Wondering why Lords of the Fallen is only on the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 and not on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 4? Well, as it turns out, the hardcore role-playing game was initially scheduled for the last generation consoles, but co-developer Deck13 quickly decided to move up the tech ladder in order to achieve a higher and desired level of performance.
“We had to find our definition of next generation in terms of visual quality and scene complexity with basically no experience with the new hardware”, Deck13 graphics and engine programmer Michele Giacolone told Worlds Factory in an interview.
“This was a crucial phase because we had to base on that the new guidelines for artists and designers, affecting the whole content creation process. The more we progressed with porting our engine to the new consoles, the better we could adjust those guidelines trying to find the right balance of visual quality, scene richness, and performance. Moreover, in order to achieve the best performance on the new hardware, we decided to not maintain back compatibility with DirectX 9 and previous generation consoles.”
Co-developed by German game studio Deck13 Interactive in collaboration with Polish studio CI Games, and published by Bandai Namco Games, Lords of the Fallen is a hack and slash action role playing game set in a world where no sin is forgotten and where the rulers are hell-bent on banishing all evil from humans.
Players take on the role of Harkyn, a convicted criminal whose sins are visible on his face in the form of runes. When an army of long defeated gods attacks the human realm, he is released from prison with a chance at redemption. Along with his mentor (Kaslo), his journey to stop the attacks leads to Rhogar, a dimension inhabited by demons.
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You (Harkyn) can form alliances as the game progresses, combat enemies of ever-increasing difficulty, and eventually travel to the heart of the demonic realm in an effort to achieve forgiveness.
Lords of the Fallen is playable on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. Let us know what you think about it in the comments below.