Here’s How Titanfall’s Graphics Improved on Xbox One After the Dreaded Sharpening FIlter’s Removal

on February 15, 2014 5:16 AM

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.

Titanfall_01_Before Titanfall_01_After

Here’s the animated GIF for the first pair of shots:

Titanfall_02_Before Titanfall_02_After

Here’s the animated GIF for the second pair of shots:


Titanfall_03_Before Titanfall_03_After

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.

 /  Executive News Editor
Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.