In the event you’re pondering of beginning a replay of the Arkham collection in honor of Kevin Conroy, or simply to fill the Batman-shaped hole left by Gotham Knights, there are a few belongings you’ll need to obtain prematurely. First it is best to seize Asylum Reborn (opens in new tab), an HD texture pack for Arkham Asylum created by GPUnity and Neato in 2017, and now you may comply with it with Arkham Metropolis Redux (opens in new tab), a model new texture pack and superior launcher for its sequel Arkham Metropolis, made by the identical dynamic duo and accessible now.
Along with updating over 1,000 textures with a mix of AI-upscaled and hand-drawn replacements, Arkham Metropolis Redux provides FOV sliders, improves the tessellation high quality and distance, and improves the shadow high quality. That jagged shadow alongside on Bruce’s neck? It has been smoothed out eventually.
Arkham Metropolis Redux is on the market in a few completely different variations. For a lesser impression on efficiency there’s the lite model, which provides you the up to date textures for characters and UI parts, however drops many of the environmental textures. It is a mere 1.9GB obtain. If you wish to go within the different path, the total HD model will be expanded with an alternate textures pack that permits you to tweak Batman’s outfit, swapping the blue parts of his outfit for black and selecting between threaded, studded, and velvet variations of his cape. The entire model with the whole lot is available in at a hefty 5.1GB.
It is suitable with the Steam, GOG, and Epic Retailer variations of Arkham Metropolis, and there is a Steam information to set up (opens in new tab) that additionally explains how the superior launcher works. Choices it provides embrace adjustable colour settings, a toggle to skip the startup motion pictures, and a separate keybind for Catwoman’s quickfire disarm. Beforehand, if you happen to performed Arkham Metropolis with mouse and keyboard, as quickly you unlocked Catwoman’s caltrops their quickfire management would change your quickfire disarm. It additionally fixes a lighting bug (opens in new tab) within the DirectX11 model.
You could acknowledge GPUnity because the HD wizard behind Alien Isolation’s Improved Graphics (opens in new tab), Arkham Knight’s Superior Color Correction (opens in new tab), and a Nier Automata texture overhaul that took 4 years to make. These 4 years spent changing over 300 of Nier Automata’s textures should appear to be a blink of a watch in comparison with the six years Arkham Metropolis Redux has taken, and maybe contributed to GPUnity’s resolution to retire from making HD textures. In the event you had been hoping for an Arkham Origins pack to comply with, I am afraid you are out of luck. As GPUnity explains within the set up information’s FAQ, “I am accomplished with texture packs, Arkham Metropolis Redux is the tip for me. I haven’t got any plans for different Arkham video games both. I hope everyone seems to be proud of this mod.”