Black Desert is a sandbox oriented massive multiplayer role-playing game by a Korean developer “Pearl Abyss”. The game has been known for its character creation options and graphics.
Black Desert was announced for Xbox One during E3 2017 and since then there has been a very little information about the game on the console. Developers have mentioned much about the game but instead, they did tell us how the game will run on an Xbox One.
Pearly Abyss shared some information on their site recently which reveals that Pearl Abyss is targeting 1080p@30fps on Xbox One S and 2160p@30fps on Xbox One X.
Getting the Black Desert engine to work on Xbox One has been relatively straightforward. We have a lot of experience with the DX11 architecture, and luckily the Xbox One uses the same stuff. Of course, getting it to run is only a fraction of our work, and the rest of the time is making sure that it works well. Of course, there have been many challenges along the way, with the UI overhaul being particularly challenging. Loading speeds were also particularly interesting, as the game is pretty heavy on loading due to the whole map being 1 zone, but we have optimized everything so that it runs well.
Our current targets for the performance of the game on the Xbox One S and X are as follows:
Xbox One S: 1080p 30fps
Xbox One X: 2160p 30fps
Our targets are easily achieved out in the open field, but in high population areas, we’ve had some difficulty managing these numbers (mainly large towns and cities). We are still working on optimizing the game so that we can provide a better gaming experience for our users. This means these numbers are definitely subject to change.
The team has also mentioned that there will be fewer options available for graphics settings on Xbox version of the game. The team says that there is no vast difference between the PC and Xbox version of the game and they are impressed by what Xbox offers at this price point.
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