The Order 1886: Newer Build Shows Massively Improved Graphics From Older Build

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The Order 1886 is one of the most anticipated PS4 exclusive of this year. It was originally supposed to release last year but was delayed to an early release this year. But this delay has its benefits as well since it has allowed the developers to polish the game, along with working with a more updated SDK for the PS4. This, of course, results in them utilising the PS4 hardware to their best and we can clearly see this judging from the comparison of the very early build of The Order: 1886 to the latest build. The gif below is the old build while the one below it is the new build.

This is definitely a big visual upgrade from the early build of the game. This is not limited to a simple upgrade in graphics as the character models also look a whole lot better now. There are more effects added like motion blur, which in turns helps with the visuals. Along with this, we have also seen some artistic change in lighting showing a shift in the time of the day as the comparison below demonstrates. Same here with the one below being the old build and the one below it being the new build.

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The Order 1886 is technically a very impressive game and it is great to see the developer utilizing the full potential of the PlayStation 4 hardware.

The Order: 1886 will be released on February 20 2015 exclusively on the PlayStation 4.

What do you think about this article? Let us know in the comments below.

  • The Glorious PC Master Race

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAH DOWNGRADED. HAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHA

    DUALSHILLERS BTFO

  • Harry Sansom

    Huuuuge downgrade from what can be seen here.

    • Ziggurcat

      huuuue troll from what can be seen here.

      • Harry Sansom

        This wasn’t a troll, it’s obviously subjective on which you prefer but the graphics and animations themselves are clearly worse. The whole atmosphere is a way to reduce quality and focus on foreground rather than background, it’s a horrible effect in my opinion too.

        • Ziggurcat

          no, that was a troll.

          you need your eyes checked if you think the graphics are worse. or your monitor needs to be readjusted. the atmosphere is there to increase the realism, and the quality has overwhelmingly improved.

          there’s no subjectivity here, the images of the new build are visibly better.

          • Harry Sansom

            Again, it wasn’t. You’re clearly set in your way and if you’re getting the game I suppose that’s good for you on a personal enjoyment level. I’m well aware it isn’t my monitors, there is no realism added with that atmosphere of heavy blue lighting and 5ft draw distance. It is a horrendous visual effect to keep performance high at the sacrifice of graphics. Removed articles of clothing and simplified movement are another key aspect of seeing the degrade in graphics, if you think there is an improvement then I guess there is a subjective view.

          • Ziggurcat

            again you were trolling. there’s no being set in any way when the evidence in front of your face is disproving everything you’re saying.

            there’s no “heavy blue lighting”, the time of day has completely changed. it’s also london. so it’s your monitor if you think there’s a blue overcast. what 5 ft draw distance? do you even know what draw distance means?

            there’s also no removed articles of clothing. first, you have no idea where these captures are taking place within the story, and secondly, there’s evidence in the latest trailer that the uniforms from the older builds are still in the game, so that whole argument is completely invalid.

            simplified movement? you’re basing that erroneous conclusion on what? a 3 second animated gif? you’re also ignoring the fact that there’s more, albeit subtle, facial movement in the new build. there’s almost no facial movement in the old build, apart from his mouth – there’s no furrowing of the brow, and there’s not even any movement in the muscles around his nose/cheeks in the old build, either.

            again, there’s been an obvious improvement because the images we’re looking at on this website prove that there’s been an improvement. there’s nothing subjective about the images shown above. you’re the one with the subjective (and very, very wrong) opinion.

          • Harry Sansom

            -No I wasn’t

            -If you can’t see the big blue wash over the gifs then I don’t know what to tell you because it’s extremely blatant and horrifically bad.

            -The clothing you’d expect to see moving is gone, sleeves, chainmail etc. and also look at the collar on the man, clearly clothing has not improved.

            -I’m basing this on the footage given to us and talking about this footage. The facial movements are the one thing that has been improved upon though. Other animation though has been simplified at least here and looks poorer than before, the head turn is very static for one, it looks like his head has mouse acceleration or something.

            -Again, there’s been an obvious downgrade* because the images we’re looking at on this website prove that there’s been a downgrade*. There’s nothing subjective about the images shown above. you’re the one with the subjective (and very, very wrong) opinion.

          • Ziggurcat

            Yes, it was, and you continue to troll.

            I’m going to spell it out very slowly for you so that it might sink in: If. You. Are. See. Ing. Blue. Your. Mon. It. Tor. Is. Wrong. It looks grey on my screen at home, on the screens at work, and on all of my idevices. Your settings are not correct, so the basis of a significant portion of your argument is horrifically wrong.

            The clothing is not gone, they are wearing completely different uniforms. Those uniforms from the old build are still in the game (as evidenced by the last trailer we’ve been shown), so your uniform argument is no longer valid (not that it was to begin with).

          • Harry Sansom

            You had me going for a while there but if you don’t see any of what has been pointed at to you, here or in any other thread then I’m clearly not the one who is trolling…
            The game is covered in a blue filter, the draw distance has been reduced and covered up with a horrible in game smog, the clothes are worse in texture quality and the shown animations are worse.
            For you personally seeing this as an upgrade, great. For everyone else and the industry as a whole, bad. Being promised and shown better just to be nowhere near what was intended by being put as ‘New and imroved’ and getting away with it is not good. They were more than likely well aware they’d have to reduce it from those settings to run on any console.

