Monster Hunter Online To Be Visually Enhanced With AMD’s TressFX Technology

AMD has announced that it has partnered with Tencent Games in order to visually enhance Monster Hunter Online, as well as bring a number of performance optimizations to it. As a result, Tencent Games will release a patch for Monster Hunter Online later this month that will introduce AMD’s TressFX technology to it.

According to AMD, here are the new features that will be coming to Monster Hunter Online:

  • AMD TressFX for natural hair and fur: The TressFX in MHO will bring monsters to life with natural-looking fur making them seem more realistic while delivering a more immersive gaming experience.
  • AMD Eyefinity technology for multi-display gaming: Allows gamers the option to create their dream display setup so that they could survey the landscape to find the best target, or ratchet up the intensity in action-packed battles.
  • Radeon Software updates for Improved performance: AMD Radeon Software updates will improve performance as well as stability, ensuring players get the best experience in MHO.
  • Forward+ rendering optimization for more realistic lighting: These optimizations render various light sources, and then cull and store only those visible to the user, delivering exceptional-looking scenes without performance degradation.

What’s really interesting here is that Monster Hunter Online was previously an NVIDIA sponsored title. As you can see below, its benchmark tool featured NVIDIA’s HairWorks. And if today’s announcement is  anything to go by, then we can safely say that the development team decided to drop it in favour of AMD’s TressFX.

NVIDIA GameWorks in Monster Hunter Online Benchmark