Volition has been chatting about its upcoming Agents of Mayhem, and the technical improvements that can be had depending on the power of your hardware. The likes of the PlayStation 4 Pro, Xbox One X and, of course, PC , will have better visuals, higher resolution support and, perhaps most excitingly, denser NPC populations in Seoul.
The denser populations include both pedestrians and vehicles, so the versions of Agents of Mayhem running on powerful hardware promise to be more chaotic than ever.
"Whenever a new platform or upgrades to an existing platform is announced, we take a look at what it will take to support it,” explained Volition producer Kate Nelson to WCCFTech. “Agents of Mayhem will have HDR support for the PlayStation 4 and PC. During development, we target 1080p with at least 30fps and often find we go higher as consoles grow. Higher end PCs by nature have a hardware advantage over consoles in terms of performance.”
While the Xbox One X launches a fair few months after Agents of Mayhem, Volition’s open-world romp will still support it with a post launch patch. It will utilise the vastly superior to deliver the increased population density, mimicking the PC version’s capabilities.
The downside to all this is that if you plan to play Agents of Mayhem on a standard PlayStation 4 or Xbox One, the open-world will feel emptier. It’s likely there’ll be scalable options in the PC version though so those with weaker hardware can downgrade the population density in order to improve performance.
In other Agents of Mayhem news, Volition has confirmed the critical path of the campaign will take more than 20 hours, yet this will only level your agents to level 20 out of a maximum of 40 levels. There will be heaps of open-world activities to do, a global metagame to unlock new LEGION lairs, replay missions with different agent combos, and more.
Agents of Mayhem will be out on August 15th for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The official PC system requirements for Agents of Mayhem are already out, so head here to find out how it will run on your PC.