Tripwire Interactive’s “shARkPG” Maneater is making the leap onto PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X for their respective launches, with the free next-gen upgrade bringing a major bump up to 4K60 and throwing in some ray-traced lighting for good measure.
The lower-powered Xbox Series S will also benefit from increased fidelity and frame rate, though will likely have more modest targets. Meanwhile, PC gamers will not be left out, but will have to wait until early 2021 to get their own updates and enhancements.
Update 01/10 – One key detail about the upgrade is that Maneater on PlayStation will not transfer your progress from PS4 to PS5, as the games are separate applications on Sony’s systems. Meanwhile, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S will share an application, and thus progression and achievements will carry across on both.
The announcement comes as Tripwire celebrate the game passing the 1 million copies sold milestone. John Gibson, CEO of Tripwire Interactive said, “The Tripwire team has been overwhelmed by the great reception Maneater received since it launched earlier this year, and we can’t wait for players to experience the thrill of playing as a deadly shark in all of her powerful glory on next-gen consoles. With next-gen Maneater has never looked better with amazing ray traced water and smooth 4k 60FPS gameplay, but the adventures won’t stop there, as fans can expect even more exciting news about the future of Maneater soon.”
It’s a pretty unique game, all told, with players taking on the role of an orphaned shark pup who sets out for revenge. Along the way, it will evolve, gaining new abilities and growing in size until it’s the one and only apex predator around.
We gave it a decent review earlier this year, finding it a decent concept, but lacking in variety. Jim wrote in our Maneater review:
“Maneater is a crazy concept come to life, Tripwire somehow managing to cobble together a silly ShaRkPG that is more than just a ten-minute novelty. There’s no denying it’s an exotic catch, but when it comes to quality open world action games, there’s plenty more fish in the sea.”
Source: press release