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Astral Chain tech analysis

Posted on August 31, 2019 by (@NE_Brian) in News, Switch

Digital Foundry published its latest technical analysis today. Astral Chain, which was just released on Switch yesterday, is given the spotlight this time around.

Here are some of the highlights:

– Can reach resolutions exceeding 720p in docked mode
– Between 720p and 900p when docked
– 810p on average
– Portable mode maxes out at 720p
– Dynamic resolution used here as well
– No anti-aliasing in portable mode
– Rarely below 720p in portable mode, but when it happens, it’s scaled back up without linear filtering
– Platinum adjusted the text size so things could be easily read in both modes
– Depth of field attempts to simulate camera bokeh in a cinematic way
– Subtle motion blur applied to objects in motion
– Particles in billboards detailed and animated
– Minimal loading times
– Targets 30 frames per second
– Platinum wanted to prioritize the graphics and vibrant setting for this game
– Usually hits 30 FPS, but has slight dips on occasion
– Surround sound audio not supported

You can watch Digital Foundry’s full analysis below.

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