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King Kong X360 'too dark'

Says Ubisoft bigwig.

Ubisoft boss Yves Guillemot has conceded that Xbox 360 owners who've purchased Peter Jackson's King Kong may face problems unless they're playing the game on a high definition telly.

"We have a problem on the 360. The screen is dark on some TVs and it totally changes the experience," Guillemot told BBC News.

"When it's dark, you don't see where you have to go... I'm a bit disappointed that we didn't see it when we were developing the game."

According to Guillemot, the game was developed using HD TVs - and it didn't occur to anyone that it might not work so well on standard tellies. But they're seeing if they can fix the code, however.

"It is the beginning of the high-definition TV era for us," Guillemot went on.

"It's a shame, but it happens with new machines. I don't think we will have it anymore."

Guillemot was quick to point out that the problem isn't present in other versions of the game: "When you play on an Xbox or a PlayStation 2, you start to see that it is beautiful," he said.

Here at Eurogamer, we thoroughly enjoyed the game - and found that simply turning up the brightness control did away with any visual issues. So there you go.

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