Gears of War: Ultimate Edition looks like a Dreamcast-era downgrade in these comparison screens.
A screenshot of water on the 360 and xbox one is this even news worthy really? IF you think the 360 multiplayer looks better than the x box one multiplayer you most likely an idiot or pushing an agenda. Dead [email protected] Who cares about the water when your playing the multiplayer its one of most unlooked features i can think of. Why don't you take some screenshots of the map were players play and compare? Lot of new work has been done to this game its sad sites try to downplay it for clicks.
No agenda here, as the article itself states we're sure the final game will look fantastic. However, the disparity in those pictures is real, and it's huge. The fact that this is a beta of a modern remake of a decade old game absolutely makes such a drastic visual downgrade worth noticing, even if it'll be ironed out by August.
Whoever wrote this article should stop writing articles.
You could've done a little more work than posting two pics sitting at the toilet. You could've talked about the art style, the contrast, the gritty graphics of the original vs. the more colorful graphics of the remaster. This was a joke of an article.
@Spicelicka - Are you seriously equating a complete lack of lighting effects in an area, bare textures and a landmass that's been excised from the shot entirely as a stylistic choice? Just making sure.
@ Dead_Pixels Are you completely missing the point this was a BETA and basically here to test the MP. You think this is the final build. This beta was for bug exploits and network connection. What a pointless article for a BETA. This is not a demo.
@JeffGunz Missing the point? It was mentioned explicitly in the article that these issues are likely confined to the beta and will likely be ironed out before the final release.
This isn't a remake, this is an HD remaster. They are to only ever so slightly enhance the graphics. This only goes to show you how powerful the Xbox 360 was back in 2006. Raised the bar, even for PS3 games when the PS3 was a much more powerful system.
I don't know bud, that looks like some Dreamcast water to me. I'm sure the final game will be fine........on PC. lolz
I'll be honest, I don't even know where that screenshot was taken from (within the game) because I'm to busy playing and killing the other team, not looking out into the ocean. First time I fired up the BETA on the X1 I said "wow, those graphics look awesome and its 60fps." I instantly knew the graphics on the X1 were leaps better than the 360. But I hate these types of comparisons. Like when BF4 was released on the X1 and PS4, people were comparing the detail in a branch or a crack on the street. Seriously?
MS knows how to make remasters. No cheap higher res work. That's a real overhaul!
Wtf is this guy going on about? Flat, lifeless water on xbox one version? the water on the xbox one version is massively more animated with movement and waves. Has this snap judgement just come from viewing these screenshots and not seeing it in motion, sounds like it.
See it in action. Its really badly animated. And the background is gone. Hopefully its done before release.
It's amazing to see how the Xbone hardware is actually weaker than 360 in some instances!
Theres a difference between weaker and being replaced by worse content. I think this is the latter.
I'll be honest, I'm playing the beta and enjoying it but I must say I was a little baffled by certain changes to the lighting and yes the water does move more on that map but IMO it doesn't look as good as the 360 version. Anyway it is a beta and multiplayer so lets reserve judgment for the final game.
Is the beta still going on?
Nope ended yesterday actually, I didn't even know! Theres me thinking I was going home afterwork to play. I guess not. (girlfriend taking up to much of my gaming time)
Agreed i have the beta on x1 and it looks clean, crisp and crucially is super smooth at 60fps! While i admit its surprising x1 isnt knocking these 360 games out at at 1080p60 with ease, regardless you gotta wait till the full game releases before judging! And not sure what dreamcast the writer played, but my dreamcast defo dont have 1080p 60fps water effects as seen above lol.
There are a few sights I can think of that call for imulsion to retinal contact, but this is not one of them.
I think people need to actually play the beta and then they'll see its a lot better than the 360 version. A lot of people on this site really go out of their way to bash anything on Xbox, its got to the point that it's almost no point in being excited for anything coming to Xbox because it just gets bashed on. There are a ton of great games coming to Xbox this year and the next, that's obviously why people are jealous. I will say I'm not the biggest Sony fan, but I'm picking up a PS4 next year for SFV, I won't go without a game just because its not on the console I like most. Either way there is nothing quite like Gears on any other system, people will just have to deal with the fact that Xbox has the big multiplayer games that have massive appeal.
Yea seriously half these idiots haven't even played the game. It looks sharp as hell on xbox one, and the lighting amazing. The only difference is in the style, which was better in the original because of the high contrast and shinier objects. This is literally the most retarded article I've read.
Before calling others "idiots & retards" you really should check yourself... before you wreck yourself, all you do is defend ANYTHING xbox, all day every day, sucking up to 343 or even as of now calling people idiots because pointed out a flaw in Gears ( Xbox 1st party). Truly pathetic!
I personally agree that this site has a heavy bias towards anything PS4 but lets be real here, I was in the beta and there are definitely questionable lighting changes and the water on that particular map altho more animated, it doesn't look better than the 360 version. Other than that the game runs flawlessly at 60fps and I loved it. @dead_pixels I wasn't talking about your site, I'm on about N4G
A heavy bias towards PS4? We've been fair with our Xbox One coverage, heaping praise on standout exclusives like Sunset Overdrive and we absolutely (and much deservingly) crucified The Order: 1886. We want every console manufacturer to succeed, because we the players benefit from their successes. I'm glad you see the plain as day difference between the two builds, and agree with your critiques of the game (along with it being fun!), but to say we at HPP have a bias couldn't be further from the truth.
