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A Plague Tale: Requiem Now Has a Performance Mode on PS5 and Xbox Series X

A Plague Tale: Requiem

If the framerate issues put you off playing A Plague Tale: Requiem when it launched on PS5 and Xbox Series X consoles last year, now might be a good time to jump in.

A Plague Tale: Requiem has just been updated on PS5 and Xbox Series X, adding a new performance mode that targets 60fps. It’ll no doubt be great news for those who were previously disappointed with the game’s performance, which could dip below 30fps at times. Though of course, it does mean that there will be some visual trade-offs.

There’s good news for PC gamers, too, as on that format new graphical options have been added to A Plague Tale: Requiem. It means that PC gamers can tweak the game to their preferences further than ever before, striking a personal balance between performance and graphical splendour.

Ultimately, then, it’s only Xbox Series S gamers who lose out here, as they’re unable to make use of the new console performance mode.

We rather liked A Plague Tale: Requiem when it launched, but we did have some issues with it. In our review, we stated “A Plague Tale: Requiem outdoes its predecessor in many ways. Its story, for example, manages to be even more engaging and touching, while numerous gameplay enhancements make it a deeper, more varied affair. It’s just a shame that its first quarter isn’t better paced, relying too much on you manipulating rats with light, and that its combat sections just aren’t fun at all.”

A Plague Tale: Requiem is currently included in Xbox Game Pass for Xbox consoles and PC, while the PS5 version can be bought with a hefty 35% discount via the PlayStation store. Physical copies are also available via retailers such as Amazon.

Editor in Chief // An avid gamer since discovering the wonders of the Acorn Electron in the '80s, Rich has nearly played more games than he's had hot dinners. Not one to put all his eggs in one basket, Rich is happy to play games of all genres, but he particularly enjoys racing games and anything that's full of non-stop action, especially if it includes a good dose of humour, horror or crudeness!