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This Breath of the Wild mod adds "ray-tracing" and looks glorious

Hylian beauty.

UPDATE: A previous version of this article stated that it was the Switch version of Breath of the Wild that was being emulated. It's actually the Wii U version. Apologies.

Emulation of Nintendo games on PC has given modders the ability to tweak them in a way that enhances them from the original.

Now, German modder Digital Dreams (thanks, Kotaku) has released a showcase of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild running at 8K resolution with ray-tracing (path traced global illumination), and it looks absolutely stunning.

Using post-processing injector Reshade, Digital Dreams was able to use a shader for the game and manipulate the colour hue to give it an added sparkle. Depth of field has also been retouched and greater draw distances have been added.

You can see more of the mod by subscribing to Digital Dreams' Patreon.

Perhaps this will tide you over whilst we all wait for Breath of the Wild's sequel sometime in 2022?

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The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

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