Dark Souls 2 on PS4 is “the best-looking incarnation of the game to date”

By Sherif Saed
23 February 2015 16:52 GMT

Dark Souls 2 on PS4 has received a considerable graphical and frame-rate upgrade over the PS3 version, according to analysis of the final code.

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Digital Foundry has spent some time with the gold code of Scholar of the First Sin, the upgraded version of Dark Souls 2 due on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

The analysis is based only on the Forest of Fallen Giants area, due to the publisher’s restrictions but it manages to nonetheless show a good portion of the various enhancements.

Scholar of the First Sin on PS4 represents the best-looking incarnation of Dark Souls 2 to date, according to Digital Foundry. Boosting a perfect 1920×1080 resolution with FXAA anti-aliasing, compared to 720p on last-gen.

As far as frame-rate goes, the game manages to maintain 60fps the majority of time, with v-sync enabled. It does however still drop to lower 50s in areas with lots of destructible objects or explosions.

There are more details through the link and the full report is worth a read.

A graphical comparison between the PS3 and PS4 versions can be seen in the video below.

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Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin is due in April on PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. Only the PC and new-gen versions will receive the graphical upgrades.

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