Free Biomutant PS5 and Xbox Series X|S upgrade dated for September

THQ Nordic has confirmed a release date for Biomutant on PS5 and Xbox Series X|S. Those who already own a copy of the action RPG on PS4 and Xbox One will be able to upgrade when this beefed up version launches on September 6, 2022.

With the game running on new hardware, expect a slew of technical improvements. Some of the featured highlights for Biomutant on PS5 and Xbox Series X|S include support for native 4K resolution, HDR, and 60 FPS, with lightning fast loading times to boot.

As with many titles on Sony and Microsoft’s shiny new systems, you can enable visual and performance enhancements by selecting one of several play modes. On PS5 and Xbox Series X these include:

• Quality: 30 fps @ 4k resolution
• Quality Unleashed: 40+ fps, averaging 50-60 fps, up to 4k resolution
• Performance: 60 fps locked @ 1440p

Meanwhile, on Xbox Series S:

• Quality: 30 fps @ 1440p
• Quality Unleashed: 40+ fps, averaging 50-60 fps, up to 1440p
• Performance: 60 fps locked @ 1080p

THQ also announced that Biomutant will make use of the PS5’s DualSense controller “with haptic feedback, adaptive triggers, motion control, and speaker sound”.

Biomutant originally launched in May 2021 to average reviews, currently sitting on an OpenCritic score of 67. Make sure you check out our Biotmutant review from when it originally launched.

Biomutant Overview

    The martial arts style combat system allows you maximum freedom of movement and agility while mixing shooting, melee, and powers from your mutations. Learning new Wung-Fu combat forms through progression and learning from masters you’ll meet, will constantly add to your choices and make sure combat never gets old.
    You’ll be able to re-code your genetic structure to change the way you look and play. This will of course affect your attributes and in addition to this, exposure to bio-contamination in the world will lead to mutations like the Turtleform and Mucus Bubble, while exposure to radioactivity found in bunkers from the old world will affect your mind and unlock psi-mutations like telekinesis, levitation and more.
    You are totally free when crafting weapons. Mix and match parts to create your own unique 1H or 2H slash and crush weapons. Revolvers, rifles and shotguns and add modifications like cork-screws and battery-powered chainsaw modules to bio-contaminated sludge vials adding to your combat arsenal. There are even characters you’ll meet that’ll craft cool stuff for you, like bionic wings, a jump-pack and even let you modify your Automaton – the scrap-toy sidekick!
    You are totally free when equipping your character. Not only when it comes to choosing weapons you created, but what type of gear you wear. Equip a gas-mask and an oxygen tank for exploring the Dead Zones, thermos-resistant clothes for venturing into cryonic areas or protective gear for taking on bio-contaminated creatures, the choice is up to you.
    You are free to explore the world and what lies beneath its surface, by foot, mech, jet-ski, air-balloon or area unique mounts. Explore the dying wildland, the tunnels and bunker networks of the underworld, and find your way up the mountains or out in the archipelago. There are lots of discoveries to be made, mysteries to unravel, creatures to confront, and weird characters to meet in this vibrant and colorful world.
    Your actions play a major part in the unfolding of a story where End is coming to the New World. A plague is ruining the land and the Tree-of-Life is bleeding death from its roots. The Tribes stand divided, in need of someone strong enough to unite them or bring them all down…
    You are guided through the world by a Storyteller that narrates every step of your journey, but it’s your actions and choices that’ll decide how your story of survival ends.

Source: Press Release

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