& # 39; s Assassin & # 39; s Creed Odyssey & # 39; s; Vs. "Red Dead Redemption 2": A graphic comparison

& # 39; s Assassin & # 39; s Creed Odyssey & # 39; s; Vs. "Red Dead Redemption 2": A graphic comparison

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& # 39; s Assassin & # 39; s Creed Odyssey & # 39; s;Picture credits: Ubisoft / Kevin Murnane

October was booked by two outstanding Open World games, Assassin's Creed Odyssey and Red Dead Salvation II, Both offer rich stories in beautifully rendered worlds full of things to do. The two games are similar on this broad description level, but their visual representations are very different. I'll compare the two in terms of the graphics here and go into performance and gameplay in future articles.

Odyssey and RDR2 are characterized by brilliant artistic orientation and superior graphical representation. In terms of console comparisons, both games tell a familiar story. They look best on the Xbox One X, followed by the PS4 Pro, the base PS4, and the Xbox One S in descending order. However, the console order does not tell the actual story. In their own separate ways Odyssey and RDR2 They clearly show that the One X in a head-to-head showdown in the current generation of consoles has no real competition when it comes to bringing great-looking games to the screen. Therefore, this article focuses on how Odyssey and RDR2 look at the One X.

& # 39; s Assassin & # 39; s Creed Odyssey & # 39; s;Picture credits: Ubisoft

resolution

Resolution is important for games like Assassin's Creed Odyssey and Red Dead Salvation II Combine the realistic art design with large, detailed open worlds. The lighting models, texture elements and LODS (Levels of Detail), which bring the spectacular views of the game and the detailed interiors and character models to life, are positively influenced by a higher resolution. If you have the right distance from a 4K screen, Odyssey and RDR2 are incredibly good looking games.

Assassin's Creed Odyssey and Red Dead Salvation II The resolution can be handled very differently. Odyssey targets 4K on the One X and Pro and uses dynamic scaling to reduce the resolution to get the frame rate. Digital Foundry cataloged the lowest, highest, and average resolutions they observed for the four consoles. Here are their results expressed as a percentage of full 4K (3840 x 2160). A table with the pixel values ​​for each category can be found here for interested parties.

console Low Average High
Xbox One X 59% 64% 100%
PS4 Pro 33% 44% 54%
PS4 17% (69%) Not reported 25% (100%)
Xbox one 12% (49%) Not reported 17% (69%)

The One X reaches full 4K scores but does not do it often. The eye-catching aspect of the console comparison is that in the worst case, the One X is slightly better than the pro in its best form.

"Red Dead Redemption II"Credit: Rockstar Games

RDR2 does not use dynamic resolution scaling. Instead, each console is rendered at different resolutions. Subsequently, post-processing techniques are used to improve the resolution as needed. Here are RDR2Pixel count and percentage 4K measurements for the four consoles.

console Do Percent 4K
Xbox One X 3840 x 2160 100%
PS4 Pro 1920×2160 50%
PS4 1920×1080 25%
Xbox One S 1536×864 16%

The One X renders RDR2 at full 4K during the game. None of the others is approaching. The Pro uses something like a checkerboarding solution to increase the resolution to 4K, but the technique degrades the picture compared to the complete 4K rendering of the One X.

"Red Dead Redemption II"Credit: Rockstar Games

Temporal anti-aliasing

Higher resolution images are more detailed and refined. In 4K, you can see more on the screen. In addition, the resolution has a positive effect on other visual features such as lighting and LODS. The resolution also interacts with temporal anti-aliasing, but here the interaction can have a negative impact.

Temporal anti-aliasing uses information from previous and subsequent frames to smooth out curved and diagonal lines and motion as these lines move across the screen. Odyssey and RDR2 Both use the technology.

Temporal anti-aliasing blurs some of the fine details in a 4K image, softening the image. The blur becomes clearer as the resolution decreases. The decline in image quality is barely noticeable RDR2Full 4K rendering on the One X. It's a little more problem for the Pro, but it's relatively low and the pros outweigh the disadvantages. Blurring becomes a serious problem when you reach the low resolution of One S.

The effect of temporary anti-aliasing in Odyssey is more difficult to evaluate as the resolution decreases with increasing processor load. The technique probably has the biggest negative effect in high stress scenes where a lot happens. However, these are also the scenes where you are most likely to notice the decrease in picture quality because your attention is focused on the action on the screen.

"Assassin's Creed Odyssey" luminance card.Picture credits: Digital Foundry

HDR

The HDR implementation is a big strength of Assassin's Creed OdysseyVisual presentation. It's an epic bust for Red Dead Salvation II,

The graphics engineers at Ubisoft have a thorough understanding of HDR and it really shows in Odyssey, Greece's sunny Mediterranean environment is beautifully presented with subtle lighting effects, brilliant colors and more details in light and dark areas.

