Gaming enthusiasts, brace yourselves for an exciting new chapter in the world of gaming visuals. Samsung has recently announced a groundbreaking partnership with NEXON, marking a pivotal moment in the industry. “The First Descendant” is set to become the first game compatible with the HDR10+ GAMING standard, and gamers can expect to experience this transformative technology starting with the Open Beta, slated for September 19th.
A Paradigm Shift in Visual Excellence
With this remarkable collaboration, Samsung and NEXON are set to elevate gaming graphics to unprecedented heights. The introduction of the HDR10+ GAMING standard is not merely a technological advancement; it embodies Samsung’s commitment to enhancing the gaming experience as technology continues to evolve.
Seokwoo Jason Yong, Executive Vice President of the Visual Display Business at Samsung Electronics, expressed the shared excitement, stating, “We’re thrilled to join forces with NEXON, a true pioneer in video games, to introduce the world’s first HDR10+ GAMING title, ‘The First Descendant.’ 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.
Unveiling a New Standard: HDR10+ GAMING
HDR10+ GAMING, first unveiled by Samsung in late 2021, promises to redefine the gaming visual landscape. Unlike traditional HDR10, HDR10+ boasts dynamic metadata, which ensures that brightness and contrast are optimized scene by scene or frame by frame, tailored to each display’s High Dynamic Range capabilities. This dynamic approach mirrors the technology seen in Dolby Vision, promising a personalized and immersive gaming experience.
Advancements and Compatibility
HDR10+ GAMING is not limited to just a select few. Compatible drivers have already been released by NVIDIA, catering to GeForce owners. However, AMD and Intel are yet to release compatible drivers, leaving enthusiasts eagerly awaiting their arrival. While this cutting-edge standard is anticipated to be compatible with consoles, details regarding its support for various platforms remain to be seen.
The First Descendant: Where Innovation Meets Gaming
The First Descendant,” NEXON’s third-person free-to-play looter shooter game, stands at the forefront of this visual revolution. Powered by Unreal Engine 5, the game harnesses the power of Lumen and Nanite, integrates DLSS 2 and 3 on PC, and embraces DualSense’s Adaptive Triggers and Haptic Feedback on PlayStation 5. This integration of cutting-edge technologies promises a gaming experience that transcends the ordinary.
The Open Beta for “The First Descendant” is a testament to this commitment to excellence. Gamers will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in the new prologue, interact with 13 playable characters, and explore the innovative character progression system over the course of the six-day event.
The horizon of gaming visuals is expanding with the HDR10+ GAMING standard, and “The First Descendant” stands as the vanguard of this revolution. As gaming technology evolves, the promise of enhanced graphics and immersive experiences remains at the forefront, shaping the future of gaming for enthusiasts worldwide.