Kingdom Hearts III on the PS4 has CG-level graphics

Toy Story level graphics on the PS4 and Xbox One... but not the PC, because reasons.

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You'd think one of the best looking games on the market would be on the PC, but that award might be going to console exclusive Kingdom Hearts III later this year, which features CG rendering that's at times better than the original Toy Story movie.

Kingdom Hearts III features some of the characters and locations from the original Toy Story, so comparisons have been made between Woody and Buzz Lightyear, as well as the various environments in and around Andy's room. Toy Story was released in 1996, and at the time featured state of the art CGI, but now this is all being rendered in real-time, and at times better graphics/effects on a freakin' PS4.

Unreal Engine 4 powers Kingdom Hearts III, with some beautifully realistic lighting effects, and CG-level quality graphics that bring the world to life. Digital Foundry did one of their awesome breakdowns of Kingdom Hearts III and Toy Story, reporting: "Looking to the garden next, the lighting model in Unreal Engine 4's influence is felt heavily. Everything has a sense of depth; with grass properly shaded across the lawn. In fact, each tuft of grass moves underneath Sora's feet dynamically, a big upgrade over the static, rigid foliage geometry of the film".

All I know is that it makes me want to see more of these animated movies being rendered in real-time, except not on the Xbox One or PS4, but my gaming PC that is magnitudes faster. I'd love to see if I can render something like Toy Story 3 on my PC, and at what graphics level at 24/30/60FPS.

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Anthony joined the TweakTown team in 2010 and has since reviewed 100s of graphics cards. Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering and has recently taken a keen interest in artificial intelligence (AI) hardware.

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