Dark Souls 2 graphics downgrade claims addressed by From Software

Dark Souls II developer From Software says games are "constantly being balanced" during their creation, following claims that the final game did not live up to the visual quality of prerelease footage.

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From Software has responded to claims that the final version of Dark Souls II did not match the visual quality of the game's prerelease footage.

"Throughout the game development process, a game is constantly being balanced not only in game playability, but also in the realm of resource management,” a From Software representative told MCV.

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Dark Souls II was released last week to critical acclaim, but some people were concerned that the final game did not look like they expected. YouTube user HypeBitHero, for instance, compared scenes from the final build of the game with those shown back in April 2013.

In response, From Software added that “a developer is always challenged with creating the most rewarding gaming experience while delivering continuity in graphical quality, gameplay dynamics, and balance within the game."

"The final version of Dark Souls II displays the culmination of this delicate balance and we’re very proud of the positive media and fan reception for the game.”

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