Here’s How Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice Looks on Xbox One X

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Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice is finally making its way to Xbox One on 11th April.

Released on PlayStation 4 and PC last year, aside from being a bloody good game it’s also an audio-visual tour de force. This is a game to play on a nice big TV with headphones on – only then can you truly appreciate it. And if you’ve got an Xbox One X the experience will be even better, thanks to a trio of graphical modes.

On an Xbox One X you can choose to play Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice with enriched graphics, a higher framerate or maximised resolution. As your common cretin I’ll leave the in-depth technical analysis to Digital Foundry, but to me I don’t see any reason why anyone wouldn’t stick to playing the game in enriched visuals mode.

Adding in more foliage and special effects, enriched visuals mode is basically like playing the game on PC at max settings, and the framerate is solid to boot. It’s probably not a steady 60 frames-per-second, but I’ve played through half of the game now and haven’t experience any noticeable drops.

Those who are fixated by high framerates can put Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice into high framerate mode if they wish, but it comes at a price: image quality. In high framerate mode the image appears soft due to the decreased resolution, and foliage and special effect levels are dropped down to normal.

High resolution mode, on the other hand, keeps the same foliage and special effects settings as high framerate mode but ups the resolution to make the image as sharp as it can be. To be honest, it doesn’t really look any noticeably sharper than enriched visuals mode though.

Anyway, take a look at the 4K screenshots below to see for yourself. Feel free to right click and save them to your PC for closer inspection if you feel the need.

Xbox One X Enriched Visuals Mode

Xbox One X High Framerate Mode

Xbox One X High Resolution Mode

Xbox One X Enriched Visuals Mode

Xbox One X High Framerate Mode

Xbox One X High Resolution Mode


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