          • Ziggurcat

            Had you going with what? Truth, and fact? I guess I did…

            Seeing a blue filter means you have the shittiest monitor settings. Either the temperature is set to cool or your RGB settings are way off. No blue filter. The new build, in those particular images, are darker because it’s a completely different time of day, and the vignette is more pronounced, but there’s no blue anywhere. There’s more blue in the older build’s uniforms than there is in the new build.

            You clearly don’t know what draw distance is, so don’t even bother trying to argue that point.

            Different uniforms =/= lower texture quality. Especially when those uniforms *are still in the game, and shown in the latest trailer*. So you’re wrong, wrong, wrong.

            And it’s not a personal thing, the game has been upgraded.

            I feel sorry for you, I really do. That’s the end of the discussion, at least you can walk away knowing that you have to fix the calibration on your monitor. At least you’ll be able to see what things actually look like if you actually fix your problem.

          • Harry Sansom

            I’m using dual ASUS IPS 1080p HDMI and Display port monitors. I’m well aware it isn’t my monitor.
            You know the song Pinball Wizard? I’m starting to think you’re the deaf, dumb and blind kid who learnt to play a game. Downgraded or not, enjoy the game.

          • Ziggurcat

            whoop-de-doo… you can have the greatest monitor on the planet, and it can still be improperly calibrated.

            so for the last time: you. are. wrong.

          • Harry Sansom

            Sony really have you tightly gripped by the balls if you think anything you’ve said makes sense.

  • Tristin

    I can guarantee they use the exact same models but have SIGNIFICANTLY better lighting and slightly better details especially on some of their clothing. Like the Chain mail on his shoulders looks flat and weird while the new build has a new design that looks better IMO. Also their skin shouldn’t look that soft if you are sweating and dirty. You must be insane to deny the look. I am a PC user and am impressed with the visuals.

  • noah

    I didn’t expect my last comment to get so many replies. Let me make a new post to explain in detail why this is a downgrade. I’ll talk mostly about the first example with the male officer looking person.

    Several graphically demanding things have been removed from the character model. The highly-detailed chainmail on his shoulders is gone, and the woven rope on his left arm is gone. And they’re replaced by nothing very interesting.

    The next downgrade is the collar on his shirt/armour. Notice how in the old version his head moves around freely with the collar remaining aligned with his torso. That’s fairly demanding on the graphics chip because there’s now polys in between the head and armour that you don’t even see. Now it’s replaced with a regular jacket collar, and if you watch as he turns his head, it doesn’t appear to remain still and actually moves with his neck as if it was part of this body. So there is no space in between and less polys.

    Next is the animation. When his head turns in the new version, it seems to just pivot robotically on one axis and come to a dead stop, then his jaw starts snapping. In the old version, her turns his head and tilts it towards as he presses the button on the communicator, then tilts it back after pressing the button. A much more detailed animation. In the new one the hand isn’t animated at all.

    Next is the skin. By the way, the biggest advancements in computer graphics over the years have not come from faster computers or different rendering techniques. They’ve actually come from artists more closely matching the real-world properties of materials in their movies or games. Like giving porcelain just the right amount of reflection, or water the right amount of cloudiness. In the category of rendering skin, the trick has been to show the right amount of transparency. They captured this well in the old version, but it’s gone in the new version.

    So they’ve reduced the graphical and animation detail and demand a massive amount. There’s no question. And they’ve added filters which make everything look blue and put any remaining detail in shadow so you can’t even see it. They’ve made some things look artificially sharper by boosting contrast (like the Xbox One did on all games by default until they turned that off). This apparently in the name of “mood”, but now the game looks like any other cheap horror film or game.

    PS. I’m not an “xbot”. Just wandered into this site somehow and don’t own or want an Xbox.

    • Ziggurcat

      you’re wrong about everything, and you clearly have no freaking idea what you’re talking about.

      the chainmail texture is flat, not highly-detailed. and the rope… also not a highly-detailed texture. i have no idea what generation of gaming you’re currently stuck on, but christ… you really need to take a step back, and re-analyze your assessment of those textures.

      there’s more movement in the collar on the new build – he covers it up with his arm on the old build, so i have no idea where you’re coming from on that one…

      there’s nothing robotic about the animation in the new build.

      and the skin – there’s *zero* translucency in the skin on the old build. it’s flat, oddly even because the lighting is non-existent, and blurred. the new build shows a significantly improved skin texture (wrinkles, more muscle movement when he talks, etc…)

      “They’ve made some things look artificially sharper by boosting contrast”

      uh… that hasn’t happened. at. all.

      so, either you’re getting confused as to which version shown above is the new build, whatever settings you have on your monitor are completely out of whack or you have the worst eyesight on the planet… either way, you are horribly incorrect on everything you’ve stated.

      • noah

        It’s undeniable that there is less geometry in the new version. I doubt the chainmail is only a flat texture, because looking at the trailer I can see it’s at least elevated from the jacket. There is obviously either additional polygons, or displacement mapping, or tessellation involved in that. Either way, it’s gone now, and at the very least it saves them video RAM to remove. The woven rope is even harder to dismiss because we can clearly see it’s part of the model, as in pure polygons. Whether it’s removing flat textures, polygons, parallax mapping, tessellation or whatever, it’s a downgrade.

