Just like Trine, the game takes the studio back to its fantasy roots. The story of Nine Parchments revolves around a group of drop-out wizard apprentices, who've decided to skip their training for a quick path to power. As the wannabe wizards rapidly discover game-changing new spells and ignore all safety aspects, it's only natural that their hasty progress results in lots of unwanted deaths. From what it seems, the game combines the studio's signature humor with solid gameplay mechanics.
However, that's not the reason why Nine Parchments is making the news lately. Frozenbyte has managed to get the game running at 4K 60 FPS on Xbox One X but the PlayStation 4 Pro version still runs at 1080p 60 FPS. This is surprising to say the least because we haven't seen this large of a difference between versions before.
In an interview between the studio and WCCFtech, the resolution and frame rates on various consoles were revealed. Frozenbyte provided the following statement.
It's unclear if "4K 60 FPS" refers native 4K or checkerboarded 4K, but given the fact that so many titles run at native 4K on Xbox One X, it seems like that's probably the rendering technique used here. No matter if it's checkerboarded 4K, this still represents a significant boost in image quality over the PlayStation 4 Pro.
Nine Parchments should be available on Xbox One soon, as it launches for PC and Nintendo Switch today.
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Asher Madan handles gaming news for Windows Central. Before joining Windows Central in 2017, Asher worked for a number of different gaming outlets. He has a background in medical science and is passionate about all forms of entertainment, cooking, and antiquing.
That looks to be that maybe they didn't bother bumping the res, or even trying to on the PS4 Pro.
Co-op? Very interested in it now and hadn't even heard of it before. Curious how many can co-op at once. Looking forward to a full WC review :)
Actually found some game info on Xbox.com and it supports 1-4 players in co-op. Hoping reviews are soon to follow, this could make a great gift for me (and my son) for Christmas/New Year's break :D
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