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Yakuza spin-off ‘Judgment’ gets next-gen remaster; Xbox release

The Yakuza series has seen a recent resurgence in popularity ever since the launch of Yakuza 0 back in 2015. Since then, the long running franchise has seen its expansion to a number of different platforms through remasters and remakes. Judgment is a spin-off of the Yakzua series which launched exclusively on PS4 in 2019. Now, the game is coming to next-gen systems, and for the first time, is coming to Xbox.

The remastered release of Judgment is said to arrive with “enhanced visuals” and will run at 60fps. Currently this is all that is known about the remastered release. On PlayStation 4, the game ran at just 900p, with the Pro console upping the resolution to 1080p – which is still relatively low for today’s standards. Furthermore, the game ran at just 30fps. As such, it will be interesting to see just how much better looking and better running the game will be with this remastered release.

The biggest surprise perhaps with this release, is the fact that Judgment will be coming to the Xbox Series X and S – a first for the game. While the Yakuza series has historically been PlayStation exclusive, the series has been slowly making its way to other platforms, so this multi-platform release does make sense. While the game has not yet been announced for PC, Judgment remastered will be coming to Google Stadia.

Judgement remastered will launch on the 23rd of April 2021 on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S and Google Stadia, and will cost $39.99. Unfortunately, PS4 players who already own the game will not receive the remaster for free.

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