Quoted from Rarehero:
Stern already employs artists who are working with full resolution CG....it then gets downgraded for the display. Look at GOT's animated gears...look at KISS's CG gene spitting fire...look at Star Trek's CG Vengeance - all of these things were created with modern tools then filtered thru the low res display. The artists are there on staff already. Their paycheck isn't going to change when Stern finally puts in the modern display.
Yeah, remember when Stern announced that they'd hired two 3D artists a little while back? They've been working towards this transition, those hires weren't to work on DMD games for the next decade.