Killing Floor 2 Will Run at 1800p on Xbox One X

A developer from Tripwire Interactive has confirmed that the Xbox One X version of Killing Floor 2 will not run at 4K on the new console.

July 29, 2017

Developer Tripwire Interactive recently announced that they’d be bringing Killing Floor 2 to Xbox One.

Development on the Xbox One X was confirmed with higher resolution textures, 4K support, and extended draw distances. It seems like now we have confirmation that Killing Floor 2 will not run at a native 4K on the Xbox One X.

Dave Elder, Senior Graphics Programmer on Killing Floor 2 confirmed the info:

Xbox One X was a very smooth and easy platform to develop for. It took very little engineering effort to get our base Xbox One game running on the Xbox One X. It took maybe 4 hours of programming effort total.

Killing Floor 2 runs at native 1800p, fixed resolution (no checkerboarding) on Xbox One X.  We did experiment with true 4k rendering, but the frame rate drop was a bit too significant. 1800p provides the optimal balance between visual quality and performance in Killing Floor 2.

We don’t have a specific frame rate target for XBox One X, although the game does run at higher frame rates than the base Xbox One, even at 1800p resolution. We will be using Ultra textures on Xbox One X.  We are also increasing the resolution of our shadow maps and shadow draw distance.

The PS4 Pro and Xbox One X versions of Killing Floor 2 both run at 1800p but the Pro version uses checkerboarding where as the Xbox One X version does not.

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Killing Floor 2 is a solo or cooperative survival game where you and up to six players have to survive hordes of deadly creatures that have spawned across all of Europe. You can choose one of the several perks that’ll make you more proficient with certain weapons in the game. It will be available for $39.99 on Xbox One when it launches late next month on August 29.

Killing Floor 2 originally released back in 2016. It was recently part of the lineup for PlayStation Plus members in June. Tripwire also just hosted a “Summer Sideshow” event that added new cosmetic items alongside a slew of fun, new game modes.

While Killing Floor 2 will be available on Xbox soon, you can try out the Xbox One X version when the new console launches on November 7 later this year.

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