NVIDIA's Ansel will let gamers take incredible in-game screenshots

NVIDIA has announced a new in-game camera photography feature called Ansel. Developers can add this feature in their games so players can some incredible looking take in-game photographs.

NVIDIA showed off this upcoming technology at a media event at Dreamhack in Austin, Texas. It will give gamers the freedom to not only take cool looking screenshots, but they can also move the camera around to any part of the map or game world they want. Filters can also be put into the screenshots, similar to apps like Instagram. It even allows screenshots to be taken at massive resolutions of over 61,000 pixels, or over 1,000 times that of a 4K display.

Ansel also supports taking 360 degree screenshots that can later be viewed on a virtual reality headset like the Oculus Rift or on a smartphone with a Google Cardboard add-on or even just with the phone's display.

Ansel will be added to a number of current and upcoming PC. games, including Tom Clancy's The Division, The Witness, Lawbreakers. The Witcher III, No Man's Sky, Paragon and the Unreal Tournament revamp. There's no word yet on when Ansel will be officially released.

John Callaham