PS3 Friday, August 18, 2006 | 9:26 AM

First PS3 images of F.E.A.R.

First PS3 images of F.E.A.R.

The excellent F.E.A.R. was announced as a launch title for PS3 yesterday, and these five images were released. For some reason it looks like these images are captured using an analog HD capture system like the one I use for my videos, so they look much softer than our usual framebuffer captures.


All comments

Commented on 2006-08-18 10:08:25
is this game due in november? it looks kinda strange the last shot for example looks quite low detailed (look at the character and the wall on the left) but it could be down to the capture system i guess
Commented on 2006-08-18 10:34:27
It's going to be a launch title..ign mentioned it
Commented on 2006-08-18 15:00:22
These look really, really bad. I think they need to forget about that launch window and optimize this game as much as possible.
Commented on 2006-08-18 16:38:46
may i ask you what device you use to capture in hd?
Commented on 2006-08-18 17:13:46
This look really really bad.

Ladies and gentleman we have the first bad port for the PS3 =(
Commented on 2006-08-18 17:46:13
Looks really bad. I finished the game long time ago.
Commented on 2006-08-18 19:06:20 In reply to Kownage
Wow,
I'd give the textures the benefit of the doubt because of the soft captures but it actually looks like they downgraded some of the geometry too. Look at this pic from the 360 version:
http://images.xboxyde.com/gallery/public/3317/1037...

and then at the PS3 version:
http://images.playsyde.com/gallery/public/3907/103...

The helmet in the 360 version is round and the PS3 version is pointed. In the PS3's defense, Condemned (1st attempt with this engine) had more than it's fair share of rough corners on the 360--but I thought this was what the "delay" from spring was supposed to remedy.
Commented on 2006-08-18 20:06:14 In reply to jimthej00
Posted by jimthej00
may i ask you what device you use to capture in hd?
I use the little puppy : http://www.blackmagic-design.com/products/multibri...
Commented on 2006-08-19 09:22:21
Its early yet, and I seriously doubt its as easy to port this game to the ps3 considering how similar the 360 is to most high end gaming pcs. I mean the damn ps3 has a billion processors(j/k). I bet it'll turn out fine, just hope they move one of those analogs on the controller, they are always too close to each other!
Commented on 2006-08-19 12:37:49
The image looks too smooth to be captured.
All the edges are blurred by exactly 4 pixels. You can see on the vertical edges that the original image is the same resolution.

So....
It's fair to assume this is what it actually looks like.

I guess it hides the jaggies. Mostly.
(unfortunatly we are seeing more of this blurring on the PS3... No doubt because of the limited memory bandwidth making antialiasing more difficult). The 360 has the advantage that the extra bandwidth required for AA only hits the EDRAM, and the AA resolve happens on chip, so the output image is native resolution, not AA resolution. Ie the bandwidth hit for AA is basically zero. - thats ignoring tiling, but thats another matter)
Commented on 2006-08-20 05:20:40
OMFG! It looks like BUTT FUGLY CRAP! wtf, man?!?!?!?! this is what you call ps3 graphics? i should shoot them.
Commented on 2006-08-22 14:28:01
looks okay...people comparing versions needs to chill...wait for the release and similar shots...tis funny indeed

peace
Commented on 2006-08-25 00:37:06
i hope this isn't a trend. honestly, who would pay 600 dollars to play this when you can pay 400 and get a better looking version? this may be a muliplatform game that is ported from a PC, which shares a lot of architecture with 360, but even so, there are going to be a LOT of this type of port for the new consoles, and some of them are going to be of great games. you aren't going to be able to avoid it.

you can't blame people for their feelings about the PS3. people should very well expect much, much more out of it since that is what was promised time and time again, and lied about time and time again. not to mention, the price warrants a system that should hands down beat the 360 in visuals. Sony deserves a kick in the balls for this, and i think that's what they might get because i don't think people are going to fall for it the second time around and waste their breath trying to come up with crap like 'well the ps3 can do particles better!'

About the game


What's up?
  • rayy
    rayy @Sdarts: Play it today at a friend house on coop. Definitely much better game than the first and the first was already really good. I was also surprise how well it plays with a controller. (5 Hours ago)
  • Moonwalker
    Moonwalker directly compare it to SDR, holy shiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiit. I just checked Ghost Recon beta and Hitman, ooooh my. :) (10 Hours ago)
  • Moonwalker
    Moonwalker @Sdarts: No lies detected man, very true. I don't know why I didn't notice it before, then again my only way of seeing a HDR game was via a video or two. But now with my own games and being able to (10 Hours ago)
  • Sdarts
    Sdarts [url] And seems sales are great. Much deserved. (10 Hours ago)
  • Sdarts
    Sdarts Divinity: Original Sin 2 is the 2nd best reviewed game of the year: [url] (10 Hours ago)
  • Sdarts
    Sdarts @Moonwalker: HDR does more for that "Wow!" factor than just increasing resolution to 4K. (10 Hours ago)
  • Moonwalker
    Moonwalker Tried out FM7 demo, FH3, Recore and man....what a difference. SDR looks dull in comparison now, jeez. In terms of colours for starters, sky and sun in FM7 and FH3 looks lovely, vivid. (11 Hours ago)
PreviousNext
  • Driftwood
    Driftwood GSY is getting some nice content at 3 pm CEST with our July podcast and some videos of the Deus Ex Mankind Divided preview build. :) (> 3 Months ago)
  • Driftwood
    Driftwood For once we'll be live at 4:30 pm CEST. Blim should not even be tired! (> 3 Months ago)
  • Driftwood
    Driftwood More Quantum Break coverage coming in a few hours, 9:00 a.m CEST. (> 3 Months ago)
  • Driftwood
    Driftwood We'll have a full review up for Firewatch at 7 pm CET. Videos will only be tomorrow though. (> 3 Months ago)
  • Driftwood
    Driftwood Tonight's livestream will be at 9:15 GMT+1, not GMT+2 as first stated. (> 3 Months ago)
  • Driftwood
    Driftwood New GSY Live dedicated this time to Just Cause 3 on Tuesday 9:30 GMT+2 (> 3 Months ago)
  • Driftwood
    Driftwood Join us tomorrow at 10 pm GMT+2 for a new livestream. We'll be playing Rise of the Tomb Raider. (> 3 Months ago)
PreviousNext
Top stories