One of the biggest advantages of all that power in hardware gives developers the ability to make games that are Optimized for Xbox Series X | S. This means that they have taken full advantage of the unique capabilities of Xbox Series X | S, both for new titles built natively using the Xbox Series X development environment | S, both for previously released titles that have been rebuilt specifically for the console.
In our Inside Xbox Series X series | S Optimized, these creators share behind-the-scenes accounts of how they’re optimizing their titles for Xbox Series X | S is what it means for the future of the game. Today, we will talk with the Executive Producer at Asobo Studio Brice Davin about optimization A Plague Tale: Innocence for Xbox Series X | S.
Q: “What excites you most about development and delivery A Plague Tale: Innocence to life on next-generation hardware? “
A: We are super excited to wear it A Plague Tale: Innocence to more players who have not yet experienced surviving mice alongside our young heroes. It’s always a struggle to invite new people into our universe and to share Amicia and Hugo’s journey with them. Of course, we are also happy to offer our fans the opportunity to combine adventure with their new console and relive the epic introductory journey but in a reinforced and even more immersive version.
Q: In addition to profiting from the power and performance of Xbox Series X | S for faster charging times and other improvements, which features Xbox Series X | S you are the most enthusiastic to explore exploiting the development of A Peste Tale: Innocence?
A: In addition to faster loading times, we think 4K resolution and 3D audio are a real plus for a game like A Plague Tale: Innocence.
Q: Why is your development team particularly excited about these features?
A: A Plague Tale: Innocence it is above all a narrative experience and the emotional story of family ties and friendships in a brutal but splendid world. Dialogue and music are key as well as graphics and here we can mix those into an optimal mix. We think having 4K graphics for the first time on consoles with the Xbox Series X will bring out the best in our universe. Thanks to 3D audio, both Xbox Series X | S takes immersion to the next level, served by the beautiful soundtrack, composed by Olivier Derivière, and by the performance of our actors. We certainly think it’s a compelling experience to live or relive, and it can change the way we perceive all the details of the world and the depth of Hugo and Amicia’s relationship and even the tragic fate of all our orphans. Players will also enjoy optimal charging times and save uptime naturally, giving more fluidity to the gamers ’experience on the device they want.
Q: How do you expect fans to A Plague Tale: Innocence will respond to play on Xbox Series X | S with these improvements?
A: For us, having our game on the Xbox Series X | S is a way to bring different generations and types of players together around a universal story. We hope beginners share their experience with their parents and find an echo of their own family ties in this adventure. So many people identify with one of our orphans. It is very comfortable when they contact us saying that they understand our story and have been able to share this with those they love. We invite you to watch and play together around their Xbox Series console. Why not join our community with as much enthusiasm and kindness as the first fans? It would be awesome to also get your feedback and your feelings!
Q: What does Smart Delivery mean for your game and how does it work A Plague Tale: Innocence to amateurs?
A: A Plague Tale: Innocence on Xbox One is naturally compatible with Xbox Series X | S but we really want to offer our fans the HD version that the game deserves, with improved visuals and smoother gameplay thanks to the 60fps. The title is also cross-save which means your progression and your achievements from Xbox One will return to the Xbox Series consoles. It’s a great opportunity to play the game to get your 1000 Gamerscore if you missed a few flowers!
Q: What allows the development of Xbox Series X | S in current or future projects that you might not have achieved with the previous generation of consoles?
A: We just announced the sequel to our first opus – A Peste Tale: Requiem, which comes in 2022. The 4K resolution allows us to make the most beautiful and immersive action-adventure game we have ever dreamed of. It pushes the boundaries of our landscapes and helps us develop waves of rats on an epic scale, never seen before before players have to face them. And it’s just terribly exciting.
A Plague Tale: Innocence
Focus Home Interactive
Follow the sad story of young Amicia and her little brother Hugo, on a hectic journey through the darkest hours of history. Chased by Inquisition soldiers and surrounded by an unstoppable swarm of mice, Amicia and Hugo meet and trust each other. As they struggle to survive against the crushing odds, they struggle to find purpose in this brutal, unforgiving world.