The highly anticipated game Redfall is set to launch with Quality Mode only on Xbox Series X|S, with a Performance mode option arriving in a later update, developer Arkane Austin has confirmed. This means that the game will be locked at 30 frames per second, with a prioritization on high resolution. More details on the upcoming vampire-hunting adventure have begun to emerge as launch day approaches.
Quality-only mode for Xbox consoles
Redfall will launch solely in Quality Mode on Xbox Series X|S, with Performance mode to be added via game update at a later date. The game will be hard-locked to 30 frames per second, with resolution prioritized over frame rate. Xbox Series X players will be able to enjoy the game in 4K resolution, while Xbox Series S players will have a resolution of 1440p.
Redfall is one of the recent exceptions to the rule of modern console games featuring the option to choose between Quality or Performance modes. Other games, such as Gotham Knights on PS5 and Xbox Series X|S, also launched with only Quality Mode. Meanwhile, Deathloop, developed by Arkane Lyon, had both Quality and Performance modes available on PS5, and retained these options for its Xbox Series X|S launch a year later.
The scope of the sandbox in Redfall
The sandbox environment in Redfall could be one reason why resolution is prioritized over frame rate. The game is set in a vast open world, and developers may have opted to focus on visual quality to create a more immersive gameplay experience. Creative director Harvey Smith also mentioned earlier that the game was developed under challenging COVID-19 pandemic challenges and frequent power outages.
More details on Redfall emerge
As launch day approaches, more details on Redfall are being revealed. The co-op vampire shooter will launch with the anti-piracy tool Denuvo on PC, according to Arkane. Moreover, fans can try their luck and enter a sweepstake for a chance to win a custom Redfall Xbox Series X console.
Redfall is a highly anticipated game that is set to launch exclusively on Xbox Series X|S consoles. While the game will be locked at 30 frames per second at launch, developers are focused on delivering high resolution visuals to immerse players in the game’s vast open world. More details on the game are emerging as its launch day approaches, and fans of the genre are eagerly awaiting its arrival.