Released in June 2016, Mirror’s Edge: Catalyst is a prequel to 2008’s Mirror’s Edge – a first-person parkour simulator. The game puts you in the shoes of Faith – a courier, rooftop runner and an expert in urban traversal.
Set in a highly stylized environments of the city of Glass, the title is certainly a looker. At the time of its launch, it was also the very first title to support nVidia’s new Ansel technology – a suite of tools for advanced in-game photography.
Among other things, Ansel allows players to capture stereoscopic 360° (VR) stills of their gameplay in glorious 8K resolution. You didn’t have to ask me twice.
I picked up the game during a Summer sale and as I progressed through my 35+ hour playthrough I captured some of the more interesting scenes.
You can watch the quick slideshow in the video below. Due to current codec and platform limitations, it’s rendered in 4K and can be watched either in mono or stereo. You can also check out the images on Kuula. The service supports 8K resolution, but at the cost of losing the stereoscopy and going mono. For highest fidelity, simply download the zip file at the bottom of this page and use any viewer of your choice. It looks pretty awesome on HTC Vive, viewed through Virtual Desktop.