GeForce Experience Gets New Freestyle Feature and More at CES 2018

by Brian Burke

NVIDIA introduces Freestyle, updated Ansel UI; Fortnite Battle Royale supports ShadowPlay Highlights

We’re bringing more new features to more of the games you love.

NVIDIA Freestyle, a new feature that allows you to customize your gameplay, and an updated user interface for NVIDIA Ansel, our powerful photo mode for games, are among the enhancements to GeForce Experience we are announcing at CES in Las Vegas this week.

We are also announcing that Fortnite Battle Royale is among four new games that support NVIDIA ShadowPlay Highlights, which automatically captures your gaming achievements in videos and screenshots.

GeForce Experience is our companion application for GeForce GTX GPUs that helps keep your drivers up to date, optimize your game settings, and capture and share videos, screenshots and livestreams with friends.

It turns a great PC into a great gaming PC with innovative features that are only available with GeForce GPUs.

NVIDIA Freestyle: New GeForce Experience Feature to Customize Your Games

The latest feature for GeForce Experience, NVIDIA Freestyle, allows you to apply post-processing filters on your games while you play. Right from the in-game overlay, you can change the look and mood of your game with tweaks to color or saturation, or apply dramatic post-process filters.

GeForce Experience FreeStyle
NVIDIA Freestyle is a new beta feature that which lets you apply post-processing filters to your games while you play.

At launch there are a total of 15 filters with 38 different settings (some filters have multiple settings). They include:

Black and WhiteExposureSepia
ColorHalf ToneVignette
ColorblindMoodDepth of Field
ContrastNight ModeSpecial FX
DetailsRetroAdjustments

Freestyle lets you be more creative with your games. For example, you can create a retro war-themed filter for your favorite FPS or enhance color and contrast to make a game look more photorealistic.

Freestyle’s more serious uses include a colorblind mode that makes it easier for colorblind gamers to differentiate between colors. Gamers can even use night mode, which reduces blue color so users can sleep better after a night of gaming.

We’ve integrated Freestyle at the driver level for seamless compatibility with games. We’re releasing the Freestyle game filters beta with support for over 100 game titles.

Fortnite Battle Royale and More Get ShadowPlay Highlights

On January 10, Fortnite Battle Royale will add support for ShadowPlay Highlights, joining Atom, Lawbreakers, Nioh, Paragon, PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS and Raiders of a Broken Planet as titles that support the feature. Additionally, we’re announcing support for two new Highlights titles, including Crossout and Elex.

Ansel Gets 8 New Filters and a UI Makeover

We’ve updated the Ansel user interface to make it more intuitive. We’ve also added eight new filters and the ability to combine multiple filters to capture even more amazing photographs.

With Ansel, you can compose shots from virtually any camera position, adjust with post-process filters, capture HDR images in high-fidelity formats and share your screenshots in 360 degrees via your smartphone, PC or VR headset.

GeForce Experience Ansel
Ansel has refreshed Photo Mode controls, eight new filters and the ability to combine multiple filters.

The new Freestyle game filters and Ansel photo mode features will be available in beta on January 9. To get them, download the latest GeForce Experience app (release 3.12) and Game Ready Driver (release 390). Then enable Experimental Features from within GeForce Experience settings.

 

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  • Violins77

    This is kind of awesome! It’s like a driver built in sweetFX!

    3 questions, if I may!

    1- Does the Freestyle lets you combine filters as well? Example, if I want more contrast and less colors, could I use both contras and colors filter?

    2-Is the list of supported games the only games it will work with, or will it most likely work with many games other than officialy tested ones?

    3-Does the Nvidia Ansel take the 360 pictures in 3D for viewing in a VR headset? If no would it be possible eventually?

  • Vali Drw

    I’ve just tested it
    1. You can combine any filter and there are a lot to choose from
    2. It doesn’t seem to work with anything that is not on that list(https://www.nvidia.com/en-us/geforce/geforce-experience/freestyle-games/)
    3.They say that it works with Google Cardboard but they mention other vr headsets as well

  • Violins77

    Thanks a lot!

    For my question number 3, I mean like 3D picture, not flat 360 degrees one! But I guess this is highly unlikely.