Skip to main content

Raiders of the Broken Planet to support cross-play, run at 1440p on Xbox One X

Like a lot of upcoming games, it looks like sci-fi adventure shooter Raiders of the Broken Planet will pack a little something extra for Xbox One X gamers. As reported by WCCFTech, Raiders of the Broken Planet developer MercurySteam has confirmed Xbox One X will run the game at a 1440p resolution.

It's not the full 4K the console is capable of outputting, but MercurySteam says it opted for the lower resolution to prioritize framerates. The game also comes in at a higher resolution than the PS4 Pro's 1260p. From MercurySteam:

The Xbox One X runs the game at 1440p resolution, with a target performance of 60fps. The PS4 Pro runs the game at 1260p resolution, with the same target performance.The team tested the game at full 4K resolution on Xbox One X earlier in development, but going that way would have meant a lower framerate. Thus, it was decided to use the aforementioned resolutions and a smoother, faster gameplay experience.Both platforms will support High Dynamic Range displays.

In addition, MercurySteam says that Raiders of the Broken Planet will support cross-play, but not between Xbox One and PS4 (thanks to a decision by Sony). Rather, Xbox One and Windows 10 users will be able to play with one another at launch, while PS4 and Steam users will play together as well. MercurySteam expects Microsoft to allow cross-play between with the Steam version in the future as well.

Raiders of the Broken Planet is a 4-v-1 adventure that puts players in the shoes of either a team of Raiders of a single antagonist trying to stop them. The game's prologue will be released for free on September 22. Subsequent campaigns will be released as DLC, with the first, Alien Myths, coming in at $9.99.

See at Steam

Dan Thorp-Lancaster is the Editor in Chief for Windows Central. He began working with Windows Central as a news writer in 2014 and is obsessed with tech of all sorts. You can follow Dan on Twitter @DthorpL and Instagram @heyitsdtl. Got a hot tip? Send it to daniel.thorp-lancaster@futurenet.com.

5 Comments
  • Subsequent campaigns will be released for free as DLC, with the first, Alien Myths, coming in at $9.99
      Lol, so DLC is not free then? One of the parts of that sentance needs to be corrected.
  • ''The game's prologue will be released for free on September 22. Subsequent campaigns will be released for free as DLC, with the first, Alien Myths, coming in at $9.99.''   I understand that the prologue of the game is free (the fist part of the game) them they will release the Alien Myths DLC for $9.99. After that the others DLCs will be free. I assumed that you you will have to purchase the Alien Myths's DLC in order to get the extra stuff for ''free''.  
  • So, XBox One and Windows 10 will have cross-play, and PS4 and Steam will have cross-play too, if that's right the XBox One cross-play is losing against the PS4 one, or I am understanding it the wrong way?.
    Please correct me, it would be annnoying having the best cross-play in PS4 after so much drama about them protecting their users and etc. etc.  
  • '' it would be annnoying having the best cross-play in PS4''   That is subjective on the PS4 you can play whit people on your console and on Steam. On the XBOX ONE side you can play whit people on XBOX and on Windows 10, and in the article stated that ''MercurySteam expects Microsoft to allow cross-play between with the Steam version in the future as well.'' PS4- Steam
    XBOX ONE- Windows 10- Steam in the future.    
  • > PS4- Steam
    > XBOX ONE- Windows 10- Steam in the future.
    Sound difficult to code...
    So, a Steam player opened a room and a xbox user just joined... will that particle room become invisible to the ps4 players? Maybe you need 2 servers? one for Steam-ps4 and one for Steam-xboxes-win10? 1st, we all know MS will have no problem with cross-playing with Steam.
    2nd, we know Sony don't want ps4 to play with xbox.
    Maybe... the reason why Sony allow this ps4-steam-cross-play... is asking dev not to implement steam-xbox-cross-play...