A modder has given 2015’s Stars Wars: Battlefront an impressive visual makeover.
Star Wars: Battlefront made a huge noise when a trailer for the game was released, which was already over six years ago. Star Wars has a great history in video games, of course, and Battlefront seemed like a faithful recreation of the universe that has drawn so many fans since the first movie came out in 1977.
Developed by DICE with the help of Criterion Games, the game published by EA was quite well received when it was released, but was criticized for lacking both single and multiplayer content. However, the visual style and graphics capabilities were praised. But this was in 2015.
Six years later, with consoles capable of 4K and even ray tracing, and PCs equipped with monster graphics cards, a game like Battlefront could show its age. But never mind, a modder has come to the rescue! A modder known as Massihancer is developing a graphics mod for Star Wars: Battlefront that adds ray tracing, global lighting, and a host of other enhancements, and all in 4K and even 8K resolution.
Massihancer, whose real name is Giulio Guglielmi, has uploaded a YouTube video showing his work and it looks quite spectacular, with rock and ground surfaces showing impressive levels of detail, while the lighting and colors have changed to a look. more cinematic.
In an email sent to TheGamer, Massihancer said that he had devoted much of his free time to the mod. It’s certainly quite an effort as the modder created a dedicated tone map, dynamic depth of field shader, and added filmic color gradation. In addition, there are photorealistic post-processing effects, reflections, and the aforementioned global lighting. You can view his YouTube video in 4K resolution (if you have a 4K-capable monitor) below to see his work in all its highly detailed glory.
The video looks especially impressive during gameplay with dramatic lighting, filmic colors, and effects that help emulate the experience of playing a Star Wars movie. The original game already made that impression, of course, for the many Star Wars fans who played it, but the new mod certainly adds to the atmosphere.
The Star Wars Battlefront Ray Tracing Mod is a work in progress, as outlined in Massihancer’s YouTube upload, but those interested can check back to see when the mod will be available to download for the PC versions of the game.