Sure, games are slowly moving toward 4k resolutions, but what if you skipped that and went straight to almost eight times larger than highest resolutions consoles can run right now? The result is incredible.
Redditor K-putt decided to push his PC to the limit and get these shots of Crysis 3 at up to 8K resolution, with custom settings to make it look even better than the default ultra high graphics settings. He played through the game and switched resolutions when coming across a particularly pretty scene. Why switch resolutions? Because the game runs at around 2fps when the resolution is set so high.
K-putt explained how to do it in case you'd like to try it for yourself:
I used Maldo's On The Fly tool to get access to some blocked cvar's [engine commands like draw distance] of the game. I also used his ultra preset for those screenshots.
Then i added some custom exec's [command-line settings] for those high resolutions. Which i could then change via keybindings.
So i line-up a shot, change to 8K for example, take a screenshot and go back to 1080p. SweetFX was used as well to adjust some colours/blacklevel etc. And i used a cheat-engine hack to get some sort of a free camera (changing the x,y,z player coordinates)
Click "expand" in the upper-left to see them bigger, or visit the Flickr page here for more of the full-resolution screenshots.
Crysis 3 [Flickr]