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Nvidia GeForce Experience Freestyle Feature Applies Instagram-like Filters To PC Games

by Jelani James

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As part of its CES Press conference earlier today, Nvidia announced it will be adding a new feature for its GeForce Experience software, called Freestyle, which allows players to add more than 30 image filters to whatever game they’re playing.

In essence, these function like the filters used on Instagram where users can use a filter of their choice to spruce up their own pictures; and Freestyle allows users to do the same thing except with their PC games. For example, players can apply sepia to fade the colors and give the game a more dated feel or apply black and white to skip the colors altogether.

Of course, not all of these filters are purely aesthetic, as some can be used to improve vision under certain conditions, such as a dedicated mode that will help colorblind players see a clearer picture and a Night Mode that reduces blue color in order to make games easier on the eyes during the nighttime.

There are 15 filters with 38 different settings in total, which include:

— Black and White
— Color
— Colorblind
— Contrast
— Details
— Exposure
— Half Tone
— Mood
— Night Mode
— Retro
— Sepia
— Vignette
— Depth of Field
— Special FX
— Adjustments

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In addition to Freestyle, Nvidia revealed more than 100 games that it will be compatible with during the beta. Though many are somewhat mundane, there are some interesting ones such as StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void and The Evil Within 2 whose offered experience could change significantly depending on the filter the player uses.

Before you can access Freestyle, however, you’ll need to make sure you’re updated to the proper version. In this case, you’ll need to download the new version of GeForce Experience (3.12) and the new Nvidia driver (release 390), when they become available on Jan. 9. Furthermore, you’ll also need to activate the “Experimental Features” option in GeForce Experience‘s settings.

Overall, these filters look pretty cool, and while they might not match the scope of standalone mods in most instances, it’s great that Nvidia is providing users the chance to get multiple filters in one place.

Check out a trailer showing Freestyle in action below:

 

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