Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End was originally revealed at E3 2014 with a real-time trailer that was rendered on PS4. The trailer showed visual quality that was only seen in a pre-rendered movie so far and the quality of visuals, along with the promise of 60 fps led people to believe that it was fake. Now that the game is out and we have our hands on the final retail code, it is time to compare the old footage and see if the game is actually upgraded or downgraded from its initial reveal.
While the PSX 2014 trailer didn’t really showcase the visual quality that we saw at E3 2014, it came very close to it. The final build of the game vastly surpasses the PSX 2014 build and matches the original quality of visuals that we saw at E3 2014 with the closeup on Drake. It is almost unbelievable at times how amazing the game looks, and when everything clicks, it is like a pre-rendered CGI movie even though it is actually running in real-time on the PS4.
Check out the closeup comparison of the scene from PSX 2014 which featured Nathan Drake meeting with his Brother Sam Drake. The scene alone shows us the improvements that were made in the two years of development and there is indeed a huge jump in the character model quality going from the 2014 build to the final retail build, as seen below.
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End is available now for the PS4. It was developed by Naughty Dog and published by Sony Interactive Entertainment.
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