Developer Experiment 101 revealed that due to stability issues regarding the upcoming open-world RPG, Biomutant, the game will not run at native 4K on the PS5. Instead, the game is rendered at 1080p and upscaled to 4K. This results in an image that lacks sharpness and other visual fidelity.
It is unclear what is causing the issues on the PS4 version of Biomutant that has forced the developer to downgrade the game’s quality to an upscaled 1080p. However, in a press release sent to us by THQ Nordic, the publisher claims that the option for native 4K on PlayStation has been deactivated. This also includes the PS4 and PS4 Pro version of Biomutant.
Thankfully, THQ released a handful of new gameplay videos showing Biomutant off. This includes gameplay for PC, Xbox and PlayStation. According to the videos, Biomutant runs at native 4K 60FPS on Xbox Series X with dynamic resolution. On PS5, Biomutant runs at native 1080p @ 60FPS, upscaled to 4K at 60FPS with a dynamic resolution. Along with the video, THQ stated:
The footage you are about to see has been captured on a retail PS5.
With this build, the option for native 4k on PlayStation has been deactivated due to stability- and performance-related reasons.
What you see here is 1080p @60fps upscaled to 4k @60fps. It will remain deactivated for the release version, too.
It will not be a native current-gen experience. More information on that will follow soon, though.
There is light at the end of the tunnel for PS5 owners though. Shortly after announcing the stability issues in the game, THQ revealed that they are working on a dedicated PS5 and Xbox Series X/S enhancement upgrade. There’s no release date or window right now but at least PS5 owners won’t need to play a 1080p game for long.
Biomutant releases next week Tuesday, 25 May 2021 for PS4, Xbox One and PC. Take a look at the gameplay videos down below.
Xbox Series X