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Minecraft - Beautiful Landscapes Created by Players

Bart Swiatek, 03 April 2020, 16:44

Players can create truly extraordinary things in Minecraft. Most often, ambitious, three-dimensional constructions and worlds attract attention, but also single scenes and pictures, which are often surprisingly realistic, have some undisputable charm to them. Some users demand changes in the game engine from developers, which would give them even more possibilities.

Photorealistic Forest Shows the Full Power of PS4

Paul Wozniak, 01 April 2020, 15:53

Photorealistic projects created in Dreams, a unique PlayStation 4 exclusive, show the true capabilities of the console.

Minecraft - Comparison Shows Beautiful Visuals With Ray Tracing

Bart Swiatek, 31 March 2020, 15:10

Several images have appeared on the web, showing the difference in Minecraft's visuals when the ray tracing function is activated, which will be added to the PC version this year. To be honest, it really does look impressive.

Microsoft Presents DirectX 12 Ultimate - Watch Demo in Action

Conrad Hazi, 20 March 2020, 11:18

Microsoft has presented the latest version of its graphics library - DirectX 12 Ultimate. The novelties, which the company boast about, mainly concern DirectX ray tracing, which received version 1.1. Its operation can be seen in the attached demos.

Natural Landscapes Mod Adds Some Charm to Fallout 4

Milosz Szubert, 17 March 2020, 14:21

A few days ago, a new version of the Natural Landscapes modification for Fallout 4 was released. It clearly increases the quality of terrain textures in Bethesda's production. The mod comes in two versions - 2K and 4K.

Witcher 3 HD Reworked - Complex Visual Mod Version 11.0 Now Available

Milosz Szubert, 13 March 2020, 12:16

Since yesterday, version 11.0 of the HD Reworked mod for The Witcher 3 is available on the web. It mainly beautifies the Toussaint region from the Blood and Wine expansion. Other regions also got some bigger or smaller upgrades.

Mod Offers New 4K Textures For Skyrim

Milosz Szubert, 09 March 2020, 14:47

Recently, a set called Tamrielic Textures 1 - Landscapes was released on the web to significantly beautify The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim in both the standard version with expansions and the Special Edition. This is the first part of a larger project.

4A Games About Ray Tracing on PS5 and Xbox Series X

Konrad Serafinski, 23 February 2020, 19:02

4A Games is fully committed to developing ray tracing. With the launch of next-gen consoles, the company plans to devote even more attention to this technology.

Star Wars: Battlefront 2 - Summary of Visual Changes

Mat1K, 17 February 2020, 12:36

EA DICE is working on an upgrade to Star Wars: Battlefront II. The Swedish studio releases updates that beautify the graphics, eliminate errors or modernize character movements. The Cinematic Captures channel has prepared a summary showing the progress of the work.

The Last of Us Animator" not Ray Tracing but Realistic Animations Will Power Next-gen

Bart Swiatek, 27 January 2020, 11:06

FX Guide featured a material presenting the new features of Unreal Engine 4. Jonathan Cooper, an animator who worked on Assassin's Creed and The Last of Us, among others, published some of its fragments on Twitter, adding that he would like next-gen platforms to allow him to use similar features.

Beautiful Winter on New Video From Microsoft Flight Simulator

Milosz Szubert, 02 January 2020, 11:40

Another footage from Microsoft Flight Simulator was released online. This time the devs presented environment covered with snow. The title will be released this year on PC and Xbox One.

S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Remaster Mod Available for Download

Milosz Szubert, 31 December 2019, 10:00

S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Shadow of Chernobyl Remaster, a fan visual mod for the popular game from GSC Game World studio, will soon be launched. A new trailer made its debut online.

System Shock Remake - Comparison of Unity and Unreal Engine 4 Versions

Paul Wozniak, 15 December 2019, 21:52

The recently released System Shock remake demo allowed fans to compare the game with the previous version on Unity. Currently, the game is being built on Unreal Engine 4. However, the players do not seem to be satisfied with this change so far.

Commandos 2 HD and Praetorians HD - Originals vs Remasters

Paul Wozniak, 14 December 2019, 22:30

Since yesterday, beta-tests of refreshed versions of Commandos 2 and Praetorians have been on. They are available to players who have ordered (or are about to order) games in advance. There is also a short trailer that provides a visual comparison of remasters with the originals.

Watch Red Dead Redemption 2 PC in Potato Mode

Konrad Serafinski, 17 November 2019, 21:00

Ever wondered how Red Dead Redemption 2 would have looked like if instead of refined character models, etc... we'd used potatoes? Okay, maybe that's a bit too simplistic, but you just need to see this material.

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order on PC - We've Learned Graphic Settings

Christian Pieniazek, 14 November 2019, 21:57

Star Wars Jedi: The Fallen Order on PC will enable players to customize a range of options related to the quality of its graphics. Screenshots presenting a list of settings waiting in the PC version of the latest work by Respawn Entertainment were uploaded to the web.

