Call of Duty: Vanguard will soon be fully revealed by developer Sledgehammer Games but the wait may have just become a little more difficult to bear.
Taking to Twitter earlier today, well-known Call of Duty leaker Tom Henderson claimed that Vanguard “looks beautiful” and probably stands as “one of the best-looking” games on current-generation consoles.
His opinion was derived from a campaign mission of Vanguard which he was able to watch running on PlayStation 5. The said mission looked “very crisp” and without the “grey wash” which has become sort of a norm in Call of Duty games.
Henderson also teased that Call of Duty: Vanguard features “a lot of playing with shadows and lighting” and as such, “uses PS5 to its full potential” — a feat which if true means that Sledgehammer Games will be delivering a highly optimized game on current-generation consoles.
Even for a mission set on the night before the D-Day landings, it looks very crisp. No "grey wash" that we typically see in Call of Duty.
It looks like they've used the PS5 to its full potential. A lot of playing with shadows and lighting – fire, gunshots, and that sort of thing
— Tom Henderson (@_Tom_Henderson_) August 18, 2021
Unfortunately, the good news concludes with current-generation consoles. Vanguard has apparently been “heavily downgraded” on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in the name of graphical optimizations, according to another known leaker. That and destruction which will be toned down on previous-generation versions.
Graphics are already heavily downgraded on old gen for Warzone and it's a miracle the game can even play on those consoles but with what is coming in November they gotta pull off some sort of miracle with optimization and stuff lol. https://t.co/RJGr2j1KCF
— ً (@TheGhostOfHope) August 18, 2021
Call of Duty: Vanguard received a short teaser earlier in the week. Sledgehammer Games intends to drop more details with a reveal taking place through an in-game Warzone event on August 19.