Immortal Redneck is a first-person shooter set in Egypt with "rogue-lite" elements. This means that the game mixes old-school shooter action with permanent death and permanent upgrade mechanics. Frantic gameplay, twitch controls, and an arcade feel meet randomly-generated dungeons, an expansive skill tree, and various character classes in this thrilling game.
The game revolves around a redneck tourist who wakes up mummified in ancient Egypt after an accident. Why is he here? How did he survive the accident? And why is he mummified? The answer lies within the three danger-filled pyramids of Giza, all protected by an army of deadly creatures and huge bosses. Obviously, your mission is to get inside the pyramids, kill all the enemies, and discover what's going on.
When Immortal Redneck launched on Xbox One in February 2018, many gamers expressed disappointment that the title didn't support any Xbox One X enhancements. The game looked unbearably blurry on a standard console and was quite jarring to experience. We reached out to the developer a few months ago and the team issued the following response.
Immortal Redneck on Xbox One has 720p resolution, it's HD, not Full HD. We know it's not the optimal resolution. We are pushing to have 1080p on the Xbox One X, but we are waiting on a development kit. PlayStation 4 has 900p, and PlayStation 4 Pro has 1080p.
Today, Immortal Redneck's long-awaited Xbox One X patch dropped and we immediately noticed that it looked much sharper than the PlayStation 4 Pro version. Upon further investigation, the Microsoft Store description listed the game as "4K Ultra HD" and "Xbox One X Enhanced". If the game was 1080p, then it would not have been listed as a 4K experience. Even titles like Monster Hunter: World, which run at around 1700p on Xbox One X, aren't listed as "4K Ultra HD".
We reached out to the developer again on Twitter and asked, "We were wondering about today's Xbox One X upgrade for Immortal Redneck. What's the new resolution? The Microsoft Store says the game supports "4K Ultra HD"... but you said you were targeting 1080p for both Xbox One X and PlayStation 4 Pro." To this, developer CremaGames relied, "It's 4K now with the latest update... native 4K resolution. It uses a dynamic resolution so sometimes it can drop to 1688p... PlayStation 4 Pro is still 1080p."
It's great to see that game makers are utilizing the 1.8 teraflops advantage the Xbox One X has over the PlayStation 4 Pro to push significantly better image quality on Microsoft's new console. Titles like City of Brass also feature 4K visuals on Xbox One X and 1080p rendering on PlayStation 4 Pro. Hopefully this trend will continue in the future.
Immortal Redneck currently costs $19.99 at retailers. In our review, we said that the game "does a great job of blending dungeon crawling with a first-person shooter." If you love challenging experiences which require repetition to master, then be sure to give this one a go.
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