First Mods for The Outer Worlds - Toned-down Colors and Optimization

Christian Pieniazek, 31 October 2019, 18:02

Not even a week has passed since the release of The Outer Worlds and the game has already been modded by fans. Their creators have reworked the HUD and colour palette, and are also trying to improve the optimisation.

Here's WoW's Orgrimmar on Unreal Engine 4

Bart Swiatek, 28 October 2019, 13:30

Victor Ohman of Quixel has recreated the Orgrimmar Gateway from World of Warcraft on Unreal Engine 4. The result of his work is completely different from the original and quite breathtaking.

The Outer Worlds in 4K Only on Xbox One X; PS4 Pro Without Upgrades [Updated]

Bart Swiatek, 17 October 2019, 22:28

The Outer Worlds on Xbox One X will have some graphical improvements. Creators do not plan to upgrade the game's visuals on PlayStation 4 Pro.

Borderlands 3 - Visual Comparison and Technical Issues

Adrian Werner, 15 September 2019, 19:47

A video has been released online offering a visual comparison between Borderlands 3 on Xbox One X and PlayStation 4. The PC version, on the other hand, is struggling with technical issues, but remains popular throughout the board, breaking the activity record of Borderlands 2 twice.

Square Enix Shows Ray Tracing Implementation in Luminous Engine

Bart Swiatek, 05 September 2019, 20:03

Square Enix revealed a demo showing the capabilities of the latest version of Luminous Engine graphics technology. The engine supports the famed ray tracing and its capabilities are truly impressive.

CryEngine 5.6 Trailer Announces Remastered Crysis?

Paul Wozniak, 02 September 2019, 11:30

In the trailer of the latest version of CryEngine, in addition to improved features we can see the island known from the first installment of Crysis. It is quite possible that this is the announcement of a remastered version of the game.

Cyberpunk 2077 Gameplay Used RTX 2080 Ti and Ray Tracing

Konrad Serafinski, 31 August 2019, 17:04

Nvidia boasted on Twitter that yesterday's Cyberpunk 2077 gameplay was captured using a GeForce RTX 2080 Ti GPU with ray tracing technology.

Control's Technical Problems on PS4 and Xbox One; Large Fps Drops

Jacob Blazewicz, 29 August 2019, 22:36

The Digital Foundry Group has published a technical analysis of the console versions of Control. Tests show that the basic models of PlayStation 4 and Xbox One models are not quite up to the task of running the latest Remedy Entertainment game.

Control Launches - New Game by Creators of Max Payne and Alan Wake

Adrian Werner, 27 August 2019, 11:45

Control, the latest production by Remedy, known for Max Payne and Alan Wake series, debuted on the market. There is also an interesting video on the web, showing how the PC version with ray tracing looks like.

The Witcher 3: Switch vs. PS4 Graphics Comparison

Barth Faryna, 20 August 2019, 14:52

The Witcher 3 Nintendo Switch conversion caused some controversy. The first gameplays have already surfaced around the web, thanks to which we can see for ourselves how much the graphics were downgraded to meet the capabilities of the portable console.

Official Minecraft Trailer With Ray Tracing Support

Milosz Szubert, 19 August 2019, 14:43

Nvidia presented Minecraft trailer with ray tracing support. Official support for the technology is expected to appear in the popular game from the Mojang AB next year.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare - Official Ray Tracing Gameplay Trailer

Konrad Serafinski, 19 August 2019, 13:32

Nvidia has shared a short trailer presenting ray tracing technology in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. Participants of gamescom 2019 will be able to test the title with all the graphic bells and whistles.

For Now No Ray Tracing in Assetto Corsa Competizione

Conrad Hazi, 17 August 2019, 21:20

Developers have revealed that they are now focusing on other things and can only return to the issue of introducing ray tracing once their current tasks have been completed. KUNOS Simulazioni is currently working on the overall development and optimization of the title.

Minecraft: Super Duper Graphics Pack Update Cancelled

Bart Swiatek, 13 August 2019, 14:46

This is the end of Super Duper Graphics Pack - an ambitious, free DLC for Minecraft, which was supposed to change the graphic design of the old production. Mojang Studio has announced the cancellation of this project.

Star Wars: KotOR 2 Gets a Mod With Textures Improved by AI

Bart Swiatek, 05 August 2019, 20:28

Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II - The Sith Lords from Obsidian Entertainment gets a mod that improves the graphics. The mod creator used artificial intelligence to improve the appearance of several hundred textures.

Nvidia: First AAA Game Requiring Ray Tracing Coming in 2023

Jacob Blazewicz, 30 July 2019, 00:17

Morgan McGuire of Nvidia commented on the use of ray tracing in games. In his opinion, the first high-budget game requiring this technology will be released in 2023.

Nvidia Recreates Apollo 11 Moon Landing

Julia Dragovic, 19 July 2019, 22:42

Nvidia showed the capabilities of ray tracing by publishing the recreated (and improved) footage from the landing of the Apollo 11 spacecraft on the Moon. This year marks the 50th anniversary of this memorable event.

