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The Last of Us Real-Time vs Pre-Rendered Models Tease The Graphical Jump For Uncharted On The PS4

GearNuke: "A few weeks ago, we heard about how Uncharted on PS4 will offer the visual fidelity of the cutscenes of The Last of Us on PS3. This sounds pretty good, right? But how big of a jump are we talking about here? We can see this by taking a look through the gameplay and the pre-rendered cutscenes of The Last of Us on the PS3." (PS3, PS4, The Last Of Us, Uncharted PS4)

The_Infected  +   689d ago | Well said
I think it will surpass the cutscenes in The Last of Us. E3 is going to be amazing this year for sure! Naughty Dog are masters at game development. That's why I'm more excited to see Uncharted PS4 more than anything.
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GarrusVakarian  +   689d ago
It will be truly amazing when ND show Uncharted 4 at E3 (hopefully). If Infamous can have this in-game character model in an open world game - (that's my own screenshot, btw. DEM CLOTHES!).....

...then just imagine what Uncharted 4's character models will look like in a linear setting.
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The_Infected  +   689d ago
Yea I have Infamous: Second Son and it's the best looking console game I've ever played and it's very clean looking. I'm loving the game and the powers are so awesome.
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Spenok  +   689d ago
Yeah this game is fantastic. Absolutely beautiful. And if they keep uncharted linear, which they probably will. Then it sure will blow everything else out of the water. As Infected says, I:SS is easily the best looking console game on the market at the moment. And if it looks this good this early on, I can only imagine what the future will bring. :D
pedrof93  +   689d ago
What exactly is pre-rendered model ?

Its like a cgi movie being played ? That take no effort on the console ?

Or simply are different assets being rendered ?
GTgamer  +   689d ago
Were talking about Nauthy Dog here UC4 will look wayyyyyy more better than those TLOU cutscences which are awesome BTW.
Conzul  +   689d ago
The former, @pedro
TheTwelve  +   689d ago
That was in-game, Lukas???? Goodness...
GarrusVakarian  +   689d ago

Yep, in-game. I just stood in front of the car headlight and pressed "share" :)

And that screenshot is a little compressed too, it looks a little better in person. Very, very good image quality on that game.
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DigitalRaptor  +   689d ago
Damn, I've never managed to get an angle in-game that provides such clarity. Thanks for sharing.

This game is soooo clean, and it's open-world.

Uncharted 4 will look mindbogglingly good.
guitarded77  +   689d ago
Thing about this gen which has impressed me the most visually is the lighting. inFAMOUS Second Son has some sick lighting and particle effects. A game like Uncharted with so many light and dark environments should really show this well... especially with Naughty Dog being Naughty Dog.
Sci0n  +   689d ago
The beauty of SS just has you often stopping your gameplay to survey the scenery. My brother who is a true pc elitist said himself SS looks like a game on a super gaming PC rig on ultra settings. Console games don't grab his attention too much but SS did and I keep telling him wait until he sees UC4. I know ND will come threw on that one.
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Sevir  +   689d ago
I think Infamous's lighting is Second to none on next gen consoles!!! The lighting engine and the particle effects blow everything released on any console thus far, this is by far the definition of Next Gen. The particle effects the textures, everything is just top notch.

I just beat the game on my hero play through.. it was such a blast... And the 2 powers, ******** and ***** (spoiler-free for those who didn't play it) are well done! Especially *****... Sucker punch definitely puts this franchise on a new level... It's freak awesome.
starchild  +   689d ago
Think about the Infamous and Uncharted games on the PS3. Uncharted blew Infamous away. Now think about how good Second Son looks and just imagine what Naughty Dog are going to achieve.
guitarded77  +   688d ago
Here's a shot I took where I was like "Oh s#!t". Shot is straight from the PS4, but this is what I want to see in Uncharted. Like I say, they use so many different environments since U2, and day and night were both impressive on the PS3, so the PS4 should be impressive. Uncharted should be even more impressive considering inFAMOUS is an open world game.



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abzdine  +   688d ago
i don't think U4 will be shown at E3 this year. The reason is that Sony needs and will put The Order in the frontline because it is one of the biggest exclusives to come out this year and they wanna make the first episode as successeful as possible to make the way for future iterations.

They will be showing some gameplay of The Order to give people that wow effect from U2 live demo back in 2009.

