Guerrilla celebrates the game going gold with a first look at gameplay on the PS4 Pro console.
Looks good but definitely last gen. Amazing how many PS5 improvements there are. Guerilla have really squeezed the PS5 for all its worth. I've never seen such a beautiful and dynamic world brought to life in a video game! 😍
It definitely looks really fantastic and gorgeous on PS4 Pro, and I expect no different on the base PS4. I disagree. I don’t think it looks “Last Gen” in the video. The PS5 version has the “Hero Lighting” among other great visual improvements/greater detail etc...no doubt. PS5 will of course offer the best overall visual experience (although I know myself and some others aren’t a fan of that Hero Lighting so much in gameplay) however, had I not seen the “PS4 Pro” stamped in the video, I’d have assumed it was more PS5 footage (at first glance anyways) because of how really fantastic this game looks on a last gen console. And I have to disagree Magog (respectfully) and say no way has Guerrilla squeezed the PS5 for all its worth. Not by a long shot.
Well given how in the first paragraph you admit you have no eye for detail what you say in your second paragraph doesn't carry much weight. There are clearly huge cutbacks in resolution, draw distance, texture quality, polygon count, lighting, alpha effects, and particle effects between ps4 pro and PS5. No doubt it will also run at half the frame rate as well.
"no way has Guerrilla squeezed the PS5 for all its worth. Not by a long shot." Pretty sure he meant PS4.
Framerate will be the only difference that you can notice. Anything else is for monitor users who enjoy pixels instead of experiences.
@nevin1 I meant the PS5. Go back and watch the PS5 videos and you will see this is not some lazy cross Gen port. The PS5 is being utilized to its fullest. This game is even better looking than stunners like Demon's Souls and Rift Apart.
Magog "There are clearly huge cutbacks in resolution, draw distance, texture quality, polygon count, lighting, alpha effects, and particle effects between ps4 pro and PS5" Well prove it then ...show that difference that make ps4 pro version look "last gen" .... Because as far as i can tell you there is hardly any visible difference other than the higher fps between the pro and ps5 Both are 4k too
Lol speaking of someone who doesn’t have an eye for detail. Enter Magog. The PS5 has not been ‘squeezed for all its worth’. That never happens early in a console generation. Comical statement.
"Guerilla have really squeezed the PS5 for all its worth." Impossible for a cross gen game. Unless you meant they did all they could on PS5 despite it being built on PS4 coding. I believe they're squeezing everything they could out of the PS4 while making it the best version possible on PS5.
It is last gen, playing on a PS4.
The PS5 has most definitely not been squeezed for all it’s worth this early in the gen. It has always been and will be this time the final exclusives of a generation that squeeze the console for what it’s worth.
It does not look last gen, but it definitely looks cross gen as it should - it is what it is. But i think the world and the gameplay will be first class as with the first one. So nothing wrong with this one - it is just not next gen yet.
I mean you’re right. It looks on par with the first just with some cooler. tropical looking environments and the under water portions that look amazing, but nothing about it is screaming next-gen.
Wow that was quick, clocked the systems capabilities on their first go. Guess we know what to expect for the next 7 years from their first cross gen game 🙄
I don't think you're getting me. The PS4 version looks last gen. The PS5 version looks better than any game ever made and by a wide margin.
Impressive tbh, wasn't expecting it too look that good on the pro
You've never seen The Last of US 2?
Hahaha. Oh....how my eyes still are in disbelief at The Last of Us 2 still! Graphically, that game still can pass for a “Next Gen” game, to me. And apart from Ratchet and Clank: Riff Apart (photo mode allowing you to zoom in on such rich detail, bugs that are fully modeled with such great detail, truly!) Last of Us 2 is currently still the most graphically stunning game I’ve played to date. All that darn game does and the little details. Insane, foliage and so on. And those incredible character models, I just can’t haha.
TLOU2, Horizon, and God of War, the PS4 has graphics that rivals some current gen games. Now when we see PS5 truly flex it’s muscle, I can only imagine what we’ll be seeing.
The base PS4 still impresses me 🤭 Holding off on buying a PS5 for the time being because the PS4 is still good enough.
Stop sleeping on the PS4
That’s what Jim Ryan says.. we don’t give a shit about the value of the ps5 🤷🏻♂️ he wants to sell at least another 50 mill ps4 consoles so we will probably see cross gen titles with the ps4 the whole generation 😂
Playstation always supports its consoles past the start of the next generation. Its what gives value to a Playstation and allows for a non-stop stream of high quality first party games. This has always been a positive thing, except now there is this new concept of “its holding back” which has never been an issue before. If it was true, then xbox series is in much worse shape because they have xbox one, one X, series S, holding back the series X.
@S2Killinit Yes they did always support it and that was always awesome and positive but not by putting your new first party games (the only thing that gives your brand the most value) on the previous generation holding the new one back and devaluing it. And why ? Just to make a bit more money.
But they’ve always been doing that. You wont get this kind of game if they have to only sell to the newest generation. It wouldnt make financial sense.
They want to sell 50m more PS4 consoles so they manufacture only 1m more?
@S2Killinit Can you stop that BS narrative? Was Uncharted and MGS 4 on the PS2? Was MGS2, FFX and KH on the PS1? This is the first time the Playstation’s biggest games are releasing cross-gen in year 2 of the console cycle. First time ever. And it’s ridiculous.
