Horizon Zero Dawn Can Run In 72p And It Looks Beautiful

Horizon Zero Dawn Can Run In 72p And It Looks Beautiful
Gif: zWORMz Gaming
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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.

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Comments

  • Nice. Flashbacks to trying to play Magic Carpet, or maybe Terra Nova or Terminal Velocity. Time period’s about right. Those were 1994, 1996, and 1995 respectively.

  • 72p is a mess and not good at all. The game would need to be redesigned … but of course it should run at a massive framerate :).

    144p is passable however.

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