It's almost Halloween, and it seems like the games industry is getting into the spirit. Free horror games are offered on multiple platforms, along with many discounts for other games that fit the genre. Those who are picking up or returning to the gothic horror game Vampyr will also have additional reason to be excited, as the game has officially received a PS5 and Xbox Series X update.
Announced on Twitter, the new update increases the Vampyr's resolution up to 1440p at 60 FPS. However, there are some stipulations. While the Xbox Series S version of the game also supports 1440p, the game will only run at 30 FPS. Also, while it is also compatible with Xbox One X and PS4 Pro, both versions will only run at 30 FPS. However, the Xbox One X only runs at 1296p resolution instead of 1440p. While it's not quite as sharp as 4K, the 1440p update should be a nice new coat of paint for the game. Also, upgrading to 60 FPS will have a much bigger impact on the game, especially considering the type of hack-and-slash combat at play in Vampyr. In any case, that is the change we most expect.
However, next-gen updates are becoming more common, Vampyr is a big surprise. The game has been around for a few years at the moment, and while it was well received, the new update still feels a bit out of place. However, that's not a bad thing, as free performance updates are always positive.
The update was officially released to all platforms according to a follow-up tweet, so those interested in the game can give it a try now. Vampyr is considered by some to be one of the best action horror games of recent years, allowing players to choose which characters to bleed for power and carve out some of their own history.
The updates come alongside the announcement that Dying Light will be getting a PS5 and Xbox Series X update. While no specific date has been given for that update, it still marks two horror games that receive updates in time for Halloween, which has set a solid tone for fans of the genre this year. Plus, Dark Pictures: House of Ashes is also available, so horror fans shouldn't be short of anything spooky to play with.