        There is objectively more motion in the old version as well. Nothing can be argued there.

        • Ziggurcat

          Nope. Still wrong on all accounts.

          The only thing that’s undeniable is your lack of understanding.

          • noah

            This is the same as no reply at all.

          • Ziggurcat

            there’s no sense on elaborating further when even the evidence in front of your face disproves everything you’ve stated.

            you’re undeniably ignorant, and that’s all there is to it.

          • noah

            I hope you’re at least getting paid you weirdo troll.

          • Ziggurcat

            you’re the one claiming “better than average” eyesight, that you prefer “realism”, and saying that the new build is a downgrade… and *i’m* the troll, especially when the photographic evidence proves you to be an utter fool?

            hahahahaha good one.

        • Ghostin

          Dude, get your eyes checked and instead of overanalyzing what you dont seem to understand , try looking at the images, one looks like a game with good graphics, the new one looks like a film with great atmosphere and graphics. This is the definition of upgrade and please, dont try to spin things.

          • noah

            It’s beside the point, but actually I have above average vision.

            I don’t see “overanalyzing” as a detraction, it’s a quality. I analyzed it more than others, is what you’re saying.

            On an objective analysis, this new version is a downgrade. No doubt about it. There’s less geometry and less material effects (skin, metal, etc)

            On a subjective level, maybe to some it’s better. But if we are talking subjectively I’ll say right out this new version is total tripe shit. It’s garbage. The typical “blue” filter used to make it look like night, the tacky sharpening effect. It’s “cheap” from a cinematography point of view. The old version went from having colour, red, blue, fleshy pink, brown, grey, and with gold and silver. Now the new version is just blue and darker blue.

            For god sake, it has a VIGNETTE. This is the cheapest photography/film gimmick that every newbie to visual arts learns to make things look fancier without any effort on their part.

          • Ziggurcat

            “actually I have above average vision.”

            hahahahahaha now i know you’re just trolling. you’re not looking at this objectively at all, your only goal here is to obviously troll people.

            on an objective analysis, the photographic evidence clearly shows there’s been a major upgrade compared to the older build.

            there’s not less geometry, and there’s certainly not less material effects. the lighting, AA, facial animation, and even cloth animation in the new build disproves every single thing you’ve said here.

            again, your eyes are failing you or your monitor is way off with its colour calibration. there’s no “blue” filter, and there’s literally no sharpening filter applied anywhere in the new build. never, in the history of video games, have i ever seen anyone confuse higher texture quality/image quality with a contrast filter…

            you quite literally have no clue what you are talking about. so please… stop before you embarrass yourself even further.

      • The Glorious PC Master Race

        He’s right. The shaders are downgraded massively. The chainmail has moved to a 2D texture instead of a 3D object and the rope is sparsely detailed.

        Add in a lot of Level Of Detail hiding tricks like post processing filters. The game got a sharp downgrade and it’s the truth.

        • Ziggurcat

          Yeah… No. Go troll somewhere else, you basement-dwelling moron.

          • The Glorious PC Master Race

            So many peasants confuse trolling with the truth and they want to stick their fingers in their ears because the truth isn’t nice. :^)

  • Tha Truth

    This was already the best – looking game of the generation so far and that was before this newer build was released. The environments and characters are mind – blowing.

    Of course we have some uneducated peasant scum from the Xbox on here in the comments crying but that’s to be expected. Since their POS console isn’t going to have a signle exclusive game for them to play for the first 6 months of the year I guess the poor, ignorant paupers have nothing better to do with their worthless, pathetic lives than to comment on PS4 games they’re too poor and too ignorant to play.

    Get used to being at the bottom of the sales charts every week, Pauper – Box vermin. With the PS4 releasing quality exclusive games like this and Bloodborne every month and the worthless, last – gen poverty box offering nothing but lies, overhype and underdeliver to it’s owners your shit console is going to be getting outsold every single week for the forseeable future!

    • The Glorious PC Master Race

      Sony console peasants already getting their rants in before this becomes a Drivedud style flop selling only 84K

      800P 30FPS. DOWNGRADED GRAPHICS. LOL

  • Manoj Varughese

    I think the most of the tweaks and filtering was done for improving FR.

  • freelancepimp .

    downgrade!

  • Sobekflakmonkey

    I honestly think it looked better before, at least from this comparison, I’m not a fan of any game that has too many filters and visual effects, the way it looked before it was a lot clearer and I know this sounds strange but its like breathing fresh air to me opposed to feeling like your suffocating which is how too many filters and visual effects make me feel, either way I have the CE pre-ordered so I guess I’ll have to find out on my own, I assume(and I know I shouldn’t) that the whole game won’t look like that, I’d imagine they go to different places that have their own look and feel. (ie: B-roll footage)

  • AndrewLB

    It looks exactly the same as the early E3 reveal footage which had post-processing filters and was considerably darker than the later footage (about 6 months ago) that they showed off. Whats strange is how all the sony fans claimed the brighter graphics without the post processing effects looked way better than the earlier footage. And now those same people are claiming the latest graphics, which looks the same as the “worse” graphics from the reveal is actually better looking.
    It seems that once again, people are blinded by their own bias.

