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Rare: No fix for Banjo SD TV issue

Blurry text on standard-def TVs here to stay

Following the release of the Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts demo, it came to light that the text in the game appears unclear on standard-def TVs. And unfortunately, Rare says it's not likely to be fixed, either.


Rare initially said it was looking into the issues, following complaints that game's text was near unreadable on normal CRT TVs. But Rare's community manager George Kelion has come out to admit that a fix is unlikely.

"Unfortunately, this is an issue that doesn't look like it will get changed. I don't want to bore you with the technical side of things (I really don't understand it all myself), but the long and the short of it is that the text you see in the demo will be the same as that which you find in the retail version of the game," said Kelion.

"I'm sorry that we weren't able to address this issue as nothing would please us more than turning all your complaints into gleeful responses, but it's simply something that's too expensive in terms of time, resources and money to alter," he said on the NeoGAF forums.

It's ironic that such a fundamental flaw could be in one of the biggest 360 games of the year, especially considering MS dictates that XBLA games have to playable on a 14-inch CRT TV as a rule of thumb for all games on the service, as we reported last month.