, the lawsuit goes on to detail one buyer's disappointment, classing Sony's claims as "deceptive marketing".

"Had Plaintiff known that Killzone's multiplayer mode was not running at a graphics resolution of 1080p, he would have not have purchased Killzone at all, or would have paid substantially less for it."

Sony has yet to comment.

Source: polygon.com, kotaku.com

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BenRawR

I sincerely hope that Sony offer this turd $10 back on the price of the game and cover none of his legal fees
Posted 15:07 on 07 August 2014
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SharnOfTheDEAD

This is just ridiculous
Posted 13:48 on 07 August 2014
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BritishWolf

"he would have not have purchased Killzone at all, or would have paid substantially less for it."
Haha is this what gaming is coming to? Not buying a game because it isn't 1080p?
Posted 11:09 on 07 August 2014
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dav2612

The multiplayer isn't true 1080p? Well that's it, I'm deleting it off my HDD tonight!
Posted 10:53 on 07 August 2014
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NickTheSwede

People in the US: I'M UNHAPPY ABOUT A THING, LET'*S SUE IT!
Posted 10:52 on 07 August 2014
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Tulipanzo

Ubisoft commented on the fact with the following: <<lol!>>
Posted 10:09 on 07 August 2014

Game Stats

Release Date: 29/11/2013
Developer: Guerrilla
Publisher: SCEE
Genre: First Person Shooter
Rating: PEGI 18+
Site Rank: 201
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