Samsung Electronics Teams Up With NEXON To Unveil World’s First HDR10+ GAMING Title, ‘The First Descendant’By Samsung Newsroom
Samsung Electronics, a global leader in the visual display industry, today announced the launch of the world’s first gaming title featuring the High Dynamic Range (HDR) 10+ GAMING standard created by HDR10+ Technologies LLC. The new title, “The First Descendant” was developed by NEXON and will be unveiled at Gamescom 2023.
“We’re thrilled to join forces with NEXON, a true pioneer in video games, to introduce the world’s first HDR10+ GAMING title, ‘The First Descendant,’” said Seokwoo Jason Yong, Executive Vice President of the Visual Display Business at Samsung Electronics. “This is a gaming milestone that goes beyond mere technological advancement; it represents Samsung’s continued commitment to enhance the gaming experience as technology evolves.”
HDR10+ GAMING Technology Ushers in a New Era of Gaming
HDR10+ GAMING provides gamers with the ultimate HDR game experience through deeper color, contrast and brightness. It also enables more accurate depiction of details in dark shadows and bright highlights, which allows users to fully engage in their gaming adventure.
HDR10+ GAMING supports an optimized experience that eliminates the hassle of adjusting numerous manual settings. And it enables enhanced gameplay with near-instant responses through low latency and variable refresh rate support. Furthermore, the standard provides developers with tools that allow consistent and reliable HDR gaming experiences across all HDR10+ GAMING displays.
“The First Descendant” is the first gaming title that will fully leverage the HDR10+ GAMING standard. It is set to provide gamers with one of the most responsive, accurate and frictionless HDR gaming experiences to date.
With Global Adoption and Innovation, HDR10+ Continues To Expand
Samsung co-established HDR10+ Technologies LLC in 2018 to provide a royalty-free, open dynamic metadata standard in the industry. The HDR10+ ecosystem has now grown to comprise 155 partners and over 7,000 certified devices including TVs, monitors, projectors, smartphones, tablets, set-top boxes and more.
This collaboration with NEXON reinforces Samsung’s unwavering commitment to providing superior visual experiences that go beyond entertainment and media consumption. Samsung’s latest gaming monitors and TV lineups1 also support the HDR10+ GAMING standard, further reinforcing the company’s leadership in the gaming industry.
“By adopting HDR10+ GAMING, we are bringing the game to life in a way that was previously not possible,” said Hyun Kim, Executive Vice President and Deputy Head of Business Development at NEXON. “This partnership with Samsung is also raising the bar in HDR gaming, and we are excited to usher in this new standard of picture quality in video games.”
The open beta test of “The First Descendant” will begin on September 19, allowing gamers around the world2 to experience the more realistic HDR gameplay firsthand.
For more information on HDR10+ technology, please visit https://hdr10plus.org/
1 HDR10+ GAMING is supported on Samsung monitors (Odyssey 7 series and above) and TV models (Q70 series and 120Hz above) since its release in 2022.
2 Not available in China.
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