Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus Has Uncapped Frame Rate - Uses Same idTech 6 Engine as DOOM

Written by Neil Soutter on Wed, Oct 11, 2017 12:55 PM
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Wolfenstein: The New Order was an absolutely fantastic game but there were undeniably a few teething issues with the idTech 5 engine holding it back. Not least the 60fps cap hardcoded into the engine and some dreaded texture pop-in. This won’t be the case with Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus, with Id Software promising a fantastic PC version with uncapped frame rates.

“We have uncapped frame rates,” confirmed Jens Matthies, creative director at MachineGames. “We are huge PC players, too, and I think all of id’s games have a very strong PC DNA in them. So it’s very important for us to make sure the PC version of the game feels as solid as any console version. And PC is also our primary testing platform. I am confident that PC players will be very happy with the PC version.”

A key factor that’s going to help with this is the transition to the idTech 6 game engine. This has already been used to sublime effect with DOOM and Quake Champions, so we know it’s going to have a solid foundation. Matthies reckons the original Wolfenstein: The New Order was held back by the transition from the previous generation of consoles.

“So, in terms of the visuals and how our faces can express things, everything the sound design, the technology is way, way, way more advanced,” explained Matthies to Gamespot. “Everything on the audio/visual front has a very big upgrade. The whole sound engine is new, it's everything from the AI on up - we rebuilt everything. So, everything is much more capable".

There’s no confirmation just yet whether Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus will have Vulkan support, although considering how ably it was used in DOOM it would be a shame to pass on it.

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus is out on October 27th for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. A Nintendo Switch version is due to launch in early 2018.

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13:49 Oct-13-2017

I wonder what is the engine of the evil within 2 ?

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19:47 Oct-13-2017

Any answer, please.

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01:21 Oct-20-2017

Id Tech 5

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18:33 Oct-20-2017

Are you sure,my friend ?

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18:17 Oct-12-2017

OMG! OMG! OMG!


DOOM ran like heaven (pardon the expression xD) on my rig and now this?! Those nazis are going down in glorious framerates then! :D

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23:31 Oct-12-2017

doesnt everything seems run like heaven with that rig of yours? :/

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18:05 Oct-13-2017

Not crap ports and games with capped framerates that can't be uncapped...

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20:29 Oct-13-2017

you don't say...

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10:55 Oct-12-2017

oh nice , slaying nazis in full glorious high frame rates

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00:50 Oct-12-2017

I want to believe!

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19:51 Oct-11-2017

This looks goooood --

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17:15 Oct-11-2017

If the optimization is on par with DOOM...oh boy!

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14:43 Oct-11-2017

Oh hells yes, this is really good news. Hopefully the game is as well optimized as Doom.


I also hope they use Vulkan.

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15:47 Oct-11-2017

fingers-crossed!

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20:26 Oct-11-2017

You know Vulkan will be added into it cause The New Order was made before Vulkan was even released.

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14:40 Oct-11-2017

this is the pewdiepie game?

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16:43 Oct-11-2017

What is pewdiepie?

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17:12 Oct-11-2017

I think its a pie that makes you go pew pew and then die.

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14:07 Oct-11-2017

Yes, please!


If only more future games would follow this module!

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