r/gaming 8d ago Take My Energy 1 Silver 14 Helpful 8 Wholesome 9

My bud bought a ps5 and sent me this from Spider-man’s photo mode. I did not believe him when he said this isn’t a cosplay

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u/Garthar22 8d ago

It’s really hard to make a tree not look fake

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u/bout-tree-fitty 7d ago

I think that I shall never see
A video game lovely as a tree.

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u/SidOnDeezNuts 7d ago Wholesome

Have you seen Pokémon Legends Arceus?

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u/acid-wolf 7d ago

Proposed solution: remove all trees

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u/TheJunkyVirus 8d ago

Isn't Spider-man cosplaying as Spider-man 2099?

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u/Anchovies4Breakfast 8d ago

This person cosplays

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u/LastandLeast 7d ago

So you thought the unconscious person in the background was real?

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u/Anchovies4Breakfast 7d ago

nah actually that was the last thing I noticed

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u/Doc_Weaver 8d ago

And the trees are cosplaying as polygons, which OP didn't notice either

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u/FuckingKilljoy 7d ago

Unless you deliberately pick out certain things and zoom in on them there's no way you could figure it out from just looking at it quickly

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u/boodle666 8d ago edited 7d ago

Reminds me of when I was playing uncharted 4 while my sister was in the room, as soon as it switched back to game play she started yelling about how she thought I was watching a tv show lol

Edit: oh wow, I don’t know if people usually edit to thank for upvotes, I really only just started using Reddit more regularly, but seriously, thanks everyone for all the upvotes!!!

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u/Anchovies4Breakfast 8d ago

The line between reality and gaming thins out with each generation haha

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u/CAJ16 8d ago

It's hard to believe this, but when I was a teenager my brother and I rented a PS2 to play Madden. My mom walked in and asked who was playing. As in, which professional teams were on TV, not which one of us was playing the game. It's hilarious to think about looking back now, but we all felt that way.

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u/SnacksOnSeedCorn 8d ago

"realistic" and "lifelike" games are hilarious to look at. I love looking at shots from the first Gran Turismo.

Thankfully the "but can it run Crysis" meme has died off, too.

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u/edgar__allan__bro 8d ago

I'll never forget the day I surprised my brother by coming home from visiting our grandparents with a PS2 (and the complementary copy of gran turismo 4 that came with it) and being totally in awe at how good the graphics were compared to PS1.

It's like watching a baseball game from 2003 that had original "HD" TV and comparing to what we consider HD now lol

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u/nodnizzle 7d ago

My earliest memory of a game looking real was Wave Racer 64. I thought nothing could beat the water in that game, it looked so ridiculously real compared to the SNES and all that.

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u/SturgiesYrFase 7d ago

I grew up quite poor, I was still playing NES ATARI and SNES when ps1 was almost over. I remember playing Metal Gear Solid the first time and just blown away.

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u/Evilmaze 7d ago

Oh shit you're like me. I always got last gen when the new one came out because my family was poor. I was basically Kenny from South Park in school with my outdated interests and references.

I basically lived the 70s and 80s in the 90s, and the 90s in most of the 00s. I know so much old crap now people keep saying I'm like an old man trapped in a younger body. I just tell them I grew up in a poor family and we could only afford living a decade behind. I even got my first cellphone in 2015 at the age of 24.

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u/r_kay 7d ago

I I remember I brought my N64 to my uncle's house and showed him this game; he went and bought his own the next day

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u/Evilmaze 7d ago

That was Black on PS2 for me. I thought graphics couldn't get any better than that.

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u/also_from_dust 7d ago

I remember when 480p was just how *everything* was. And then 720 was just a huge leap in clarity...

Strange now, thinking about that while 2160 pixels are injected into each eye of my VR headset and i debate the performance impacts of enabling realtime ray-tracing...

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u/Darth_Thor 7d ago

There’s a few more than 2160 pixels in a 4K screen

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u/ZsaFreigh 7d ago

Yeah roughly 8 million more.

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u/Tanstalas 7d ago

His eyes are interlaced and only processes the image a line at a time.

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u/AirborneArmadillo 7d ago

Is it just me misunderstanding stuff or was dvds 480p? Because they were insanely crisp at the time.

