Digital Dreams has shared a video, showing Horizon Zero Dawn running in 8K/Extreme Settings on an NVIDIA RTX 3090. Additionally, the YouTuber used Pascal “Marty McFly” Gilcher’s Reshade in order to add some post-process Ray Tracing effects.
As we’ve already reported, this post-process RT solution can improve a game’s Global Illumination and Ambient Occlusion effects. Reshade is only using depth information available in screen space in order to provide these “path tracing” effects. Furthermore, Reshade does not know the light direction which may lead to some “inaccurate” effects. So yeah, while it’s not as good as native RT, it can definitely improve the overall image quality.
Moreover, Digital Dreams used a Camera Mod in order to better showcase the game’s graphics.
As you can see, this slightly modded version of Horizon Zero Dawn looks amazing. However, and while the game looks better than its vanilla version, it’s not as good as Horizon Forbidden West. I’m mentioning this because some will, undoubtedly, try to compare them.
Speaking of 8K videos, here are Grand Theft Auto 5 and The Witcher 3 running in 8K. You can also find Assassin’s Creed Valhalla in 8K. Oh, and we have also shared Red Dead Redemption 2, Batman Arkham Knight, Battlefield 1 & Metal Gear Solid 5, as well as Diablo 3, Battlefield Bad Company 2, COD: Modern Warfare running in 8K.
John is the founder and Editor in Chief at DSOGaming. He is a PC gaming fan and highly supports the modding and indie communities. Before creating DSOGaming, John worked on numerous gaming websites. While he is a die-hard PC gamer, his gaming roots can be found on consoles. John loved – and still does – the 16-bit consoles, and considers SNES to be one of the best consoles. Still, the PC platform won him over consoles. That was mainly due to 3DFX and its iconic dedicated 3D accelerator graphics card, Voodoo 2. John has also written a higher degree thesis on the “The Evolution of PC graphics cards.”