There is a theory that eventually we won’t need to worry about graphics anymore. Nintendo tested this theory with the Wii and found a moderate level of success, but soon we found that HD graphics really do matter. At this point, we expect at least 1080p from our game consoles, and the idea that any next generation console would do any less is unthinkable. However, now most developers are saying that we really have hit the edge of graphical perfection. Our TVs simply aren’t big enough to notice an appreciable difference in higher resolution gameplay.
Think again, game developers, the TV market is always looking to force you to make your games a little bit more eye-bleedingly gorgeous. Sharp has recently created an eighty-five-inch TV that has a resolution of 7680 x 4320! For a comparison, 1080p only runs at a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. This effectively makes this TV a 4320p display that takes up an entire wall. It looks more like something that would be displayed in a museum than a home entertainment device.
What’s even scarier is that Sharp was able to display images and videos in that native resolution. Now Microsoft and Sony have to tweak their game consoles so that we can play games on a TV as big as the side of a Mack truck. Don’t you love modern technology?