Title: Bethesda’s Starfield PC Version Sparks Controversy with Lack of Nvidia DLSS Support
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Bethesda’s highly anticipated game, Starfield, has stirred up controversy within the gaming community due to the absence of support for Nvidia’s deep learning super sampling (DLSS) technology on the PC version. Speculations arose after Sebastian Castellanos, a gaming enthusiast, publicly disclosed his findings on X, a popular social media platform.
Deeply invested in the game’s development, Castellanos managed to rummage through the preload files of Starfield on PC, only to discover that the only supersampling technology available was AMD’s FidelityFX Super Resolution 2.0 (FSR 2). He found no trace of DLSS or Intel’s XeSS, raising concerns that Bethesda and AMD might be intentionally blocking rival GPU vendor technologies.
This revelation has sparked a heated debate, questioning the partnership between AMD and Bethesda, which was announced earlier. Under the partnership, AMD became the exclusive PC partner for Starfield, potentially explaining the lack of DLSS support. This strategic move could lead to backlash from fans loyal to other GPU vendors.
While it remains uncertain if DLSS and XeSS support might be added through a day one patch, it appears that FSR 2.0 will be the primary supersampling tech available to Starfield’s PC players upon its launch. FSR and DLSS are real-time image enhancement and upscaling technologies that have become essential for PC gamers, enabling them to enjoy higher graphical settings and improved framerates by extrapolating higher resolution images from lower ones.
In response to the news, prominent modder PureDark has announced plans to create a mod adding DLSS 3 support to Starfield, as soon as they gain early access to the game. This move highlights the demand for Nvidia’s DLSS technology and the disappointment felt by fans who were eagerly anticipating its inclusion.
FSR, AMD’s competitor to Nvidia’s DLSS, offers hardware-agnostic supersampling technology that is compatible with AMD, Nvidia, and Intel GPUs. While FSR provides an alternative, its lack of DLSS support in Starfield poses potential issues for PC players with older Nvidia graphics cards.
As the controversy surrounding the absence of Nvidia DLSS support in Starfield continues to unfold, the gaming community eagerly awaits further updates from Bethesda and AMD. It remains to be seen whether the companies will address the backlash and potentially rectify the situation to accommodate the desires of PC players using various GPU vendors.
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