With the release of Atomic Heart just a month away, developer Mundfish has detailed the game’s performance features. For current generation consoles to handle the intense sci-fi thrills, the team created different modes that keep the frame rate high.
I’ve been watching Atomic Heart for a long time, considering it one of the best looking upcoming games for several years. The developer Mundfish has recently confirmed via Twitter (Opens in a new tab) that you can expect the Russian answer to Fallout to run “at 60fps, 4K in dungeons” but “dynamic resolution, mostly 4K at 60fps in the open world” on Xbox Series X and PS5. No details have been shared regarding the previous generation or PC performance yet.
Static 60fps, 4K in dungeons, and dynamic resolution, mostly 4K at 60fps in the open world. The next generation, of courseJanuary 16, 2023
It’s encouraging to hear that Atomic Heart will remain stable at 60fps at 4K when in dungeons or smaller areas in the game. Xbox Xbox X. Although I’m less pleased with the way Mundfish handles its open world performance. A dynamic resolution of ‘mostly 4K at 60fps’ means we can see anywhere from Full HD (1080p) to QHD (1440p) depending on the action onscreen.
It doesn’t inspire much confidence that the game will run at 60fps when in open-world environments, which seem to make up most of Atomic Heart’s exploration. From what we’ve seen from preview footage, the title appears to be taking many design cues from the Fallout and BioShock series of games with how internal and external missions are organized.
Originally announced in 2017, Atomic Heart has been in development for years, and caught my eye when it was used for a demo (Opens in a new tab) RTX ray tracing technology from Nvidia. As we get closer to launch though, we still don’t know the full extent of ray tracing in the game, or if it will be activated on PS5 and Xbox Series X.
We still don’t know if the performance numbers Moondfish quotes include ray-traced shadows, ray-traced reflections, or all-around lighting. Given that the games are visually demanding, like the upcoming games The new version of Dead Space will run at 30fps With these settings enabled, we could see the expected frame rate halved for Atomic Heart as well.