Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice Gets A Next-Gen Update For Xbox Series X|S

An update is now avail­able for the first entry in the Hell­blade saga. Hell­blade: Sen­u­a’s Sac­ri­fice has been opti­mized fro the Xbox Series X and S giv­ing play­ers access to some new graph­i­cal fea­tures, like ray trac­ing, along with a oth­er benefits.

A trail­er for the Xbox-opti­mized ver­sion of Hell­blade: Sen­u­a’s Sac­ri­fice shows the game’s new look in “enriched visu­als mode” with ray trac­ing on. The video also reveals that play­ers can select dif­fer­ent res­o­lu­tion modes.

A new page on the game’s web­site explains all the changes com­ing with today’s update. On both con­soles, Sen­u­a’s Sac­ri­fice can be played with ray trac­ing in the game’s enriched visu­als mode, although it will only run at 30fps. 

Series S play­ers won’t have the option for 4K res­o­lu­tion or frame rates above 60fps. In Per­for­mance mode. the game runs at 1080p, 60fps while res­o­lu­tion mode can bring it up to 1440p and 30fps. Series X play­ers how­ev­er, can enjoy Sen­u­a’s Sac­ri­fice at up to 4K res­o­lu­tion on both the enriched and res­o­lu­tion modes at 30fps and 60fps, respec­tive­ly. Per­for­mance mode on the Series X runs the game at up to 1080p and 120fps.

The web­site also con­firmed that today’s update will also be com­ing to the PC even­tu­al­ly. The update for that ver­sion is cur­rent­ly in devel­op­ment and does­n’t have a release date. It also appears that Nin­ja The­o­ry has no plans to bring the upgrade to the PS4 ver­sion of the game.

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