The Witcher 3 HD Reworked Project 10.0 Mod - Witcher's New Clothes

Bart Swiatek, 19 July 2019, 18:36

A new version of the texture mod for the third installment of the Witcher series has just apperared on Nexus Mods. The Witcher 3 HD Reworked Project 10.0 Reborn, as the mod is called, introduces huge changes in the appearance of the game, and doesn't cause significant performance drops.

The Witcher 2 - Polish Fan Creates Mod With Textures Improved by AI

Bart Swiatek, 17 July 2019, 16:16

Polish modder hub997 developed a pack of improved textures for CD Projekt RED's The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings. The modification uses 2K/4K scaling and artificial intelligence to improve the appearance of characters and monsters.

Paid Mod Turns StarCraft into a Cartoon

Julia Dragovic, 10 July 2019, 14:15

New visual mod from Blizzard and CarBot Animations for StarCraft: Remastered is now on sale. The overlay changes the graphics of the game into a cartoon straight from CarBot's animated series - StarCrafts.

AMD Patents its own Ray Tracing Solution

Bart Swiatek, 01 July 2019, 10:23

It seems that AMD has been working on its own idea for ray tracing hardware for some time now. In 2017, the company patented a hybrid solution to allow more flexible use of ray tracing. It cannot be ruled out that the variant of this technology will appear in PlayStation 5 and Xbox Scarlett.

Head of Infinity Ward Poland on the Engine of New CoD: Modern Warfare

Darius Matusiak, 28 June 2019, 10:09

A new graphics engine for the Call of Duty series, which will be used in the upcoming Modern Warfare, is being developed in Poland, in the Krakow branch of Infinity Ward. The project manager, Michal Drobot, talked in detail about the capabilities of the technology.

Minecraft With Photorealistic Textures and Ray Tracing

Milosz Szubert, 26 June 2019, 22:22

There's a video on YouTube, showing how the Stratum 2K Texture package and Continuum RT shaders turn Minecraft into something almost unrecognizable. However, for this type of fun you'll have to spend some money.

Cyberpunk 2077 Will Use Ray Tracing

Jakub Mirowski, 12 June 2019, 00:47

Nvidia announced that it is working with CD Projekt RED on Cyberpunk 2077, which will allow the Polish team to take advantage of the possibilities offered by the ray tracing technology.

Ray-tracing For Free in Playable Unreal Engine 4 Demo

Jacob Blazewicz, 03 June 2019, 00:32

A playable tech demo of Unreal Engine 4 has appeared on the web. It enables you to check out the potential of ray tracing for free while demolishing a town as a Martian robot.

Dying Light 2 PC Gets the Best Visuals

Frozen, 25 May 2019, 00:58

A representative of Techland gave an interview for Wccftech about Dying Light 2, the upcoming continuation of the popular zombie open-world game. We learned from it that the PC version of the title will support advanced graphics options unavailable on consoles.

Here's The Witcher 3 With Almost Ray Tracing

Frozen, 24 May 2019, 12:16

There's a video on the web where we can see how The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt would look like if it used the ray tracing technology. All thanks to the use of Martha McFly's RT Shader by Pascal Gilcher.

EA Shows New Hair Rendering Model on Frostbite

Conrad Hazi, 22 May 2019, 13:50

EA has released a series of videos showing the hair rendering capabilities of the Frostbite engine. The new technology is supposed to be a harbinger of what the games of the future may look like.

Reshade Enables Ray Tracing in Quake 3, FEAR and GTA V

Conrad Hazi, 19 May 2019, 22:34

The latest alpha version of the popular Reshade app enables you to include ray tracing in many modern and classic titles. Thanks to the app, we can achieve a much better image quality, but it is done in exchange for a large computer load.

Final Fantasy VII Remake - Changes Since 2015

Adrian Werner, 12 May 2019, 21:17

There is an interesting video on the web offering a comparison between the latest trailer of Final Fantasy VII Remake and the version shown in 2015. The differences are significant.

The Elder Scrolls IV Oblivion Mod Ups Textures to 4K and 8K

Milosz Szubert, 18 April 2019, 12:19

The popular RPG The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion has received a mod that raises the resolution of almost all textures to 4K and 8K. This was done with the Gigapixel AI tool. The whole thing weighs about 4.5 GB.

Civilization 6 Mod Restores Visuals From Civlization 5

Konrad Serafinski, 09 April 2019, 15:21

Civilization VI got a mod that changes the game's visuals to be a bit more in the vein of the previous installment. The mod came from the series' artistic director, Brian Busatti.

Here's Minecraft with (Almost) Ray Tracing Support

Bart Swiatek, 01 April 2019, 12:31

Modder known as notglacier used the SEUS mod, to add patch tracing support to good old Minecraft. The technology is a less known variant of the famous ray tracing.

Even More Destructive Unreal Engine 4 GDC Demo

Michael Kulakowski, 29 March 2019, 22:47

Developers of the Unreal Engine 4 have published the full version of the tech demo showcased on GDC 2019, which presents the improved destruction and physics model.