Ori and the Will of the Wisps to get a next-gen upgrade playable at 4K/120fps

By Heidi Nicholas,
During July's Xbox 20/20 event, Moon Studios announced that Ori and the Will of the Wisps will be optimised for Xbox Series X. The new version will arrive with Smart Delivery later this year, in Holiday 2020.

Gennadiy Korol, co-founder and director of technology for Moon Studios, says this will be "a special version... specifically for Xbox Series X," allowing the game to reach "levels of fidelity and frame-rates previously absolutely impossible on any console." Korol adds that an "already gorgeous game like Ori can now run at 120hz refresh rate in full 4K HDR in its highest quality, delivering unprecedented game feel with silky smooth animation, super crisp sharp image, and low input latency, which is just so important for the tight and precise platforming feel of this game." Immersion will also be improved in this special version of Ori, as Moon Studios can use "premium audio tech that we previously just could not simulate in real time." Korol concludes, saying, "and with all of this crazy hardware power, we can give our players more options with how they want to play our game."

The Xbox team summarises, explaining that the Optimised for Xbox Series X version of Ori and the Will of the Wisps features "higher fidelity graphics and faster performance. At 120 FPS in beautiful 4K HDR and 120hz, the silky-smooth feel, low input latency and crisp imagery come together to create an unprecedented precision platforming experience."

Players will be able to start up this new version of Ori via Smart Delivery in Holiday 2020.
Heidi Nicholas
Written by Heidi Nicholas
Hey, I'm Heidi! I've been a staff writer for TrueAchievements and TrueTrophies since 2019. I love open-worlders, RPGs, and fantasy games, am obsessed with tea, and forever loyal to The Witcher 3 and Red Dead 2.