Today is a big day for us at Moon since we are launching an upgraded version of Ori and the Will of the Wisps specifically for Xbox Series X|S. We are super excited to finally be able to share more about everything that we have been able to add in this very special update of the game!
Over the last couple of months, our team has been hard at work perfecting our Rendering Pipeline, Graphics Quality Settings, Audio Tech and performance to bring our players what we believe to be the highest quality console version of Ori and the Will of the Wisps to date. Players that own a compatible TV will be able to experience the game in crisp 4K at locked 120FPS in bright and vibrant HDR! This allows for incredible motion resolution, silky smooth animation quality and input responsiveness that feels absolutely instant, which makes the platforming and combat feel that much more tactile, engaging and fun.
With the extra power of Xbox Series X, we are also able to give our players more options with how they can experience Ori. We have added a new special 6K Supersampled Rendering Mode, which allows unprecedented sharp image quality, making the game feel like printed concept art that comes to life on your TV at 60FPS while outputting a 4K final image.
So for those that can’t yet experience the amazing 120fps mode, you still have this new awesome visual mode and the game will look better than ever before! Or maybe you prefer the sharper visual quality of the game over higher framerate – it’s up to you as a player and with the Xbox Series X, you can switch between both 4K 120fps and 6K 60fps options on the fly.
We have also exposed the Image Sharpness controls for those that want to play around with how sharp they want the game to be.
Additionally, we optimized our data layout and caching for the new SSD achieving much faster loading times throughout the entire experience, including the time it takes to boot the game for the first time.
But we did not stop there. We have made sure to take all of our audio assets and the soundtrack and bring them into the game at the highest possible quality and our Audio Team were hard at work harnessing the newly available processing power to dramatically enhance the in-game mix, increase the overall Dynamic Range and add more immersive high quality Convolution Reverb to different spaces in the world.
The new Super-Sampling High Quality Mode and the new High Fidelity Audio settings as well as many other improvements are also coming to the Xbox and PC versions of Ori on Windows 10 and Steam, today.
All of these new special upgrades are available to current owners of the game for free using Xbox Smart Delivery and we can’t wait for all of you to jump into Ori and experience it in its highest quality in this new polished and exciting way!