Uncharted 4
"Uncharted 4" will have a tie-in mobile game, "Uncharted: Fortune Hunter." PlayStation Blog

“Uncharted 4” is already finally out, and so are the technical impressions for those who want to know what they can expect when they boot up the game.

In a nutshell, “Uncharted 4” is the game that all the hype made it to be. More than just the great storyline that first impressions have seen for the game, the technical side has also reflected the quality of the game. Eurogamer’s Digital Foundry had conducted a technical analysis of “Uncharted 4” and found that it’s one of the games that truly pushed its platform to the best level.

According to the source, the grandness of the title is seen in the overall experience of the game—from the details in the environments to the big maps and mechanics. One of the reasons that this may be possible is all thanks to the in-house technology from Naughty Dog.

Almost all aspects of “Uncharted 4” work. But there are particular areas that stand out. Image quality is one of the standout areas, as the anti-aliasing technique done by the developer allows for a cleaner, sharper look, even for finer details and those that are at a distance.

As seen even in the earlier demos of the game, characterisation and rendering has been accomplished by a good mark. From a technical standpoint, it compares and even excels the likes of “Rise of the Tomb Raider” and “Halo 5 Guardians.” Everything down to the last stubble and sweat are rendered realistically.

While it’s a good use of modelling, this is achieved also in large part to the right use of engine features. When coupled with better animation techniques and improved facial animation, it gives a bigger boost to realism. All in all, Naughty Dog has come a long way when in the “Uncharted” series, and it comes at a great moment too, with the send-off title for Nathan Drake’s adventure.

Naughty Dog has released two Day One patches for “Uncharted 4.” The first bigger patch is a hefty 5GB update. This is necessary, especially since this delivers the multiplayer support and more bonus features, Den of Geek reported. Some of these bonus features include the much touted Photo Mode, the Gameplay modes, single-player character skins, concept art galleries and weapon selector, among others.

This is not the only Day One update, however. DualShockers found that a 1.02 version is already available for download over at the PlayStation Network. The difference here is the size, as this is only 140MB worth of download. As per the source, it is possible that the patch only has fixes and improvements, as opposed to the first, which had individual features.