Graphics Mod Makes New Star Wars Game Look Like A New Star Wars Movie

Graphics Mod Makes New Star Wars Game Look Like A New Star Wars Movie

After wowing us with his gorgeous (and still unreleased) graphics mod for Grand Theft Auto V, Martin Bergman applies his Toddyhancer tweaks to Star Wars: Battlefront with ridiculous results.

The Tatooine survival mission in Star Wars: Battlefront isn't too hard on the eyes in its unaltered form.

Graphics Mod Makes New Star Wars Game Look Like A New Star Wars Movie

But once Bergman applies his signature mix of reshade shaders, enhanced natural bloom and other visual tweaks, it looks like real life.

Graphics Mod Makes New Star Wars Game Look Like A New Star Wars Movie

And real death.

Graphics Mod Makes New Star Wars Game Look Like A New Star Wars Movie

It's as if someone got a bunch of cosplayers together in a desert and took pictures of them LARPing. At least until the AT-ST shows up.

Graphics Mod Makes New Star Wars Game Look Like A New Star Wars Movie

So when can we expect these gorgeous visuals to be available to the public? I wouldn't hold my breath. So far all we've seen is the Tatooine survival mission, which is very pretty but relatively uniform in composition. I want see what he can do with Endor.

Graphics Mod Makes New Star Wars Game Look Like A New Star Wars Movie

Plus, as Bergman points out in his extensive imgur gallery, the current build of the MOD drops the game's frame rate by 30-40 FPS, so unless you're keen on taking screens it's not all that practical.

Graphics Mod Makes New Star Wars Game Look Like A New Star Wars Movie

Perhaps it's better to just look for now. Hit up Bergman's imgur post for a ton of screens of dead stormtroopers.


Comments

    I dunno, I'm getting over 100fps, so I'd drop 30fps to get that look.

    hey thats how crysis first looked :O

    I'd personally dial back the sharpening a fair bit, but otherwise very impressive.

    Funny thing is, if the shader work he's donig was built into the original product the performance cost likely wouldn't be as high. Looks fantastic though, I'd like to see more PC games maybe support this sort of rendering mode.

    Needs more Thomas the Tankengine, but otherwise holy sith that's impressive

    Since when does realism mean turning the sharpening up to 11? It always look okay in stills but just look terrible when in motion.

    People do the same for 'hi-res' texture. Grab original texture and sharpen the ever loving shit out of it.

    I'd at least give it a go, I get 1 billion fps atm so I can take the 30+ hit :P

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