    • Ziggurcat

      you’re just going to copy/paste the same, idiotic response everywhere, aren’t you….

  • Shadows look amazing. Still waiting to see if Gameplay lives up to the visuals though. If it’s anywhere near Gears of War or Mass Effect 2 combat, I’m in!

  • Thad Vanity

    TBF….Genuine Improvement

    It’s actually starting to look somewhat like they initially promised/showcased.

  • Foreground looks much better, but the background has been shrouded in a layer of fog and dust. Hard to see much of ANYTHING outside of the main cone of light.

  • Ñosss!!!

    Mama mia!!! Are there some game from Sony that no abuse of darkness to hide the reality of a terrifying downgrade?

    • Ziggurcat

      spoken like a true misterx dimwit…

    • You are flat out wrong

      Considering how the PS4 has more exclusives this year and your precious Phil already admitted DX12 won’t do much with the Shitbox, you couldn’t be more wrong.

      Pretty amusing how those misterxmedia rats don’t talk about the stereo driver anymore now we know what it’s actually for. 🙂

      Keep waiting for games.

      • Ziggurcat

        i wouldn’t call it the “shitbox” since it’s a pretty decent console, but you’re right – those misterx dumb dumbs have pretty much abandoned the driver thing… and yet, no one seems to be holding misterx or “insider” (who happens to be the same person….) accountable for perpetuating that lie for over a year.

        and now they’ve moved back to the magical 5.2TF/10TF power, stacked GPU/dGPU garbage like a bunch of freaking idiots.

      • The Glorious PC Master Race

        Just like the POS4, Xbone has no games.

        Nice 800P 30FPS interactive movie hams. Better make more upvoting accounts or Sony will take away your hot pockets.

  • ak33715

    Have no concerns about this game visually. I want to know how the gameplay is.

  • Gobshite

    Wait, different lighting constitutes as “drastically improved visuals”? Absolutely clueless.

    • Ziggurcat

      yes… you are absolutely clueless…

  • jacksjus

    People on here love to reach.
    The game never attempted the unattainable 1080p/60fps from the jump.

    So exactly why would they need to downgrade the game? What technical performance did they promise that they had to dial back on? I don’t see any smoke coming from a fire in this. It appears to me that hey reached their vision, and good for them because they stayed in their lane the entire time.

    Good publicity or bad publicity doesn’t matter. The non-believers (you know who you are) spend more time talking down on this game than they do talking up the game they want.

  • andy

    Another PS4 game that constantly improves all the way up to launch. Kind of the complete opposite of the Xbone.

    • The Glorious PC Master Race

      You mean by downgraded shaders, Adding Post Processing to hide the FOV and still at a silky smooth 30FPS (With dips to the 20’s) and acting like it’s an upgrade

      You shills are hilarious. All the time Sony feeds you garbage and you want more.

  • Bender Rodriguez

    I will buy a PS4 for this game.

  • Sjefen

    Old build: Looks like a game
    new build: looks more real

  • PachterStation

    Graphics versus game play once again. How many games have looked graphically sound, but haven’t delivered when it comes to the game play? Current tech allows games to look the part anyway. I’ll judge this game when it’s released, but from vids, it’s looking like Gears of War set in Jack the Ripper looking London. Plenty of cut scenes and QTE, it’s suspect at the moment. Still, no matter what, it’ll still sell, more so when you consider that the PS4 isn’t exactly bursting with games (same with the Xbox One and Wii U).

    • masterace303

      i’ll be buying this game just piss this fucker out

      • PachterStation

        So, you like plenty of cut scenes and QTE? I suppose it gives you plenty of time to grab a beer and use the loo. Did you ever play Shenmue on the Dreamcast?….

    • jacksjus

      I find it odd that this game is called generic and outdated because it looks like a Gears clone, but at the same time people can’t wait for the next Gears to release. Ironic huh?

      • PachterStation

        They hype around this game, as always, it’s 99% about the graphics and 1% about the game play. The next Gears of War will probably be the same old, but when you expect the PS4 to be knocking out next level games and it’s not happening, it makes you wonder when it’s going to happen and if it’s going to happen. I suppose it’s unfair to judge this game yet, but I still think it’ll be swamped with cut scenes and QTE. Over the years, a lot of Sony’s games have been overrated. Uncharted 4 is another game that may end up being not much different from the last lot. Come to think of it, I suppose it’s near impossible for developers to change the record. Can’t say it bothers me too much, more so when you sit back and pick up games cheap when they’ve been out there for a while.

  • kirra light

    The gameplay is awesome and with this graphics and fantastic story .this game is perfect

  • kirra light

    The graphics king of all time

    • The Glorious PC Master Race

      Hahahahahahaha. No, peasant. No it’s not.

  • masterace303

    man just look at this comment section..Sony games always bring the worst kind of fanboys…..it’s really sad just get a PS4 people.

    • Chesslyn Blake Groener

      ps4 exclusive games always get so much hate.

  • jack_coban

    Sorry, but I can’t detect any improvement. And calling it “massively improved” is even for an article just wrong.

    • Bilal Prince- Ali

      you’re just flat out lying, but people will see what they wanna see.

