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I’m so ready for NVIDIA’s new GeForce Experience features

by Brandon Russell | January 9, 2018January 9, 2018 3:30 pm EST

With a free update, NVIDIA will allow gamers to visually change over 100 titles, from Fortnite to Call of Duty: WW2, in a unique and compelling way.

Known as Freestyle, the new GeForce Experience feature essentially lets gamers add Instagram-style filters to their games. But it’s much more expansive than flicking a simple switch. Freestyle is a lot more powerful than it sounds.

Right from the in-game overlay, you can easily change the style and mood of a title—and you can do it on the fly, too, making Freestyle an incredibly seamless and powerful tool to have. NVIDIA showed us a demo of Freestyle in action, giving Call of Duty: WW2 a more vintage-style filter to better match when the game takes place.

Freestyle doesn’t initially sound like much, but changing how a game looks adds another layer of immersion you wouldn’t normally get (unless a mod is available for that title). At launch, NVIDIA’s Freestyle feature will offer 15 filters with 38 different settings, including color, colorblind, mood, retro, and more. There’s even a night mode that cuts back on blue colors, which studies suggest can wreak havoc on our circadian rhythm

The feature is a really neat way to allow users to add their own creative touch to a title. From what we saw, the filters work very well and, if you find the right setting, can enhance the experience in a unique way. Some of the other titles to support Freestyle include Assassin’s Creed Origins, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Far Cry 4, and Grand Theft Auto V.

Additionally, NVIDIA said GeForce Experience will get an improved Ansel mode, along with ShadowPlay Highlights support for Fortnite. All in all, the new update brings a lot to the table. The latest features are available in beta beginning today for free.


Brandon Russell

Brandon Russell likes to rollerblade while listening to ACDC.