This is excellent.
Alex does a great job explaining things and this video has helped me understand the kind of next gen visual leaps we can expect.
Its crazy that a updated last gen game is the most “next gen” game Ive seen, and why its the best looking “next gen” game that can be identified and explained.
Its why I find all the comments about rachet and clank or returnal being “the first next gen visual moment” funny and pretty ignorant.
Yes, Nvidias tech is on another level. However the TAA upscaled still looks decent.
I think the xsx/ps5 versions with be about 1512p with TAAupsample, I really hope the consoles can have RT high preset, but judging by the rx6800s performance theres a good chance they will have the normal RT preset
According to leaks (even Alex on DF hinted so on b3d) AMD fidelity FX will be closer to other reconstruction tech (more aimed at a 2x res multiplier, otherwise it gets really messy), while DirectML is indeed like DLSS (4x upscaling with close to native results)
I’ve seen literally zero people talking about Returnal having next-gen visuals, cuz it doesn’t, if someone was, they’re clearly fanboys who shouldn’t even be paid attention to. And that’s not saying anything regarding the game’s visuals which look great, but nothing next-gen about it, and that’s fine, the game is more about gameplay than its visuals and Housemarque isn’t Insomniac.
But yes, Ratchet looks like it’s gonna be the best looking game on either console (alongside Flight Sim) at its release and that’s not a controversial take at all.
Idk, have we we even seen the console version of Metro Exodus enhanced yet?
The DF video was all about the PC version and it’s guaranteed the console versions shall not look as good as it tbh especially with supersampling still not on consoles.
Even so, I’d say it definitely has incredible lighting tech, and the RTGI implementation is industry-leading and from that perspective, it’s hard to argue anything else that’s doing that aspect better.
But I was also considering other factors like world and character detail, geometry density, animations, FX and particles, NPC density, etc in which case I feel from what we’ve seen currently releasing, R&C really looks like it’s gonna look like the best looking game on console from a sheer fidelity and art direction standpoint, both being important in this case. All that says nothing about the kind of game it shall be, and how it shall be designed to make it look as good as possible, any number of tricks could be employed but I give Insomniac that room to do it if it works for the game in the end without hindering it in any significant ways.
Yes, thats why I say its a preference, which do people prefer? A state of the art RT based real time lighting with multiple bounces or the more Geometry of rift apart.
I guess definitive statements on the matter are impossible.