The PlayStation 5 and the Xbox Series duo will both receive the new version of The Persistence, but how will the survival horror run on the new consoles?
WCCFTech chatted with Stuart Tilley, Firesprite Games‘ co-founder and the director of The Persistence. Here’s what he said about the performance on the new consoles: „We’re pushing and maximizing what we can do with ray tracing technology, both on consoles and PC. On next-gen consoles, we’re going to have Performance Mode which runs at dynamic 4K and 60 frames per second, and our Quality Mode, which runs at dynamic 1080 and 30 frames per second with ray traced effects (this mode is not available on Xbox Series S).” So no RT on Xbox Series S, and the resolution is highly dynamic both with ray tracing on or off.
Tilley also praised the reduced loading times: „[…] What’s also great is the instant loading after dying and when moving between decks, there’s no sense of stopping anymore, it feels so much more believable in the world where the game doesn’t stop you between events. You jump in and come straight out the other way. The Persistence Enhanced just flows and holds together so much tighter on next-gen and PC.”
He also had some lush words about the DualSense: „The adaptive triggers and haptic feedback on the controller are quite something. I’m sure you’ve used it on a bunch of stuff but with regards to the weapons and the melee combat in The Persistence Enhanced, if you play on PS5 it feels a lot more immersive in your hands. You feel the pull of the trigger, you feel the cold steel against that guy’s skull when you hit him with the lance.”
„We’re excited to debut The Persistence on next-generation hardware, bringing improvements that intensify the immersive stealth horror for both existing players and newcomers alike,” said Firesprite managing director Graeme Ankers in a press release. The Persistence Enhanced will launch on June 4 on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series, and PC. Those who already own the game on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC (it also supports VR), can upgrade for free.
See the comparison video below. The free upgrade is a fair deal.