MadWorld in 480i, not 480p

Monday, 23rd February 2009 20:30 GMT By Patrick Garratt


This sort of thing matters to a lot of people, so here we go. According to Matt Casamassina’s blog, Platinum’s MadWorld runs at 480i. Not 480p.

Buy it anyway. It looks awesome. As Matt says:

You must still buy this game, but this omission raises an interesting point. Usually, lack of 480p support can be credited to developer laziness. No way such a claim can be leveled at Platinum Games or MadWorld. This is a AAA developer which constantly pushes the artistic limits and MadWorld is the latest proof of that. I’m wondering, then, if the studio simply wasn’t aware that 480p is “kind of a big deal” for a chunk of Wii owners.

What’s the difference between an “i” and a “p,” anyway? It’s out next month.



  1. deftangel

    The ‘i’ is for interlaced, the ‘p’ for progressive. The former displays only half of the 480 lines on screens every 1/60th of a second. The latter displays them all meaning 480i feeds your eyes half the visual information every frame.

    I did wonder why setting the Wii to 480p didn’t make much difference :) 480anything is a bit of a mis-nomer though, the game’s in a weird resolution.

    Doesn’t affect it at all mind. I doubt Platinum Games are unaware of the desire of 480p support, they probably just viewed the visual style and other stuff they were doing as more important.

    #1 6 years ago
  2. Hunam

    The i and the p do make a big difference, specially to those of us on HDTV’s :(

    #2 6 years ago
  3. airdom

    an HDTV does not deserve to have a Wii plugged into it dude, it just looks bland anyways! it’s not even meant for that anyways!

    get a cheap CRT TV and plug it in there lol.

    #3 6 years ago
  4. Hunam

    It is plugged into a CRT TV when I’ve got it, but my brother only has space (as in, horizontal, loads of vertical space) for LCD and so he has a HDTV, mario kart wii looks great in 480p on his 32″ 720p tv, but when we had the composites in before it was all blocky ass to look at in 480i.

    #4 6 years ago
  5. airdom

    Heh, Hooray for HD consoles ;)

    #5 6 years ago
  6. TJ

    I’m amazed anyone cares about something PCs have had for years.

    #6 6 years ago
  7. MasterChiefFenix

    Pretty cool the game i’m most intersted in for the Wii supports it. I wouldn’t have expected support for either! nice surprise imo.

    #7 6 years ago
  8. Hunam

    MasterChiefFenix: The game DOESN’T support 480p, so HDTV am cry an all that.

    #8 6 years ago
  9. ecu

    Meh, I don’t care. I play my Wii on an STD TV anyway.

    #9 6 years ago
  10. Cort

    Your TV has a sexually transmitted disease?

    #10 6 years ago
  11. ecu


    Well to be honest, I think it was the Wii that gave it to my TV. I haven’t told it yet though as they’re still getting on quite well and I don’t want to cause any problems.

    #11 6 years ago
  12. Blerk

    It does do widescreen, though. Right?

    #12 6 years ago
  13. Patrick Garratt

    It is widescreen, yeah.

    #13 6 years ago
  14. justmarbz

    the devs should know better. nintendo needs to make 480p and widescreen a requirement for every game on the wii.

    at least the art style of the game is so unique most will barely notice the lack of progressive scan. i cannot wait for this game.

    anyone who owns a nintendo wii needs to support this game. if you don’t buy it you have no right to complain about the lack of hardcore titles.

    #14 6 years ago

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