This will be the last year 1st party wise
***This is the first time the Playstation’s biggest games are releasing cross-gen in year 2 of the console cycle.*** There are a ton of factors as to why this doesn't happen, almost the entirety of it evolving to console games reaching closer to PC-level games and matching PC-level options in graphics and control. Let alone comparing the transition from 480i to 720p and then 1080p graphic levels that came with their respective platforms is off considering the last generation ended with 4k-capable consoles years before the current generation of current generation 4k consoles. Things are not the same last or this generation as they were for any past console generation.
I think people forgot how good games on PS4 can look, and they'll only look AND play better on PS5.
Why on earth would they post that first Gif in that state? Aloy's hair is constantly clipping into her bow when she walks, they could've shown her holding it instead. Doesn't take away from the gorgeous environments, but that is interesting for how good everything else looks, they couldn't address the main character's hair... that's on your screen 100% of the time
We're not even close to being close to emulating hair to that degree on current machines. They make priorities and cuts based on what they feel is more important. I'm guessing they didn't feel it was important to apease people that nitpick little details.
I do front-end dev work (definitely not games). it's unfortunately built into me from the times QA tells me I'm a few pixels off of some mock-up that we aren't told even the font size for lol. So I am fully aware of me being nitpicky on this. I also cannot wait for this game to drop
It's crazy because there's not even a game on the SX that can match this. Sony is a marvel.
What’s your opinion on Hellblade 2 (if you’ve seen the gameplay footage) just genuinely curious. I think it looks absolutely fantastic, visually. But it still didn’t wow me like Horizon’s first showing did last year. But I agree, SX has nothing that can match this so far, that we’ve seen anyways haha.
Looking at Hellblade 2, I see several visual tricks used to place more focus on the character models. For instance, pay attention to how the spears don't have a realistic response to hitting the giant. The fire has no lasting effect once gameplay actually started. It was a running segment included in a cutscene. It's really giving me that Crackdown 3, Watchdogs energy. Furthermore, for what Hellblade is, I'd hope it'd be able to increase its graphical fidelity. The 1st one was more walking than action, and the environments weren't opened for exploration. Ninja Theory is a pretty decent company, but a tech demo is what Hellblade 2 is, for now.
Clay i was just about to bring up Hellblade2. This game reminds me of hellblade
Hellblade looks amazing but given the first game, there'll be minimal gameplay at best.
I appreciate you explaining that, and your thoughts on it so far. Thank you! I’ll go back and watch it again, only watched it once, but will give it another look again.
What the? An actual conversation that didn’t resort to name calling, and fanboyism? That’s what I’m talking about!!!
Looks amazing on the PS4 wow
it can't look worst than Zero Dawn and that looked great so I'm not worried. Decima Engine is quite capable :)
Games like TLOU2: Exist Gamers: "I cAn'T bEliEvE tHe GrApHicS aRe tHiS gOoD!"
Also. .. Ragnarok is coming Can't wait for that one
Looks 10xs better than Halo...
Halo will be played 10x longer than this...
Even after stating that, it doesn't make his comment any less true. Halo is designed to be played longer, while Horizon is designed to impact you longer. Shooting avatars repeatedly is a common formula now. How many games are breathing new life into old hardware like Horizon is? It is a marvel, to be sure.
I mean, duh, it's a F2P multiplayer.
Horizon (much like the first) will be a game that offers players a rich and detailed story, with an open world that expands upon what worked well with the first game, improving on areas that were weak in the exploration aspect of the original, and improving greatly on the combat. Fine tuning the combat from the first game, making the hits/impact feel more impactful (especially against humans, which was weak and lacking much so in the original, along with more attention to the animations while in combat and an abundance of new ones/combos. I’ll take what Horizon personally offers over so much of the same ole thing Halo has been doing. There will be so much for fans of the original (and some who might just jump into this one without having played the first, shame on you! Lol. Just kidding) that will experience something familiar with Horizon, but also while feeling fresh and new at the same time.
F2P is low hanging fruit compared to this.
Fortnite is played longer then most other games….is that a better product? Absolutely not.
I have XBox Series X and Gamepass, and I haven't even downloaded Halo Infinite, not planing to play it, it looks extremely boring to be honest. The last game I played on my XBox was Psychonauts 2, and next game would be Ori (never played then before). Pre-ordered Horizon Forbidden West Collector's Edition, can't wait.
You're not wrong, but I will be certainly pausing my Halo time to indulge in playing through HFW
Freaking gorgeous. I dont think you can find anything like this anywhere else. Gotta give it to Sony.
I thought it looked good, detail and environment. I did not like the fire effects though. look cheap.
I'm glad they offering the free PS5 upgrade after the reaction of Playstation gamers. I can't get hold of a PS5 currently so I'm getting the PS4 steel book edition and my second play through will be on my soon to have PS5.
M'eh. I'm sure it'll score great but not grabbing my attention.
I limit my gaming budget to one game per two months, so between HZD, Dying Light 2, GT7 and Elden Rings, its a tough call
So I would go with HZD, beat it then sell it. Then buy elden ring or GT7.
Looks really good. So glad that I bought ssd and put it inside my PS4pro. It gave it another life. Such a great console, Its hard for me to just give it away or sell it. We shall see what will be the case with the PS5 pro, but Im willing to wait till then to upgrade. Can't wait to play this. Have the platinum with the previous game.
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