      • jack_coban

        Why would I even care about lying on this nonsense. It’s just a game. But the old build looks simply better. It has more colour, it’s brighter, the lightning is great and you can actually see some graphical details. I’m really curios what makes the newer build so much better for you. Please describe in words.

        • Bilal Prince- Ali

          you said “I can’t detect any improvement”! how is that not just a lieee lool.. just look at ittttt, plain and simple if you cant see “any’ improvement, then you’re lying.

          • jack_coban

            So, this is describing how the new build looks better for you… Simply repeating that I’m lying? Gimme a break.

          • Bilal Prince- Ali

            the models, look better, the animation seems better (although of course its just a gif) although lighting is brighter in the first, i nthe new build the lighting looks more realistic and a better representation of the target atmosphere which is a dark movie victorian (probably smog covered) London, the facial details in the new build certainly are better! and the colouring in the new build once again based off of the target atmosphere is better, its got a ‘real world tint’ that makes it look gritter, its like with DC, DC by no stretch of the imagination is a bright colourful game but the ‘real world’ tint on it makes it look like an absolutely perfect representation of real world, so to say there isn’t ANY improvement im sorry but thats just a lie,

      • The Glorious PC Master Race

        You are just flat out lying, marketer.

        Sony using 3rd world labor to damage control. How disgusting.

        • Bilal Prince- Ali

          are you an idiot…? likein all seriousness.. firstly you post the SAME picture twice, secondly the picture shows, a scene before and after graphical effects, but hey, like i said, people wil lsee what the want to see.. and idiots like you will choose to ignore just to seee whatever they want to see whe nthe fact of the matter is, making fun of ‘The Order’ gameplay wise, you probably could get away with (you’d still be wrong in my opinion but hey each to their own) BUT GRAPHICALLLYY!!!??? ahahaha Dogging on The Order about its graphics…!? you CLEARLYYYY must be insane or stupid or AT LEAST had years of practice at it!!! now run along

          • The Glorious PC Master Race

            Sickdark damage control there, peasant. You seem to be really upset The Odor: 800P is downgraded and garbage.

        • Bilal Prince- Ali

          btw… can you show me a PC game that looks as good as The Order..? that can run on any PC…? thank you kindly.

          • The Glorious PC Master Race

            Ah yes. The peasant goal posts of “Any PC” when they have no argument despite the graphical standards of Crysis 3 being unmatched since it’s release.

            Shill more for your 30FPS movies, peasant.

          • Bilal Prince- Ali

            looooooooool…. typical dumbass, so Crysis 3 on ANY PC! not a hi-spec PC i said ANY PC, so you’re telling me Crysis 3 on the lowest common PC specs looks better than The Order…? DICKHEADDD!!! looool i beg you just go kill yourself ahahah

          • The Glorious PC Master Race

            Good old peasants going into damage control about their 800P 30FPS turd.

            But then even a low spec PC could play Crysis 3 at a higher resolution and better framerate than The Odor 800P.

            I’ll just watch you kill yourself when that turd drops from Sony’s ass instead :^)

          • Bilal Prince- Ali

            just shut the fuck up you fool lool , idiots like you who think that just because something has a higher resolution its a better looking game are actually just a waste of time , i actually cba for you, you’re actually a joke loool, have fun in mummys basement, make sure she throws you down a copule of cans of dat der ‘dew and a couple of packs of dem doritos to keep you going .. 🙂

          • The Glorious PC Master Race

            Console peasants whining about their doritos and dew and also now saying resolution and framerate don’t matter. Especially playstation peasants because that was the only reason to buy a POS4. Now Silky Smooth 30FPS and 800P is fine when Sony does it.

            How utterly pathetic. Can’t defend your garbage console and have to scream names because you can’t think of any reason why your paid online, DRM locked, 30FPS, medium settings underpowered $400 brick is any good.

            Keep crying those thirty tears per second, peasant. :^)

          • Bilal Prince- Ali

            *siigh*… ok.. :), have a nice day sir

    • Ziggurcat

      i strongly suggest you go see a doctor about your condition – might be cataracts…

      “It has more colour, it’s brighter, the lightning is great and you can actually see some graphical details.”

      no, no, and no. brighter =/= more colourful. lighting is flat as all hell in the old build, it’s more realistic, and ambient in the new build. and there’s plenty of graphical detail in the new build.

  • corvusmd

    Judging by these gifs, there are aspects that look better and there are aspects that look worse. the details in the face and such look better, but by making it dark and misty they also are able to hide that the uniforms and such don’t look as good, and now they no longer have to worry about lighting as much (and it’s reflections). So YES, the facial expressions and such look much better, but it looks like it was a trade off. Either way the game sill looks amazing, not sure I will be picking it up myself though based on all the previews.

    • GotNews4Ya

      lol, you can tell all that from two gif’s in the game.. you act like they completely went with a game at night.. to avoid “reflections and lighting”…

      • corvusmd

        Well, considering that this article is trying to use these gifs to prove an upgrade….yes, I’m using these gifs to form an opinion for this article….not sure what the problem is with that, at least I started off by saying that I was basing my opinion just on these gifs.

        • Ziggurcat

          because the gifs actually do prove there’s been an upgrade…

          it’s baffling that you can’t see how much more realistic the new build is compared to the older version. they added better lighting techniques, depth of field, and overall improved texture quality.

          stating there’s been a downgrade just because they changed the design of the outfits is not exactly a baseline you should be broadcasting.

