Have you been playing Tripwire Interactive's "ShaRkPG" Maneater on PlayStation 5? Playing as an ever-evolving shark, you become an apex predator, able to chow down on sea life and pesky humans alike. The game definitely resides in the chummy waters of AA titles, but that's no bad thing — in fact, we're big fans of the toothy open world title. It's not the best-looking game on Sony's new console, but today's update should give it a nice new sheen.
Yes, after installing the latest patch, Maneater on PS5 now supports ray tracing. According to a press release, the graphical technique enhances "the realism and appearance of real-time reflections on the surface of water as well as the refractions above when looking up from below". Basically, the lighting and reflections have been significantly improved. Above are a few screenshots with the ray tracing enabled.
While it's a nice upgrade for those on PS5, PS4 players haven't been completely left out. Today's update for both versions of the game include "a wide array of quality-of-life and optimisation improvements". These changes have been "designed to improve stability and performance across all platforms", which sounds good to us. You can read the full patch notes through the link.
Are you happy with these updates to Maneater? What do you think of the ray tracing on PS5? Keep swimming in the comments section below.
I thought this game was a stupidly fun platinum.
I haven't played it yet (got it from PS Plus back in the day) so I guess good for me
Nicely done with the subtitle, @quintumply! Take the rest of the day off — you've earned it.
If you’re a trophy hunter, this is a must-play
That subtitle is the first time I chuckled at one in a long time. I hate love it.
Maneater was surprisingly good. Easy platinum too. I got the DLC but that end boss was just too hard and the races were annoying so I gave up on it. I don’t like giving up on games so this is a good excuse to download it again and try to finish it. It’s also makes for a great podcast game!
I thought there already was ray-tracing in the original ps5 release, and well, I was not impressed, so this is why ... XD
I really enjoyed this game. Gutted I've done it before this update!
Game had poor performance even without Ray tracing mode. I can only imagine now.
@goodgame could we expect some demonstration?
Not sure why I thought it already had ray tracing. Maybe I’m thinking of the Series X version.
Graphics on my version were really dark compared to the ps4 one.
Need to finish off the DLC but I would hope a sequel happens cause it was a fun blast
As much as the new gen is hold back by the non-availability of the new systems, worldwide pandemic and therefore all these cross gen releases… I love how even a bit older games are constantly improved with new features.
So bad I missed this one on Ps+, might will buy it during a sale sometime.
Loved this game on PS4. Will defo give it another playthrough on PS5.
It's plain fun to play a game that isn't a typical open world game. Finally something 'different'!
Hopefully their next game, whether it's Maneater 2 or another IP, follows the same route.
Maneater 2 should expand on what made the first installment so fun. A different IP should be something 'different' too but keep the same fun factor!!
Just my 2 cents! Props for Tripwire!!
They should get Grove street games to do rain tracing instead 😂
@MFTWrecks same! Too bad my finger was asking for help after doing it lol
Anyone know the FPS of the raytracing mode?
Looks like i gotta go kill that sperm whale one last time.....again
The patch notes are here...
I tried it with ray tracing and it makes the game stutter. I deactivated it right away Has this happened to you too?
@GoodGame Thanks, added to the article.
The frame rate drop isn't worth it to me, 60fps is way better imo
@raguic2 It seems to be that way in all games. Performance mode and 60fps all the time for me.
Sweet surprise! I might finally jump back into this game soon.
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