The native PS5 version of Biomutant is set to release today, 6th September, and we got a trailer showing off some gameplay at 4K 60fps. If you own the PS4 version of the game, you can upgrade for free, and if you are still on the fence, a two-hour trial of the game is available for PlayStation Plus Premium subscribers.
The PS5 version of the game comes with the usual suite of upgrades, including DualSense features like haptic feedback, adaptive triggers, and different performance options, that will allow you to tailor the experience. The options are:
- Quality: 4K resolution at 30fps
- Quality Unleashed: Up to 4K resolution at around 50-60fps
- Performance: 1440p resolution at a locked 60fps
Biomutant was released in a pretty dismal state, and we gave it a 4/10 in our review of the PS4 version. A PS5 version of the game is unlikely to fix the bigger issues we had, like the repetitive nature of its open-world game structure, or its lack of build diversity, but there is some mindless fun to be had here. Maybe check this one out via the PlayStation Plus trial if it piques your interest.
Did you play Biomutant at launch? Will you be diving into the PS5 version of the game? Attain the next stage of evolution in the comments section below.
Awwwyeeee! Just bought a physical PS4 copy for £13 online. Bargain! I've been waiting since release for this upgrade so I'm gonna be a happy bunny playing today 😁 good to see three modes on offer too. I think I'd go for the unlocked dynamic 4k mode as long as it does actually stick to 50-60fps similar to say, Resident Evil 8.
I've see many mixed reviews online but I've also had many a recommendation from friends. Seems to be one of those games that isn't necessarily 'great' but still offers oodles of fun for those interested in its style. I've also heard that the updates really helped this one out so I'm glad I held off until now.
Edit: just tried it out and my god, it's miles better than the PS4 release. Looks and runs lovely in the 4k unlocked mode. I'm usually a snob when it comes to image and asset quality trade-offs for frames (I do not like) but having this unlocked DRS mode almost makes the other two obsolete. Honestly, I was not expecting this much of an improvement so serious props to the teeny tiny team at Experiment 101!
I'm sure that all this polish will massively improve the dull gameplay, bad open world and unnecessarily complicated upgrades.
iirc didn't some of the issues get patched like some stuff got improved?
Will Push Square be reviewing the PS5 version? I have it in my backlog so I'm curious to see how much of an improvement (if any) the next gen versions are.
I’m disappointed that this didn’t turn out good. I’d been watching it for a while, it’s a shame
Is it known when the update goes live? In the UK and just tried my disk and checked update and nothing popped about any update?
UPDATE: It is now live
The level-scaling ist the deal breaker for me. As long as there is no option tu turn this off, this game won't ever be for me...
I already own the PS4 digital version but there's no free PS5 upgrade, only a combined PS4 & PS5 version and that's £34.99? Anybody else getting this problem?
EDIT: It's now available as a free upgrade
@FOXHOUND_MGS5 Yeah, same.
Yeah same no upgrade option
I have it physically and I don't have the option to upgrade
@FOXHOUND_MGS5 @Richm246 got it yet? I have the ps4 disc but I went to that same PS4/PS4 version page (it only gave me the option to buy) and ended up rebooting my PS which by chance got it to appear.
The PS store sucks for this kind of thing. And for searches. It kinda sucks all round really ... 😂 I think just clicking on and off the page and rebooting is as close to troubleshooting as you can get here.
You're in for a treat with Biomutant though. A worthwhile wait for the upgrade. Runs smoof. Looks sleek.
Looks like something is wrong as i can't upgrade for free, this is why Smart Delivery is no joke.
@Gloamin I restarted my PS5 and it's still not there.
@Richm246 Damn. How frustrating. Every time there's an upgrade like this there are so many people having problems... Sony gotta sort this sh*te out :/
Smart Delivery just works on Series X 😆
The free update is now working.
I can also confirm that it's now available as a free upgrade
oh no, my Biomutant (disc ver) is EU version and my Playstore is US, no way I can get the upgrade ☹️
@Qu1n0n3z create a EU psn profile
@Ajfennell77 I did that, Thanks
@Richm246 usually but not always. I get lots of issues delivering the right content and versions of games between myself and my wife. We both have gp ultimate, so there should be no issues but there are.
Most recently, fh5 dlc would dissappear from my game if my wife played it, and then when I evetually got the game to recognise the doc again, it wiuld dissappear from my wifes game next log in.
Most bizzare, and certainly not 'smart'
However, smart delivery aside, sony should take more care to ensure upgrades work better... There always seems to be some issue...
Hmm... I bought the PS4 disc version but haven't played it yet, as I was holding off for this upgrade.
Do I now jump in, or wait a bit more for the PS5 patch(es) that are no doubt soon to come.
Might give it a couple of weeks to see...
But great to see a free upgrade from such a small studio, props to them for not charging !! (take note, SONY!)
Happy to see they're still supporting this game and giving away the PS5 update for free!
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