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A Plague Tale: Requiem adds Performance Mode for PS5 and Xbox Series X

Millions of needlepoint teeth now sharper than ever

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Asobo Studio has released an update for the PC and console editions of its grim, but unnervingly attractive sequel A Plague Tale: Requiem — Now available on PS5 and Xbox Series X, the new update adds a Performance Mode to the options, which offers a new 60 FPS option to both platforms.

The Performance Mode will increase the adventure’s frame rate at the cost of some visual clarity, bringing the console editions more in line with the technical performance of the PC edition. Speaking of which, the PC version also has some new graphic options, allowing for further fine-tuning of 16th-century France, and bringing all of those grisly rats and mounds of rotten meat to, erm, “life.” In addition, the update features a fresh round of bug fixes, which will also be applied to the Switch cloud edition.

Launching in the fall of 2022, A Plague Tale: Requiem follows the continuing odyssey of the de Rune siblings, Amicia and Hugo, as they search for a mysterious land that keeps appearing in the latter’s dreams. While not quite for everybody, due to its stealth-heavy nature and oppressive and grim tone, A Plague Tale: Requiem is a fine follow-up to its 2019 predecessor, making up for its gameplay flaws with stunning visuals, interesting and engaging characters, and compelling performances.

A Plague Tale: Requiem is available now on PS5, PC, Xbox Series X, and Nintendo Switch via cloud.

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