Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice receives ray tracing upgrade for Xbox Series X/S

Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice receives ray tracing upgrade for Xbox Series X/S

Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice receives ray tracing upgrade for Xbox Series X/S

While gamers on PC and Xbox Series X/S wait for Hellblade II: Senua’s Saga, Ninja Theory has taken some time to upgrade the original Hellblade to take advantage of Microsoft’s latest consoles. 

Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice was released in 2017 as a PlayStation 4 console exclusive, arriving on PC on launch day and later on Xbox One and Switch. Since the game’s launch, Microsoft has acquired Ninja Theory and has revealed Hallblade 2 as one of their first major Xbox Series X/S console exclusives. Hellblade 2 will be developed using Unreal Engine 5 and was revealed at E3 2019.

The Xbox Series X/S version of Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice has launched with enhanced visuals, DirectX ray tracing, a resolution mode, and more. At this time, Microsoft has not revealed exact information about the game’s improvements, like how the game uses ray tracing and how well the game runs on the system. 

At this time, Microsoft/Ninja Theory has revealed no plans to upgrade the PC version of Hellblade or release a PS5 optimised version of the game. While a PS5 upgrade patch shouldn’t be expected now that Microsoft owns Ninja Theory, it is aggravating that PC gamers are left without the DirectX Ray Tracing upgrades of Xbox Series X/S, denying PC gamers access to Hellblade’s enriched visuals.  

According to Microsoft’s trailer for the Xbox Series X/S version of Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice, the game’s next-generation version should be available for download now. 

– Update – Ninja Theory has confirmed that Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice now has the following upgrades on Xbox Series X/S;

– Ray Tracing on both Xbox Series X/S
– Up to 4K Resolution
– Up to 120Hz
– Updated Materials, Particles and Details
– Chapter Select
– A PC upgrade for Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice is in the works

 
 

     We’re proud to present an all-new update for Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice, leveraging the power of the Xbox Series S and Series X. With three graphics modes you can pick your preference of frame rate, resolution, or visual fidelity, along with upgraded materials, particles and LOD (Level of Detail). We’ve also included the feature most requested by our community: chapter select! Now you can replay your favourite moments from Senua’s journey to Helheim, and make sure you track down every last lorestone.

 

Ninja Theory has revealed that they have been working with QLOC to upgrade Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice for Xbox Series X/S, launching the game’s with three modes on Xbox Series X/S. Performance mode for the highest framerates, Resolution mode for the highest dynamic resolutions and Enriched mode to enable higher quality visuals.  

Details on how these modes impact Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice’s framerate and visuals are detailed at the base of this article. 

 

You can join the discussion on Hellbalde getting optimised for Xbox Series X/S on the OC3D Forums. 
  

Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice receives ray tracing upgrade for Xbox Series X/S