Expect U4 gameplay at VGX this year instead.
BelkingOfSony  +   688d ago

when I clicked on that screenshot I swear I thought that was real life until my gaming brain kicked in and told me it was infamous second son
vikMage  +   688d ago
christian hour  +   689d ago
Can't wait to see what Naughty Dog have in store for PS4 and of course to be able to play The Last Of Us for the fifth time albeit with a much crisper looking world :)
Evilsnuggle  +   689d ago
The Order is the best looking game i have ever seen. The Order 1886 is Ready at Dawn First AAA games . Now if The Order 1886 is the best looking game imagine what a game from Naughty Dog is going to be like On PS4. Just a thought
TheDarpaChief  +   689d ago
isnt the resolution on the order low? like 800x640 or some weird number right? looks like crytek was right after all cause the order is indeed incredible from a visual standpoint
GutZ31  +   689d ago

You are wildly misinformed. Please take a moment to look at any news source for correction on the resolution of The Order.
1920x800 is the frames used.

It is a wide screen variant, and loses no quality in image from stretching, or up scaling.
ITPython  +   689d ago
@TheDarpaChief - From what I remember, The Order is going to be 1920x800, which simply adds black bars to the bottom and top for a more cinematic experience. I don't think they lowered the resolution for performance reasons, it's just the artistic direction they wanted the game to go in.
BitbyDeath  +   689d ago
Resolution output is 1080p with black trim at the top and bottom of the screen just like how Beyond 2 Souls was 720p but also had black trim at the top and bottom of the screen.
Illusive_Man  +   689d ago bars reduce the number of pixels that need to be on screen at once.
Bathyj  +   689d ago
Dont let the numbers confuse you Darpa. The resolution is the exact same image quality as 1080p. Its would be like you were playing a 1080p game and put black tape on the top and bottom of your TV. It would change the picture quality.

The difference with a game thats 720p or 900p is that picture gets stretched out to fit on your screen, and its therefore, not as sharp.

Plus The Order has 4xMSAA which I dont think any other console game has. Combine that with the cloth physics and breakable materials in the world and its going to look quite special.
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TheDarpaChief  +   689d ago
not being stupid but is it better looking than mgs5? i havent got infamous yet but from what ive seen of mgs its gonna be hard to top
GW212  +   689d ago
I have both games. Infamous is absolutely better. MGS looks very good but you'll be shocked when Infamous starts up.
Pintheshadows  +   689d ago
I have both and Infamous is a truly beautiful game. They are both gorgeous though but just wait until you see Second Son. And play it as it feels beautiful.
starchild  +   689d ago
Yeah, Infamous Second Son definitely looks a lot better. Ground Zeroes looks very good, but it's a bit more inconsistent. Some of the textures and shader work looks a little "last gen" or at least not up to the standards of the rest of the graphical elements.

Infamous Second Son looks astoundingly good.
Sarcasm  +   689d ago
Yup, I've been playing Infamous SS and am wowed by the quality of the in game models, but I know ND will surpass it easily.
PrinceOfAllSaiyans  +   689d ago
I hope Sony goes all out for E3, Nintendo too. I'm really excited for U4. But I think I may be more excited for The Order 1886. And I really hope The Order 1886 and Uncharted 4 are released this year. The Order in October and Uncharted in November.
mysteryraz11  +   689d ago
it better look better then last of us cutscenes infamous second son and order1886 have superior graphics to the last of us pre rendered cutscenes
MidnytRain  +   689d ago
The main thing that held back TLOU was all those awful jaggies. Wonder what anti-aliasing they'll be using in their next game.
mysteryraz11  +   689d ago
no the game was still very pretty
MidnytRain  +   689d ago

I'm confused: You don't like anti-aliasing?
plaZeHD  +   689d ago
Why are you getting dislikes? It's true The Last Of Us suffers from outdated hardware, both in graphics and gameplay.
Ezz2013  +   689d ago

you and him getting disagrees because people can have different opinions
since non of what he said and what you said are facts..just opinions

me and most Gamers/Developer/Reviews don't find TLOU suffer anything
and it's a Classic that no one will forget
no wonder it won most awards in history from both gamers and reviews ...and developers
and no wonder most gamers don't want sequel for it because they view it as another ICO/SOC Type of classic
i wouldn't mind a ps4 version though with Next gen gfx though with that new gameplay with clickers and hunters in the same area from TLOU Story DLC and that's it
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MidnytRain  +   689d ago
Anyone who disagrees with me is a probably a fanboy or doesn't see the shadow aliasing EVERYWHERE in this pic (from the article)
OpenGL  +   688d ago
I think an even bigger issue with the image quality in TLOU comes from the low-resolution particle buffers, and some shadows being extremely blocky in certain environments.

