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Bethesda details The Evil Within's frame rate, graphics options on PC

Michael McWhertor is a journalist with more than 17 years of experience covering video games, technology, movies, TV, and entertainment.

Publisher Bethesda Softworks offered a bit more detail about the Windows PC release of The Evil Within on its forums today, addressing questions about the survival horror game's frame rate, graphics options and minimum system requirements.

Bethesda outlined The Evil Within's minimum and recommended system requirements over the past few weeks, but some questions about the PC version still remained. Addressing the game's frame rate, the publisher said developers have built the game with 30 fps in mind, but that players can unlock that via debug commands.

"Shinji Mikami and the team at Tango designed The Evil Within to be played at 30fps and to utilize an aspect ratio of 2.35:1 for all platforms," a FAQ reads. "The team has worked the last four years perfecting the game experience with these settings in mind. For PC players, we'll provide debug commands on how you can alter the framerate and aspect ratio, but these commands and changes are not recommended or supported and we suggest everyone play the game as it was designed and intended for the best experience."

Resolution-wise, the team appears to be targeting 1080p, but Bethesda says 4K resolution is supported.

PC players will be able to turn off the game's letterboxing to render fullscreen, but that option is not officially supported, Bethesda says. Here's a list of what graphics options are supported on PC:

  • Fullscreen or windowed support
  • Anti-aliasing - FXAA, MLAA, SMAA
  • Shadow Quality - High, Medium, Low
  • Motion Blur
  • SSAO
  • Reflections

Bethesda also outlines its video policy for streaming and "Let's Play" type videos and promises more details to come about the Windows PC release of The Evil Within.

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