Modder is working on an overhaul lighting mod for Dark Souls 2, first comparison screenshots

Lighting Artist ‘Stayd‘ is currently working on an overhaul lighting mod for Dark Souls 2. This mod aims to come close to – or even surpass – the pre-release version of FromSoftware’s title. In order to showcase some of the changes, the modder released some comparison screenshots.

In case you weren’t aware of, the pre-release version of Dark Souls 2 featured a more advanced lighting model. However, and mainly due to the fact that consoles were unable to run the game, FromSoftware replaced it with a simpler one. Unfortunately, the PC version was also a victim of this downgrade.

As we can see, there are some visual differences between the vanilla and the modded versions of Dark Souls 2. However, I’m almost certain that some gamers may not like these lighting changes. On the other hand, there will be some that will be delighted by these changes.

There is currently no ETA on when the mod will come out. As always, though, we’ll be sure to keep you posted about its progress.

Enjoy the following comparison screenshots. Vanilla version is on the left, whereas the modded version is on the right.

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