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Samsung Launches “The First Descendant,” World’s First HDR10+ GAMING Title at Gamescom 2023


Samsung Electronics, a global leader in visual displays, has unveiled a groundbreaking development in the gaming world – the launch of the world’s first gaming title featuring the High Dynamic Range (HDR) 10+ GAMING standard. Developed by NEXON, the new title, called “The First Descendant,” is set to make its debut at Gamescom 2023.

Elevating the Gaming Experience with Samsung HDR10+ GAMING

HDR10+ GAMING is a game-changer for gamers, promising an unparalleled HDR gaming experience. It enhances color depth, contrast, and brightness, offering a more vibrant and detailed gaming adventure. This technology excels in rendering intricate details in both shadowy corners and brightly lit scenes, ensuring gamers are fully immersed in their gameplay.

Moreover, HDR10+ GAMING simplifies the gaming experience by eliminating the need for users to fine-tune various settings. It also offers seamless gameplay with minimal delay and support for variable refresh rates. Game developers will appreciate the standardized tools provided by this standard, ensuring consistent HDR gaming across all HDR10+ GAMING displays.

Debut of “The First Descendant”

“The First Descendant” will be the first gaming title to fully harness the potential of HDR10+ GAMING. Gamers can anticipate a highly responsive, precise, and immersive HDR gaming experience, setting new standards for gaming visuals.

Expanding the HDR10+ Ecosystem

Samsung HDR10+ Gaming

Samsung has played a pivotal role in establishing HDR10+ Technologies LLC, a consortium committed to advancing the HDR10+ standard across industries. The HDR10+ ecosystem now boasts 155 partners and over 7,000 certified devices, ranging from TVs and monitors to smartphones, tablets, and more.

Samsung’s support for the HDR10+ GAMING standard extends to its latest gaming monitors and TV lineups, reaffirming its leadership in the gaming industry.

Open Beta Test for “The First Descendant”

Gamers worldwide can experience the realism of HDR gameplay firsthand during the open beta test of “The First Descendant,” commencing on September 19.

This groundbreaking development marks a significant leap forward in gaming visuals, and Samsung’s commitment to providing top-tier visual experiences continues to redefine the gaming landscape.

By adopting HDR10+ GAMING, we are bringing the game to life in a way that was previously not possible. 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.

said Hyun Kim, Executive Vice President and Deputy Head of Business Development at NEXON.

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. 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.

said Seokwoo Jason Yong, Executive Vice President of the Visual Display Business at Samsung Electronics.



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