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The Chainsaw Incident Coming To PS4, Not Xbox One; Dev Teases 4K Update For PS4
As if the resolution wars wasn't competitive enough, it's been confirmed that developer Or1go Games' The Chainsaw Incident will be coming to the PlayStation 4 and it doesn't look like it'll be arriving for the Xbox One anytime soon.
Gaming Bolt managed to get in word with Or1go Games' CEO, Adam McClard, who commented about the state of the company's very flashy and unwieldly new horror-fighting game, The Chainsaw Incident.
When asked about launching the game on both the PS4 and Xbox One, sadly there's no plans for a release on the green and black brand console. According to McClard...
“Currently it is too early to say, Microsoft has so many requirements to self-publish on the platform, including minimum marketing requirements. The game will be free to play, and we are not planning a boxed version unless it the funding goal is met on Kickstarter. Killer Instinct is a great game as well, and we felt it will be a dominant game on the platform for some time,”
I don't know if the Killer Instinct argument is a strong one, but then again I don't regularly play it so I wouldn't know what the engagement is like for the game. Nevertheless, it does make sense that McClard and crew would prefer to limit direct competition with another free-to-play fighting game by focusing on a platform where there isn't a lot of competition.
Even more than that, McClard takes the opportunity to further pimp the PS4 version and take a stab at the Xbox One's flaccidity when it comes to rendering at higher resolutions, saying...
“1080p and 60fps for now [on PS4]. Wouldn’t it be amazing though if there was a 4K update down the road? You never know what could happen,”
I should sprinkle some pepper on that steak because it's full of salt.
I tend to doubt that a 4K update will ever occur. While the PlayStation 4 has 8GB of GDDR5 shared memory, it's still not quite as capable as a mid-ranged gaming PC. That's also not to mention that even the GTX Titan and the R9 290X from Nvidia and Amd respectively, had a tough time maintaining stable frames above 40 at 4K resolutions. I'm cautiously pessimistic that a console that's about three times weaker than the Titan would be able to handle 4K – not unless Or1go Games and Crazy Piranha Software decided to do some massive optimizing and down-scaling.
Still, having The Chainsaw Incident running smooth and in the rendering grooves at 1080p at 60 buttery frames per second is a great way to make a first impression with a brand new audience of gamers who may not have ever heard of the game. I mean, the last thing you want to do is launch at 720p and 20 poverty-ridden frames per second.
You can learn more about the game by paying a kind visit to the official website. We'll be keeping you posted on when the title launches for the PlayStation 4.
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