Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End was originally shown at E3 2014 with a jaw dropping trailer that gave us our first look at Nathan Drake in the new game. This footage looked photo realistic and the character model of Nathan Drake was highly detailed, leading many to believe that it might be a pre-rendered footage i.e it wasn’t running in real-time on PS4.
Now that Uncharted 4 is getting some early impressions from users who have access to the game, we can have an idea of how the final game holds up compared to the early footage that Naughty Dog has shown in the past.
Starting with the original reveal at E3 2014, you can see how the character model holds up in the final game.
The screenshots seen above were taken by users who have an early access to the game and they are from the Photo Mode. It is not surprising to see that the character model can compare really well to the original reveal footage and the best part is the the cutscene model and the gameplay model is the same, which is completely different from Naughty Dog’s earlier games which featured different models for cutscene and gameplay. All of the earlier Uncharted games also had pre-rendered cutscenes featuring higher quality models, which isn’t the case for Uncharted 4.
Next we can see a comparison between the driving segment seen in the E3 2015 gameplay trailer and see how it holds in the final game.
There is a slight upgrade between both versions here including a better quality level-of-detail (LOD), improved water rendering and motion blur. Despite the flaws of the original, it already looked amazing so it is nice to know that the original graphics have received an upgrade making them much more impressive now.
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End will launch on May 10th exclusively for the PS4.