Winner Winner, Schnitzel Dinner: Gamers Get Peek at What’s Next at Gamescom

by Ben Berraondo

Some will quaff the crisp Kölsch. Others will sample the savory pork knuckle. But all of the 350,000 gamers crowding into Cologne this week for the world’s largest gamer gathering will feast on the latest that gaming has to offer.

With PC gaming thriving like never before, we couldn’t wait for Gamescom 2017 to begin — so we didn’t.

At a pre-show event this weekend, attendees heard from the developers of Destiny 2, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, Shadow of War and FINAL FANTASY XV WINDOWS EDITION — announced with a stunning 4K trailer revealing the game will launch early next year and be packed with NVIDIA GameWorks technology.

Gamers at the event got hands-on with all these titles, as well as Pro Evolution Soccer 2018, Forza Motorsport 7, Need For Speed Payback, Lawbreakers, Project Cars 2 and more.

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Gets NVIDIA ShadowPlay Highlights

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds has caused a worldwide sensation since its release in March on Steam’s early access platform. It’s made history as one of only three titles to break 600,000 concurrent players on Steam (and turned “winner, winner chicken dinner” into a pop culture catchphrase once more).

With every update now eagerly anticipated, Gamescom was the perfect event at which to announce that NVIDIA ShadowPlay Highlights is now in the multiplayer online battle royale automatically capturing video and screenshots of your greatest achievements.


You only need to hear a snippet of Final Fantasy’s signature title screen music to know you’re in for another epic journey. And with over 135 million units sold worldwide, a lot of fans share this feeling. Now PC gamers can join the adventure with FINAL FANTASY XV.

With full support for GeForce Experience, and the combination of Square Enix’s cutting-edge Luminous Engine and NVIDIA GameWorks, this is the definitive version of the game. With native support for 4K and 8K resolutions, as well as HDR10, the world of Eos will look stunning. And with NVIDIA Ansel support, sharing your adventures is easy.

New Games, New Feature for Ansel

You’ll also be able to flex your creative muscles with support for Ansel, our in-game photo capture tool, in Monolith’s Middle-Earth: Shadow of War and Konami’s Pro Evolution Soccer 2018. Whether you’re capturing a glimpse of Shelob or framing your 40-yard screamer at the Nou Camp for posterity, we can’t wait to see your screenshots.

And Ansel will keep on getting better with the introduction of AI Style Transfer. Once you’ve framed the perfect shot, just use this new feature to pick a painting from your favorite artist. GeForce AI then transforms your snapshot into a masterpiece in the unique style of the artist you’ve selected.

Get Ready for Destiny 2 with GeForce

Let’s not forget one of the most eagerly awaited titles of the year: Destiny 2. Bungie’s seminal shooter is having its PC beta next week (starting August 28 for those with Early Access). We’ve also announced that HDR and SLI support is coming, together with the latest Destiny 2 bundle. Buyers of select GeForce GTX 1080 Ti and 1080 GPUs, systems and laptops will get the game at PC launch.

We’ll also be giving some lucky GeForce Experience users early access to the beta. So, make sure you’re registered and keep your fingers crossed. And everyone trying the beta should make sure they download the Destiny 2 Beta Game Ready Driver on August 24.

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