Odyssey It also features a world-class pair of HDR controls that allow players to customize the presentation to their personal preferences and screen characteristics. A control binds the HDR to the maximum brightness the screen can display while the other sets the white level. A guide to setting OdysseyHDR controls can be found here.

Assassin's Creed Odyssey is a master class on how to do HDR right. Red Dead Salvation II is an amazing example of how to mess it up.

Indeed, RDR2 HDR not really messed up, because the game does not have any HDR It sends an SDR image to the console and calls it HDR. As well as RDR2 Looks – and it looks very, very good – it would look much better if it were in HDR.

The lack of HDR makes RDR2 Dimmers work with darker colors and less detail in light and dark areas of the screen than when HDR was in the game. If you mark the SDR output as HDR, the picture is treated as HDR, which can negatively affect the picture quality depending on how the hardware processes the HDR input. Finally, RDR2The "HDR" control is really a brightness control that can affect the image more than it improves.

A clear visual comparison of the effects of HDR Odyssey and RDR2 see here and a more detailed discussion about RDR2The HDR issue and the ways you can fix it can be found here.

"Red Dead Redemption II"Picture credits: Digital Foundry

Which game looks the best?

Assassin's Creed Odyssey and Red Dead Salvation II are at or near the top of the list of the best-looking games that have been released for today's consoles. Which one is preferred depends on the personal decision. No matter what you like best, you will see the game as it was on the One X. All other consoles are downgrades.

I play Odyssey and RDR2 For a One X and I sit with my eyes only a few inches from the optimum distance to a 65-inch LG OLED 4K display. I prefer with this setup RDR2Native 4K rendering in OdysseyDynamic scaling of the resolution. I would like to have the option of choosing a different form of anti-aliasing on both consoles. I do not know if it would look better, but I would like to know. With every setup OdysseyThe beautiful HDR implementation is infinitely preferable RDR2A wrong one.

Apart from that, I think both Assassin's Creed Odyssey and Red Dead Salvation II are nice games. I am aware of the HDR bug in RDR2 as the resolution falls in Odyssey while I play, but even after many hours of play, I have regularly stopped in my tracks with stunning imagery in both games. Unfortunately, the enemy inhabitants are in Odyssey and RDR2 are not that easily impressed, so I cloned regularly on the noggin while I'm pretty happy.

Interested Readers may want to look at Digital Foundry's comprehensive technical analysis videos Assassin's Creed Odyssey on the One X and Pro or the One S and PS4, along with their four-console comparison of Red Dead Redemption 2,

CassandraPicture credits: Ubisoft

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& # 39; s Assassin & # 39; s Creed Odyssey & # 39; s;Picture credits: Ubisoft / Kevin Murnane

October was booked by two outstanding Open World games, Assassin's Creed Odyssey and Red Dead Salvation II, Both offer rich stories in beautifully rendered worlds full of things to do. The two games are similar on this broad description level, but their visual representations are very different. I'll compare the two in terms of the graphics here and go into performance and gameplay in future articles.

Odyssey and RDR2 are characterized by brilliant artistic orientation and superior graphical representation. In terms of console comparisons, both games tell a familiar story. They look best on the Xbox One X, followed by the PS4 Pro, the base PS4, and the Xbox One S in descending order. However, the console order does not tell the actual story. In their own separate ways Odyssey and RDR2 They clearly show that the One X in a head-to-head showdown in the current generation of consoles has no real competition when it comes to bringing great-looking games to the screen. Therefore, this article focuses on how Odyssey and RDR2 look at the One X.

& # 39; s Assassin & # 39; s Creed Odyssey & # 39; s;Picture credits: Ubisoft

resolution

Resolution is important for games like Assassin's Creed Odyssey and Red Dead Salvation II Combine the realistic art design with large, detailed open worlds. The lighting models, texture elements and LODS (Levels of Detail), which bring the spectacular views of the game and the detailed interiors and character models to life, are positively influenced by a higher resolution. If you have the right distance from a 4K screen, Odyssey and RDR2 are incredibly good looking games.

Assassin's Creed Odyssey and Red Dead Salvation II The resolution can be handled very differently. Odyssey targets 4K on the One X and Pro and uses dynamic scaling to reduce the resolution to get the frame rate. Digital Foundry cataloged the lowest, highest, and average resolutions they observed for the four consoles. Here are their results expressed as a percentage of full 4K (3840 x 2160). A table with the pixel values ​​for each category can be found here for interested parties.

console Low Average High
Xbox One X 59% 64% 100%
PS4 Pro 33% 44% 54%
PS4 17% (69%) Not reported 25% (100%)
Xbox one 12% (49%) Not reported 17% (69%)

The One X reaches full 4K scores but does not do it often. The eye-catching aspect of the console comparison is that in the worst case, the One X is slightly better than the pro in its best form.

