Biomutant is an open-world, post-apocalyptic Wung-Fu RPG by Swedish developers Experiment 101 and published by THQ Nordic. It released on May 25, 2021 on Steam, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One and features a unique martial art styled combat system allowing you to mix melee, shooting and mutant ability action. I had a great time playing the game at release and the graphics were amazingly detailed. Now Biomutant will launch on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S consoles on September 6, 2022.
Owners of the Xbox One / PlayStation 4 versions can get a free upgrade (Xbox to Xbox, PlayStation to PlayStation only!) to the enhanced version and even make use of their save games.
PlayStation®5 technical details:
Choose between three different graphic modes
- Quality: 30 fps @ 4k resolution
- Quality Unleashed: 40+ fps, averaging 50-60 fps, up to 4k resolution
- Performance: 60 fps locked @ 1440p
Biomutant on the PS5 unleashes not only framerates but also the power of the DualSense controller. Feel even more immersed with haptic feedback, adaptive triggers, motion control, and speaker sound. On top of that the PlayStation-exclusive Activity Cards will also offer a variety of different ways to jump straight back into Biomutant. If you already own the PlayStation 4 version, you will be able to upgrade to this enhanced version for free and you can even bring those delicious PS4 save files with you!
Xbox Series S/X technical details:
On Xbox Series X, Biomutant offers native 4k resolution with up to 60 FPS, the Xbox Series S offers a 1440p resolution and up to 60 FPS as well. These are the three different graphic modes:
- Quality: 30 fps @ 4k resolution (1440p on Series S)
- Quality Unleashed: 40+ fps, avg. 50-60 fps, up to 4k resolution (1440p on Series S)
- Performance: 60 fps locked @ 1440p (1080p on Series S)
If you already own the Xbox One version you will be able to upgrade to this visually enhanced version for free and you can even bring those juicy Xbox One save files with you! Biomutant is a beauty to behold with environments begging to be explored, and the combat is fluid, agile and a heck of a lot of fun. The mini boss creatures are challenging enough, but the worldeaters are something else entirely. I loved the sheer scale of them compared to yourself, which was also represented in the size of the world we get to explore. The wilderness felt a little too empty at times, even with mounts and vehicles, and fast travel didn’t help in this regard.
When you do get in and explore that cave, abandoned ruin or underground bunker, you’re rewarded with copious amounts of loot and components. Crafting in Biomutant is incredibly detailed and the creations you can make some weird and wacky weaponry. I am looking forward to playing the game again as the light aura and trying out different class/combat combinations on the Xbox Series X. Biomutant will launch on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S consoles on September 6, 2022.