Doom will get 4K patches for Xbox One X and PS4 Professional


The long-awaited patch so as to add Xbox One X enhancements to Doom is lastly coming tomorrow, March 29. And in a pleasing shock, developer id Software program can also be updating the PlayStation four model tomorrow with assist for the PlayStation four Professional.

Bethesda introduced manner again at E3 2017 that Doom can be an “Xbox One X Enhanced” recreation, however by no means gave any indication of timing for the patch. And the corporate has not beforehand introduced plans so as to add PS4 Professional assist to the sport.

In a quick information put up, Bethesda described the replace for each platforms as a “4K decision patch,” however supplied no additional particulars. Doom is considered probably the most spectacular technical showpieces on this console era, counting on dynamic decision scaling to ship a near-locked body fee of 60 frames per second. There’s no info on decision targets for the 4K replace, although it’s onerous to think about that the PS4 Professional, specifically, may maintain 60 fps efficiency at native 4K.

We’ve requested Bethesda for particulars and can replace this text with any info we obtain, however within the meantime, we will maybe use MachineGames’ Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus as a body of reference. Though it was launched a yr and a half after Doom, the 2 video games run on the identical engine, id Tech 6, and Wolfenstein 2 already helps each the PS4 Professional and Xbox One X.

Digital Foundry examined picture high quality and efficiency in Wolfenstein 2 throughout each consoles final November. The evaluation discovered that the sport tops out at 1440p decision on PS4 Professional, however can (and sometimes does) attain native 4K on Xbox One X. On each platforms, the sport generally scales down the decision — extra usually on Xbox than PlayStation — to maintain efficiency within the vary of 50-60 fps.

We’ll must see how issues shake out in Doom, however we might be able to anticipate one thing much like that. For a glimpse of the sport operating in 4K, you may try the gameplay trailer above, though the video doesn’t function a 60 fps body fee.

Replace (March 29, four:06 p.m. ET): The 4K patch is now reside on each PS4 Professional and Xbox One X, Bethesda introduced on Doom’s Twitter account. The writer additionally stated triple XP weekend is in impact for PC in addition to PS4 and Xbox One.

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