Final week, Warhammer 40K: Darktide, the newest co-op motion sport from Warhammer: Vermintide developer Fatshark, lastly arrived on Xbox Sequence X/S. Whereas the sport was initially imagined to arrive on Xbox “shortly” after the PC launch, it ended up taking practically a 12 months, so how has the console model formed up with that additional growth time? Properly… the parents at Digital Foundry took the Xbox Sequence X/S model for a spin, and the outcomes weren’t that scorching. You’ll be able to try the complete DF video beneath when you’ve got round quarter-hour to spare, or you’ll be able to scroll down for our recap of the salient factors.
On Xbox Sequence X Warhammer 40K: Darktide presents a 60fps Efficiency mode and a 30fps High quality mode with visuals being roughly the equal of PC on Max settings, albeit with no ray traced reflections or international illumination. The Efficiency mode runs at fairly a low native decision, round 864p upscaled to 1440p, and Digital Foundry discovered a number of jagged edges resulting from poor anti-aliasing. In the meantime, the High quality mode is round 1368p upscaled to 4k. On the Xbox Sequence S, you’re solely getting a single mode, which is round 720p upscaled to 1080p.
By way of framerate, the Xbox Sequence X Efficiency mode can fall to across the 50fps vary, even the excessive 40s, with the occasional fairly harsh stuttering. XSX High quality mode can also’t fairly nail its 30fps mark with dips into the mid-20s. In the meantime, the Xbox Sequence S performs about in addition to XSX in High quality mode. The sport additionally has what may really feel like framerate judders (however really aren’t) resulting from community connectivity not fairly being what it ought to.
Warhammer 40K: Darktide is an formidable sport that had its share of issues on PC at launch and it looks like its arrival on Xbox Sequence X/S is playable sufficient, however not precisely preferrred. Whether or not the Xbox model improves with future updates, stays to be seen. You may get extra particulars on the latest Darktide replace that introduced the sport to Xbox, proper right here.
Warhammer 40K: Darktide may be performed on PC and Xbox Sequence X/S.