Rod Fergusson posted a Screenshot comparing the Gears 4 Beta with May 31. Graphics
Still more months of optimization left too. This should shut up all those who tried to say the beta would be what the final game would look like
Yep, betas one month before release are not the same. Gears beta was well before launch, just like Halo 5.
Oh snap I'm liking what I see here! Much better than the beta!! I was worried for a bit...This is great to see!
Nice and it will only get better. Can't wait to see Gears 4 campaign at E3. I'm sure the new campaign build will be amazing too.
The campaign will look even better being 30fps to push visuals more. The multiplayer beta at 60fps once it was patched looked really nice and clean so such a big improvement is just icing on the cake! I cant wait to see it in person when its finished and play that sweet multiplayer some more😍
I am very impressed what they were able to achieve at 1080p/60fps on xbone.
It probably will, just have to wait and see.
Well, I might have to eat some crow now :p
It's okay, nobody's perfect. Hopefully, Polyphony can do the same thing for GT Sport, at which time you'll be getting the same apology from me!
Not many here will admit to such so kudos to you sir.
As others have said: hats off in being one of those few who'll admit it.
Try BBQ sauce, it makes the crow go down easier. I ate some 2 years ago E3, and I didn't like the taste.
Big Improvement !
Yep. I'm happy to have been wrong in this instance.
you should lol on topic i hope the game will look even better when it's out, improvements always welcomed :)
I was wrong too. I was really doubtful due to my experiences with previous "betas." For a person go admit when they were wrong shows character.
@Genuine.. At least your big enough to admit it, alot of other haters will avoid this comments section like the plague!!! Good on you though, much respect.
Agreed, looks great and will only get better! Unfortunately the ridiculous amount of people who could not understand that this was a TRUE beta means we'll probably only get glorified demos a month in advance going forward.
Wow the multiplayer is looking so much better. Now I'm even more hyped for this game especially for the multiplayer that's all I care about. Rod just shut a lot of people up with that screenshot comparison. Gears4life
He did and the disagrees are from the haters who were proven wrong. No other comeback except that disagree button.
That's why the disagree button should not exist. Serves little purpose except cowardice.
Well slap me silly and take my Jordans. Real improvement in graphics department and still months to go.
You have no Jordans good sir :(
Looks the same to me............................ ............................... ..just kidding.
So it looks like a later 360 game as opposed to an early 360 game? http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-r... (this is at better res than the less than 480p uploaded pic by the dev) Yeah I guess that is an improvement.
It's gonna look and play even better than Gears 3. Gears 3 is 720p30FPS/Gears 4 is 1080p60FPS. Go back and play your 900p uncharted multiplayer pony.
Sorry but Gears 4 still looks like a 360 game. And about U4 u wish Gears even coming near those gfx u wish.
@Xavy Uncharted 4 multiplayer looks barely better than the early Gears of War 4 beta, and runs at 900p.
High sodium levels here
Good one, pssht 360 game? Haters gonna hate, this game looks next-gen amazing and it's only one screenshot. DAMN!
you're trying too much to downplay Gears 4 give it a rest
The game is a long way from being finish; why don't you play it yourself when it's officially released?
http://www.ew.com/sites/def... If it looks like that at all, then it will be amazing!
Those graphics are crazy good
Salt is being thrown everywhere in this convo
Still looks better than Uncharted 4 http://cdn4.dualshockers.co...
Wow lol. The visual difference is obvious between the two, not to mention Gears 4 running at twice the framerate and resolution. What a sad post :/ Too much positivity for you to handle I guess.
@andrewsalt You are talking out of your arse and you know it. Later 360 game!!! Pfft!!! More salt for this one please!!!
Beta is when there's enough time to still develope the game after beta is released. Some betas have just been put out to test servers and advertise game. Of course gears will improve from what we tested.
That should shut up at least half of the low life trolls
Hopefully, but wishful thinking is never fulfilled on this site lol On topic: Rod Fergusson has always been my favorite memeber of the gears dev team. He reminds me of a mix between my dad and of me- in the future, If I gained alot more weight. Very enthusiatic about game development, and comes across as very down to earth and approachable. Gears 4 will be surprisingly good, I can sense it.
now where them ppl saying the beta was final graphics of the game??
They're in a ps witness protection programme
They're ones disagreeing every positive comment
Soooo they weren't lying huh?Not much changes will happen i heard.Bitch please,Gears has always been a looker. If it improved this much already,imagine in 3 or 4 months?Oh wait let me guess,it will not change much again...
