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Digital Foundry: Next-Gen Now: watch Forza Motorsport 5 at 60fps

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Download the video (links to the left of the article about mid-way) for full 60FPS (YouTube doesn't do 60FPS).

I have to say though...I'm not impressed. 1080p 60FPS I would imagine isn't that hard to do when you have zero anti-aliasing, zero anisotropic filtering (which is extremely sad considering the amount of RAM and minimal if any performance impact), completely 2D sprite based crowds, generally unimpressive backgrounds (improved from Forza 4 mind you...but still meh...), post processing that makes everything looks toy-like, etc.

The 1080p and 60FPS is really the only thing I can say I would consider "impressive".

Thoughts?
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Thoughts?

We've known for quite some time that there's nothing even mildly impressive about the graphical or technical capabilities of "next gen" consoles, so I'd say this is just what I expected.

This console launch hasn't done much for me other than to make me really thankful I invested in a high end gaming PC.
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Oh I know, and I agree for the most part (still think exclusives will look awesome) but still...I expected more than THIS from Forza. Looks marginally better than Forza 4 except this time it's 1080p and 60 frames.
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Oh I know, and I agree for the most part (still think exclusives will look awesome) but still...I expected more than THIS from Forza. Looks marginally better than Forza 4 except this time it's 1080p and 60 frames.

I think we'll be seeing this trade off a lot as this generation continues. The next gen hardware isn't all that impressive, so devs can either lower the resolution/framerate considerably to make something that looks pretty (e.g. Ryse), or they can make something that is 1080p 60fps but looks like a PC game running on lowest settings, which is more or less what the Forza 5 video looks like to me.
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Well I know we can't expect the world from next-gen but still...Forza 5 to me is especially disappointing. It's just like...where did all the talent from Forza 4 go? I see nothing in this game that screams next-gen. No dynamic lighting or shadows, a bunch of short cuts like the 2D crowds, etc. It's like...is THIS how far they have to cut back for 1080p and 60 frames...in a racing game?
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