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u/dwellerofcubes 7d ago

Dvd was 480, yes. To get the (p) was pretty baller then...progressive scan vs interlaced.

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u/PaladinCloudring 7d ago

Have you tried to watch a DVD recently?
I tried like a year ago and it was unwatchable.

Or maybe I have high standards. But DVD quality is still shit (especially when you sit like 2-3 feet from a 55" 4k screen).

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u/SJ_Barbarian 7d ago

I actually remember the first time I saw HDTV. I grew up in the CRT days, and I walked into Sears to get... something. Clothes? A bandsaw? Who knows? We walked by the electronics section and there was some documentary about hummingbirds playing. I was in awe of how amazing it looked. Like, full on mouth agape astonishment.

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u/Master_Frag PC 7d ago

Thankfully the "but can it run Crysis" meme has died off, too.

That's what someone who can't run Crysis would say.

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u/bitwaba 8d ago

In high school my friend said his dad had mistaken him playing gran tourismo 3 for an actual race.

Looking back at youtube videos of it, it sounds impossible.

But viewing technology itself was different too. When viewing GT3 in the replay theater mode from across the living room on a 22 inch TV, its easy to see how someone could mistake it for this on the same screen if you were driving through an area without spectators on the side of the road.

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u/istasber 8d ago

I think part of that's low resolution, but also part of it is that as the bar keeps getting raised, we're getting better at picking out what doesn't work. Early CG like in Terminator 2 or Jurraissic park looked incredibly convincing/"life like" when those movies came out.

They still hold up alright now, but you can more clearly see all of the "tells" that something's CG because we're so used to seeing it and animators have gotten better at hiding them.

Same thing with cartoony graphics like toy story. Looked amazing and fluid and detailed in 1997, looks like maybe an xbox 360 or phone game now. If you showed a cartoony PS4 or PS5 game to someone from the mid 90s, they'd assume they were looking at some super impressive, took 18 months to render pixar film.

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u/GibTreaty 8d ago

I couldn't tell at first that the image was from the game. But when I looked closer there were some "tells" that it wasn't real. The upper-half of Spiderman (tops of shoulders and the head) seem unrealistically reflective and shiny. Also, it's hard to explain, but the leaves on the trees have this weird billboard-like structure on each branch. It's like the leaves are obviously not individual leaves, but a group of leaves flattened out onto a quad/square and then attached to the limb. Usually leaves are a bit more randomly angled. They're still pretty convincing, though, compared to trees in previous generations of games.

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u/Littleman88 7d ago

See, it wasn't the lightning that revealed the image to me, it was the texturing. Cloth texturing always has this weird clean uniformity to it, yet the artists can't help but to add blemishes and minor details (like randomly darker cells) to it that I know cosplay creations wouldn't have. At least, 99% of cosplay wouldn't.

Trees though? Super hard to do realism if you're looking. Since the advent of 3D worlds, tree canopies are usually comprised of many upon many flat planes criss-crossing each other. For as good as hair has gotten in video games, it's handled the same way, just many upon many flat planes upon one another.

Someday we'll get true random/volumn in leaves/hair, but that's a more considerable rendering leap.

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u/Orangeflea215 7d ago

Someday we'll get true random/volumn in leaves/hair, but that's a more considerable rendering leap.

Assuming you don’t want them to move, UE5 Nanite should already have the leaves solved.

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u/boodle666 8d ago

Especially w kojima basically predicting quarantine in Death Stranding lmaooo

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u/DarkChocolatRaisinet 8d ago

I played maybe 10 hours or so of Death Stranding back when it came out, and it was cool but I got side tracked and ended up playing something else...

I started playing the Director's Cut on PS5 a month or two ago, and man that game just hits different after COVID... Such an amazing experience. I really love the asymmetric online stuff and really hope other game devs take inspiration from a lot of stuff Kojima did in that game.

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u/ItsjustJim621 7d ago

I really need to start that game over again. I bought it around this time last year and kinda got stuck…tried to get back to it a few months ago and completely forgot my objectives.

Only thing I don’t like is Norman Reedus crushing Monstertm energy drink all the time, but that’s just me.

