Biomutant Built For PS4 But Will See Increased Performance On PS5 And Xbox Series X

We may be at the end of the PS4’s life cycle thanks to the arrival of the PS5, but the switch over to developing for next-gen consoles hasn’t quite taken hold yet. Biomutant, for example, is still being made with the PS4 and Xbox One in mind, although it’ll play perfectly fine on the PS5 and Xbox Series X and even get increased performance too.

“I cannot really go into any depth,” said Biomutant game director Stefan Ljungqvist in an interview with Eurogamer, “but let’s say that when I got the question ‘will the game be playable on the new consoles?’ I said ‘yes’. So let’s assume that there will be more communication around that soon.”

We don’t have the specifics, but Eurogamer tells us that Biomutant will play with “no limiters in place” on PS5 and Xbox Series X, and it’ll even see performance gains on the PS4 Pro and Xbox One X.

In that same interview, we also got more details on why Biomutant got delayed for so long. Apparently, Ljungqvist is really into kung-fu–specifically Sanshou, or Chinese kickboxing– and that’s why there’s a lot of martial arts in Biomutant. But at 48, Ljungqvist really isn’t able to go all-out like he used to, and he “destroyed” his back badly enough to require spinal surgery last year. As the writer and director, Experiment 101 had to place the game mostly on hold until he could get better.

The upside is that Biomutant is basically done. There are only bug fixes to deal with between now and May, so we can expect Biomutant to release as well as Experiment 101 can make it without feedback from (hopefully) thousands or even millions of fans.

That extra time also helped to polish Biomutant’s many interconnected systems. We learned from IGN last week that Biomutant will feature a complex tribe system where players can conquer outposts to improve their standing with any particular tribe. Getting in with any particular tribe will give the player access to technology and special Wung-Fu moves. Ljungqvist described the whole thing as “Shadow of Mordor-lite.”

Biomutant arrives on PS4, Xbox One, and PC via Steam on May 25. You can play it on PS5 and Xbox Series X via backward compatibility.

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