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Fast Racing Neo uses “4-8k Textures”, to Produce “Hyper real Graphics”, says Shin’en


Shin’en has some great news for Fast Racing Neo fans. The eShop game uses “4-8K textures”, which means it will produce “hyper real graphics”.

Shin’en was responding to a fan who asked how it felt not having a 40MB limit imposed on developers.


Fast Racing Neo hits the Wii U eShop early next year. I am picking up the game for sure.

Thanks to Gyradoser for the amazing tip!


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40 Responses to Fast Racing Neo uses “4-8k Textures”, to Produce “Hyper real Graphics”, says Shin’en

  1. *NormalGamer* says:

    Shin’en is really pushing the boundaries, these days; awesome stuff. :)

  2. ChariotMan7 says:

    4-8K Textures for Fast Racing Neo. How did the hell Wii U pull that off. What y'all Xbox and PS4 fans gotta say now! EXPOSED!

    • Gyradoser says:

      I'm pretty sure that the creator of rayman legends, in an interview talked about how the wii u can handle some pretty big textures that they made and forgot to compress pretty well.

  3. Lonnie says:

    LOL at the people thinking 4K textures means 4K output resolution.

  4. Liquid-Sun says:

    Shin'en are some of the most talented guys in the industry!
    I need to get Jett Rocket I & II soon!

  5. hardin25 says:

    Nintendo, let these guys make Fzero.

  6. Maestro says:

    HOLY MOLY…. Shin'en always at their best. I can't wait to see what they've got for us

  7. DePapier says:

    That’s the resolution of their textures, not that of the game — unless somehow magically the Wii U supports 4K gaming, which no living room TV supports. What it means is the game in 1080p will look true 1080p wherever you look at it, even in really really upclose footage and screenshots.

  8. comando says:

    native display is 1080or even 720 but the textures are @ 4k and 8k down sampled SO SUPER SUPER SHARP

  9. markwang125 says:

    That's pretty cool. The gameplay is probably going to be great as well!

  10. gurfinki says:

    What does "4-8k textures" mean? I really haven't got the slightest clue.

    • DePapier says:

      4K = 3840 pixels × 2160 lines, or 2160p = 1080px2, 1080p being True HD.
      8K = 2x 4K.

      You know how we often hear about lower res textures on games like CoD and stuff? Shin'en is having none of that. At all.

    • Why Im I Here says:

      The textures of the game will be on 4-8k resolution which is greater then 1080p. But the game itself will still be in 1080p.

      • Matt says:

        8192×8192 is 8k resolution,4096×4096 is 4k resolution in textures that's that……when wiiu was coming out ubisoft said it could draw textures at 8192×8192 all day….and its uses dx11 features ect ect…..this is no secret.

        • Matt says:

          All their games run at 60fps the Engine they use runs every game at 60fps plus thy have said they will use alot od the edram section this time as they used none last time….

  11. […] Shin’en has some great news for Fast Racing Neo fans. The eShop game uses“4-8K textures”, which means it will produce “hyper real graphics”. Shin’en was responding to a fan who asked how it felt not having a 40MB limit imposed on developers. @GoldMetalSonic Since FRN we use 4-8k textures. Means hyper real graphics but 16x storage. Happy this is no prob on WiiU eShop — Shin’en Multimedia (@ShinenGames) November 19, 2013 Fast Racing Neo uses “4-8k Textures”, to Produce “Hyper real Graphics”, says… […]

  12. Starchaser says:

    Holy crap!!!!!!!!! Can these guys just make f-zero plz <3

  13. Gamer says:

    Meantime at Crytek Germany, RYSE is 900P/30fps really!

  14. Gamer says:

    Don't get us in francis Dance mode shin 'en lol.

  15. MortyF1 says:

    WUT!!! This can't be, it's a trick…..
    KILL THE WITCHES!!! They are using black magic to make this game :D

    Now I can't wait for it <:O

  16. Bay2OnWiiU4Life says:

    You're not the only one who wants this game also, Furious Francis. Shin'en is truly one of the best indie developers this generation.

  17. Nintendo Power says:

    Oh snap!

  18. RicardJulianti says:


    Holy shit. My reaction: http://i.imgur.com/E8JIjUO.gif

    Now keep in mind that the entire game isn't being rendered at 4-8k, but the textures it uses are at that resolution. Still…that's just crazy. No doubt it'll run at 60fps too.

    • O.G says:

      Won't this increase the size of the game be huge since they are using ultra high-res textures? I thought high res texture maps takes up a lot of memory, more so than heavily hand shaded texture maps? I hope the Wii U's compression system can compress the file size without losing audio nor video quality, or else it might be a pretty big download.

      • DePapier says:

        It’s Shin’en we’re talking about. I can guarantee you the file size will be really light for what is, as Jett Rocket II demonstrates.

      • RicardJulianti says:

        Well, in this comment they say the higher textures mean 16x storage. Let's look at Nano Assault Neo as a reference since that is their only Wii U game so far.

        NAN is 50 MB…..x16 equals 800MB….which is less than half of SM3DW's size.

        I'm okay with this.

  19. DePapier says:

    Btw you guys should try FAST Racing League on WiiWare. There is a free demo. I bought the game and I have to say it's awesome. Playing with the Wiimote is truly precise and I spent about half an hour of frustrating fun completing one of the game's challenge. Its difficulty is somewhat near to that of F-ZERO GX.

  20. Gyradoser says:

    Shin'en, these are the guys that make the impossible a reality with any piece of technology they get in their hands. My hype for this game is through the roof. :D

  21. DePapier says:

    Wait… Is it 4-8K like in 4K TVs??? REALLY??? Shin'en is you for REAL???


    • Informed Anon says:

      The textures, not the resolution. As in, surfaces, clothing, etc. Wii U supports up to 8.9K ish texture sizes, while PS360 struggled for 4K size textures.

  22. Twinkie5000 says:

    Shin'en. I like these guys. They're like the ultimate refution to most anti Wii U arguments.

  23. WSJ4L says:

    Sounds awesome. Can't wait to learn more about this game its features.

  24. NGX159 says:


    Shots fired towards the Sony/Microsoft graphic whores saying Wii U isn't next gen

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