  • theCharlieSheen2

    The game feared by xbox fanboys everywhere, I love it.

    • corvusmd

      I’m not sure you’re seeing what everyone else is seeing.

      • EONJAY

        You mean what you’re seeing?

      • Chesslyn Blake Groener

        So everyone is seeing a downgrade in graphics? Right… Okay then…

    • The Glorious PC Master Race

      And laughed at by Master Racers because LOL 800P 30FPS :^)

      Nice upvotes. Hamsel really wants that hot pocket bonus.

  • HipHop1980

    Good or bad I will support this game.

    • corvusmd

      Uh, why? If it’s bad…why would you want to support that?

      • GotNews4Ya

        I am assuming by his comment that maybe he likes storylines and plot points.. and the experience more than graphics?

      • HipHop1980

        I see potential. and with success the sequel will build on it’s ,mistakes. Like adding multiplayer.

  • ineedgames

    I like the Brighter one better.
    But the animation looks better in the Darker one.

    • corvusmd

      Exactly what I am seeing.

  • Nick97

    This game looks amazing. This, Uncharted 4 and Driveclub are probably the best looking console games on the market. If only this and Uncharted had 1st person mode like GTA 5. How sick would that be with Project Morpheus. One can dream.

    • Trivago Guy

      “Uncharted 4”

      lol

    • corvusmd

      Project cars looks better than Driveclub, and Quantum Break looks just as good if not better than UC4…hell even Ryse looks just as good if not better. Not that that means anything in the end really…ALL those games look amazing and UC4 is the reason I bought a PS4….I’m just saying that it’s not the “end all be all “game that you’re saying it is.

      • x RadicalAura x

        Or how about for once we don’t judge an entire goddamn game on the basis of graphics alone before it’s even released?

      • Chesslyn Blake Groener

        Project cars on PC or ps4?

      • GotNews4Ya

        Project cars? It doesn’t even remotely come close to the graphics that drive club is putting out.. they have already ran comparisons.. and while it looks good, it doesn’t look better than Driveclub.. Just because Driveclub has a bad rep.. you can’t take the one great thing it always had.. and that is amazing graphics..

    • The Glorious PC Master Race

      Yeah. Best looking console games. Because if you included PC, you would be slaughtered, Sony Cockroaches.

  • Trivago Guy

    Ummm? What the hell happened to the lighting? This looks like ass.

  • Kaiser X

    Dat downgrade!

  • noah

    The old one is better. The skin actually looks soft. New one is unremarkable.

    • Georges

      lol people are blind.. seriously XD
      Obviously the new ones look WAY better and more realistic… also dont forget its only a GIF for god s sake. Imagine that on a large screen and not compressed

      • Trivago Guy

        Sony fanboy in denial

        • DarthDiggler

          @disqus_YaZrA0FakR:disqus

          Says the mental midget that offers nothing intelligent to the conversation.

          • Trivago Guy

            How can I add something to people suffering from delusion?

          • johnnyking

            says the delusional fanboy

          • Ziggurcat

            i don’t know… how *can* you add something to people when you’re suffering from delusion?

          • DarthDiggler

            @disqus_YaZrA0FakR:disqus

            Again you offer nothing, this proving my point. 🙂

            Why don’t you stick to your travel expertise Trivago Boy.

          • The Glorious PC Master Race

            Says the legally blind person who can’t see the 800P 30FPS game got a downgrade :^)

        • Game of Trolls

          Microsuck Xbutt fanboy is jelly because the price cut with the November & December sales still didn’t make any difference in catching up to the PS4. Cry me a river while you are at it…

      • Game of Trolls

        They want and like the downgraded watch dogs version. Ignore them ! They are Microsuck Xbutt Trolls who are desperate to say anything negative because they have no AAA exclusive games coming out early this year…

    • T2x

      Shut up.

    • FunKtioN

      yeah you bots would think the older build would look better knowing you guys only see in 720p 30fps.

      • noah

        So the old build looks better in 720p, 30fps or something? Huh?

      • The Glorious PC Master Race

        Console shills trying to yell how 800P 30FPS is better than 720P 30FPS. Now I’ve seen everything.

        HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

    • DarthDiggler

      @disqus_QjKQbPXJmI:disqus

      New build looks like it has filtering and post processing. Adds to the mood.

      • noah

        I guess I prefer realism.

        • Ziggurcat

          the new build looks more realistic, so obviously to don’t.

          • DarthDiggler

            @disqus_M3uU5X37PK:disqus

            Admittedly it is opinion, but I find the older images to be more sterile.

          • Ziggurcat

            no doubt. but i was replying to noah, who has (apparently) zero concept as to what looks realistic, especially when it’s painfully obvious from the gifs above that the new build looks astonishingly realistic compared to the older build.

            it doesn’t matter how it’s achieved, the fact is they’ve managed to bring this game up to a level of realism on consoles that we have not seen up to this point. for anyone to deny that or even call it a downgrade need their eyes looked at by a professional because there’s no way that any reasonable human being can objectively look at the comparisons, and say that the new build looks “worse.”

            … but imagine that UC4 will blow the doors off of everything that’s out up to the point of its release as well.

