Video game presentation trailers are a key point in the history of his works. Many events and E3 we have lived to know to what extent this is fundamental, with videos that have remained engraved in our retina almost more than the title itself.
A clear and manual case is that of Metal Gear Solid 2. The work of Hideo Kojima was a reference in many sections for the PlayStation 2 and without a doubt, one of them was in the graphic. For this reason, Digital Foundry have been in charge of putting a facelift to that trailer and increase its quality up to 4K
It is key to remember that the trailer was launched in 2000 and that there was no platform on the internet, like YouTube, that allowed the presentation of Solid Snake to be appreciated in good quality. Yes OK Konami released a DVD in Japan with the footage at 60FPS, most of the trailers uploaded to the net leave much to be desired in their qual ity.
Thus, Topaz Video Enhance is the name given to the AI in charge of making this remastering, offering us those 60 frames, but increasing the resolution to 4K. To render the nine minutes of sequence, the AI took around three hours.
Time does not matter, because the result is great. The coincidence has led to the fact that yesterday Hideo Kojima comment on your Twitter account that this type of technology will be the future when it comes to offering us content from the past in the best quality possible
AI is restoring paintings, archival photos and videos, and colorizing them. The day will come when AI will be in charge of making old games high-resolution, 60fps, etc. In that day, AI will learn daily as hardware is upgraded, and software will be upgraded automatically. pic.twitter.com/kEd8W7TeBV
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AIs are restoring paintings, stock photos, and videos, and coloring them. The day will come when the AIs will take care of making old games in high resolution, 60 fps, etc. On that day, AIs will learn daily as hardware is updated and software will update automatically. The creators may not need to recreate the games themselves.