PAL gamers getting reduced quality games?
ItÃ‚Â´s confirmed that EA has excluded the enhanced graphics in tha PAL-version of Tiger Woods 2007 for the Wii.
The NTSC (American) version of the game features 480p in widescreen, but the PAL version only plays in 576i widscreen. For people like Petter Jacobs from Sweden, who brought this to my attention, who have projectors… ouch.
On HD-ready-screens this means a MUCH lower look of the game and for me with a projector I can hardly read the letters in the game!
This is a shame that EA is ripping PAL-version of EDTV-graphics. I think EA will lose many european gamers if they keep doing this in the future. I (Petter from Sweden)at least, will not buy another EA-game if the continue to rip functionality from future PAL-release.
This is the answer from EA-support who confirmed this:
Response (Jody R.) 03/23/2007 06:07 AM Hi,
Tiger Woods does not support EDTV or HDTV resolutions. The EDTV logo has not been included on the Game Pack for this reason to indicate that there are no Hi-Def functions in this iteration of the title.
I hope this answers your question.
Customer and Community Services, UK and Ireland
Customer 03/23/2007 03:26 AM
Q: Is TW2007 for Wii (PAL-version) able to run in 480p on not?
For the record:
– My other games works perfect in 480p on my Wii, always.
– I only have problem with 480p on TW2007, so in my case it IS only with your title and NOT a problem with my Wii in general.