Here's the thing about all these "upscales". The original video is 480p, when you upscale to 1080p or 2160p there are 5 times more (in the case of 4k) EMPTY pixels. Those empty areas are then filled up by matching the same colors around the "real" pixels. Depends on the scene/image, it may look great or outright awful and fake.For eg. Look at the moment when Orc swings his Mace (around 2:04). With very fast moving scene, his face just looks like a huge green moving block, you can't even make out where his eyes are, forget about actually seeing those. The area between his body, swinging arm and background all suddenly look like some green/orange fog for those few secs because all those EMPTY pixels are filled with similar colors and quick moving images makes everything mesh into each others.If someone actually creates the whole thing in proper 4k pixels with drawing everything like they did on 480p back in 2004, now THAT will be impressive and no doubt VERY time consuming. But the results will sure be great. Just throwing a video in a upscaler software that takes hours/days to do the job while you watch movies/play games etc.. isn't really huge efforts :PPS:- The above screenshot comparing both resolutions is really not fair comparison. As I mentioned above, paused the video at 02:05, take the screenshot and you will see how BAD it looks.
Yay another person recycling Blizzard's work for their own benefit with zero work done by themselves.
Some parts blow and some parts just blow.
Too much anti-aliasing or wathever how you name it... Completlely blurred, then kinda uninteresting. I prefer the work of the Youtuber "Upscale". He does a better job than this :s
To be fair, some items might be clearer, but when running the video in 4k on my 4k monitor and the normal in game cinematic, the background is blurry and less detailed in the 4k version. So it sacrificed the detail when it came to foliage behind the tree roots.
Misleading title. It suggests that Blizzard used their original master file and released an actual remaster.This is just some guy with an AI upscaling program ripping the files off the collector's edition CD.
The original DVD? I'm sure my vanilla WoW came on a handful of CDs, was there a DVD version in some countries?
My 2¢: Meh. It still has that weird jittery choppiness it always had from the vaunted 24 FPS 'cinematic' format (more a technological limitation than a feature) but now with this uncanny combination of sharpening in some areas, smearing in others, and almost Gaussian blur levels of anti-aliasing in yet others. I don't think we have to worry about the rise of the machines any time soon. Also, where the heck are MULCORE and TRONFORGE?