Death Stranding is one of the few PlayStation 4 games released for PC and has spawned a series of visual upgrades, some of which are exclusive to certain graphics cards. What exactly makes this version of the game so special? Let’s take a look at what Death Stranding, which will be released for the PC platform, has to offer.
Before starting Death Stranding, make sure your graphics cards are fully up to date. Fortunately, the issue only covers the latest Nvidia GPUs and can be fixed by simply making sure the latest drivers are installed.
Any Nvidia RTX card supports DLSS (Deep Learning Super Sampling) 2.0, allowing for impressive performance gains even on low-power cards. A GeForce RTX 2060 can run the game at 4K and optimized settings at more than 60 frames per second. How is this possible? This technology sets the game to a lower resolution, then uses AI to process each frame’s information, for example converting 1440p footage to 4K. That means there’s a ton of headroom in the GPU to handle other visual improvements.
The PC version of the game will offer higher resolutions and much higher frame rates, while the textures themselves will be similar to the console version. This means that running the game on an older GPU with a lower resolution monitor than 4K will look almost identical to the game on the PS4 Pro and save a few more frames per second.
The most important differentiator between the game on PlayStation and the game on PC is support for ultra-wide monitors. With the 21:9 aspect ratio, the game can be seen in much more detail. To take full advantage of this feature, the team added details to the cut screens that would not actually be seen. Yoji Shinkawa, the game’s art director, stated that while the console version feels like watching a TV series, it has a movie-like quality when played on an ultra-wide monitor.