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Biomutant to get free native next-gen update

Released in mid-2021, Biomutant is an action RPG developed by Experiment 101 and published by THQ Nordic. The game suffered from a lengthy development and so despite it releasing after the launch of the PS5 and Xbox Series X|S, it only offered previous-gen versions. Now, finally, more than one year later, Biomutant is getting a proper ‘next-gen' release.

Making the announcement on Twitter, the official Biomutant page said “Life… finds a way to current gen. Biomutant is coming to PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S on September 6, 2022. Upgrade your last gen version for free, keep your save files and enjoy native 4K, up to 60 FPS and more!”

Offering additional details on their website, the Biomutant team revealed that 3 graphics options will be available:

  • Quality: 30 fps @ 4k resolution (1440p on Xbox Series S)
  • Quality Unleashed: 40+ fps, averaging 50-60 fps, up to 4k resolution (1440p on Xbox Series S)
  • Performance: 60 fps locked @ 1440p (1080p on Xbox Series S)

The PlayStation 5 version will arrive with a few additional features in the form of haptic feedback, adaptive triggers, motion control, and speaker sound thanks to the system's DualSense controller. Additionally, Biomutant supports Activity Cards on PS5 in order to “offer a variety of different ways to jump straight back into Biomutant.”

Regardless of what system you own it on, the best part of the announcement is the fact that the upgrade will be entirely free to current owners. If you do not yet own the game, the new version for PS5 and Series X|S can be purchased for £34.99. Biomutant releasing without any next-gen features at the time greatly impacted its visuals and performance on consoles which is why it is exciting to see the game finally getting a bespoke next-gen release.

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