After The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt and Cyberpunk 2077, mod developer Halk Hogan also wants to make texture modifications for Bethesda’s new space adventure. A first version of the Starfield HD Reworked Project should be available soon, but the mod is still in an early phase of development.
A third HD Reworked Project
Looks bad Starfield (test) By no means out of the question, Bethesda’s new first-person role-playing game doesn’t set new standards for computer graphics either. This is due, among other things, to the lack of features that are actually mandatory for game productions of this size in 2023, such as ray tracing and DLSS, the animations that often appear stiff or awkward, weaknesses in the lighting and the rather static game world. But modder Hogan also sees mud in some textures and therefore potential for improvements. And he wants to deliver this as part of his HD Reworked Project without placing significantly higher demands on GPU performance and graphics memory.
Due to the often visible low-resolution textures, I decided to create a new HD Reworked Project for Starfield, to improve the visual experience of the game. Of course, as usual, the project focuses on achieving the highest quality of textures (and perhaps models in the future), while maintaining good performance and reasonable use of video memory. The modification is currently in an early stage of work, although the first version will be released soon.
A YouTube video announces the mod and shows the first examples of what the HDRP is capable of. It appears that Hogan is first concerned with floor, wall and rock textures. The project is still at the beginning of its development, a first version of the Starfield HD Reworked Project is said to be “soon” to be published. The modification is currently not listed on NexusMods.
The Witcher 3 and Cyberpunk 2077 also continue
The extremely popular modification The Witcher 3 HD Reworked Project not only replaces the original textures of terrain, buildings, rocks, water, vegetation, animals and characters with customized 4K variants, but also makes changes to the LOD-Vote before and increase the Draw distance selected objects. Mod developer Halk Hogan placed particular emphasis on an authentic appearance that did not change the graphic style of the game, but simply reproduced it in a higher resolution. The mod not only convinced hundreds of thousands of players, but also CD Projekt Red itself: The HDRP 12.0 “Ultimate” version was released after consultation with Hogan Next-gen update (test) to The Witcher 3 accepted.
And there is one for them too new version of HDRP modification with further texture improvements in the works. In addition, Hogan is working on HD Reworked Project for Cyberpunk 2077. The two projects will run parallel to the Starfield version in the future, explains the modder, and he will share more information about this soon.