Overall though I still think TLOU looks great, probably the best looking game on 7th gen consoles. Had you showed me TLOU in 2006 and said it was a PS4 title I probably would have believed it when comparing it to stuff out at the time like Resistance.
jhoward585  +   689d ago
Can't wait for E3.
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e-p-ayeaH  +   689d ago
E3 will be bound in hype
Ipunchbabiesforfun  +   689d ago
off topic: I saw my first PS4 in a store yesterday at Best Buy, unfortunately i was looking for a GTX 770 for my PC lol. The only one I'd seen so far is the one I ordered from Amazon on launch day, i was shocked, it was on the front table and they only had 1 haha next to like 8 xbox ones. Wanted to buy a 2nd one so bad but couldn't afford $900 between that and the new GFX card.

On topic- i can't wait for this game!
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WeAreLegion  +   688d ago
Dude. You're buying a graphics card from Best Buy? NewEgg and TigerDirect, bro! Save yourself some money!
BlakHavoc  +   689d ago
I think it'll surpass the graphical prowess of TLOU. Those cut scenes are wicked, but I honestly think ND is aiming a lot higher than those cut scenes. I read somewhere that the character models will receive a million poly counts?
Tontus  +   689d ago
Was it someone from ND who said UC4 will be comparable to TLoU pre-rendered cut-scenes? If so I'd believe them and not expect too much.

Also that job description was looking for someone comfortable modelling characters using a million polys, they will not be that high in-game however because all the displacement maps will be converted to normal maps, uses a lot less power and looks nearly the same.

Expect the main character to be 100-150k ingame if it's another super linear UC, have a feeling it'll be more open this time so maybe they'll have to lower the polycount to keep the framerate smooth.
BlakHavoc  +   688d ago
He said gameplay fidelity I think, which is not the same as saying the game will only look as good as TLOU cut scenes.
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Roronoa0411  +   688d ago
It wasn't someone from ND. It was a Sony Insider,but I can't remember which one exactly.
WilDRangeRrfc  +   689d ago
Had a blast on my PS4 and X1 this weekend played Infamous then Titanfall then Infamous then Titanfall so glad I have both;)
lazyboyblue  +   689d ago
Lol that was my weekend too. Gotta have all the console.
Dem exclusives.
ABeastNamedTariq  +   689d ago
I thought they said gameplay fidelity. Not visual. Which are two different things.

EDIT: I mean, of course they're gonna surpass TLOU and set the new benchmark. I thought gameplay fidelity referred to animations and stuff like that.
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PersonMan  +   689d ago
Gameplay doesn't look to far away from the cutscenes already. I hope they bring even more to the table than this.
hkgamer  +   689d ago
The hair in that GIF is pretty amazing and they didn't even make a big deal out of it unlike Tomb Raider.

Naughty Dog games for PS3 has been pretty amazing but screenshots doesn't really show how great it is. I've always been impressed with the animations. Uncharted graphically would have just been ok if it wasn't for the animations.
kingduqc  +   689d ago
I've always seen uncharted as the perfect rental game. I don't really get why it's so praised. Every game It's a good time but after 2 days(8h of gameplay, more like one) i'm done with the game story and the gameplay isn't something too appealing for me to play over and over.
Hicken  +   689d ago
That's because Uncharted doesn't have specs. We've all seen your comments: the only thing you care about is specs.

Unfortunately, Uncharted is software, not hardware, so it's no surprise you're not really that interested.
Illusive_Man  +   689d ago
1920 by 800 = 1,536,000 pixels

1920 by 1080 = 2,073,600

Almost 25% pixels missing or covered in black.

1920 by 800 is not 1080p plain and simple. And of course they did it for performance, artistic reasons is pure BS.
Soc5  +   689d ago
I don't mind the black bars if the graphics look great, ill take the better performance
and letterbox combo, if u have a big screen tv it shouldn't be an issue
GarrusVakarian  +   688d ago
"1920 by 800 is not 1080p plain and simple"

You're right. It isn't 1080p in terms of pixel count. But the *image quality* is exactly the same as 1080p. 1080p is 1:1 pixel ratio, nothing is upscaled or "stretched", every pixel has it's own place. If the black bars weren't there it would need to be upscaled, but the black bars are there, which means nothing is upscaled and it's still at a 1:1 pixel ratio.

