Skyrim on 4K TV shows graphics leap

We have seen all of the 4K TV hype generated at this year’s CES expo in Las Vegas, but how long will it actually be until consumers can afford 4K television sets to replace their current setup with regards to gaming? That may be a long way away unfortunately due to high costs, but we do have a fantastic glimpse of the future to show you – more specifically, a video showing off The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim running on a 4K TV.

Those of you who forked out huge amounts of money on a 3D TV at launch (myself included), are now probably regretting that decision since 3D gaming now appears to be drying out real fast. 4K TV tech is now the coolest thing on the block and those who hope to own a 4K TV at the first opportunity may have to pay up to $25,000 – a price tag that currently awaits buyers looking to pick up Sony’s 84-inch 4K TV announced late last year.

That doesn’t even include the new Sony 4K OLED TV, which was announced as the world’s first of its kind at CES 2013 just a few days ago, which is expected to sell for a near fortune and obviously off limits to the average consumer. While we wait for the prices to drop on 4K TV sets which may take some time, we have a look at how the PC version of Skyrim operates on one 4K TV courtesy of a German website.

PCGamesHardware has shown off Skyrim running with a 4096×2160 resolution and it’s safe to say that the game looks absolutely incredible. If you watch the HD version of the videos, you can see close up just at the extra level of detail that the boost in resolution offers and it is mouthwatering stuff thinking of how next-gen games are going to look, when hooked up to one of these monitors.

If the video of Skyrim doesn’t impress you, there is also another video giving you a glimpse at what Battlefield 3 looks like on a 4K monitor as well – stunning stuff. Unlike 3D, 4K technology looks like one trend that is likely to stick around for a very long time. Let us know if you plan to pick up a 4K powered TV once prices are reduced.

Watch Skyrim and Battlefield 3 on 4K resolution here – don’t forget to switch on HD.



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