The developer of the upcoming sci-fi action RPG The Ascent revealed that the game will not only run at 4K resolution in HDR but maintain 60 frames per second on Xbox Series X.
We covered The Ascent a few weeks ago. The game is set in a free-roaming cyberpunk dystopia where players customize their character with cyberwear and augmentations. It utilizes classic RPG mechanics and looting with a single-player story and up to four-player co-op.
In a recent interview, the team explained why the enhancements on Xbox Series X are important for their game:
High framerate lends itself very well to our type of action gameplay when a lot of things can be going on at the same time with multiple players, several enemies, projectiles, explosions, special abilities, destructible environments and overall total bonanza. Being able to have all that run smooth as butter is what makes it satisfying.
And the 4K also means that all of that also renders with crisp detail. We often have a lot of stuff on screen at the same time, and that means that they still can get enough pixels each to look good. HDR then takes all of this and really makes what needs to pop pop and expands the spectrum and the nuances of how good it can all look.
The Ascent launches on PC, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X later this year. It takes advantage of Smart Delivery. So if you buy the game on Xbox One and want to later play the Xbox Series X version after you upgrade systems, you can do it for free.