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Rise of the Tomb Raider: PS4 Pro Tech Video

Rise of the Tomb Raider: PS4 Pro Tech Video

Gary Snethen, Chief Technology Officer at Crystal Dynamics gives details regarding how the studio and Nixxes Software brought new enhancements to Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration for the PlayStation 4 Pro. A bit more details therefore about the 3 modes (4K Resolution, High Frame Rate et Enriched Visuals) along other enhancements. Jump inside for the 4-minute-long video at 4K and 30 Mbps.

PlayStation 4 Pro Tech Video

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Commented on 2016-11-03 20:40:17
Would be much appreciated if you could grab a 4K60 version eventually
The video is showing off "high frame rate" setting, which of course makes no sense in a 30fps file
Commented on 2016-11-03 21:26:16 In reply to user82
Posted by user82
Would be much appreciated if you could grab a 4K60 version eventually
The video is showing off "high frame rate" setting, which of course makes no sense in a 30fps file
You should rephrase your request to say "Would be much appreciated if Square would provide a 4K60 version." Gamersyde only posts what is provided to them. They have no control over what quality is provided.
Commented on 2016-11-03 21:37:43 In reply to AMDman18
Thanks for that.
Commented on 2016-11-04 04:56:37
Looking forward to checking it out when my PS4Pro arrives on the 10th. I can't capture any 4K videos, but I can capture 1080P 60fps videos, so I'll see what I can do.
Commented on 2016-11-04 12:37:23
With the enhanced visuals mode, I see a lot of aliasing.
Commented on 2016-11-04 13:23:20 In reply to droezelke
Posted by droezelke
With the enhanced visuals mode, I see a lot of aliasing.
Maybe 1080p with enhanced visuals, supersample it.
Commented on 2016-11-04 17:08:29 In reply to droezelke
I don't think the enriched visuals mode or the higher fps mode have supersampling, its probably fxaa with better graphics settings so aliasing is to be expected but hopefully still better. Supersampling and the better graphics settings they implemented at the same time are probably not possible considering the ps4 pro power
Commented on 2016-11-04 18:17:51
I cant really see a difference from what I played on pc but I can imagine it looks a lot better then the original ps4 and xbox one version. Either way its not a game that has any replay value for me, but I can imagine plenty will want the ps4 pro version
Commented on 2016-11-04 18:41:59 In reply to Sath
Posted by Sath
Maybe 1080p with enhanced visuals, supersample it.
Well, actually, the enhanced visuals includes downsampling from 4K to 1080p. So, it has some supersampling...
Commented on 2016-11-04 18:59:13 In reply to droezelke
Posted by droezelke
Well, actually, the enhanced visuals includes downsampling from 4K to 1080p. So, it has some supersampling...
Still bad for you? im confused lol
Commented on 2016-11-04 23:07:31 In reply to AMDman18
that's why he said it'd be much appreciated if they could eventually grab it.
Commented on 2016-11-04 23:46:22 In reply to Sath
Posted by Sath
Still bad for you? im confused lol
If the aliasing is so visible, it's still bad
Commented on 2016-11-05 10:56:55 In reply to droezelke
Posted by droezelke
If the aliasing is so visible, it's still bad
I guess we have to wait and find out.

I want the imagery to be like how users in neogaf posts on pc screenshot thread. They look like bullshots hehe
Commented on 2016-11-05 11:38:29 In reply to droezelke
Aliasing is also pretty visible on PC, even when maxed out (which tends to kill the frame-rate).
Commented on 2016-11-05 11:44:40 In reply to Sath
Posted by Sath
I want the imagery to be like how users in neogaf posts on pc screenshot thread. They look like bullshots hehe
That it definitely won't be, because as powerful as the PlayStation 4 Pro is, it's not at the level of a GTX 970/980/Ti. Even if you do use the 1080p@30fps "Bells & Whistles" mode, it still wouldn't be at Ultra settings with the highest Anti-Aliasing method - not to mention the physics simulation with TressFX Hair at the highest setting. BUT... maybe Nixxes and Crystal Dynamics made voodoo magic of some sorts and it worked.

As for them looking like "bullshot" PC screens, I can tell you that the game looks gorgeous on PC most of the time with the default graphics, but even so a lot of those screenshots were taken with ReShade, SweetFX, ENBSeries, or GeDoSaTo post-processing programs that enhance the image quality even further while still being completely playable (@60fps or higher). Though these programs are also another reason why the PlayStation 4 Pro version won't look as gorgeous as many of those screens.

That's one of the beauties of PC gaming, you can customize and enhance most games' graphics as you see fit.

Mafia 3 for example, with a simple ReShade makeover looks far better than with the default filters and effects, Driftwood posted videos of the PC version with both default graphics and with the ReShade filters, so you can compare them if you want.

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is also another example, there are many ReShade settings that make the graphics look as beautiful as the E3 2014 trailer or even better than that. Someone posted great images of TW3 in one of its articles here on Gamersyde well worth checking out.
Commented on 2016-11-05 12:44:56
Yeah I understand your point Sdarts and i dont disagree with it.

I guess as long as the quality of the image is much sharper than it really is but still able to hold a steady FPS im good.
Commented on 2016-11-05 18:29:25
I hope gamersyde will do some high quality ps4 pro videos soon. There are already some youtube comparison videos which are useless on games that the only upgrade is resolution and supersampling. Some png screenshot comparisons on neogaf show some good improvements so far even on games that only have better resolution
Commented on 2016-11-06 00:52:11 In reply to AndreasZ94
Posted by AndreasZ94
I hope gamersyde will do some high quality ps4 pro videos soon. There are already some youtube comparison videos which are useless on games that the only upgrade is resolution and supersampling. Some png screenshot comparisons on neogaf show some good improvements so far even on games that only have better resolution
First you need a PS4 Pro... If you can't wait, buy one next week...
Commented on 2016-11-06 01:13:16 In reply to droezelke
Almost all press got a ps4 pro by now but i think the embargo is on Monday.
Commented on 2016-11-06 01:15:23
all new visual modes, same garbage new-age franchise.
Commented on 2016-11-06 02:06:58 In reply to nostradamus
I'm guessing you didn't like the reboot games, lol. I actually really enjoyed the first one but rise not as much even though its still a good game.
Commented on 2016-11-06 09:47:36 In reply to AndreasZ94
Posted by AndreasZ94
I hope gamersyde will do some high quality ps4 pro videos soon. There are already some youtube comparison videos which are useless on games that the only upgrade is resolution and supersampling. Some png screenshot comparisons on neogaf show some good improvements so far even on games that only have better resolution
Soon, not likely. We didn't get a console with Sony.
Commented on 2016-11-06 10:36:06 In reply to Driftwood
Posted by Driftwood
Soon, not likely. We didn't get a console with Sony.
Stupid of Sony...since you are about the only site who will do PS Pro justice...
Commented on 2016-11-06 11:34:52 In reply to catfish
Posted by catfish
Stupid of Sony...since you are about the only site who will do PS Pro justice...
From what I've been told, they had very few of them for France, so clearly they gave them to the bigger sites. Maybe they'll get us one eventually, but it'll be too late and I will most certainly have bought one myself already (which is why I said there won't be videos when the embargo lifts). It's a shame indeed, as no one in France but us can provide 4k quality videos. By the way, if it's any consolation, we now have a 4k capture card.
Commented on 2016-11-06 11:35:53 In reply to Driftwood
Oh, that sucks. You should get one more than anyone imo because you can actually make high quality videos that aren't butchered by yt compression. Awesome news about the 4k capture card
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