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RSS FeedsGears 5 Dev Explains Why They Refused To Compromise On Frame Rate
(GameSpot PSP News)


10 september 2019 05:50:32

Gears 5 Dev Explains Why They Refused To Compromise On Frame Rate
(GameSpot PSP News)

Microsoft`s next big game, Gears 5, is out now on Xbox One and PC. Following 2016`s Gears of War 4, it is developer The Coalition`s second brand-new Gears of War game since studio owner Microsoft bought the franchise in 2014 from Fortnite developer Epic Games. To get a closer look and deeper insight into the game and the franchise in general, GameSpot spoke with studio technical art director Colin Penty.He spoke about a number of different topics, including the thinking behind Gears 5`s noticeably brighter colour scheme, the technical challenges of creating the most expansive and sprawling levels the Gears franchise has ever seen, and how The Coalition is now hitting its stride and gaining the confidence to take risks and try new things with the franchise following its run at Epic Games.Penty also told us about how Gears 5 will perform on the OG Xbox One and Xbox One S, stating that its campaign will run at 30fps on the older machine just like Gears of War 4. That being said, Penty said The Coalition applied some technical wizardry to get more juice out of the older hardware through temporal upscaling. Additionally, the studio was able to achieve the smooth 60fps frame rate for all of the game`s multiplayer modes--Versus, Horde, and Escape--on the older Xbox hardware, which is something Penty said he is proud of.On Xbox One X, Gears 5 runs at 1080p/60fps across campaign and all multiplayer modes. Penty said the team refused to compromise as it did with Gears of War 4. `We put a line in the sand early on in development of Gears 5 that we wanted the campaign to be 60fps on Xbox One X,` he said. `We didnīt want to have a compromise like Gears of War 4 where you had to choose 1080p/60fps or 4k/30fps. It was a large amount of work across a lot of disciplines to pull it off, but I really think it was worth it and is probably the best example of harnessing the additional power of the Xbox One X.`Also on the subject of hardware, Penty said he is `definitely super excite ...

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