Author Maria Daisy

The Digital Foundry is a campaign in Halo Infinite. Halo Infinite is an outstanding game. Against all odds, I believe 343 has created one of the best first-person shooters of the last ten years. In terms of design and nailing the ‘combat sandbox’ experience, it far exceeds the studio’s previous work on Halo 4 and 5. My concerns about the transition to an open world have been allayed, and despite the game’s ostensibly difficult development period, I adore it. Is it perfect? No way. There are numerous technical issues to be resolved, and based on early marketing assets, I’m not…

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Every console version of Halo Infinite’s campaign. The answers to a question we’ve been pondering since the initial 2018 SlipSpace engine reveal: can this game deliver a decent experience on last-gen Xbox hardware? And, if it can, to what extent do you get additional scalability on the still-new Xbox Series consoles? The truth is that Halo Infinite offers two distinct modes of play, each with its own set of challenges in terms of putting console hardware to the test. The first set of missions, as well as later ‘dungeon’-style levels, are what you’d call classic Halo. These missions are less…

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The Matrix Awakens is a must-see next-gen film. The Matrix Awakens: An Unreal Engine 5 Experience has finally unlocked after teasing us with a pre-load earlier this week. This is the most ambitious UE5 demo to date, and the first chance we’ve had to get hands-on with this cutting-edge rendering technology on consoles. For the past few days, Digital Foundry has had unrestricted access to Epic’s experience, as well as the opportunity to speak with key executives. We’ll have more to say about that soon, but for now, here’s a rundown of what the experience has to offer, along with…

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Inside The Matrix Awakens, a vision for the real-time future The debut of The Matrix Awakens: An Unreal Engine 5 Experience was the highlight of The Game Awards for Digital Foundry, rather than an award or even a massive triple-A reveal. Its impact may have gone unnoticed during the event because it was sandwiched between CG trailers, but once downloaded to your console, it’s clear that this is a truly significant moment in real-time rendering. Epic Games and partner studios like The Coalition have created the closest thing to an interactive motion picture we’ve ever seen, with new levels of…

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