Today with high definition consoles being the standard in HD graphics, some gamers forget that the only platform to offer higher than 1080p visuals is the Windows PC. With resolutions of 1920×1200 16×10 becoming the lowest standard resolution and support for even higher resolutions, the PC gamer with the proper setup can achieve some amazing eye candy.
I have a treat for the graphics whore in all of us, whether we admit it or not. Unfortunately these screens are direct from the PC version not the Xbox 360 console so please don?t expect these graphics on the 360.
As an avid pc gamer myself, I have seen visuals of this caliber in the past. The great thing about seeing these actual game screens, is that it solidifies the fact that even to this day the PC Gaming market is alive and well in line to continue it?s steady trend of creating the standards that the consoles will always have to follow.
I?ve also added the press release for those of you still in denial of the fact that no console on the planet can produce the visual fidelity that a windows gaming rig can procure.
THQ AND NVIDIA CONFIRM EXTENSIVE DX11 FEATURE SET AND 3D VISION SUPPORT FOR METRO 2033TM
Upcoming FPS from 4A Games will boast the most advanced DX11 techniques yet seen in a PC title
AGOURA HILLS, Calif. February 17th , 2010 — THQ Inc. and NVIDIA today announced that Metro 2033TM, the upcoming first person shooter from 4A Games, will support a number of advanced DX11 features with the latest generation of DX11 graphics cards, as well as NVIDIA 3D Vision support. Metro 2033 will also feature advanced, hardware accelerated physical effects using NVIDIA PhysX.
Gamers with DX11 cards will experience advanced Depth of Field effects as well as Full Tessellation on character models.
"Our engineers have been working closely with 4A Games to ensure that Metro 2033 takes full advantage of some of the spectacular effects made possible with the next generation of DX11 hardware," said Tony Tamasi, Senior Vice President of Content and Technology at NVIDIA. "The 4A Engine is one of the most advanced game engines we?ve ever worked with, and with DX11 enabled, Metro 2033 is undoubtedly one of the best looking PC games of 2010. Combine this with NVIDIA 3D Vision and PhysX and you will experience mind-blowing visuals."
Metro is scheduled for release in North America and Germany on the 16th March, Australia on the 18th March, and in the UK and the rest of Europe on the 19th March, on Xbox 360 and PC.
About Metro 2033
Set in the shattered subway of a post apocalyptic Moscow, Metro 2033 is a story of intensive underground survival where the fate of mankind rests in your hands.
In 2013, the world was devastated by an apocalyptic event, annihilating almost all mankind and turning the earth?s surface into a poisonous wasteland. A handful of survivors took refuge in the depths of the Moscow underground, and human civilization entered a new Dark Age.
The year is 2033. An entire generation has been born and raised underground, and their besieged Metro Station-Cities struggle for survival, with each other, and the mutant horrors that await outside.
You are Artyom, born in the last days before the fire, but raised Underground. Having never ventured beyond your Metro Station-City limits, one fateful event sparks a desperate mission to the heart of the Metro system, to warn the remnants of mankind of a terrible impending threat. Your journey takes you from the forgotten catacombs beneath the subway to the desolate wastelands above, where your actions will determine the fate of mankind.
The Amazing Screen: (Windows PC version shown)
If your monitor doesn?t support a native 1920×1200 resolution you are only getting a sample of what the visuals are.