Halo 5 and the Price of 60Hz

Happy Halo day everyone!

For those who might not be gamer nerds, today Microsoft released a new entry in its flagship series, Halo. A large release such as this on new hardware (Xbox One) is an exciting opportunity to peek under the hood and get a glimpse of the current state of the art in real time graphics.

Digital Foundry has done a fairly extensive technical breakdown of the game, detailing the results of the algorithmic choices and technical tradeoffs 343 Industries has made in order to maintain a 60Hz refresh rate. I'll talk about some of this on Wednesday, but check out the video below for details now.

To read the full technical breakdown, check out the link below: