Vampyr gets sneaky next-gen upgrade for PS5 and Xbox Series X|S

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Vampyr, the blood-sucking action RPG, has received a sneaky next-gen upgrade for PS5 and Xbox Series X|S.

Game publisher Focus Entertainment quietly announced the upgrade which will appear on consoles as Vampyr update 1.09.

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Note that the game is backwards compatible for new consoles, so you’ll still be playing the PS4 and Xbox One versions of Vampyr.

So what does the next-gen upgrade offer PS5 and Xbox Series X|S players? In a nutshell, you’re getting a silky 60 FPS with a 1440p visual enhancement. There is no new content for Vampyr at this time, the update indicating that Focus Entertainment has no plans for a full flat re-release on new platforms.

Still, it’s great to see this game supported more than three years after its original launch. You don’t get many games like Vampyr – an action RPG horror in which you can save or prey upon the characters you meet on your adventure. As Dr. Johnathan Reid, you must decide between being London’s salvation or giving into your hunger as a new-born vampire.

Here’s what we said in our Vampyr review, scoring the game a fair 6 out of 10:

Much like its early 20th century setting, Vampyr feels like a bit of a throwback to a past age of action RPGs. In a time where the genre is evolving Vampyr holds on to past ideas for much of its tenure, and it doesn’t have a story strong enough to overcome that fact. The world itself is ripe for lots of stories to be told within, with Dontnod having done a good job with world building, but while Vampyr isn’t a bad game, nor is it as great as it could be.

Since Vampyr, developer Dontnod Entertainment has released a string of narrative focused games. These include Tell Me Why, Life is Strange 2, and Twin Mirror.

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