Stalker: Call of Pripyat - High-res DirectX 11 screenshots plus wallpaper download
Stalker: Call of Prypiat is on sale in Germany. PC Games Hardware took high-res screenshots with maximal details and DirectX 11 and offers them as wallpaper download.
The standalone add-on Call of Pripyat is the direct successor of Stalker: Shadow of Chernobyl. Up to now the title has not been released in many countries yet, but in Germany for example the game is already on sale. Its story takes place in 2012 and thus quite close to the plot of the original game. The military sends five helicopters into the zone - all of them crash. As Major Degtarew you have to find out what happened to the choppers.
Stalker: Call of Pripyat - The Engine
Like its predecessors Call of Pripyat is based on the X-Ray Engine. Version 1.6 offers diverse SSAO modes, like High Definition AO and Horizon Based AO including Motion Blur. In addition there are impressive textures which appear very realistic due to Bump Mapping and Steep Parallax Mapping - especially in combination with Wet Surfaces. The dynamic Deferred Lighting (God Rays, Bloom, adaptive Tone Mapping etc.) with fluid Day Night Cycles and varying weather conditions (rain, lightning) is extremely realistic once again. The indoor levels are very atmospheric. Due to DirectX 11 Stalker: Call of Pripyat offers Hardware Tessellation and Contact Hardened Shadows.
In our preview gallery you can find more than 20 screenshots, which can also be downloaded in their original size at the end of the page. All pictures were taken at 1920 x 1200 (4x MSAA/16:1 AF) with maximal details in DirectX 11 mode. Graphics card benchmarks and a performance comparison between DirectX 10 and DirectX 11 are prepared at the moment.