Crysis 8K resolution hack offers a peek at the next decade of gaming

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Jon Fingas
May 7, 2014 3:07 AM
Crysis 8K resolution hack offers a peek at the next decade of gaming

Want to know what you'll be playing on your PlayStation 5 or Xbox Two in the next decade? Take a look at K-putt's Crysis 3 resolution hack. His tweak to the first-person shooter's main Windows program file lets the game's visuals run at up to a very wide 8K (specifically, 8,000 x 3,333). That's about 13 times more pixels than you'd see in a 1080p image, folks. The results very nearly speak for themselves -- screenshots look more like paintings, and even tiny objects are full of detail.

Don't think that your hot rod gaming PC can make this playable any time soon. Even a behemoth graphics card like NVIDIA's GeForce GTX Titan is barely good enough for running Crysis on three displays at 5,760 x 1,080; you'd need something with four times the pixel-pushing ability to keep up here. You can't exactly find an 8K screen at the local computer store, either. Technology moves quickly, though, and we wouldn't be shocked if both devices and displays are powerful enough to handle this kind of fidelity within a few years.

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