S.T.A.L.K.E.R. COP with DirectX 11: Consoles, eat this

S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Call of Pripyat comes with DirectX 11 - and mods for better graphics combined with Downsampling techniques make this game look even better that out of the box. New screenshots show the improvements - console players should check this out if they're talking about Uncharted 2 graphics.

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tudors3032d ago

Sorry but when you consider the power of a high end PC and then compare what we are getting from consoles with less than a 3rd of the power we really should be seeing better than this, I have not really seen that much of an improvement since Crysis, PC's should blowing this away by now.

TheIneffableBob3032d ago

You can't build good looking games entirely from good technology. For a graphically rich world, you need lots of artists.

For a relatively small studio with limited resources, I'd say GSC Game World's effort is pretty impressive. The textures are fantastic and the lighting is great, though the geometry is pretty blocky.

FantasyStar3032d ago (Edited 3032d ago )

It's a shame. The PC can definitely deliver a far better presentation, the problem is finding a developer with enough passion to pull it off. And so far, we've seen none. But I'm not worried, it's all a matter of how long it'll take for Nvidia, AMD-ATI, and Intel to invest in a developer to justify the tech.

narked3032d ago

I loved CoP, the lighting is the best there is seriously, however the polygons show the old age of their engine. I personally don't mind, but if you're comparing graphics on the whole CoP falls a bit short in the polygon aspects. However lighting (seriously when there is thunder and rain it's mindblowing) and textures in certain areas (except ground) are great.

sid4gamerfreak3031d ago

lol can consoles even do full hd?

So behind...

Look at this console fanboys, be awed by the majestic pc graphics

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GAM3R7l3032d ago

Really???? LOL...I'm sorry, but Alan Wake, at "sub-HD", and locked into 5 y.o. hardware and 7.8 GB of disc space is MUUUUUCH more impressive than this. PC gaming is such a joke.

TheIneffableBob3032d ago

You know Alan Wake was also a PC game, right? If you compare the PC shots from a couple years back to the 360 version right now, you can see that the PC version looks quite a bit better. Imagine what it would look like if they continued working on that version.

mrv3213032d ago

You know they had to remove Alan Wakes open world because of the very reasons you listed?

wicko3032d ago

Your comment is a joke.

TheOtherSide3032d ago

Its not every day that here at n4g we see people with some common-sense.

The graphics card alone costs more than a console (X360 or PS3) mine did.

Aphe3032d ago

Lolwat? Maybe if you were to buy brand new as soon as a graphics card comes out. But you don't need to at all, you can wait 6 months or so and it will be far more affordable. I only buy a graphics card every 3 years or so anyway, I save a fortune and still have a respectable setup that deals with the latest games.

raztad3032d ago (Edited 3032d ago )


Honest question man: what is the cheapest video card you would buy to run this game smoothly at 1920x1080 with 4xMSAA?


thanks. Thats cool. 8800gt is not that steep. I love stalker but my poor laptop barely runs Shadow of Chernobil @1280x720 with 2xAA.

Aphe3032d ago

I couldn't even tell you bro, my monitor only goes up to 1280x1024 :P

I'm playing with a 8800gt and it runs pretty sweet with most settings on high. Due for an upgrade I think.

ALFAxD_CENTAURO3032d ago (Edited 3032d ago )

''The graphics card alone costs more than a console (X360 or PS3) mine did.''

Then you don't know how to buy GPU's or Lack of knowledge about Hardware - Prices.

Or maybe you buy GPUs each month to have the latest Hardware?

Because you can find High Profile GPU's capable for DX11 like the 5770 or 5850 for under $250.

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jmd7493032d ago

speaking as the owner of a GTX295, q9650 quadcore cpu, 8 gigs of ram etc self made desktop. after playing GOW3, i have even more respect for the potential of my ps3, from the AA to the lighting to the scale to the textures etc, are all at the cutting edge of the industry. articles like these just puts pc gaming in a bad light. it's a very dumb article.

BubbleSystemSuck3032d ago

Is that the real title?


ALFAxD_CENTAURO3032d ago (Edited 3032d ago )

The GPU from PS3 is compared to 7800 or something like that. Between 7800 or the 7900.

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