Star Wars Battlefront "Real Life" Mod Looks Amazing

You can watch it in 4K and 60 frames per second, too.

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Back in November, a mod that enhanced the graphics of Star Wars Battlefront was showcased through screenshots. And now the first footage of the mod has been released and can be viewed in 4K and 60 frames per second.

YouTuber Jackfrags posted a video of the mod in action today, set to a piano cover of "Where Is My Mind?" by the Pixies. It showcases footage of the various modes on Tatooine, Hoth, and Endor. Most of the footage is comprised of stormtroopers and rebels in the midst of battle; however, it ends with an interaction between Darth Vader and a scout trooper that is definitely worth seeing.

The SweetFX Real Life mod was created by Martin Bergman, who created a similar mod for Grand Theft Auto V. According to his LinkedIn profile, he's previously worked at Activision in a QA Localization/Functionality capacity. He also shares much of his modding work on his "Toddyhancer" Facebook page.

Star Wars Battlefront launched last month on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. It received a score of 7 in GameSpot's review, which said the first 10 hours are packed with exciting moments, but it doesn't go much deeper than its ambitious surface appeal.

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How do I get this ?

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@lordgoregorehello ??? is this on ?:

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Gamecube Rogue Leader looks better.

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PS4 elites just can't wait for this mod 4K 60fps FTW

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A quick question from someone who doesn't really know about these things, if modders are able to get the game running like this, why can't EA?

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@bigruss730: They have to scale the game for all systems, and this wouldn't run on consoles. They're trying to have a mostly equal game for each system.

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Graphics is the only reason to play this game. When it's on sale for 5$ I will pick it up just to shoot some desktop backgrounds.

That said, how many nuclear reactors do you need to run this mod?

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Halo 5 blows this out of the water!!!!!!.......................................JK :/

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And why does Gamespot 'auto-like' my comments, like I voted for myself? I actually hate my commnets, wtf ? :) :P

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Now imagine a SP Campaing with those graphics( vanilla or moded) where you board StarShips, visit planets, maybe fight/run from Vader a little, a rich story with interesting characters(canon or not) ... and so on. WHY EA?!?! WHY?!

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@ghiba15: Yes exactly. Story is everything.

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I like to watch ultra hd videos on a regular hd video player on my 1024x768 monitor.

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@adam_nox: I watch them on a standard def commodore 64 monitor. The colour is actually quite good.

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@adam_nox: It's not a regular HD video player, and 4K videos will stream at a higher bitrate even if you're on a 1080p monitor.

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Edited By mrbojangles25

lol was that a piano cover of "Where is My Mind"? Fantastic

As for that mod, sounds great. I'd have to see a side-by-side comparison, though, I think its wasted on a small video player and/or non-4k screen.

*nvm it was a cover of that song, article says so, silly me...

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@mrbojangles25: Thank you for telling me the song !! All I could think whilst watching the video was, "what lovely music".

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@Jimbody: if you like that, check out the Trampled by Turtles cover. Banjo-ey goodness!

Trampled by Turtles - Where is My Mind

Unless you hate folk/americana music.

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Impressive. Most impressive.

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That bike trooper totally would have gotten force-choked at the end there for his little comment.

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can't denie that it looks amazing.
I wonder how games will look in 5+ years.. can't wait :D

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@Etagloc: They'll look pretty much the same if we're still on this console generation :).

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@Etagloc: I know, really exciting!

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That's the voice they went with for Vader? SERIOUSLY? That sounds NOTHING like him. Surely EA has enough money (and pull with Disney) to hire a better Vader actor than that.

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Edited By mrbojangles25

@magthidon: just throw 50k dollars at James Earl Jones. It's seriously like 1 minute of total dialogue, maybe an hour of actual work for the voice actor, and that amount of money is peanuts on a game like this.

*holy hell, JEJ is 82 years old. I don't imagine he gets out much/still sounds like he used to. Nevermind...

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@mrbojangles25: he was in an episode of Big Bang Theory not that long ago so I imagine he's still up for stuff like this.

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@king_quaps:

Yeah, plus need I mention Episode 3? He's still an active 80 year old.

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I'm a very happy console gamer, but a powerful PC can sure do some amazing things.

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looks great and you only need a $40k computer to run it.

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The framerate sucks! Oh wait, that's Gamespot's shitty video player, never mind.

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@Reichmaster01: That's a youtube video/player...

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@ThePixelOmen: I play it through youtube with zero problems though. And this is the ONLY website I encounter these problems....

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@Reichmaster01: Some ads on this site can practically cripple even a good PC.

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Where is the Battlefield 4 and Hardline graphics mod as this is the same game engine.

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"If we make the game look so pretty that people feel like they are actually in one of the Movies, they won't notice how little substance there is to the gameplay itself."

"we'll make billions."

And unfortunately, with the gaming public becoming as sheeplike and dronelike as possible, they are probably right.

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@TheWatcher000: Games pretty fun to be fair .. I play it between playing RBS Siege .. Siege I need to have my head switched on .. Battlefront just switch off and have a blast !!

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@TheWatcher000: I didn't want to say anything for fear of getting flamed but...it basically looked like a chaotic free for all except with Star Wars characters.

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@cjtopspin: Isn't that kinda how most modern online shooters are? Well maybe it's just because I'm too slow and can't handle it anymore :).

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Looks impressive. Now all we need is a "here's the rest of the game" mod and were in business.

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Man the background music is boring. Graphics nice though.

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So I basically need like 7 TitanX's to run this ..

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when when !!??

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