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‘Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice’ gets a surprise Xbox Series X/S patch

Ninja Theory has released an Xbox Series X/S optimization patch for , three years after the action-adventure game arrived on Xbox One. Along with enhanced visuals, you can take advantage of DirectX ray-tracing on your next playthrough. A PC update is also in the works, but there are no current plans for a PlayStation 5 performance patch.

The performance mode supports a dynamic resolution of up to 1080p with a maximum framerate of 120 on Xbox Series X, and full HD at 60 frames per second on Xbox Series S. The resolution mode offers up to 4K dynamic visuals on Series X at 60 fps, and up to 1440p at 30 fps on Series S. The enriched mode enables ray-tracing on both consoles at 30fps, with a dynamic resolution of up to 4K on Series X and full HD on Series S. Ninja Theory it has updated details, materials and particles, and there’s now a chapter select option.

The patch arrives ahead of , which will be exclusive to Xbox and PC. The original game debuted on PC and PlayStation 4 in 2017 before hitting Xbox One the following March. Microsoft to the Xbox Game Studios portfolio in 2018.

There’s no confirmed release window for as yet. Microsoft is promising updates on some Xbox Game Studios titles during its later this month, so perhaps we’ll find out more details then.

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Senua’s Saga: Hellblade 2 Development Detailed In New Video

While it wasn’t shown at all during Xbox & Bethesda’s E3 Game Showcase, Senua’s Saga: Hellblade 2 did make a short appearance during the Xbox Games Showcase Extended. However, the video shown wasn’t a trailer or gameplay reveal, according to Tameem Antoniades, the chief creative ninja at Ninja Theory. Instead, it was a “montage of the kind of work we’ve been up to.”

Antoniades says that the game is still very much in development at Ninja Theory. “What we’re doing right now is building a good, chunky slice of the game before we then move into full production to build out the rest.” He went on to say that, despite its name, Senua’s Saga: Hellblade 2 is not a “straight sequel,” but rather “something extra special.” The game will still follow the same character in the same setting, ninth-century Iceland.

The team at Ninja Theory has been flown out to the country to photograph land to recreate in the game and has been building costumes to scan into the game. Players should also expect some high-quality animation from the game, with Milena Juergens, the actress for Senua, undergoing two years of training. The game’s animators have also been undergoing combat training, to get a better idea of the movements that come with swinging a sword or ax.

While, today’s video shown at the Xbox Games Showcase Extended didn’t show any real gameplay, there were some snippets here or there of Senua walking. Otherwise, it was filled with sparse footage of combat being filmed, along with trippy visuals. The trailer did have a voice-over from Senua that may hint at the game’s story. The video ended with the line :”They may see them as gods, but we will show them what lies behind our eyes.”

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