Ryse: Son of Rome may not be as good as it looks, rendered screenshots have been photoshopped
Authored by Matt Hadden
Those of you with a keen eye, like those on NeoGAF, will have noticed the screenshots of Ryse: Son of Rome have been photoshopped on the official Xbox website to make them look better than what they are.
This probably isn’t a big deal for a lot of people, myself included, because lets face it, game developers may Photoshop their images to make them look better than what they are in game. If you take a look at the two screenshots below you probably won’t notice that much of a difference.
The user on NeoGAF with a keen eye noticed some very subtle differences between the two versions though, which show Microsoft might be trying to make their console look a bit better than it actually is.
Apparently at some point on the armour plating, there is a “solid grey” section, compared to everything else which is “variations of grey,” it is noticeable on the right side character’s arm that is going off the screen.
They also made note to the fact that the clipping on the armour hadn’t been tied up as well as it could’ve been. Perhaps the Xbox One (at least) doesn’t have as much anti-aliasing as we first thought?
Does this bother anyone at all? I honestly couldn’t tell the difference unless it was pointed out by someone, like above. It is no big secret that game companies might make their screenshots look better than they are though – that’s just basic marketing.
So what does Pixel Nation think?