Yup, real funny to re-read some of my past comments where a few kept telling me Gears looked horrible and ended it with a 'lol' to boot.
Need Gears 2,3 and Halo MCC on PC before the sequels hit the Windows Store... Makes no sense starting with a release midway along the story...
Still looks as boring as the beta. They need to fix them shotguns
or u have just to learn how to use it correct....
Textures look wayyy better!
Massive improvements. I remember they were saying for MP they were more concerned about 60fps. But if it looks like that at 60fps that's incredible. I normally dont like 3rd person mp games...but I did like the beta. It was fun. Well done Coalition
Glad its looking good! but Im going to guess the same people that thought they could improve the game this much in a small amount of time… probably still don't believe GT Sport can improve drastically by the end of the year lol.
hahaha ok u are right... #Don`t be a blind fanboy, be a gamer
Imagine that? An actual game beta that was testing everything out and gathering feedback. Then the media jumped on it over obvious placeholder graphics. Even though the developers said it wasn't even close to being final and was really more of an alpha...
Didn't you know that there are "experts" on here who know way more than the devs do
People who believe themselves to be experts. All I heard on social media and NeoGAF was how bad the game looked, how it looked like it could run on Xbox 360 ect Nice to see Rod really prove otherwise and in quick order.
As long as characters die when hit properly it's all good.
Beauty in violence.... Gears
I'm skipping COD this year to focus on Gears.
People will shout fanboy at me just because and although it looks better from what was shown and improvements have been made, those pictures don't scream a generation up in graphics to me. I dont see where ppl are saying it looks great from. I know ppl are happy it looks better than the crap they showed before but come on this isnt looking like a graphics powerhouse at all still looks last gen to me. Its like they improved some texture and shadows so now ppl are screaming wow we told you itll look insane but it doesnt, it still looks mediocre. Well hopefully they keep improving and it ends up looking phenomenal. Im looking forward to seeing other scenes.
It's a crappy little screen grab, how can you really judge either way?
Thats my point! Its true its just a screen grab that definitely doesnt scream "oh wow that looks awesome" and we may attribute that to the compressed screen grab and the fact that not much is even going on in that grab lol but you have ppl on here saying stuff like "omg that looks awesome or unbelievable" and im like "where you see that at? My question to you is did you make the same comment your making right now to me to the ppl using hyperbole and saying "that looks awesome"?
1080p/60, it looks solid. The campaign will showcase great visuals
Movefasta... Im pretty sure it will on the sp side of things. The campaign they are aiming for 30fps/1080 p but it is not confirmed and mp will be 60fps probably 900 p or some dynamic resolution type. I have no doubt the game will look good my comments have to be with the screen grab at hand.
I did say "either way".
Keep in mind the comparison shown is HEAVILY compressed, like very near the lowest form of jpeg compression, which kinda made the comparison pointless in my eyes. You can see they finally added in proper lighting which was almost completely absent from the beta, but you can't really see HOW much of an improvement it is due to the horrendous compression on the image. Like, it's stupid bad, artifacting all over the damn place. I'm also so confused why they even called the MP beta, a beta. It was of Alpha quality if anything, the lack of dynamic lighting and textures should have given that away. Betas tend to usually be near content completion with the majority of bells and whistles turned on, whereas an Alpha would be full of placeholder items and lacking a refined engine (you can see in the comparison image that some of these placeholder items have now being replaced with properly detailed buildings and chest high walls etc.) I'm glad to see they have their lighting down. One of the things that REALLY bugged me in Halo 5 was the lack of dynamic shadows on the enemies (most of the time, sometimes theyd show up, randomly) in Single Player (maybe it was a bug that's since been patched? I dont know), they didn't look like they were in the environment and it kept breaking the immersion for me, only the spartan characters and your player character (and the occasional object for aesthetic purposes like ships coming in overhead during key story moments) actually cast dynamic shadows on the environment, and the lighting was baked in a lot of places. Something I thought we left behind in the early days of 360/ps3. I am not bashing these games, just pointing out my observations and why my experience with Halo 5 did have me a little worried about Gears lighting engine.
Baked lighting is still used in many games, including some of the better looking games such as The Order 1886 and Uncharted 4. Characters might cast dynamic shadows but much of the lighting and shading is baked into the environments.