    • BoyBigEyes

      Why are xbots so interested in take down this game?… Oh, wait…

      • noah

        I don’t own an Xbox or any console, just sharing my observation about the skin and lighting.

        • Ziggurcat

          … which you’ve proven that you know nothing about…

        • Game of Trolls

          Yes you do own one and your comment says it all. The Game isn’t out and the reviews on microspot and IGNintendo are out…

      • The Glorious PC Master Race

        PC Master Race here

        AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHA

    • Manoj Varughese

      You better need to google more on what MSAA actually is.

      • noah

        My comment doesn’t say anything about MSAA and neither does the article, so I don’t know what you mean.

        • Manoj Varughese

          The article doesn’t need to mention it. 4X MSAA was a challenge undertaken by the devs at Ready at Dawn which they mentioned back in March last year. They have done a good job at it.

          • noah

            Good for them. Is that why they downgraded the geometry?

    • Manoj Varughese

      Look at the extra details on the forehead of the main character in the new build gif. You still call that not better.

    • bronerfucker

      You retard, if you’re in some steampunk war your skin will not be soft

    • ltdan

      How so???? It looks worse in every way.

    • Game of Trolls

      lol Didn’t fools like yourself complain about Watch Dogs when it was downgraded like that ?

  • Can’t wait to see how this thing turned out. Certainly looks like it could be great!

  • mwalker

    I guess, if dark and blurry is your thing. Reminds me of Gears of War

    • Yannick Lapointe

      Gears of War remind me of a WinBack clone but with monsters.

      • corvusmd

        …so then not a clone

  • Kamille

    I prefer the cleaner look of the old build. Never been a fan of having so many post process effects because it makes everything harder to see.

    • Ziggurcat

      i would suggest adjusting your screen settings. if it’s too dark that means your brightness/contrast settings are not properly set.

  • Illusive Man

    The power of great filters and blur.

    • Ziggurcat

      you are a sad, sad human being to go anywhere you can in order to downplay PS games. it’s obvious that you’re a jealous troll who can’t stand seeing an amazing game on playstation, so you do everything you can to make it all okay in that tiny little pea brain of yours.

      • mwalker

        Except he’s right. That’s not a bad thing. Whatever makes it look good.

        • Ziggurcat

          except he’s a known xbox troll who downplays everything sony-related to high heaven, so he’s saying it in a very negative context.

          the game looks amazing, and it pains him to see something like this on a system he doesn’t even own, so he dumps on it to make himself feel better.

          • mwalker

            Gotcha. There is a remedy for all this back and forth on what console has the better games. Get both. It’s been over a year since they both released. I would imagine any “gamer” would have by now. To each his own though.

          • Ziggurcat

            i actually own xbone, and PS4 so i do my very best to never get into those silly debates (i usually only participate to shut down those who try to pull the “my console is better than yours” crap) 🙂

            bottom line is these guys did an amazing job getting this game to where it is right now, and i’m looking forward to getting my hands on it next month (it’s been pre-ordered).

          • mwalker

            Good to see a mature fellow gamer on here. Play on, brother. Cheers

          • Ziggurcat

            likewise!

          • Illusive Man

            Chill out man. The game looks good. I hope more games consider the use of cinema style filters especially the ones attempting realism.

          • Ziggurcat

            if i wasn’t familiar with your history on other gaming sites, i’d believe you… but because i am familiar, i don’t.

          • GotNews4Ya

            I visit hundreds of sites.. Weekly.. and I read plenty of the comment sections.. and I haven’t seen him post much anywhere.. Isn’t it possible you could be mistaken? He seems pretty reasonable to me. You might have caught the wrong guy.

          • Ziggurcat

            No, there’s only one illusive man, and he’s notorious in his negativity towards anything Sony. He also consistently downplays this game, so his comment is quite literally stealth trolling because his reference to the blur is a negative one.

          • Blockhead

            That guy got you real butthurt. You say you try to avoid these arguements but when this guy points out some truth, you go and attck him. Obvious butthurt right there.

          • SoSkandalus

            now show better gameplay, than the the previous build. cuz thats what needed the work. look like they are betting it all on graphics.

          • corvusmd

            The game does look great, and i don’t know anything about his past…but here, and this statement…he was right.

          • Ziggurcat

            You should be familiar with hon from N4G.

          • Cenk Algu

            And you are a well known PS troll on the other site right? This is a massive downgrade

      • corvusmd

        Oh come on…calm down and look at it objectively…he’s actually right. The facial animations and such are better in the new build, but as for everything else, the only build looks better. It looks like what they did was just trade lighting, background and clothing details for better facial animations, then used darkness and blur effects on the background stuff. Pointing that out doesn’t make someone a troll or a sad human being or anything….just someone with eyes.

        • GotNews4Ya

          It’s completely reworked.. Compare the top scene to the second scene.. In the top scene, he moves his entire arm to open his communicator.. and in the new one.. he keeps his arm across his chest on his shoulder, next to the communicator the whole time. It looks a lot better, regardless of “what” they did to it. The simple fact remains that it is one of the best looking games coming out.. and If they are just using “run of the mill tricks” then some of these other devs better start taking notes.

