Breath Of The Wild Looks So Good On PC Now

Emulators have been doing some great work in getting Breath of the Wild just playable on the Switch, let alone to a nice state. But if you haven't checked in with their progress lately, wow have they come a long way.

BSoD Gaming has posted a video comparing areas in Breath of the Wild on the Switch, versus the same areas on PC using the clarity setup for the CeMU emulator.

The difference is, quite literally, night and day. The contrast alone is worlds apart. The colour is more vibrant. The overall look is sharper, cleaner, and miles more evocative.

Of course, you can't officially play Breath of the Wild on PC. And if you want to run the game illegally at 8K - which CemU can do - you'll need hardware that costs thousands of dollars more than a meagre Switch will.

But still, it's always nice to see just how green the grass can be. It's fun to dream.


Comments

    To each their own, but it looks like a PC game...Like someone put all the filters on the television and old movies looks like a soap opera.

    I like seeing the details on Link's clothes but the separation between water and land is a bit stark. Needs some more blur in there to smooth it out I think.

      "more blur"

      Reeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee.

      But in seriousness, I personally thought it all looked better except maybe the night time ones making it a bit too dark.

      To me it just seemed like they changed some filters, not added filters. like the grass in the original is obnoxiously bright green to me and just all kind of blurs into each other.

    sometimes Nintendos games look worse without their filters. not so much the case here but I wouldn't say the improvement is going to substantially change my experience of the game.

    There are a couple of scenes where is looks amazing, I can't put my finger on whether its hdr or a contrast issue, but the grass scenes and desert look much better on pc. Then there are scenes are I would be hard pressed to really care about the difference; scenes with water are especially average looking.

      It's not a HDR issue; most PC users still don't have monitors with HDR support. That tech is taking a fair while to filter in.

    What does this sentence mean?

    Emulators have been doing some great work in getting Breath of the Wild just playable on the Switch, let alone to a nice state.

      Playable on the Switch? ;)

        But I am reading it as Emulators are running the game on the Switch - this is whats confusing me

    So presumably this is comparing the Switch version of the game with the Wii U version under emulation?

    Are there any noticeable graphical differences between Switch and Wii U if you remove the emulator from the equation? Because other than the higher resolution, the main difference I see is a higher contrast ratio.

    "And if you want to run the game illegally at 8K - which CemU can do - you'll need hardware that costs thousands of dollars more than a meagre Switch will."

    This sentence implies that the Switch does 8k. How anyone wrote that with a straight face, how it was looked over and approved is just ludicrous.

    FYI these images are both from Cemu. He has just applied the "switch" graphic pack in the cemu settings

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