Ah, my apologies then. :)
Nice to see you here, defending xbox as usual. Fanboyism is pathetic...
"it’s hard not to be taken aback at just how rough developer Black Tusk’s beta is looking" Step one, get the facts correct. Black Tusk is now The Coalition and if you play the beta this is massively obvious.
"Of course, the purpose of the beta is to stress test the current online infrastructure and ensure game’s mechanics are functioning properly." Exactly. Pointless article.
The Destiny Beta looked like the final game. And the Halo 5 beta looked quite good too. I doubt this beta will look radically different to the final build.Not sure why the Coalition went with some of their design choices in this one...
What the hell? Anyone got footage of that in motion? Its not just the water the lighting looks bad
wtf was that
Well despite the ugly comparison, because that is one ugly shot for sure... I have played the beta and original enough to know that the Xbox One version looks abundantly better than the original so far despite this one shot. We also have seen a ton of other screen shots that have shown how good the new version looks to the old one. Lastly....its a beta, for MP code not reflective of the final build. I would be shocked if this game shipped and that particular shot still looked like that.
The original Gears was a little too metallic (shiny) but looked cool with the darker tones. The remaster appears "flat" in comparison as objects in shadows shouldn't be as shiny as they were (as few light sources in each map). Other than that I still prefer a few of the original designs which were altered the most just for the sake of higher quality textures (some of the metal objects) but I'm fine with the changes overall. it runs smoother now which is most important (although some screen tearing now and again but it is a beta) imo while simply being Gears as we knew it (mostly--few additions and tweaks from later games but nothing too major).
A gears of war with less shaders?! MADNESS I TELL YOU!
1080p 60fps xbox 1.... nuff said.
in a very visual game like gears, the lighting, textures, and actual graphics are a big deal. according to you, it'd be ok if they were just stick people running around as long as it ran at 8000k at 300fps.
Are we sure that the pics aren't swapped?
As much fun as I had with the beta I have to agree.I guess now people will start to believe me that the game is not made by the original team which says a lot.don't even get me started on Rod Furgoson, he is only one man and its only so much one man can do vs a team. I hope the retsil version does Bella better than this.being that the game release is just around the corner,something tells me this is actually the final build of the game.the game looks good in person though.
Did you see the Gears 4 demo. That was AMAZING. Going back to dark survival horror feel like Gears 1. Gears 4 will be dark, real dark. Can't wait.
Wtf. The beta looks great. I don't what this blog is talking about. It's easily one of the best looking next Gen games already
Maybe they should see it in motion first?
Has anyone even noticed that this picture comes from the interwebs most trustworthy destination? I mean, who uses Reddit (let alone a Reddit user) as a source? There is a very high possibility the person who took this screenshot dumbed it down and editied it out the wazoo just to make sure that it started arguments and caused chaos. As you can see above, apparently he/she has suceeded.
Playing the beta and it looks fantastic to me. Huge improvement as far as I am concerned.
dumb article and it was a great beta.. I enjoyed the hell out of it.. except for king of the hill.. without a team that game mode sucks bad
http://youtu.be/JphX4LMtt88 Here's a comparison video, with the game and screen shot in motion.
Wow, thanks for the video. In motion, the new version does looks way better and the water is actually animated and moving. At least they didn't cut out MP. But haters gonna hate. Day one!
It definitely looks smoother, but I'm hoping that the final version has better textures. Maybe they cut back on the file size for the beta to reduce download time like they did with the Titanfall beta.
Thanks for that bro. Some here need to watch this before posting their comments.
From the looks of it, X360>X1. Even people in the comment section agree that the 360 version looks better.
Guys just stop for a minute and take a look at the overall design and layout of the gaming news site in question. It's cheap from the very start - I mean, there are 5 different fonts on the landing page alone and its so poorly laid out it just screams "amateur". Lets ignore the fact that people wont be playing gears for its amazing water textures. Lets ignore the fact that its a BETA. Just judging by the writing alone its pretty obvious the editors over at IGN arent going to take notice and burn with journalistic envy over the top notch reporting here.In fact the only thing that could have made this better would have been a healthy dose of childish console war BS thrown in for good measure.
"Lets ignore the fact that people wont be playing gears for its amazing water textures. Lets ignore the fact that its a BETA" Lol. well said. The comparison video posted above by BuffaloDill gives a better perspective.
Removing the terrain in the background, means not having to draw that geometry which = saved CPU/GPU cycles. Did they seriously do that to animate the water? If the Xbox One is powerful enough, it should be able to handle the background geometry landscape, as well as the animating water and all at a higher resolution and higher frame rate this gen. I suspect the devs removed the background terrain because the X1 couldn’t handle all that going on, on the screen. Maybe they should consider a bump map of the terrain background as a low cost /poor man's alternative. They’d need to get the lighting right for that to look believable though.
In any shooters, how often do you stop what your doing and stare at the environment vs the enemies?
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