NX GAMER: Forbidden West Preview

1 : Anonymous2021/05/29 17:59 ID: nnsstn
NX GAMER: Forbidden West Preview
2 : Anonymous2021/05/29 20:39 ID: gzwof5s

This post just shows how powerful good graphics can be. Extremely good graphics are actually enough for a lot of people to think they’re playing a next gen game. That’s not a bad thing of course.

ID: gzx0n2s

I think more people need to realize that a LOT of people really, really care about how good a game looks, and they really don't care as much about 60fps. They want it to look like a movie and that's a huge part of their enjoyment of the game.

ID: gzx6vgd

Yes, this! Contrary to what the loud minority states (yes minority), it's a very SMALL percentage of gamers that care about performance over graphics. Developers always target graphics and resolution because that is what sells a game and is good for marketing. You can't easily market "60 FPS" or "120 FPS" to the general consumer, but you can market photorealistic graphics.

Personally, I'll always care about graphics before performance. If a game has shit graphics I'll not even touch it, regardless what the performance, story, or gameplay is like. I bought Cyberpunk 2077 on the PlayStation 4 Pro (for example) and even though the story was amazing, ended up quitting like three hours into the game because the graphics were just too bad.

Graphics over Performance. Everytime.

ID: gzwwvky

I’d much rather see improvements in gameplay, animation and the AI of NPC’s like allies, enemies, animals, etc, versus ray tracing or 60fps for that matter.

I do love 60fps but if it means we are going to get the same games over and over and I’d rather have big improvements and it run at 30fps.

ID: gzx6pxd

MGSV and TLOU2 had excellent AI. I think most devs just don’t want to put the effort in. AI is harder to market than graphics.

ID: gzwvbd6


ID: gzx92q3

Yeah the Graphics get better and maybe even more FPS (not looking on a specific platform right know) But the Games itself havent evolved that much in my eyes. Some gimmicks here and there. We are at a point where we should get some jaw breakers aside from the look of the game.

3 : Anonymous2021/05/29 18:21 ID: gzw7wms

Same way the first Horizon ran on the PS4 lol. People are forgetting the PS4 had games like TLOU 2, Ghost of Tsushima, Days Gone, GoW etc. These are heavily graphic games. I’m sure the PS4 will run the new Horizon at 30 FPS.

ID: gzwb8p6

Dynamic resolution, good at hiding weaknesses etc.
And of course its an exclusive they only have to optimize it for 3 different systems.

ID: gzwqr42

What’s the third?

ID: gzw8lke

It has to! But I’m only hoping for a RT mode at 30fps on PS5

ID: gzwyawv

The video we saw was already 30 fps and didn't have RT, so we probably aren't getting it at all.

ID: gzw8xa7

Judging from how things are going, I would think that it will have a performance mode of 60 FPS and a RT mode of 30 FPS which was shown in the stream

ID: gzx033n

If they had an RT mode that's what they would have shown Thursday. Seems like it's going to be 4k30 with checkerboarding, no RT. Maybe a lower resolution 60fps mode too

ID: gzx70la

I’m not seeing much evidence of RT

ID: gzx2n17

Ghost of tsushima is not really graphically that demanding, it has an incredible art style and direction that creates amazing scenery but it's nothing something super incredible and super demanding.

4 : Anonymous2021/05/29 18:41 ID: gzwabwq

Great job by NX Gamer

Here's a TL;DR though he goes into much more detail with different engine features:

In terms of engine features this seems very much like a cross generation game. It is basically a PS4 game but supercharged on PS5 with detail and effects cranked up. You can still see some legacy baggage carried over onto PS5 like the traditional LOD system rather than utilizing the geometry engine or the lack of any raytracing.

There are also improvements that don't necessarily are thanks to more powerful hardware. For example the animations have seen a lot of improvement, both in gameplay and cutscenes. Though it could be that PS5 might be able to utililize a larger animation library thanks to faster loading.

Overall it's an evolution, not a revolution but the results look very impressive.

5 : Anonymous2021/05/29 21:15 ID: gzwsotj

We need that release date now! I want this game locked down for this year!!!

6 : Anonymous2021/05/29 18:59 ID: gzwcjq0

Remember that the PS5 dev kits are purposefully designed to be similar to the PS4's.

ID: gzwnk1w

Yeah PS4 will still be around for 3 more years. True to life console support expectancy is actually 10 years. Not 7 years.

ID: gzwudvg

I would wager most high budget titles will be cross-gen until 2023.

ID: gzx0z1t

3 more years from 2020? Heck no. Even Square Enix is severing FFVIIR ties with last gen with the latest Intergrade expansion. I expect mid 2022, if anything else unannounced for a Sony exclusive to be it. After that…current gen will be steam rolling ahead full throttle.

Forbidden West was definitely already in production for a while on PS4 and it was just upgraded to PS5 since next gen was immenant and so here we are.

I even expect Microsoft to back peddle on their X1 commitment with their exclusives. It’s already a bottleneck.

7 : Anonymous2021/05/29 19:58 ID: gzwjobn

Id be a little pissed if there is no 60 fps option tbh.


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