"Red Dead Redemption II"Credit: Rockstar Games

RDR2 does not use dynamic resolution scaling. Instead, each console is rendered at different resolutions. Subsequently, post-processing techniques are used to improve the resolution as needed. Here are RDR2Pixel count and percentage 4K measurements for the four consoles.

console Do Percent 4K
Xbox One X 3840 x 2160 100%
PS4 Pro 1920×2160 50%
PS4 1920×1080 25%
Xbox One S 1536×864 16%

The One X renders RDR2 at full 4K during the game. None of the others is approaching. The Pro uses something like a checkerboarding solution to increase the resolution to 4K, but the technique degrades the picture compared to the complete 4K rendering of the One X.

"Red Dead Redemption II"Credit: Rockstar Games

Temporal anti-aliasing

Higher resolution images are more detailed and refined. In 4K, you can see more on the screen. In addition, the resolution has a positive effect on other visual features such as lighting and LODS. The resolution also interacts with temporal anti-aliasing, but here the interaction can have a negative impact.

Temporal anti-aliasing uses information from previous and subsequent frames to smooth out curved and diagonal lines and motion as these lines move across the screen. Odyssey and RDR2 Both use the technology.

Temporal anti-aliasing blurs some of the fine details in a 4K image, softening the image. The blur becomes clearer as the resolution decreases. The decline in image quality is barely noticeable RDR2Full 4K rendering on the One X. It's a little more problem for the Pro, but it's relatively low and the pros outweigh the disadvantages. Blurring becomes a serious problem when you reach the low resolution of One S.

The effect of temporary anti-aliasing in Odyssey is more difficult to evaluate as the resolution decreases with increasing processor load. The technique probably has the biggest negative effect in high stress scenes where a lot happens. However, these are also the scenes where you are most likely to notice the decrease in picture quality because your attention is focused on the action on the screen.

"Assassin's Creed Odyssey" luminance card.Picture credits: Digital Foundry

HDR

The HDR implementation is a big strength of Assassin's Creed OdysseyVisual presentation. It's an epic bust for Red Dead Salvation II,

The graphics engineers at Ubisoft have a thorough understanding of HDR and it really shows in Odyssey, Greece's sunny Mediterranean environment is beautifully presented with subtle lighting effects, brilliant colors and more details in light and dark areas.

Odyssey It also features a world-class pair of HDR controls that allow players to customize the presentation to their personal preferences and screen characteristics. A control binds the HDR to the maximum brightness the screen can display while the other sets the white level. A guide to setting OdysseyHDR controls can be found here.

Assassin's Creed Odyssey is a master class on how to do HDR right. Red Dead Salvation II is an amazing example of how to mess it up.

Indeed, RDR2 HDR not really messed up, because the game does not have any HDR It sends an SDR image to the console and calls it HDR. As well as RDR2 Looks – and it looks very, very good – it would look much better if it were in HDR.

The lack of HDR makes RDR2 Dimmers work with darker colors and less detail in light and dark areas of the screen than when HDR was in the game. If you mark the SDR output as HDR, the picture is treated as HDR, which can negatively affect the picture quality depending on how the hardware processes the HDR input. Finally, RDR2The "HDR" control is really a brightness control that can affect the image more than it improves.

A clear visual comparison of the effects of HDR Odyssey and RDR2 see here and a more detailed discussion about RDR2The HDR issue and the ways you can fix it can be found here.

"Red Dead Redemption II"Picture credits: Digital Foundry

Which game looks the best?

Assassin's Creed Odyssey and Red Dead Salvation II are at or near the top of the list of the best-looking games that have been released for today's consoles. Which one is preferred depends on the personal decision. No matter what you like best, you will see the game as it was on the One X. All other consoles are downgrades.

I play Odyssey and RDR2 For a One X and I sit with my eyes only a few inches from the optimum distance to a 65-inch LG OLED 4K display. I prefer with this setup RDR2Native 4K rendering in OdysseyDynamic scaling of the resolution. I would like to have the option of choosing a different form of anti-aliasing on both consoles. I do not know if it would look better, but I would like to know. With every setup OdysseyThe beautiful HDR implementation is infinitely preferable RDR2A wrong one.

Apart from that, I think both Assassin's Creed Odyssey and Red Dead Salvation II are nice games. I am aware of the HDR bug in RDR2 as the resolution falls in Odyssey while I play, but even after many hours of play, I have regularly stopped in my tracks with stunning imagery in both games. Unfortunately, the enemy inhabitants are in Odyssey and RDR2 are not that easily impressed, so I cloned regularly on the noggin while I'm pretty happy.

Interested Readers may want to look at Digital Foundry's comprehensive technical analysis videos Assassin's Creed Odyssey on the One X and Pro or the One S and PS4, along with their four-console comparison of Red Dead Redemption 2,

If you are interested Assassin's Creed OdysseyHere are some articles you might like.

And for Red Dead Salvation II,

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