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u/boodle666 8d ago edited 7d ago

Oh dude, I have the 200$ BB, I played the SHIT out of that game, I actually have been home w the rona for the past week and I’m so mad at myself!! I decided to complete a few backlog games (ghost of Tsushima, ps4 Spider-Man) but I should have gone and done the directors cut!!! C eas la vie I suppose 😮‍💨

Edit: to everyone correcting my spelling, I don’t care

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u/mronins 8d ago

Directors Cut is definitive. Haptic feedback has never been used more intelligently imo and the 3D audio is bangin and the 4K/60fps brings tears to my eyes. There are no load times at all

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u/Reeleted 8d ago

How do they use the haptic feedback in the game?

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u/DarkChocolatRaisinet 7d ago

You can also feel the raindrops in the controller whenever it rains.

Also has adaptive triggers, which give more resistance as your weight increases. It's awesome.

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u/TheBirminghamBear 8d ago edited 8d ago

There's an aerosol sprayer in the hardware that shoots you with diseases when you would have contracted them in the game.

Then when you try to leave the game you go into the world and spread your deadly pandemic, and the continuity of a ravaged dystopian hellscape merges seamlessly from video game to reality!

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u/Gatlindragon 7d ago

The heavier you cargo is, the harder the triggers are to push.

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u/sam_hammich 7d ago

No fucking way

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u/mronins 7d ago

In sooooooo many ways. Some ways that I don’t even want to spoil. But mainly in the gameplay, your footsteps feel different depending on the terrain, the wind that knocks your character around can be felt in your hands, and somehow the heavier your cargo is, the heavier everything feels and more resistance you feel in the triggers. The raindrops also feel awesome. I really can’t get into it enough though. It’s totally changed the game for me

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u/DarkChocolatRaisinet 7d ago

The first time I realized that taking a piss actually feels like you're holding your dick... blew my mind lol. The next time I actually went to the bathroom IRL I had to pay attention to the sensation in my hands to confirm lol

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u/Angry-Comerials 8d ago

I already played through the original version when it first came out, but plan on doing the directors cut if I can ever get a PS5. Never even thought of stuff line the haptic feedback, but this seems like a game where would be absolutely amazing for it.

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u/DarkChocolatRaisinet 7d ago

It is... Probably the best implementation of haptic feedback and adaptive triggers that I've experienced so far.

Returnal's good too.

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u/DarkChocolatRaisinet 8d ago

The Director's Cut is definitely the way to go

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u/Aurorious 8d ago

As someone who hasn’t played the original what’s different about the DX version

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u/bartharris 7d ago edited 7d ago

New weapons, vehicles and traversal structures that are literal game changers.

A firing range.

Racetrack mode.

New missions, areas, enemies and story.

There may be other stuff. I put in 190 hours to the original version and I’m upgrading at some point soon.

EDIT: a word

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u/ActionMakShin 8d ago

Commenting on this to come back later (I'm curious too).

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u/D4nnyzke 8d ago

I hope you are feeling better now !

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u/IntelligentCat7210 8d ago

I was with the game till I had to go see that twin girl , carrying the other twin girl, only to have to go back to where I just came from, to go back to the last place

I uninstalled after that series of missions lol

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u/2sec4u 8d ago

I still think he nailed out current Orwellian internet more with MGS2.

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u/RambleOff 8d ago

YES I was going to bring that up. Credit to Dawkins, but Kojima had the ramifications of memetics via the internet nailed, all way back in a game that released in 2001!

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u/StanIsNotTheMan 8d ago

Kojima is from the future and is warning us through complex video game lore.

I fear what his next game will foretell.

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u/rocknrollbreakfast 7d ago

Yeah the story of MGS2 is on point, it’s freaky…

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u/Shiranui34 8d ago

Genius Kojumbo strikes again.

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u/masnekmabekmapssy Boardgames 8d ago

Have you seen the unreal 5 matrix demo? Incredible

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u/Shimadamada2200 8d ago

Most of photo mode screenshots from forza horizon 4 and 5 are uncanny. It’s hard to tell the difference on a good picture

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u/dontaskme5746 8d ago

Yup. Going by history, we should be able to look at this in ten years and wonder how we ever called this realistic (or even thought that it was real), even for a second.

