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I need to kick my kid of Horizon FW to take some detailed screenhots. I got it set up the correct way now (Their HDR implementation is temperamental to say the least) and in resolution mode the detail is insane.

Some shots I took earlier (first one is actually in performance mode ps5 set to 1080p SDR)


Resolution mode 4K HDR shots







The problem with performance mode is, all that foliage moves at 60fps creating a shimmering effect due to the checkerboarding and upscaling. I hope they can fix that. Too much fine detail for the old reconstruction techniques to cope with.



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Am I the only one here whos having a hard time noticing Ray tracing effects? They just go over my head or since I'm on ps5 the ray tracing modes tend to be minor upgrades. Dont know if I need a beefy PC to enjoy it properly.

On topic. Horizon is so far the best looking game I have played. Props to demon souls. That was a launch title and its still up there. Actually looks better than the latest from software game.



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eva01beserk said:

Am I the only one here whos having a hard time noticing Ray tracing effects? They just go over my head or since I'm on ps5 the ray tracing modes tend to be minor upgrades. Dont know if I need a beefy PC to enjoy it properly.

It definitely depends on the game and the studio's implementation of it. Metro Exodus makes good use of it, as do Insomniac's Spider-Man games in certain sections.

https://youtu.be/NbpZCSf4_Yk?t=1011



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Captain_Yuri said:

Yea Cyberpunk is insane. Especially with Ray Tracing on. I have never seen such an amazing looking game.

Gorgeous. I am pretty darn disappointed that the PS5/Xbox Series update only has ray traced shadows, which are so subtle you don't even notice them, hardly worth the hit to 30 fps. If it had the full ray-tracing suite, I would happily take a hit to 900p 30 fps, instead of 1440p 30 fps for just RT shadows.

Yea Cyberpunk isn't quite the same without the Ray Tracing. I do think Red will eventually update the consoles with either RT Reflections or RT GI or both even if they need to drop the resolution. It's just going to take them a while cause they didn't prioritize consoles for this game but I believe they will make it happen.

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CGI-Quality said:
eva01beserk said:

Am I the only one here whos having a hard time noticing Ray tracing effects? They just go over my head or since I'm on ps5 the ray tracing modes tend to be minor upgrades. Dont know if I need a beefy PC to enjoy it properly.

On topic. Horizon is so far the best looking game I have played. Props to demon souls. That was a launch title and its still up there. Actually looks better than the latest from software game.

Much of it is because you're on console, where the differences tend to be minor to save performance. You also have to know what to look for. In the case of Crysis 2 Remastered, I posted shots that show raytraced shadows and lighting. 

Here's an example of that, plus raytraced reflections all working together...

(Next two shots are from Metro Exodus Enhanced Edition) This focuses on GI (which was already a form of raytracing before RTX cards brought it to the forefront)

Notice how the light "bounces"? Past games didn't utilize this sort of thing. That calendar, for example, looks much more true-to-life than it otherwise would have.

Then there's full raytraced reflections...

Without it, that image would have used SSR, which while nice when looking at certain angles, would disappear if you moved the camera. In this case, even with other mathematical elements involved (such as the ripples and raytraced shadowing), the water still reflects as it would in life. 

So, it's just a matter of the game and what to look for. 

I should have clarified that I meant during gameplay. If you show me inmages and photo mode and zoom ins then sure I'll notice that.

But I hear it could be my TV. I did buy this tv when the ps4 pro launched. It was one of the earliest hdr lg tvs out there. Also not an expensive one. I'm looking into a better tv.  Hopefully when those micro led come out later this year some good last gen models come down in price and I get to buy a better and bigger tv. 



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I took some detail shots in resolution mode last night, so much detail


The detail in the hands and fingers surprised me most, very natural how characters hold items






Nice highlights in the rain on rocks, kinda need HDR to see the full effect




Uncanny ankles, yet so well mapped onto the terrain



Hard to capture all the effects that go on under water, looks great in motion as well


Great shadowing as well



They could tone down the orange filter a bit. It's only outside but feels a bit overdone at times.



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