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    Crash Bandicoot 4: the features of the next gen version

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    During the last State of Play, the features that differentiate Crash Bandicoot 4 for next gen, from its previous version, were revealed. Let's find out together

    Among the novelties shown during the last State of Play, the bandicoot most famous ever. On the occasion of the event, in fact, a version of Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time for next gen was shown, in a video that shows the features and differences with the version per Nintendo Switch, PlayStation e Xbox of (now) old generation. Let's find out together what awaits us!

    The future is now

    Lou Studdert, the creative producer of Toys for Bob, then lends the voice for the video that shows the characteristics of the version of Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time on PlayStation 5. After a brief introduction-recap on some of the things they had anticipated about the game, Studdert takes the floor. Although the game was already notable on PlayStation 4, the studio seems to have implemented all the innovations made available to Toys for Bob, from the architecture of the new console. Between adaptive triggers, 4K and much more, let's dive into this PS5 version of Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time!

    Graphic impact - Crash Bandicoot 4: the characteristics of the next gen version

    The first point considered in the video, it's about graphics. While the PlayStation 4 version of the game already sported a respectable visual impact, things on the PlayStation 5 get even better. Although the graphics were designed to be "smooth", full of colors and captivating even on old gen, in this version we find a native resolution in 4K, a 60fps. In the video, composed of various walkthrough footage taken directly on PS5, you can admire the new polish of the game in all its glory.

    Loading times - Crash Bandicoot 4: the features of the next gen version

    Since Crash Bandicoot 4 is full of on-screen objects and animations of all kinds, the PS4 version suffered from some delay in loading times. In this version for PlayStation 5, the loading times have been optimized and accelerated considerably, thanks too to the SSD of the new Sony console which allows a much faster reading of the data.

    DualSense - Crash Bandicoot 4: the features of the next gen version

    The biggest news, without too many surprises, concern the exploitation of DualSense controller. The new Sony pad proves once again the wild card for developers, allowing the implementation of new features different between the various characters. Thanks to the adaptive triggers, we will be able to enjoy a feedback never seen before with the characters. In the video we can see some examples with the "blast" of DNA gun by Neo Cortex, or in the use of the grappling hook. And again, the adaptive triggers will be implemented in the use of the jetboard by Crash o vacuum cleaner by Dingodile.

    3D Audio - Crash Bandicoot 4: the features of the next gen version

    Obviously, among the novelties of the next gen could not miss the use of 3D audio. Thanks to the new chip and the Tempest Engine, Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time sports immersive 3D audio improved and optimized for the new console. The entire audio sector of the game is therefore renewed and improved, for an unprecedented immersive immersion. Remember that to take advantage of the 3D audio of the console you need a pair of headphones compatible with the technology in question.

    Activity Cards and Trophies - Crash Bandicoot 4: the features of the next gen version

    Even in the race for the coveted platinum trophy, thanks to the new ones Sony Activity Cards, the Crash developers have decided to help you. To prove that you are the strongest bandicoot ever, you need to aim for the famous completion at 106% of the game. To achieve this goal, this version of the game for PS5 will feature the optimization of Sony's Activity Cards to track your progress and help you complete. The feature will be available for flashback levels, time trials and boss fights.

    Handover - Crash Bandicoot 4: the features of the next gen version

    Last feature, but not least, concerns the transition from the PlayStation 4 to the new Sony home console. In this regard, there are two features to support players. The first allows you to transfer your saves from a PS4 to a PS5, so you can continue the game without losing progress. The second, on the other hand, concerns the possibility of upgrades for those who own the PS4 version of the game. Good news then for anyone who owns a copy for PS4, which will be able take advantage of the free upgrade of the game.

    It's all about timing

    Well friends, these were the features of the next gen version for PlayStation 5 of Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time! The game will be available from March 12, 2021. We hope you enjoyed this guide, and as always we remind you to stay connected on Holygamerz for updates from the world of video games, and to consult the Instant Gaming catalog for latest titles at discounted prices! Bye!

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