Resident Evil HD Remaster Latest to Get AI Enhanced Textures
Peter Donnell / 2 years ago
Resident Evil HD Remaster
It seems we can’t start a new day without hearing the words “AI Enhanced Textures.” However, if you often revisit your gaming back catalogue, these new developments are properly fantastic news. We’ve already seen quite a few incredible texture packs for old games, including some of the PS1-era Final Fantasy games, Doom, Morrowind and more. I suspect we’ll be seeing a hell of a lot more of them in the coming weeks and months too. Now though, it’s Resident Evil HD‘s turn.
What is It?
Using a learning AI network, a software package is shown a bunch of textures from a game. It then tries to enhance them by removing noise, blocking, and generally improving on the low-resolution assets. You can then pat it on the head for doing a good job or not. I’m dumbing that down a lot, but it’s basically the right idea. With that, it’ll learn which methods are working and which aren’t, improving the results as it goes through that learning process.
The End Results?
The process has netted an 8GB texture pack. This upgrade features over 1600 textures, covering huge sections from the full game. The only exceptions are any 3D rendered room which are left untouched for obvious reasons. It’s taken almost a month to create the end result, but as you can see in the images, it’s quite the improvement.