Koei Tecmo seems to have officially confirmed that the image resolution of their upcoming RPG Blue Reflection will be only 720 on the PC version, while reaching 1080 on PS4. This revelation has understandably upset the PC community, not just because for the poor optimization of this title in particular, but because when it comes to many Japanese releases, PC gamers often end up with a version that doesn’t perform accordingly to the platform’s potential.
This information was revealed through its customer support service, to a potential customer who then posted the message on the Steam Forums. This was the response he got: “We prepare 2D images basically on the resolution of 1280*720 for BLUE REFLECTION Steam version, meanwhile 1920*1080 for PS4 version. Therefore, if you play in the environment where the resolution is larger than 1280*720, the images are shown as stretched. We hope you will accept this. We will consider conforming 2D images to a larger resolution, but cannot promise. We trust that you will understand our position in this matter.”
Also, fans immediately picked on the expression “We hope you will accept this,” which is probably the result of a translation engine, but sounds particularly odd in this situation.
Blue Reflection is an upcoming RPG from Koei Tecmo featuring turn-based battles and a very distinctive vibe similar to the classic magical girl manga sub-genre. In fact, we even described it as “the perfect Sailor Moon RPG we never got”. So you should really give it a chance if you are interested on those franchises.
Blue Reflection launches on September 26 in North America and September 29 in Europe for PS4 and PC via Steam.