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Here's Breath of the Wild running in 8K with a ray tracing reshade

Above is some pretty damn gorgeous footage of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild running at 8K with a ray traced global illumination (RTGI) shader and some other bits and bobs. It's the Wii U version running through the CEMU emulator, and the video is the work of the Digital Dreams YouTube channel.

In addition to the RTGI shader used, the video also has the REVO Reshade Redux mod applied, which does away with some of less lifelike aspects of the game's art style while also eliminating "harsh contrast and saturation." The RTGI shader is the one created by Pascal Gilcher, whose Patreon you can check out.

Of the console companies, Nintendo is probably the most determined to keep its first-party games exclusive. Short of buying the game, dumping it and emulating it, you'll probably never see Breath of the Wild look like this on a Nintendo system, unless the next Switch iteration pulls some miraculous tricks.

Shaun is PC Gamer’s Australian editor and news writer. He mostly plays platformers and RPGs, and keeps a close eye on anything of particular interest to antipodean audiences. He (rather obsessively) tracks the movements of the Doom modding community, too.