Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin runs at 1080p, 60fps; comparison video released

By Stephany Nunneley, Thursday, 5 February 2015 18:39 GMT

A video comparing Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin to the last-gen version has been released, along with confirmation that the game runs at 60fps in 1080p and features online co-op with up to six players.

The resolution was confirmed for both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions by IGN, which created the PS4 vs PS3 vs PC video shown above (thanks, Gematsu).

According to a post on the PS Blog, the native 1080p resolution, “upgraded lighting effects, and cinematic filters give the game a richer, cleaner look compared to the PS3 version.”

Running at 60fps also provides “more responsive movement and combat.”

Enemies and item locations from the original version have also changed, and enemies will dog the players more than before, even through fog gates.

Weapons tweaks have been made, for example: the Fire Long Sword is less durable in this version and some “overlooked” weapons may be easier for players to find.

As previously announced, Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin includes all previously released content expansions and releases April 3 in Europe and April 7 in North America on both PlayStation and Xbox consoles as well as PC.

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