Well, this makes a nice change. Bethesda have been able to confirm that the upcoming Wolfenstein: The New Order will run at a crisp 1080p and 60 frames-per-second on both the PS4 and the Xbox One. This is encouraging news for Xbox One owners who have seen many multiplatform titles run at lower specifications than the PS4. Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes, Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition and Battlefield 4 are just some of the examples. Hell, even Titanfall is struggling to hit 1080p.
A fair share of developers are taking a while to get to grips with the Xbox One’s inner workings, but hopefully this announcement from Bethesda heralds the arrival of some technical parity for multiplatform releases. PS3 gamers will of course remember the shoe being on the other foot for the first year or so last-gen.
As PC gamers have been enjoying 1080p as a standard for years now, it really is about time consoles caught up and full HD became the standard rather than something to shout about. That said, this will be Bethesda’s first game on the new consoles and they have something of a history of releasing glitch-ridden games on the PS3 and 360. Fingers crossed Wolfenstein: The New Order runs better than Fallout 3 / New Vegas, Skyrim or Rage.
On a side note, I managed to get my hands on the game for a brief demo at the Eurogamer Expo last year and found it to be in good health with a fun run-and-gun mentality and a bit of old-school platforming thrown into the mix. Those mech driving Nazis are pretty tough though. With today’s FPS genre seemingly stuck in modern settings, it was great to get back to a bit of Nazi blasting. The alternative history scenario of Wolfenstein The New Order sees you playing in a ‘what if the Nazi’s won?’ setting in the 1960s, with series regular BJ Blazkowicz taking them on once again. Sounds better than another trip to Generistan, right?
Look out for Wolfenstein: The New Order on PS3. PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One and PC on May 20th.
Source: Gaming Bolt