This, though... it's subtle (minus the dead body). The birds, leaves, and reflections fit right in. You could blame the contrast and soft edges on aggressive HDR and a mismatch of lens and sensor size. It's a photo.

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u/CircusBearPants 8d ago

When Sega Dreamcast came out I was at a Sears watching the demo and an older guy came up and saw the football game and freaked out because he didn’t know how favorite team was playing.

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u/cTreK-421 8d ago

It's crazy because I once walked into the room and my dad was playing NFL 2k2. It was after a play so the camera was on players walking around and stuff and I legit thought I was watching a real football game untill he started to choose his play and then it shifted to the typical behind the line camera. Looking back on those graphics now I truly don't understand how I could think that shit was real.

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u/DiscipleOvOedon 8d ago

That’s more understandable when you go back and watch old sports highlights and see the shit resolution they were in.

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u/Excelius 8d ago

The on-screen graphics (like the score and such) would look just like the real thing, and much of the action is from a birds-eye view where the lack of detail of the players would be more obscured. Probably was also a much smaller TV back then too.

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u/cindybuttsmacker 8d ago

My mom used to walk by when I was playing FIFA 11, which did not have good face modeling at all, and think I was watching a real match. Then she would always experience brief shock and confusion when they'd show a player close-up and she'd wonder why they all looked like...that

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u/someguyfromtheuk 8d ago

Back in 2005 my dad came in while I was watching the opening cutscene of gun and asked what film I was watching. We both talked about how super realistic the graphics were.

I'm convinced there's no such thing as "photorealistic graphics" your brain just takes the best graphics you've ever seen and thinks "these are the most realistic graphics I've seen and reality is the most realistic thing I've seen so they must be the same" and then you think the game looks "photorealistic".

The "best" graphics will always look photorealistic then when you re-watch later they look shit because there's a new "best" graphics.

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u/GumAcacia 8d ago

I think your idea has to explain a majority of that feeling. You put into words what I couldn’t lol

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u/Honesty_Addict 7d ago

Honestly though, if you're just glancing at the screen and don't happen to see the janky faces then this looks borderline photorealistic. If you're studying it carefully? No way, but it passes the half-paying attention test easily

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u/Wes___Mantooth 8d ago

Probably was less noticeable on those old tvs.

The NBA 2K series can look pretty real if you see it from across the room, if you are playing on broadcast view instead of baseline. Growing up my mom thought 2k10 was a real game several times.

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u/Sir-Odin 8d ago

Same with me but on RDR2

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u/Doalt 7d ago

Uncharted 4 was/is really unreal the graphics are insane

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u/BubbleTheGreat 7d ago Silver

Similar thing happened back when I was playing uncharted 2, my grandpa sat and watched me play for a couple hours before he saying "this movie is good, but it doesn't feel like it's almost over, how long is this movie?" Then I told it was a game, and he was more mind blown.

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u/DiddlyDooh 7d ago

I had exactly this happen to me with my dad when I was playing AC Origins in 4k on the TV

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u/Tasaq 7d ago

I remember when they were showing the MGS V on E3 or something, there was this cutscene with Snake and Ocelot in the desert on horses. When they stopped talking and it seamlessly transitioned to gameplay I was completely blown away, I thought it was pre-rendered cutscene or just a regular trailer.

And I just realized it was about 7 or 8 years ago.... Now I feel old.

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u/PM_TELETUBBY_PORN 8d ago

For me, I think one or two more generations I'll have a hard time telling

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u/Shad0wDreamer 8d ago

It may even be this one depending on how Unreal 5 is used by a AAA studio.

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u/kaellinn18 8d ago

The Matrix tech demo on the PS5 looks absolutely stunning.

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u/Shad0wDreamer 8d ago

Yes, that demo makes the current gen look so damn promising, and it wasn’t done by some super large team.

I realize 50-75 is no small indie team either, but compare it to say a studio from EA, or hell The Coalition and the magic they do with Gears of War, or Senua 2 using UE5 (which if you haven’t seen the latest trailer, please do, UE5 is just insane) we haven’t seen anything quite yet.

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u/Due-Remove-5510 7d ago

The walking rigs were so awkward but the actual work? Impeccable.

