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Xenoblade Chronicles 3: how Monolith Soft pushes its Switch technology to the next level | Eurogamer.net

"Improved visuals, animation and image quality are just the tip of the iceberg."

In a nutshell, image quality is greatly improved over Xenoblade 2 due to the introduction of Temporal Upsampling; native base resolution is still low, but the result is "a passable rendition of 1080p when docked and 720p in portable play."

Framerate is "mostly fine" but can drop when heavy action takes place in more complex environments, though due to the nature of the game, the impact on gameplay is "minimal."

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I'm avoiding any more Xenoblade 3 footage until after I've played it, but I'm happy to see these impressions. Monolith Soft never disappoints.



So we finally get a Xenoblade game that's able to achieve a docked resolution of over 900p !

Portable play also finally doesn't suffer as much and is a viable option when away from the TV.

But yeah, I don't like much how most reviews tend to show so much footage of the game so I can't look at them sadly.

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Despite YouTube compression. I always felt it looked a lot better.



Bite my shiny metal cockpit!

Mar1217 said:

So we finally get a Xenoblade game that's able to achieve a docked resolution of over 1080p !

How do you equate a passable rendition of 1080p when docked” to “achieve a docked resolution of over 1080p !” ??



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Hynad said:
Mar1217 said:

So we finally get a Xenoblade game that's able to achieve a docked resolution of over 1080p !

How do you equate a passable rendition of 1080p when docked” to “achieve a docked resolution of over 1080p !” ??

Lol, I wanted to say "over 900p" but my thoughts got entangled ...

Those were the resolutions where XC DE and 2 fell in



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DF definitely sold the game very well for its great technical aspects. From what I have seen so far from youtube, this is definitely a step up from DE and 2.



     

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Smart upscaleing, if the native resolution is actually 540p, then upscaled it looks great.
This is kinda like DLSS or amd's FSR, it uses previous frames to upsample.

He mentions how big a upgrade it is visually compaired to last games, esp in handheld mode.



Until hardware limitations no longer have us trapped at a sub-50,000p resolution existence, I will be pausing my video gaming and stick to my old NES game library.



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Jumpin said:

Until hardware limitations no longer have us trapped at a sub-50,000p resolution existence, I will be pausing my video gaming and stick to my old NES game library.

This is the way.