Xbox One 4K UPDATE: Good news for Microsoft Xbox One X owners and RAGE game graphics (Pic: BETHESDA)
Rage 2 is an upcoming post-apocalyptic thrill-ride where you can “go anywhere, shoot anything, and explode everything”.
Software developers id Software Avalanche have together with Bethesda created a strictly single-player game.
Microsoft fans are desperate to know the extent of what the first-person shooter will look like.
Clued-up fans will remember the obscure live-action trailer which showed trip images with pink smoke.
Another gameplay trailer showed a little bit more of what we can expect – and it looks stunning.
Its clear there is a lot of work gone into the aesthetics of this game – and a clear focus has been on its appearance on Xbox One X and PlayStation 4 Pro.
id Software Studio Director Tim Willits explained to Hardcore Gamer how the team had decided to improve the frame rate, rather than focusing on a 4K 30 FPS mode.
He said: “To make it simple, on the enhanced consoles, it runs at 1080p 60 FPS. On base hardware, it runs at 30 FPS.
“To make it simple, on the enhanced consoles, it runs at 1080p 60 FPS. On base hardware, it runs at 30 FPS”
Tim Willits – id Software Studio Director
“On PC, its uncapped. We went for speed over 4K for the enhanced consoles.”
With the rise of 4K display, the PS4 Pro and Xbox One X, it is no surprise consoles have been focusing on this market.
However, this quote from Willits has shown the team are focusing on the frame rate of the game, rather than a 4K 30FPS mode.
This means it doesnt feature an option for those who prefer higher clarity.
Some players might be disappointed at this, but consider how smooth the experience will be.
So Bethesda and id Software will forego 4K resolution on consoles in favour of better performance.
Put simply, the game will run at 60FPS on enhanced consoles, and it will be capped at 30FPS on standard consoles.
PC players will enjoy an uncapped experience, depending on the players hardware.
Rage 2 will come out on May 14 on Xbox One, PS4 and PC.
RAGE 2 Preview
Rage 2 isnt like its predecessor. That miserable, brown identity crisis of a game left a bad taste in the mouths of id Software fans, promising DOOM-inspired gunplay with Borderlands-style world-building and managing to achieve neither.
Not only does the sequel get closer to delivering on the promises of the first game, but it also does it with a creative energy thats actually quite fun. Its a trashy 90s B-movie crammed into a game: parodying and celebrating Mad Max in equal measure, self-aware of how cheesy it is, brimming with neon and blue to offset that dank, Fallout-y wasteland that made the first game so bland.
“In its simplest form, RAGE 2 delivers on the promise of the original game,” says studioRead More