I think motion will really determine the realism, and people are building impressive machine learning software that will pick up small cues in expressions that we may not even. Curious to see how things progress!

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u/Clarkey7163 7d ago

No EA studios are gonna get anywhere near the Matrix demo. They won’t be given nearly enough time

Like the last three generations it’ll be Naughty Dog and Rockstar that push the boundaries of animation and then other studios who will crush things like lighting and with UE5, modelling fidelity

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u/diderooy 8d ago

Graphically very impressive. But the way cars move is now an jarringly long way behind the graphics. Are physics supposed to catch up sometime soon?

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u/AmishAvenger 8d ago

I don’t think it’s a matter of them “catching up.” It was just a tech demo intended to show off graphics. I don’t think they devoted a ton of time to the physics.

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u/kaellinn18 8d ago

I would argue the Matrix tech demo is an entirely different beast. It isn't just rendering in real time, it is running in real time. You can run/fly around in it and dynamically change settings on the fly. The game world is there and functional; there's just nothing in particular to do.

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u/Cethinn 7d ago

The world looked great but the people didn't in my opinion. I know MetaHumans can look really good in the right environments with the right settings, but they didn't look real in that demo. They looked a bit plastic, I think because they didn't have subsurface scattering or something with that wasn't working well. I know it has the ability though. We'll get there with proper games and enough optimization though. This was just a demo.

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u/theNFAC 8d ago

Zach Lee. It's likely this generation

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u/Re4pr 8d ago

Ex zach lee? 🤔

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u/theNFAC 8d ago

That's him!

Edit: well, it was I guess

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u/Ripcord 8d ago

Jesus f'in christ I actually looked up who Zach Lee was and started to post a reply here asking who it was before I finally got it.

Some days I am really not smart.

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u/Snubl PC 7d ago

Baseball player? I'm confused

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u/jakeinator21 7d ago

It's word play. The name Zach Lee sounds similar to the word "exactly", so instead of actually writing "exactly" they just replaced it with the name.

Source: I constantly say "Who the hell is Zach Lee?" any time my wife says the word "exactly".

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u/Snubl PC 7d ago

Maybe it's because I'm not a native speaker, but I don't hear it if I say it.

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u/jakeinator21 7d ago

It does depend a lot on the accent of the person speaking, but a lot of regions will pronounce it with a softened "x" and "t" sounds in it, so it sounds more like "ec-zac-ly". That's how I usually pronounce it myself. They don't sound exactly the same, pun intended, but it's close enough to make word play out of it.

This youtube video pokes fun at the pronunciation. The speaker introduces themselves as "Zach Lee from Exactly Outside", because with casual pronunciation it can sound a bit like "Zach Lee from It's Zach Lee Outside". Makes it a bit easier to hear the similarity, hopefully.

Edit: Another similar video

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u/CrumDimbley 8d ago

That Matrix demo is mind blowing man. Fly high enough and it just looks like a helicopter shot of an actual city.

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u/Shad0wDreamer 8d ago

No texture pop in is a true next gen feature.

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u/imregrettingthis 8d ago

Honestly for people like me who can’t tell the difference easily between some ps4 and ps5 comparisons or 30/60/90fps it could be this or next generation. But for those photoshop pros and lighting experts I bet it’s 3-4 generations away.

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u/DarkChocolatRaisinet 8d ago

If The Matrix Awakens Unreal 5 demo is any indication, it might be sooner than you think.

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u/doglywolf 8d ago

there are always those 1-2 tech demo games like heavenly sword that push the limits of the system early on , but then you rarely see that quality again over the course of the console .

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u/reegz 8d ago edited 7d ago

I know what you mean, the demo games rarely let you have controls and when you do you're stuck to a pretty limited area (343 industries has a podcast where they play the halo 2 e3 xbox demo that's a pretty neat watch that talks a lot about this).

The Matrix Awakens demo though gives you control and access to the whole city. It's really impressive.

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u/TheVicSageQuestion 8d ago

It blew my mind how large that map was for a non-game.

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u/doglywolf 8d ago

yeah when i crossed into like the 3rd or 4th district and still didn't hit a wall I was like WTF...even for its file size it was crazy !

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u/Dice_Slamming_Cat 7d ago

Halo 2 was a particularly bad case of this too. Was practically held together with duct tape at that point.

