A Plague Tale: Innocence is getting an upgrade, 4K rats

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Focus Home Interactive announced that A Plague Tale: Innocence is getting an upgrade for new-gen consoles. The upgrade will allow players to experience the critically celebrated 2019 narrative adventure in 4K ultra HD, 60 fps and adds support for 3D audio to the experience.

Other improvements include better shadows and lighting and of course the label “Optimized for Xbox Series X|S” which translates to faster load times and hopefully my favorite feature: Quick Resume. The upgrade will arrive on July 6 via Smart Delivery for those who already own the game or are playing it currently via Game Pass.

A Plague Tale: Innocence has players follow Amicia de la Rune and her brother Hugo as they make a grim journey through one of the darkest times in European history when medieval France is ravaged by a rat plague. While Amicia tries to get by with basic hunting skills, her brother is afflicted by a mysterious condition that connects him to the rats and has attracted the attention of the Inquisition.

The announcement that A Plague Tale: Innocence is getting an upgrade comes mere days after a reveal at the Xbox & Bethesda Games Showcase at E3 2021 for A Plague Tale: Requiem, a direct sequel to Innocence that will come to Xbox Game Pass day one when it releases in 2022. The trailer for Requiem features a slightly more hardened Amicia, who swears that she’d die for her brother. And more rats.

Last year, Focus Home Interactive announced that they had sold over a million copies of A Plague Tale: Innocence. If you haven’t played it, I highly recommend it. It’s not a perfect piece of game design, but it’s an enthralling and harrowing story experience. It’s currently on Xbox Game Pass, so if you’re subscriber, why not? Unless you know, you really hate rats.