God of War Artist Denies PS4 Downgrade

After some fans express concern over a visual downgrade for God of War, the principal artist working on the game steps up to refute the claims.

Majin-vegeta2066d ago

Hmm I would have thought the whole debacle of HZD being downgraded also and then those having to eat crow would have been suffice enough to stop these clowns from running the same crap again🤦

JaguarEvolved2066d ago (Edited 2066d ago )

The game looks better than everything I see coming out this year so I don't understand how it would be a downgrade. I can understand people probably watching the trailer on a tele that's over 20 years old and thinks it's a downgrade

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morganfell2066d ago (Edited 2066d ago )

"The game looks better than everything I see coming out this year so I don't understand how it would be a downgrade."

Because the article was written by an imperceptive dullard. Anyone with an ounce of reasoning would understand the roots of the remarks but this writer viewed the cause and effect like a dog that had just been shown a card trick. Let me fix one line in it and you will understand:

"After some fans express concern over a visual downgrade for God of War..."

It should read:

"After some desperate Sony haters started lies saying there was a visual downgrade for God of War..."

TheKingKratos2066d ago

I could care less about the same idiot who claim downgrade for Horizon and uncharted 4 and before them Infamous and the order 1886 and GTS
and was proven wrong on everyone of them
it's seems he target every single playstation exclusive
and he's even more stupid since he thinks the snake scene in the bright day light were kratos offer the head to him is the same scene as the misty scene where kratos meet the snake for the first time and his kid tell him that he want's to help.

ZombieKiller2065d ago

Seriously....or at least pick a better category to troll in. We all have eyes, it's not hard to see the game looks amazing. I love how people troll right through their own stupidity.

FITgamer2065d ago

They said the same about KZ Shadow Fall and Infamous SS too. Had a double helping of crow.

Good-Smurf2065d ago

Or some compressed as hell video trying to pass as a legit comparison video.

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OB1Biker2066d ago

It's like trying to stop a horde of freakers in Days Gone haha

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DarXyde2066d ago

Can't wait to ignore his piece on that downgrade too.

AspiringProGenji2066d ago

“What has changed is just the direction of light and fog, the content is the same as the E3 trailer, but different context, you will understand when you play. The Jormungandr, Kratos and Atreus continue exactly like the trailer are comparing with other scenes and lights. I’m laughing seeing the comments :)”

Pretty much what I said yesterday.

moegooner882066d ago

It also has to do with the crappy site making the comparison videos. For Horizon ZD, they used a low quality footage of the same E3 build, and they tried to pass it off as downgrade. For the GoW one, the Arteus shots were clearly of differing qualities, and some of the others were during completely different scenes.

Relientk772066d ago

Can't wait for the Days Gone, Spider-Man, and Detroit got downgraded articles


Nodoze2066d ago (Edited 2066d ago )

I had played HZD on a 1080 display and was completely blown away. Recently grabbed a 4k display and HDR and fired it up again to work through Frozen Wilds.....my jaw dropped. It is the most beautiful game I have ever seen.

I am seriously considering just starting the game over again to get enthralled yet again.

trooper_2066d ago

I don't see how a YouTube video can be used to show a downgrade. The ridiculousness of the ones screaming 'downgrade ' is pathetic at best.

rainslacker2065d ago

It's just people trying to find something wrong to make ps look worse. They don't care about having any actual credibility

Imalwaysright2065d ago (Edited 2065d ago )

No it isn't. It's people being honest and not being afraid to tell it how it is while not listening to people who believe that we are all idiots or blind. There is a downgrade in overall graphical fidelity in GOW which is something that is at this point an industry wide practice and I would not expect someone from Santa Monica to say that there is a downgrade so this guy can laugh all he wants but lets no pretend that if there is someone that is biased in this conversation its him.

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WickedLester2066d ago

Deny it all he wants but I'm not friggin blind!
There's ENTIRE set pieces that have been removed from the newest build compared to the debut trailer! Just look at the beginning of the video with the stone archway. The original footage had far more texture detail and it had Norse language carved into it. That is completely missing in the new build. Also in that same scene, the original footage had several tall pine trees surrounding the archway. In the newest build those are completely gone! Also look at the end of the video when Kratos lifts up the gate. The difference is huge.

100_SavAGe2066d ago (Edited 2066d ago )

What the developer probably means by "you will will see once you play" it suggests that that could be either side of that specific ruin since there's multiple ways to take.either way we will have to wait till the final release to really judge anything since Horizon zero dawn looked exactly like it's E3 showings so there's that.

Also the part where he lifts up the gate is totaly a different scene so there's no way you can compare those two scenes

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AspiringProGenji2066d ago (Edited 2066d ago )

You people always find something to moan about it when it comes to PS exclusive graphics

That video yesterday only took some scenes that were either in different context or condition. For all we know, that fog background will still be there. The serpent was slightly change but still has all the details.Just because they changed some stuff doesn’t mean it is a downgrade. The same graphics fidelity is still there.

You are not blind, but you are just cherrypicking when other parts of the trailers looked very good, if not better than previous trailers. The changes are noticed, but the graphics are still there.

Click here:

Some sites just can’t wait for a release to begin to compare graphics to summon the people like you. The sites that use compressed videos and different scenes even if they are not the same, only to get proven wrong later when the game released. Happened with Horizon, U4, Bloodborne, and Gt sport when it was 50% completed! Happened witn infamous SS as well, games that ended Delivering their graphic target.

** And for the record, Cory did say that the first gameplay setting will likely not be in the last build, so all those missing trees, setpiece, and other stuff missing is not a downgrade. That 2016 demo was just a tease

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nRicosS2066d ago

You wont buy it so dont have to worry, it wont hurt ur eyes

yomfweeee2066d ago

Just because they changed scenery doesn't mean it is a downgrade.

MrVux0002066d ago

I think you don't know what "downgrade" really means.Changing how some areas look does not equal = lowering texture quality/assets.

You may not like the change, but it's an artistic one they thought it was necessary and not because the console could not run it,as it was demonstrated in demo's on PS4.

starchild2065d ago

But "artistic changes" have always been enough for people to scream "downgrade" about other games. I personally think people make too big of a deal about these things, but I also think there needs to be more consistency in the gaming community. You can't just hate on multiplats for artistic changes and then turn around and act like exclusives are exempt from such criticism.

MrVux0002065d ago (Edited 2065d ago )

"You can't just hate on multiplats for artistic changes and then turn around and act like exclusives are exempt from such criticism."

Just because fanboys act like that, that doesn't mean all others in the communities need to act like that.
Best to ignore those types of people, and focus on having the best time with upcoming games.

Tho besides Ubisoft downgrades, i can't recall any major "downgrade" in recent times.

"...but I also think there needs to be more consistency in the gaming community"

The consistency is there, just like Yin-Yang, you have the normal fans and toxic fanboys in more-less equal quantity. One cant exist without the other.

In ideal world there would not be those kind of gamers (fanboys), but alas, it is what it is.

trooper_2066d ago

You need to get your eyes checked then because you can see a MASSIVE improvement over the graphics.

SCW19822065d ago

Cory Barlog has let people know that those are two completely different locations.

Alucard_4202065d ago

@wickedlester at least PS never got caught with there pants down to there ankles displaying PS games on a PC at E3 like XBOX has https://www.cinemablend.com... , and changing the layout of things does not mean "downgrade" it is modifications. Now go play RYSE on your X and go play old games while we enjoy new and current games. Cant wait to rip heads off in the new GOW.