My favorite part of that story is that when they showed that demo at E3, they had a second xbox hooked up, with a second person mirroring the action happening up front. If the first xbox crashed, they had someone ready to swap between the footage in order to hide it.

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u/Fizzster 7d ago

The environments in that demo look great.. Faces/hair still have a long way to go.

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u/Anchovies4Breakfast 8d ago

I agree. I don’t play enough games to know how much further gaming tech’s capabilities are atm but this was enough to blow me away. Anything more and i’d start reaching behind my neck to see if i’m plugged in

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u/thesircuddles 8d ago

This will really send you for a loop then. Faces aren't entirely perfect, but overall the graphical fidelity we can execute in real time these days is wild.

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u/turymtz 7d ago

Or human movement. That looks off too.

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u/OneRFeris 8d ago

/facepalm

I lunged for my controller when that prompt first popped up on my screen.

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u/thesircuddles 8d ago

It's actually free to download on PS5, if you have one (there are dozens of us!) you can give it a go.

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u/Duffmanohhyeahh 8d ago

Literally dozens!

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u/TH3_ST0CK 8d ago

And on the Series Consoles as well

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u/Paddy_Tanninger 7d ago

It's so lame that it's not available for PC :(

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u/Citadelvania 8d ago

Not sure in this case but typically photo mode really lets the hardware go all out rendering the main character because they can cut a lot of processes that aren't being used. LOD can be used this way too if the character is really close to the screen. Besides that, I think the most compelling feature is probably the reflections being so accurate.

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u/SuperfluousHotTakes 8d ago

Yes, that game is cheating and effectively doing a render instead of a screenshot. The game does look good, but photo mode is not a fair representation of that.

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u/SingularityPrime 8d ago

It's always real-time rendering. It's just that in photo mode they don't have animation, physics, AI, etc. It's a static scene

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u/DragonsWrath05 7d ago

I know that Photo Mode in other games enhances graphics. For example, in Forza Horizon 5 and in Photo Mode, Ray Tracing is enabled.

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u/SingularityPrime 7d ago

This one does too. I meant that it's able to enhance graphics because it doesn't have those things.

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u/Another_one37 7d ago

render instead of a screenshot

Is every video game screenshot ever not rendered?

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u/SuperfluousHotTakes 7d ago

Maybe I should have chosen my words better. The difference is between a render that you can spend a full few seconds on, getting pixel perfect shadows and baking extra lighting and reflections etc, and normal screen rendering that you have to perform 60 times a second, loaded with processing shortcuts to make the game run nicely. Obviously when you can spend more time on the screenshot, you can make it look better, its kinda like running a game on Super Ultra graphics at 1fps compared to Medium at 60fps. Medium would be for gameplay, but Super Ultra party mode is for sexy screenshots that look way better than the game can normally run at.

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u/LemonApples 7d ago

Is that why saving a photo in Forza takes so long too?

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u/JACrazy 7d ago

Pretty much, it's also why the screenshot applies blur and all that after you press capture and the photo doesnt turn out like what you thought itd be.

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u/TheHYPO 7d ago

Whoever took this photo also did a very good job at adjusting the exposure and lighting effects to make it look like a real thought I would look on a real day. The way the light hits the tree and blow it out a little, and the buildings in the background looks like natural daylight, and that’s not always the case when you just hit photo mode and immediately take a picture on default settings.

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u/blacknwhitemagpie24 8d ago

How did you not believe him? There is a body in the background

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u/streicherburger 8d ago

Just a regular day in comic-con

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u/theweekiscat 8d ago

Actually true, I used to make it to San Diego comic con like every other year with my family but covid ruined it and when you were there you would see all your favorite superheroes sitting down against the walls because there are no chairs anywhere

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u/Marksman157 8d ago

Emerald City Comicon is (was) the same way!

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u/RolloTonyBrownTown 8d ago

Why don't you ask the powerful wizard for some benches?

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u/Marksman157 8d ago

I tried, but he was a big scary head surrounded by smoke and explosions and I chickened out.

