Survival-focused 'Vigor' runs at 4K resolution on Xbox One X

At E3 2018, Bohemia Interactive announced a supposed Xbox One exclusive called Vigor. A nuclear bomb has devastated central Europe, causing survivors to look towards Norway for survival. Players will have their own shelter, which operates as the main progression system, allowing you to upgrade it along the way. Just like Bohemia Interactive's DayZ, there's a focus on gathering resources and materials to keep yourself afloat. Lastly, crafting will also play a crucial role, and acts as one of the main gameplay hooks.

Ever since Vigor was announced, Xbox One X owners have been asking the developer what enhancements Microsoft's upgraded machine will see. Luckily, an interview between GamingBolt and Petr Kolar, Project Lead at Bohemia Interactive, revealed the answer. When asked whether the Xbox One X version would achieve 4K 60 FPS, he said the following.

I must say that despite knowing the power of the Xbox One X, we were positively surprised by what it can bring to our game... We're investigating the obvious options like 4K, HDR, spatial audio and such, while thinking about other possibilities as well... We may possibly get to the point during the optimization process, but our main focus is on the original Xbox One. We're not able to get to 60 FPS yet, having the advantage of a better frame rate seems a bit unfair to us in a multiplayer environment. On the other hand, 4K resolution runs butter smooth on Xbox One X and we're retaining that.

It seems that since the base Xbox One can't achieve 60 FPS, the frame rate will be locked to 30 FPS. However, the added power of the Xbox One X will push that version of Vigor to 4K resolution. Hopefully further optimization will allow the developer to introduce a 60 FPS mode on both machines. We'll keep you posted as soon as we know more about the game since it's early in development.

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