Here’s How Titanfall’s Graphics Improved on Xbox One After the Dreaded Sharpening FIlter’s Removal
Yesterday Xbox One users rejoiced after Microsoft removed the very much hated filter that caused the picture look overly sharpened on the console when sub-1080p resolution was upscaled to full HD, and Titanfall Producer Drew McCoy encouraged beta testers to try the game before and after to see the difference.
This should also make the scaler much better. Anyone with the Titanfall beta should try a before/after : )
NeoGaf user nbnt picked up the gauntlet of challenge, and took a few screenshots before the update, and then reproduced similar frames after his Xbox One installed the patch. You can see the results below. Since the difference is fairly subtle, we made animated GIFs of each pairing to help you see it better. Be sure to click on each image to enlarge it to full resolution.
Here’s the animated GIF for the second pair of shots:
Here’s the animated GIF for the third pair of shots:
The difference is subtle but fairly visible especially on distant objects, that were the ones suffering the most from aliasing issues. There are still plenty jaggies, mind you, but they’re mitigated because the sharpening filter doesn’t interfere with antialiasing anymore.
It’s certainly not a game changer, but it’s definitely a welcome upgrade.