Up to now 12 months, our crew has been working intently along with our pals at Insomniac Video games to convey this unique Marvel story and PlayStation hit to PC. To present you extra perception into the help for ultra-wide screens and a number of display screen setups*, I’d wish to introduce you to a few of the members of our Nixxes crew.
Graphics Programmer Hilze Vonck, a passionate ultra-wide display screen gamer himself, labored on the technical implementation of ultra-wide side ratios within the PC model of Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered. “For 5 years I’ve used a 21:9 ultra-wide monitor. To me help for ultra-wide resolutions in video games is actually essential. We need to give players who make investments loads of their setups the chance to play the sport in the easiest way attainable. It actually makes a giant distinction once you see the sport on ultra-wide or triple monitor setups. It’s tremendous cool to expertise the sport on this method!”
Lead Software program Engineer Coen Frauenfelder explains that one of many causes to go all-out with ultra-wide monitor help was the constructive suggestions from the gaming neighborhood on 21:9 help in different PC video games. “We initially deliberate help for 21:9, and after some inside exams we determined to go even wider and add help for 32:9 screens and 48:9 for triple monitor setups. The sport lends itself very effectively for that. Swinging via the streets of Marvel’s New York on an ultra-wide display screen offers an entire totally different and extra immersive feeling.”
The PC model of Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered is absolutely optimized for ultra-wide gaming. Not solely the gameplay, but additionally the numerous reduce scenes are tailored for panoramic side ratios as much as 32:9. Coen talks in regards to the challenges that Nixxes needed to overcome, to make this attainable:
“Implementing ultra-wide help basically gameplay is comparatively simple. The large problem is supporting it in cinematics which are particularly designed by artists to be seen on 16:9 screens. Outdoors of that view space, a lot of issues are occurring that should be fastened. Characters can for instance freeze or instantly disappear. The straightforward method could be to put black borders in reduce scenes to dam these areas from view on ultra-wide screens, however we wished to present PC players the chance to completely use their screens. Our QA crew meticulously went via all of the reduce scenes in ultra-wide view and listed all the small print that needed to be modified by our engineers and artists.”
Coen emphasizes how laborious it was to get all of that proper: “We knew it will take a variety of effort to tug off, however our crew was passionate and dedicated to get probably the most out of it. Hilze’s enthusiasm in the direction of it meant he set to work loads on the technical facets of implementing ultra-wide help.”
Because of this, cinematics in Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered on PC are absolutely viewable in side ratios as much as 32:9. When utilizing even wider side ratios, for instance with triple monitor setups, the outer edges are blurred throughout reduce scenes. That is needed to dam areas from view that in any other case might have visible errors. Other than his work on the engine for ultra-wide help, Hilze additionally labored on this: “That was not a straightforward function to implement. It took some time, however I believe it appears actually nice.”
Outdoors of gameplay and cinematics, system engineers at Nixxes made positive that the consumer interface and menus help wide-screen side ratios. When utilizing ultra-wide screens, you may change the place of the HUD to totally different positions.
We all know that not all of you’ve gotten ultra-wide screens or a number of monitor setups. On conventional 16:9 screens the PC model of Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered additionally affords many enhancements. The sport options enhanced ray-traced reflections**, helps NVIDIA DLSS and different upscaling applied sciences, and affords a full suite of customizable rendering settings.
Everybody at Nixxes has been extremely excited to work on this challenge along with our pals at Insomniac. We’d love to listen to about your experiences enjoying the Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered on PC. Reach out to us on Twitter and observe us to remain updated!
Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered for PC is out there at the moment on Steam and within the Epic Video games Retailer.
*Appropriate PC and show machine required.
**Appropriate PC required.