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The First Descendant unveiled as first HDR10+ Gaming title

The First Descendant on the Odyssey Neo G7 (Source: Samsung)
The First Descendant on the Odyssey Neo G7 (Source: Samsung)
Developed by NEXON and set to arrive at Gamescom 2023, The First Descendant will launch as the world's first title to comply with the HDR10+ Gaming visual standard. The open beta test of the aforementioned game is scheduled to kick off on September 19 globally (except for China, unfortunately).

Back in 2018, Samsung co-founded HDR10+ Technologies LLC as an effort to provide a royalty-free, open dynamic metadata standard in the industry. Today, the HDR10+ ecosystem consists of no less than 155 partners and over 7,000 certified devices such as TVs and monitors, projectors, set-top boxes, as well as smartphones and tablets. Yesterday, Samsung announced the arrival of the world's fist game compliant with the new HDR10+ Gaming standard, namely The First Descendant.

The aforementioned title was developed by NEXON and will be unveiled tomorrow at Gamescom 2023. The global open beta test will start on September 19. Unfortunately, the game will not be available in China, at least during the testing stage.

According to Seokwoo Jason Yong, Executive Vice President of the Visual Display Business at Samsung Electronics, "This is a gaming milestone that goes beyond mere technological advancement; it represents Samsung’s continued commitment to enhance the gaming experience as technology evolves."

The HDR10+ Gaming standard aims to ensure that gamers enjoy "the ultimate HDR game experience" by continuously providing the best levels of contrast, brightness, and deep colors. This optimized visual experience drastically reduces the need to manually adjust settings and comes with variable refresh rate support alongside low latency.

Those interested in more information about the HDR10+ standards, the list of certified products, licensing information, and related press releases should check out the official HDR10+ website.

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Codrut Nistor, 2023-08-22 (Update: 2023-08-22)