Revolution in Starfield: The Promise of Professional Modder PureDark's Early Support for DLSS3

  • 01-07-2023
  • Olivia Henderson
Revolution in Starfield: The Promise of Professional Modder PureDark's Early Support for DLSS3

Starfield, the highly anticipated game from Bethesda Softworks, has had the gaming community in a state of high anticipation. However, a notable partnership between Bethesda and AMD for Starfield sparked concern among Nvidia users as the gaming giant announced the use of AMD's FidelityFX Super Resolution (FSR) for the game, leading many to speculate a potential block on developers adding in DLSS support for Nvidia users. Amid this uncertainty, a notable figure in the modding community, PureDark, is claiming to have a solution.

PureDark is renowned for his transformative work on various popular games, including Skyrim, Elden Ring, The Last of Us, and Fallout 4. The modder's most significant feat to date, however, is arguably the ‘Jedi: Survivor DLSS mod,’ wherein DLSS 3 and Frame Generation support were incorporated where they were conspicuously absent. The outcome was a dramatic increase in in-game performance for users with supporting GPUs. Now, PureDark aims to bring similar possibilities to Starfield.

The modder's statement about bringing DLSS support to Starfield incited a flurry of activity in the gaming community. Despite its initial limitations, PureDark's resolution approach has seen improvements over time, largely owing to the modder's dedication and skill. While the primary access to PureDark's mods is via a Patreon paywall, the significance of the work put into these transformational mods justifies the remuneration.

Nvidia, one of the key stakeholders in the unfolding events, has shown recognition for PureDark's contributions. In recent presentations surrounding the launches of the RTX 4060 and RTX 4060 Ti, Nvidia highlighted how modders like PureDark are incorporating DLSS into games, emphasizing their crucial role in enhancing gaming experience and performance.

As we await official word from Bethesda and AMD regarding the speculated disadvantages for competitors in the wake of their partnership, PureDark's announcement offers a glimmer of hope for the gaming community. Regardless of how the situation unfolds, it is certain that the contributions of dedicated modders like PureDark will continue to shape and enhance the gaming landscape, pushing boundaries and offering players more than just what's in the box.