Deathloop on PC supports DualSense, RT, HDR and NVIDIA Reflex features
The PC version of Deathloop includes DualSense core features such as tactile feedback and adjustable triggers, which add to the game’s immersion. The controller speaker, which is only compatible with the PS5, is, however, removed from the PC. Julianna’s voice taunting Colt via the DualSense speaker sounded a lot like a radio, which might not seem like a huge problem.
On PC, Deathloop supports HDR monitors (Arkane’s first game to do so), as well as Ray Tracing for shadows and ambient occlusion (additional AO choices include FidelityFX CACAO and NVIDIA HBAO+). Activating Ray Tracing substantially improves the quality of both effects, as you might anticipate.
The addition of NVIDIA Reflex is maybe the most surprising feature. This technique is mostly utilized in online games, particularly those with a high level of competition, such as Valorant, Overwatch, Call of Duty: Warzone, Apex Legends, Destiny 2, Fortnite, and Rainbow Six: Siege. Deathloop isn’t exactly a multiplayer game, but it does offer an optional 1v1 PvP mode where players may have a human-controlled version of Julianna enter their session.
Regardless, NVIDIA Reflex reduces overall system latency, which is a significant benefit in any game that needs extremely accurate controls, whether online or not. It’s also used in Ghostrunner, a cyberpunk action platformer with no direct multiplayer (but a strong emphasis on speedrunning). We can only hope that it will be used in other games in order to give more responsive controls.
Additionally, the inclusion of NVIDIA Reflex implies that, as is often the case with these two technologies, DLSS might be added later. Despite the fact that it supports AMD Fidelity FX Super Resolution, this is not an AMD-sponsored PC game.
Above there is a video of the game running at its highest settings (including raytracing), with AMD FSR quality and NVIDIA Reflex enabled (with Boost). On a PC with an Intel i9 9900K and GeForce RTX 3090, we were able to play seamlessly at 4K resolution. However, we recommend reducing the frame rate to 60 or 75 frames per second if you want the greatest visual experience without FPS fluctuation. The game advises that you keep the frame rate low so that it doesn’t go beyond what your machine can manage.
Deathloop will be available on PlayStation 5 and PC tomorrow.