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Resident Evil Village's Console Resolution And Framerate Explained

The official Resident Evil Village site has added an Output Resolution and Expected Framerate table, complete with all the console resolution and framerate info you've been waiting for.

The table has a lot of detailed data: 13 rows' worth to be exact. There are different values for each console, and all the numbers can get to be a little overwhelming. On top of that, many consoles may experience lower resolution when ray tracing is in use, and some even have different resolution and framerate values depending on whether or not the highest resolution is activated through the console.


Confused yet? It's understandable, especially if you're unfamiliar with what all the abbreviations and specs stand for. Plus, the multiple values for each console make things even more complex. For starters, gamers will find that it is imperative to understand the difference between resolution and framerate. 

Hopefully after this handy guide, you can crack the code and, if you're so inspired, decide if you need to buy a new TV to get the most out of these next-gen visuals.

Framerate and resolution breakdown

Framerate is up first: As you may know, "fps" refers to frames per second. As IntroBrand breaks down, "Simply put, the more images per second are displayed, the more fluid the motion looks to the human eye." Movies tend to use frame rates between 25 and 30 fps. Since Resident Evil Village framerates are between 30 and 60 fps, players should expect a pretty smooth gaming experience while they're running away from the game's creepy enemies.


Now that you know how framerate works, understanding resolution should be a breeze. When you see numbers like 1440p, that "p" refers to the number of pixels from top to bottom of the screen. Basically, the higher the number, the clearer the image resolution. Technically, HD displays start at 720p, so all Resident Evil Village players can expect a pretty sharp image.

These days, you've likely heard the term "4K visuals" tossed around a lot. After all, it is the gold standard for crystal-clear gaming. IntroBrand explained that 4K is also a hot pick for modern TVs and phones. It's 4 times as clear as 1080p, and only advanced modern consoles can handle it.

How do these specs impact Resident Evil Village?

In terms of how these concepts connect to the recent info on Resident Evil Village, there's good news: framerates are mostly high across the board. Only the Xbox One has 30 fps full-time. Expect 45 fps for the Xbox Series S and PS4 in standard play, as well as the Xbox Series X and PS5 with ray tracing. 60 fps is reserved for the PS5, PS4 Pro, Xbox Series X, Xbox One X, and PC players on Stadia. The Xbox One X and PlayStation 4 Pro framerates go down to 30 fps when high resolution is turned on, as does the Xbox Series X with ray tracing.


In terms of Resident Evil Village resolution, players on the PS5, PS4 Pro, Xbox Series X, Xbox One X, and Stadia can enjoy optimal 4K HDR (High Dynamic Range) visuals, which means greater clarity and higher contrast between dark and light colors. That contrast and crispness should prove to be quite useful when you're stumbling around in the dark and hiding from werewolves and vampire ladies

PS5 and Xbox Series X players get 4K with and without Ray tracing. PS4 Pro, Xbox One X, and Stadia players can choose between 4K and 1080p. 1440p HDR visuals are available for Xbox Series S with and without Ray tracing. Last but not least, PS4 and Xbox One will have 900p visuals.

Further Implications

Though Resident Evil Village has optimized resolution and framerate for each platform release, it is important to know that sometimes, you might have to choose between them. Make Use Of explains that while esports competitors typically opt for higher fps at the detriment of resolution, RPG fans may do just the opposite. 


At the end of the day, it's about what's working best for your console and your ideal gaming experience/playing style. So, if you're playing Resident Evil Village on a console that offers options between higher framerate or resolution, keep that in mind. What will help you to not only succeed in your play through, but will also afford you with the best visuals presentation?

And there you have it. The sad truth is, many games have fallen short of these next-gen consoles' power, but this could be part of the next chapter. If this deep dive got you hyped for the May 7, 2021 release of Resident Evil Village, you might want to check out how to play the game's exciting demo — or you could get caught up on some hilarious Lady Dimitrescu memes.