Wow, Elder Scrolls Online Graphics Comparison is Like Night And Day

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Sure, the difference between playing the PC version of a game on minimum and maximum settings is a big one. It's supposed to be. But the gulf between the less-intensive option for The Elder Scrolls Online and the all-of-the-things alternative looks massive.

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The side-by-side comparison comes courtesy of IGN, who ran the upcoming MMO with the graphics turned all the way up and all the way down. The advantage of a low setting, of course, is that folks with less robust hardware will still be able to play the game. But, there's no avoiding the fact that doing so leaves you with visuals that look like they came from two console generations ago.

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On the other hand, if you've got a set-up that can handle a more demanding graphics load, you're going to get a nice level of detail as you slash and spellcast your way through the upcoming online release. Set your components—and expectations— accordingly.

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As someone who knows very little about this kind of thing -

Would something like this be possible on consoles? As in, in order to reduce loading times or something you could opt to get less graphical fidelity? I don't much care for graphics so long as the game is fun so it'd be neat to be able to just turn down a slider and get better load times (long load times bother me much more than bad graphics).