Starfield Datamine Confirms Absence Of Nvidia DLSS & Intel XeSS
A datamine based on pre-load data for Bethesda Game Studios’ upcoming action role-playing game, Starfield, shows no sign of Nvidia DLSS or Intel XeSS.
Dataminer Sebasti66855537 shared on Twitter that, upon going through Starfield pre-load files on PC, he was unable to ssee any signs of the game supporting Nvidia DLSS or Intel XeSS. As also mentioned by them, this may generate a lot of backlash against Bethesda from Nvidia and Intel GPU users, as the publisher has yet to confirm whether it is blocking rival GPU vendor image reconstruction technology due to AMD’s sponsorship.
The modder further explained that supporting only FSR2 out of all temporal upscalers is especially disappointing because if a game engine can support a form of temporal upscaling technology, implementing support for other image reconstruction techologies ought to have been trivial. They added that there are tools that greatly simplify the process of incorporating support for image reconstruction technologies, such as Nvidia Streamline in the case of DLSS.
Previously, it was revealed by Starfield Design Directors Will Shen and Emil Pagliarulo that the game features a jail system, and that it will let players purchase multiple homes across different cities. Regarding the acquisition of property, Shen mentioned that there’s housing in different cities that the player can get. Some of them will need to be purchased by players while others will be given as rewards for specific quests. Pagliarulo added that it’s possible for players to acquire a dwelling in all the major cities featured in Starfield, and there’s at least one accommodation that can be acquired for completing a certain task that he refrained from revealing.
As for the jail system, Shen stated that players who don’t abide by the law will have the option of being sent to jail or paying a fine upon getting arrested. However, there’s also the possibility of resisting arrest and making an escape. Pagliarulo mentioned that the Settled Systems is more like Skyrim rather than Fallout 4’s Commonwealth in this regard. There’s civilization, there’s government, and there are laws. And in a couple cases, the game also explores the themes surrounding crime and punishment in a futuristic universe.