Gears of War 4 on Xbox One Will Push Visuals/Performance Using DirectX 12, PC to Have 4K and Unlocked FPS
The Coalition’s Technical Director Mike Rayner recently spoke about the technical details regarding the upcoming Gears of War on Xbox One and Microsoft Windows 10.
According to Rayner, The Coalition is targeting to deliver the best performance/visuals on both PCs and Xbox One. He confirmed that the studio is using the DirectX 12 API to get the best of visuals and optimal performance. PC version, on the other hand, will allows the developers to push even farther when it comes to Frames per Second and visual fidelity.
He also confirmed that Gears of War 4 will support native 4K resolution on PC, provided that your PC can handle it and 1080p on Xbox One:
We’re always keeping the game running on both platforms at all time. Of course, we have to specialize for each platform to really deliver the best PC gaming experience, targeting the most high-end hardware all the way down to min spec hardware. Then, on Xbox One we put a lot of effort in really pushing the hardware to deliver the visual showcase that Gears is known for.
On Xbox One, we’ve been able to use the DirectX 12 API. It really allows us to push the visuals and get the most optimal performance. Then carrying that over to PC, it lets us drive for higher frame rate and push the game as far as possible.
One thing that we’re able to do with Gears of War 4 is to author all the content at 4K resolution. On Windows 10, if you got a system that can support it, you’re gonna get high resolution texture packs, a real premium 4K visual experience. On Xbox One, it’s optimized for 1080p.
The game is cross-play and cross-buy on both Microsoft Windows 10 and Xbox One as a part of Microsoft’s Play Anwwhere program. It is reported that the game will target 30 FPS during the singleplayer campaign on Xbox One and 60 FPS in multiplayer using Dynamic Resolution. PC version, however, will have upto 4K resolution and unlocked FPS.
Gears of War 4 is scheduled to release on Oct. 11, 2016 for Microsoft Windows 10 and Xbox One.
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