Published On: Thu, Oct 5th, 2017

The Witcher 3 Uses Checkerboard Rendering On PS4 Pro; Super-Sampling Confirmed On 1080p Displays

Just yesterday, The Witcher 3 perceived a new refurbish on PlayStation 4, that combined PlayStation 4 Pro support to a game. A few hours ago, some sum on how a diversion is softened on a new Sony console have emerged online.

Digital Foundry started holding a good demeanour during The Witcher 3 on PlayStation 4 Pro, confirming that it uses checkerboard digest to boost a game’s local 1080p presentation.

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We’ve usually only started to demeanour during a upgraded chronicle of a title, yet it’s flattering transparent from a opening that CD Projekt RED is regulating checkerboard digest to boost a arrangement of a diversion from a local 1080p on bottom hardware. This technique effectively sees a developer describe a 1920×2160 framebuffer in a checkerboard configuration, typically stuffing in a gaps regulating information from before frames.

While a diversion has generally been improved, it seems like some things have regressed, like ambient occlusion. Performance also seems to be not a best in a many severe areas.

It’s early days with a contrast so far, yet some changes and improvements are in play. Texture filtering is improved, yet a bottom resources – including art peculiarity – demeanour to be a same as a diversion using on a customary PlayStation 4. Curiously though, ambient occlusion looks as yet it’s pared behind in some of a scenes we tested – something we intend to examine in serve depth. Initial tests also advise that some of The Witcher 3’s many severe areas – such as Crookback Bog – indeed run slower than bottom hardware, that in spin was a hold slower than a Pro using a aged formula underneath boost mode.

Those pairing a PS4 Pro with a 1080p arrangement are also saying benefits, as a diversion uses full super-sampling.

Finally, rounding off this really early demeanour during a patch 1.51, a good news is that we can endorse that full super-sampling is in outcome for PlayStation 4 Pro users with 1080p displays, definition pristine-looking anti-aliasing, while a extended hardness filtering also beam down easily too

The Witcher 3 is now out on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

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