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u/thoggins 8d ago

every con is the same way

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u/blacknwhitemagpie24 8d ago

Haha seriously though I don't think people realise how hot it gets in some of those events

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u/AMA_About_Birdlaw 8d ago

Well...it is New York after all.

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u/WolfOfAsgaard PC 8d ago

"There were piles of bodies everywhere. And then the explosions struck!"

No wait, I'm thinking of New New York

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u/blacknwhitemagpie24 8d ago

What's birdlaw

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u/AMA_About_Birdlaw 8d ago

The law that governs owning birds in America, it's not governed by reason.

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u/blacknwhitemagpie24 8d ago

Thats cool, what are some bird laws

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u/AMA_About_Birdlaw 8d ago

Hummingbirds...hummingbirds are illegal tender!

You can keep a gull as a pet, but you don't want to live with a seabird...'cause the noise level alone on those things...It's going to blast your eardrums out.

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u/brb_coffee 8d ago

Bird Law 1:
Birds are definitely real. Definitely. They are not government drones programmed to spy on humans.

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u/blacknwhitemagpie24 8d ago

Right, okay.....

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u/_germanChocolatecake 8d ago

And it doesnt look really realistic either

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u/SirSoliloquy 8d ago

Honestly I’d be more impressed to find out this was cosplay than to discover it’s from a game.

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u/TopVis 8d ago

Yeah there have been some fantastic screenshots here, some from PS5 and some even from PS4, but this one really ain't it..

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u/BillyChungRat 8d ago

Maybe because he put some dirt in his eye

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u/Mezmorizor 8d ago

The lighting also looks very "fake" for the lack of a better word.

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u/klarity- 8d ago

Because this is just an ad

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u/Grump_Monk 8d ago

Some people really get into character.

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u/daxmillion 8d ago

The city is never this clean tho

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u/Jed1m1ndtr1cks 7d ago

lol, PS6 gonna showcase all the filth in the city. Wrappers and shit blowing all over. Sounds like a mythic quest episode.

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u/GodsBellybutton 8d ago

Hello, I am a nigerian prince...

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u/aacaldwell 8d ago

Graphics have come a long way since NES.

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u/Nattylight_Murica 8d ago

Going from an Atari 2600 to an NES felt like a different world

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u/-L-e-o-n- 8d ago

Monopoly on NES is still the best monopoly. That stamp when you buy land is too good. Even paying rent feels good when the cash register eats your money one bill at a time.

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u/Anchovies4Breakfast 8d ago

I remember the good ol times when the duck hunt gun made me feel like I was in the future

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u/Swagtrashdad 8d ago

Wii Zapper was next level for me. Still boot up conduit and the like to make sure it wasn’t a fever dream.

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u/TitularFoil 8d ago

I was born in 1990, and my first system was the SNES. I had an N64 and I remember my dad pulling out his old NES and letting me play Duckhunt. I was literally in the future of when Duckhunt was made, by two gaming generations, and holding that light-gun made me feel like I was in the future.

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u/TheBostonKremeDonut 8d ago

I know saying this is gonna make me sound I unfun, but it doesn’t look real to me… maybe the image was compressed during upload? It must look better on the console/tv screen itself, I would imagine. Still very awesome, can’t wait to get a PS5 of my own someday!

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u/AntiBox 8d ago

It's the background for me. The trees just look too "clean" and all the building windows being blacked out just looks strange.

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u/0resistance_OBEY 7d ago

For me, it's the costume. I have never seen a material that bends like that while still reflecting light so perfectly

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u/DarthDannyBoy 7d ago

There are so many things on the costume that aren't right at all. Look at the shadows around the shoulders as an easy example.

That's just the costume the background is riddled with even more.

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u/thesuper88 7d ago

Not to mention no costume is ever going to look so vivid and with such deep colors on a very bright sunny day like that.

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u/NMe84 7d ago

Yeah, the foreground looks amazing but the background doesn't quite stick the landing if you look close enough. On the suit maybe the shininess is dialed a little bit to high but overall I wouldn't have noticed this wasn't a photo if I wasn't told to look closely.

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u/Semido 7d ago

Yep, same here. Total CGI. Maybe I’m too old and jaded.

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u/MacroCode 8d ago

It's very obviously a screenshot. Spiderman is way too smooth and shiny.