          • corvusmd

            Jesus dude, slow the defense force down…you’re not even saying all that much different than me…we are practically saying the same things in most regards….we both agree it was re-worked, they used tricks, and it still looks great and there is nothing to worry about…..so why all up in arms?

        • Ziggurcat

          I’m looking at it from the context of his previous attitude towards this game, which has always been negative. And he’s trolling here because there’s no real risk of his comment being moderated.

    • ELIZABETH BOOTCAMP

      Don’t you have XB1 games to play?

      • Tha Truth

        No, he doesn’t. The Trash – Box doesn’t have any games that are worth playing, that’s why it’s at the bottom of the sales charts every week and why uneducated poverty – box losers like him spend their entire lives commenting on PS4 games they’re too poor to play.

        • The Glorious PC Master Race

          What games? The PS4 has no games, Sony cockroaches.

        • The Glorious PC Master Race

          POS4 peasants trying to call other console peasants, peasants when they themselves are also peasants defending 30FPS and 800P garbage interactive movies.

          Hilarious. In b4 peasant whining about the real truth :^)

    • Leo Garcia

      go back to your xcock noob
      have fun with gaylo

  • Guest

    Woah, how do you know its using a new SDK? I haven’t seen or read anything about that.

    • The Glorious PC Master Race

      MisterTiduxMedia said so, Sony cockroach. Heh.

  • Bilal Prince- Ali

    remember when fools kept screaming that a downgrade was imminent..? lol, i dont get why people complain about the black bars! THEY CLEARLY ARE DOING WONDERS FOR THE GAME AND ATMOSPHERE!!!! -_____- hahah

    • Trivago Guy

      this is a downgrade

      • ELIZABETH BOOTCAMP

        No it isn’t.

      • theCharlieSheen2

        You’re the downgrade, your parents should have stopped at the one before you.

        • The Glorious PC Master Race

          800P 30FPS and downgraded. Sony shills in tatters.

          • themugen

            idiot.

      • Bilal Prince- Ali

        *siiighh* you’re just a fool

    • corvusmd

      …well technically in some ways this DOES look like a downgrade. Although I would more say a “trade-off”. The lighting/clothing/environment was all down graded…but it looks like they just did that so that they could add better facial animations and a more dark mysterious (foggy) atmosphere. Either way the game looks great, and no one has anything to worry about.

      • Totally disagree — the lighting in the old build looked like there were unnatural spotlights on everyone. The newer build actually looks like the action is taking place in the world that they built. Heck of an upgrade.

      • GotNews4Ya

        a Downgrade.. ? You got to be kidding me.. This is just your bias coming out man.. There is no one in their right mind that can look at both of those screens and tell me that the latter screen in each is a “Downgrade” to the first. If anything the difference is “Night and Day”. Sigh.. stop trying to convince people of the things you see when you have your fan boy blinds on.. I can’t believe you even went there.. Other than that.. after you had your little sneak attack in there.. for the most part you came back around.. I guess that’s worth something.

        • jacksjus

          Preach!

        • corvusmd

          I’m not the one with fanboy blind on here

      • Bilal Prince- Ali

        are you joking meeeeeee!!!???? looool you SERIOUSLY see a downgrade..? ahahah??? seriously, everyone’s a critic and people will see what they wanna see! but oh well.

        • corvusmd

          Did you even read what I wrote?

          • Bilal Prince- Ali

            yes, and im further educating you! -__-

          • corvusmd

            No you’re not, you’re just looking like a fanboy in defense mode.

          • corvusmd

            No you’re not, you’re just looking like a fanboy in defense mode.

          • Bilal Prince- Ali

            well i am, considering one of your points was the look of clothing, and im simply REMINDING you what RAD have already said as to why the clothes look simpler, although i am a fanboy and even scroll though my comments i admit it ALL the time, i am not ignorant to the fact other hold their own opinions and preferences, im simply addressing your ‘downgrade’ and clothing remarks, simples

          • Amkof

            I think everyone just saw you use the word downgrade and went into attack mode haha. Your original post makes sense.

          • corvusmd

            When did I EVER go into “attack mode”? I’m not the one insulting people for no reason, or saying people are dumb for their opinions…I’m just noting what I observed, I’ve also said several times that the game looks great and there is nothing to worry about. In this comment you are replying to, I also stated that it could be considered a downgrade, but that I look at it as more of a “trade off”.

          • Amkof

            … I was agreeing with your original message. Re-read what I wrote. I said everyone else attacked you because you used the word “downgrade” and ignored the rest of your message.

          • corvusmd

            …ahh fair enough.

    • The Glorious PC Master Race

      The downgrade came. You cockroaches eyes cant see past 800P and 30FPS anyway :^)

      • Bilal Prince- Ali

        yes dear, as long as it helps you sleep at night.. 🙂

        • The Glorious PC Master Race

          Ah yes, denial. First stage of grief for the peasant :^)

  • jacksjus

    The new build definitely looks more cinematic and photo realistic. Could this be the DriveClub of TPS.

    • GotNews4Ya

      Uncharted 4 will have something to say about that..

      • jacksjus

        Maybe when it releases, but in the mean time The Order drops first.

      • PachterStation

        The Last of Us 2 is probably the most eagerly awaited PS4 game.

  • Counterproductive

    That’s goddamn awesome.