After PS5 update: Horizon Zero Dawn runs beautifully at 4k and 60fps
Sony is continuously upgrading and optimizing its catalogue of PS4 exclusives for its next-generation console, the PlayStation 5. The third person adventure game Horizon Zero Dawn, which was already looking great in its original form on PS4 and PS4 Pro, has now received a small update, which delivers much more than its tiny download size would suggest. Digital Foundry tested the Horizon Zero Dawn PS5 update and has now released an analysis video on their YouTube channel which is definitely worth watching.
After the PS5 patch, the game runs flawlessly at 60fps while maintaining the familiar 4k resolution, which is achieved via checkerboard rendering. The fast-paced action sequences certainly benefit from the much smoother frame rate and allow for a much better gaming experience. The knowledgable analysts from Digital Foundry have also found that the high-resolution texture streaming issue, which was noticeable in the PS4 version of the game, no longer appears on the PlayStation 5, possibly due to its much faster SSD storage.
There is no doubt that after the PS5 update, Horizon Zero Dawn looks better than ever before. Disappointed fans, who are anxiously waiting for the successor to the popular exclusive Playstation game, should certainly check out if another playthrough of Horizon Zero Dawn could bridge the gap to the release of Horizon Forbidden West (from US$59 on Amazon), which is now scheduled to be released on February 18, 2022.
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