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u/HairySquid68 8d ago

The background looks like a decent render but Spiderman seems too shiny and smooth/homogeneous. It looks really good still; can't wait to see where this generation of hardware goes

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u/00Donger 8d ago

For me it's a bit off. Looking at the sky the lighting shouldn't be this crisp. It looks like solid gray skies but the lighting looks like sunshine in the afternoon.

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u/BoisterousLaugh 8d ago edited 8d ago

And the Miles Morales game looks even better

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u/QuantumQuantonium 8d ago

The tree leaves, birds, and unconscious man in the background are dead giveaways that's it's not cosplay...

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u/somebooty2223 8d ago

Wait til u see what a pc can do

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u/Julzjuice123 7d ago

My thought exactly lol, wait till he sees God of War running maxed out at 4K on a PC.

That photo looked ok… but like… nothing breathtaking. But hey if OP is happy, I’m happy.

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u/Yayito_15 Switch 8d ago

One day my uncle was playing RDR2,i joined him,and like 30 minutes after that my mom enters the room and says"what movie are you watching?"

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u/HeckingAugustus 8d ago

Lmao everyone bein dicks up in here and taking things super literally.

I agree with OP. Graphics good.

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u/Anchovies4Breakfast 8d ago

haha it’s r/gaming I expected it. No doubt there are people in this sub who probably play on systems that produce better graphics than this which would make this post seem dumb to them but for someone who’s only ever played on consoles(usually the baseline model) as well as not the most optimized screen like myself, I found this astounding.

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u/Hummingberg 8d ago

post a real photo and some will still argue that the graphics are decent at best

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u/DJDeezy 8d ago

Let’s not exaggerate here. It looks good but it doesn’t look real

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u/XGC75 8d ago

Naw dude trees are made of paper IRL

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u/DiddyBCFC 8d ago

Literally everything in the background looks like it's straight from a video game.

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u/eeyore134 8d ago

Not even a particularly impressive background considering that this is a paused photo mode allowing the processor to use all the tricks in the book for a still picture.

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u/Zer0DotFive 8d ago

Its not even a screenshot lmao you can tell its TV/Monitor

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u/Alimd98 8d ago

Look at this carefully look how realistic it looks, 10 years from now we're going to make a joke about how realistic we thought the games were today.

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u/Only_Positive_Vibes 7d ago

You should believe your bud. Trust is an important ingredient for a strong friendship.

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u/internetlad 8d ago

Thank you, Sony Marketing Department.

I mean, Anonymous Redditor!

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u/ErGoPh0BiA 8d ago

The weird shading on the buildings, the low poly trees, and the birds literally all in the middle of the same animation should've given it away.

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u/Pensato 8d ago

pokémon arceus has entered the chat

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u/ModsofWTsuckducks 8d ago

Dude have you ever seen a tree irl?

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u/Smigs007 8d ago

“Did not believe him”….until I zoomed slightly in and saw pixels

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u/Dzugavili 8d ago

The giveway is the straight line surface on the tree. You can see a vertex about in line with the shoulder.

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u/firstcitytofall 7d ago

Ray tracing is a hell of a drug

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u/wheresisthebathroom 7d ago

i would believe him. it looks impressive but not human

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u/Evltedi 7d ago

Upgrading from a n64 to a ps2 as a kid, I thought gta vice city was life like.

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u/mang3lo 7d ago

When the games are higher definition than real life.

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u/iLoveYouAll- 7d ago

The trees always give it away, something about leaves we can't just get right yet

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u/BipolaroidDisorder 7d ago

Love everything about this cosplay.

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u/akwehhkanoo 8d ago

If someone told me this was cosplay, I wouldn't believe that. What material could possibly conform to a body like this? How would you put it on? How could you breathe? So many questions

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u/ammcneil 8d ago

If this was cosplay the most likely answer would be that it isn't material over skin, but rather a sculpted body suit. You would still need to be fit to make it not look like fake muscles but it's essentially a well done version of the same thing

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u/goblin0100 8d ago

Then I assume you are blind?

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u/hellraiser29 8d ago

You should get your eyes checked.

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u/LordValdar 8d ago

The coolest Spiderman suit in all his comics imo. Always loved the 2099 suit and it's series.

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