Put on a blu ray that displays in 16:9, then put on a blu ray that displays in 2.40:1 (the same as The Order) and you will see the image quality is exactly the same because the pixel density is unchanged.

And no, it wasn't for performance reasons. They said they were deciding between full 1080p with a lesser version of AA, or 1920x800p with 4xMSAA. 4XMSAA combined with the black bars gives them the look and feel that they want with this game. They could have just put it to 1080p and used a lesser AA solution, but they didn't, which tells me they purposely went with what they feel looks/suits the game more. They want a cinematic game, black bars and no jaggies due to the 4xMSAA (that might distract you from the experience) are both deliberate attempts at creating that.
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Hicken  +   688d ago
Correct me if I'm wrong, but aren't those black bars actually being rendered in black, rather than simply not being rendered at all?

In any case, it's funny how hard people are trying to push the "800p" as a detriment, intent on ignoring what that 800 actually means. It's even funnier how those are the same people that now claim you can't see the difference between 720p and 1080p.
GarrusVakarian  +   688d ago

If the black bars were being rendered then the image would be 1920x1080p, just with half a million pixels being rendered in black. But seeing as the res is 1920x800p then i presume they aren't rendering.

At least that's my understanding anyway.....
MidnytRain  +   688d ago
What would be the point in rendering black pixels?
plaZeHD  +   689d ago
It's amazing how close the in-game models look to the cutscenes. Just look at at this.
Ezz2013  +   689d ago
yeah i agree
no one can top those guys in my opinion
and they will blow us away with their ps4 games
ltachiUchiha  +   689d ago
Naughty Dog will take it to another level. Knowing them, they will push the hardware to 100% of what they can get out of it. The amazing thing this time around is they have alot more to work with hardware wise compared to the ps3. The hardware itself will be enough for Naughty Dog to make everyone have wet dreamz lol. Their just the best in the business.
alti  +   689d ago
Stupid article...
chobit_A5HL3Y  +   689d ago
i watched my friend stream infamous and it got me excited to see what nd is gonna do on ps4 e.e
Bloodshedder  +   689d ago
Pointless comparison
hkgamer  +   688d ago
Was the pre-rendered scenes actually PS3 rendered scenes in real time then recorded into video format to cover the loading?
or was it pre-rendered from PC?
or maybe rendered on PS3 and then sped up to get the footage running on normal speed/framerates?

I'm curious to know and sorry if you don't understand my question.

anyways back on topic, game was rendered in engine so PS4 specs should easily be able to handle those models.
iHazelwood  +   688d ago
Im actually so happy I decided to save up a ton of extra money to be able to afford both PS4 and Xbox One. Now all I need is a Wii U and I'll be set for this generation.
Tiqila  +   688d ago
how can anyone disagree with that???
No_Limit  +   688d ago
The haters that don't have all the consoles. I have both and loving both of them from Titanall to Forza 5 to inFamous. Have a chance to play Halo 5 and Uncharted 4, what is there not to like?
Tiqila  +   688d ago
I never realized the cutscenes were not rendered in realtime like the rest of the game. The transitions were so fluid... and maybe I am blind because on that pictures there is a huge difference.
tubers  +   688d ago
The shown images don't seem to show that much jump to me.

I'd rather them keep the assets but jack up the lighting, physics and field of view.
orion330  +   688d ago
I love both of these series! if they would port Last of us to PS4 i would buy it in a second!
Purpleeyeblack  +   688d ago
can't wait! I just know it is going to be awesome. Hoping for a demo at E3
konohashin  +   688d ago
Well so much for the
"footage is directly captured from a PS3 system" years ago.

I hope all the not-so-smart-people finally understand that it was not in-game footage but in-engine and it was just a movie file not the PS3 rendering it.

I can convert the footage to a PS1 compatible movie file and play it on my PS1 and then could record it and it would be "directly captured from a PS1 system".

I feel somewhat sorry for the parents of all those "ZOMG VISUALZZZ" kids that fall for every little marketing campaign...
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PS4FEVER  +   687d ago
It's hard to imagine how they will top certain environments from uncharted 2/3 that were already as real as they can get!!

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