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Dying Light - Updated for Xbox consoles (OneX/SeriesS/SeriesX)

intbal

Member
I couldn't find the official Dying Light 1 thread, and this isn't Dying Light 2 news, so I'm just going to post this new thread about it.
Five years late, Techland finally updates the original Dying Light for Xbox One X (and the Series Consoles).
I assume my daily angry tweets are the sole reason.

 

intbal

Member
There was a thread for this. Anyway, waiting for them to patch DL2.
I didn't see it in search. And they only released this patch this morning.
I figured a new thread would be a good way to remind Xbox owners that this game is finally updated (two weeks after the Playstation version).
 

Ezekiel_

Member
I agree.
It should have just been unlocked. All of these consoles have VRR.
And the One X could most likely run this 1080p game at 45-60, anyway.

The player still needs a VRR capable display, so wouldn't unlocking it make the experience worst for most people?
 

intbal

Member
The player still needs a VRR capable display, so wouldn't unlocking it make the experience worst for most people?
Although I said 45-60, I suspect the average would be in the mid-50s at worst. The base Xbox one runs this game at 30fps at 1536x1080. One X is dramatically more powerful than the base One.
And even if it stayed in the 40s, people without VRR could just stick with the Quality mode, since that's locked at 30fps. At the moment, performance mode has zero reason to exist.
 
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adamsapple

Or is it just one of Phil's balls in my throat?
It's weird that this game can't run at a solid 1440p60 on these consoles. That's the LEAST I would expect.

It probably does, it's just their way of avoiding anything unforeseen.

DL2 also added a similar 'balanced' mode, while it isn't 1440p, its a little bit lower than that, it still runs at a pretty consistent 60 FPS there.
 
It's weird that this game can't run at a solid 1440p60 on these consoles. That's the LEAST I would expect.

Well, at least its a free upgrade for a 7(!) year old game.

And please be reminded, that the original Dying Light version on Last Gen had some settings like draw distance even lower than "low" on PC. So the improvement here is not only fps and resolution but also higher settings compared to last gen.
 

01011001

Member
I agree.
It should have just been unlocked. All of these consoles have VRR.
And the One X could most likely run this 1080p game at 45-60, anyway.

I think the dogshit CPU in that system makes this impossible honestly.

but that makes it even weirder that the Series S also then is stuck to 30... so that really either looks like a typo or maybe it's like how Capcom labeled their RE8 modes, where they labeled the RT mode on Series X as 45fps even tho it holds 60 kost of the time and 45 was the low points in some transparency or RT heavy scenes
 

intbal

Member
I think the dogshit CPU in that system makes this impossible honestly.

but that makes it even weirder that the Series S also then is stuck to 30... so that really either looks like a typo or maybe it's like how Capcom labeled their RE8 modes, where they labeled the RT mode on Series X as 45fps even tho it holds 60 kost of the time and 45 was the low points in some transparency or RT heavy scenes

The One X has plenty of 60fps games. Including open world games like Witcher 3 and Elex.
At 1080p, it could easily run the original Dying Light at a minimum of 45fps.
 

01011001

Member
The One X has plenty of 60fps games. Including open world games like Witcher 3 and Elex.
At 1080p, it could easily run the original Dying Light at a minimum of 45fps.

yeah, go and play Witcher 3 on One X and go into areas that aren't just a green field with some trees.

as soon as you enter the towns you drop to near 30fps. and even in less dense areas the framerate rarely holds 60fps

that mode was only really enjoyable with VRR on One X, thankfully tho it basically made the game instantly Series X enhanced lol and now that mode is actually a great way to play it
 

intbal

Member
Comparison

Original game (1536x1080, 30fps)


Patched Performance Mode (1920x1080, 30fps)



Quality Mode (2560x1440, 30fps)




Same settings. Same time of day. New Game started at same mission. So it seems there are some slight tweaks to the visuals beyond the change in resolution. The contrast has been increased. Although now that I've posted these I see that I forgot to turn off Chromatic Aberration in the unpatched version. So that definitely impacts the appearance.

 
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adamsapple

Or is it just one of Phil's balls in my throat?
Comparison

Original game (1536x1080, 30fps)


Patched Performance Mode (1920x1080, 30fps)



Quality Mode (2560x1440, 30fps)




Same settings. Same time of day. New Game started at same mission. So it seems there are some slight tweaks to the visuals beyond the change in resolution. The contrast has been increased. Although now that I've posted these I see that I forgot to turn off Chromatic Aberration in the unpatched version. So that definitely impacts the appearance.




You're on a Series S I'm assuming ? (with the 30 FPS note)

The resolution increase makes a huge difference in clarity here, especially in the QHD screen.

I like the changes in contrast, the original looks extremely washed out. Now it looks like a decent reshade on PC games.
 
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intbal

Member
You're on a Series S I'm assuming ? (with the 30 FPS note)

The resolution increase makes a huge difference in clarity here, especially in the QHD screen.

I like the changes in contrast, the original looks extremely washed out. Now it looks like a decent reshade on PC games.

Nope. One X.
That's the only way I could get the unpatched visuals. I had to reinstall it from disc.
But the One X and Series S versions are identical. Only the Series X gets the three next-gen modes. And One S is still unchanged from its launch settings.
I was surprised by the old version. I hadn't played it in years. Didn't recall it being so bleached in appearance.
 

AX8

Banned
I'm trying to figure out how bad Dying Light 2 was if they are still updating 1, my Steam news is filled with 4 or 5 new updates to 1 just this week.
 
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