New videos show off next-gen performance
After a lengthy period of hyped and hushed development, THQ Nordic’s epic open-world adventure Biomutant is almost upon us. The environmentally friendly journey of an ever-adaptive mammalian warrior will finally launch, May 25, on PS4, PC, and Xbox One.
While no next-gen edition exists, developer Experiment 101 has released two new gameplay videos, showcasing the PS4 and Xbox One editions performing on their PS5 and Xbox Series X counterparts. As expected, both editions look great, with PS5 running in native 1080p at 60 frames-per-second (upscaling to 4K with Dynamic Resolution), while Xbox Series X pulls of native 4K at 60 frames-per-second, bringing the luscious and dangerous world of Biomutant to life.
Of course, for those who do not yet own a next-gen platform, it bears repeating that Biomutant looks great on its native platforms, offering a rich and vibrant fantasy world packed with exploration and combat, allies and enemies, and Biomutant‘s evolutionary mechanics, that see our hero fine-tune their look, abilities, and skills in order to best serve the given situation.
Biomutant is one of those titles that features a lot of scope and risk in its development, simultaneously sporting novel mechanics, a poignant tone, and untested branding. (Think Mirror’s Edge, for example). It can be something of a dice roll has to how titles such as these are received by the gaming public, but hopefully Experiment 101’s kung-fu epic will deliver gameplay equal to its ambition, going on to become one of the sleeper hits of 2021.