Ori and the Will of the Wisps is getting an optimization update for Xbox Series X|S

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What you need to know

  • Ori and the Will of the Wisps is the sequel to Moon Studio's Ori and the Blind Forest.
  • Ori and the Will of the Wisps will receive optimization updates on both the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S.
  • Released earlier this year to rave reviews, Ori and the Will of the Wisps is available now on Xbox One, PC, and Nintendo Switch.

The gorgeous platformer Ori and the Will of the Wisps is poised to look and play even better on the Xbox Series X|S. Moon Studios has detailed the release notes in a post on its website for the incoming Xbox Series X|S update.

The Xbox Series X will enjoy faster loading times, high fidelity audio, 4K HDR locked at 120 FPS, and a optional 6K supersampled mode at 60 FPS outputting in 4K HDR. It'll also be available with Smart Delivery, so if you've purchased Ori and the Will of the Wisps on your Xbox One, you can download the Xbox Series X version and enjoy the many updates free of charge.

Xbox Series S owners will also have access to many optimizations, including 1080p HDR locked at 120 FPS, an optional 4K mode at 60 FPS, and the faster loading times and high fidelity audio included in the Xbox Series X update. It'll also be available with Smart Delivery.

Both Xbox platforms will also enjoy the added Sharpness Setting that will allow additional control over the game's image sharpness, backup saves, and a quick access menu.

The release notes also include many bug fixes and improvements to the game's general performance, as well as a slew of updates for the PC version of the game that include high and low-quality graphics and audio quality settings, as well as the quick access and back up save options.

Ori and the Will of the Wisps is one of the best games on the Xbox and is available for download now on Xbox Gamepass.

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  • I was hoping this would be available soon. One of the first games I am replaying. Perfect for the hard run.
  • This game with a locked 60fps will be incredible, it was the only thing holding it back from greatness.
  • After the patch it was perfect on the One X at 60fps
  • I still had issues after the first patch fix came out, but then I finished the game so I hadn't played it after any subsequent updates.
  • Yeah, I think it took at least 2, if not 3, patches for them to resolve most of the issues we faced. I think finished before the 1st patch even rolled out (outside of the day one patch). For whatever reason I didn't play this Ori the first time on hard mode like I did with the first, so at least I have a reason to go back now.