While most folks will gravitate towards the top end of the graphics settings for a game, there’s something to be said for heading for the bottom, just to see what it looks like. Especially when a modern blockbuster 4K game can be played at a resolution of just 256×144.
Via The Verge, here’s zWORMz Gaming installing an ancient GT710 graphics card, which gives him the ability to turn the 2020 version of Guerrilla’s open world game into a PC game from 1993. Actually, even that would be generous. This has more of an N-Gage aura to it.
God, I love this. It still looks…playable? At least it does if you squint. Or play it on a really small window. I’m also a huge fan of this being simply a setting in the game’s menu, and not something you have to externally tweak or hack to get access to like a lot of other low-spec videos we’ve posted.
That said, you might not be able to get the resolution this low yourself. My 2070 Super will only get down to 640×480, for example, so it looks like the available resolutions change depending on the quality of your card. The GT710, you should know, came out in 2014.
Continuing the fine work he’s done on previous games like The Witcher 3, the LowSpecGamer has picked up Cyberpunk, dropped all the settings to low and then gone further, poking around in the game’s code to turn one of the year’s most visually demanding titles into a blurry shitstain.Read more