Dying Gentle 2 to Help 120Hz Refresh Price on Xbox Collection By means of VRR

Written by Jeff Lampkin

Earlier this yr, we spoke with Techland about Dying Gentle 2, their long-in-the-making first-person open world motion RPG.

On the time, Rendering Director Tomasz Szałkowski additionally mentioned technical particulars such because the efficiency on the older PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles and the perks of the newer PlayStation 5 and Xbox Collection S|X consoles.

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The “principal” consoles have lengthy been our precedence. We make each effort to make sure that the sport’s high quality on PS4 or XBO is on the highest degree. We began testing on the older era consoles a lot sooner than in different initiatives. This was associated to the size of adjustments to the engine and bold plans to create a good bigger and extra advanced sport than DL1.

The brand new consoles are nice tools. A whole lot of progress has been made within the space of CPU efficiency and IO bandwidth. The brand new capabilities and GPU velocity are additionally spectacular. I believe, like every new era, it takes some time earlier than we be taught to get probably the most out of the {hardware}.

We plan to help you select: High quality (together with ray tracing), Efficiency (60+ FPS), and 4K. As we’re working exhausting on efficiency, I can’t present extra particulars at this level. We attempt to cram as a lot as doable onto the next- gens.

Probably the most curious tidbits in there was the point out of 60+ FPS in Efficiency mode. Might Techland actually have managed to craft a correct 120 FPS mode for a taxing sport like Dying Gentle 2? Because it seems, not fairly. Speaking to MP1st, Lead Stage Designer Piotr Pawlaczyk clarified this can be obtained by means of variable refresh fee, that means that it will supply ‘unlocked’ 60 FPS slightly than correct 120 FPS.

For many who, as you, respect easy gameplay, now we have ready the Efficiency mode, which focuses on a excessive frame-rate (60FPS + optionally with VRR), making the expertise of quick gameplay components corresponding to a course or fight much more easy.

It follows that solely platforms with VRR assist corresponding to Xbox Collection S|X (and PC, in fact) will have the ability to exploit these advantages, whereas PlayStation 5 customers should anticipate at any time when Sony provides variable refresh fee to the console.

Dying Gentle 2 is about to launch on December seventh for PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Collection S|X.

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