Recently Activision let players try out the Black Ops 4’s battle royale mode, Blackout, and it is safe to say that gamers are loving it. However, with the franchise moving towards a multiplayer only approach, developer Treyarch is also pushing the game’s tech to its limits as the game targets native 4K on Xbox One X.
According to the analysis done by Digital Foundry, the Black Ops 4 Blackout targets native 4K/60 FPS on Microsoft’s Xbox One X. However, the keyword here is “target” as the game uses the dynamic resolution to keep the FPS close to 60 FPS.
Not only that, despite Black Ops 4 Blackout targeting native 4K/ 60 FPS on Xbox One X the only time the game achieved this target was when players are looking at the sky. But, given that it is just a beta, we can hope for improved performance at launch.
The analysis also suggests that Black Ops 4 blackout targets native 4K on PS4 Pro but noted that it could be using checkboard upscaling.
Since the beginning of this generation, Activision has partnered up with Sony Interactive Entertainment for exclusive content and things are not any different for the upcoming Black Ops 4.
Activision has confirmed that all of the seasonal content will be coming to PlayStation 4 a week earlier than the rest.
Speaking of Xbox One X, Black Ops 4 isn’t the only third-party game to target 4K/60 FPS on the 6 TFLOPs console as Capcom has also confirmed that Devil May Cry 5 will be 4K/60 FPS on Xbox One X.
Not only that, Capcom has noted that achieving 4K/60 FPS on Xbox One X for Devil May Cry 5 was not a problem for the development team.
That’s right, it really is the most powerful hardware on the market. Thanks to that, we had no problems getting 60FPS out on this hardware at 4K. It didn’t take much effort on our part at all. This is the lead platform, whenever we show anything, we show it on [Xbox One X], with reason. It’s such good hardware!
Call of Duty Black Ops 4 will be the first game in the franchise to feature a battle royale mode and also the first to not feature a singleplayer campaign.
The game is scheduled to launch on October 12, 2018, for PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4.