Shadow of the Colossus Photo Mode Revealed - VGChartz
Shadow of the Colossus Photo Mode Revealed

Shadow of the Colossus Photo Mode Revealed - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 16 January 2018 / 2,220 Views

Sony Interactive Entertainment announced the upcoming PlayStation 4 version of Shadow of the Colossus will have a photo mode.

"The thing that makes Photo Mode stand out is its power and flexibility," said the game's art director Mark Sketon. "It’s an entire photo adjustment suite built into the game for you! Everything that I had access to as the Art Director, you have access to as the player. You can start with a filter and adjust all the way down to color balancing the shadows, midtones and highlights. Then on top of that, control the depth of field ranges and amounts, in addition to the vignette. That’s an amazing amount of control.

"Adjusting the camera to get that perfect shot is super easy. Being able to switch the camera from the player to the horse offers up a ton of possibilities. Letting the team loose with it was incredible. The amount of different looks you can achieve is limitless. To top it off, being able to rotate the camera 90 degrees either way to generate portrait images means that lots of photos will be used as cell phone wallpapers! That’s not all: you’re able to leave some of the filters running as you play, giving you exciting degrees of control over how the game looks in motion."

View the rest of the Photo Mode screenshots below:


Shadow of the Colossus will launch for the PlayStation 4 on February 6.

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TallSilhouette (on 16 January 2018)

Thank you, Sucker Punch (and Sony), for popularizing such a great feature.

OTBWY (on 16 January 2018)

I bought this game like 3 times already... and buying it again. No question.

Bristow9091 (on 16 January 2018)

New desktop wallpapers here I come!

bettergetdave (on 16 January 2018)

Photo mode is such a great addition especially for those that are hardcore fans of a game. It is very smart for the dev too as it leads to your fans becoming promoters of your game by posting pics of it everywhere.

StreaK (on 16 January 2018)


ROCKY223 (on 16 January 2018)

I'm way more excited about this than I was for the last guardian

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AlfredoTurkey (on 16 January 2018)

So basically, it's just a mode they put into the game to help promotion.

Colocho (on 16 January 2018)

A lot of people enjoy "photo mode" in games and spend as much time using the feature as they do playin the game ... hardly just a " marketing gimmick"

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Errorist76 (on 17 January 2018)

You're really trying to put a negative spin on everything, right?! Depression?!

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AlfredoTurkey (on 17 January 2018)

Your ability to follow me around, stalking every comment I make with laser-like infatuation, is astounding. I'm flattered.

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Zkuq (on 17 January 2018)

Promotion or not, but it's a very nice feature. I couldn't care less about the motives behind it since it's a good feature.

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Errorist76 (on 17 January 2018)

Im not stalking you. I'm just noticing patterns.

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