In a recent Wccftech interview, developer Mundfish and game director Robert Bagratuni stated that their upcoming action FPS Atomic Heart will have “mind-blowing optimization” on last-gen consoles, and that the team “literally ripped up the engine” in order to “use all possible CPU cores on all platforms to the fullest.” Atomic Heart will launch on February 21, 2023, for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC via Steam. It will also be available on Xbox Game Pass.
The full snippet from Bagratuni via the interview can be seen below:
“Absolutely, we have made a mind-blowing optimization and literally ripped up the engine with a can opener to make it possible for the game to use all possible CPU cores on all platforms, to the fullest. We’ve moved a lot of critical code to async threads. The code traditionally runs only on the game thread in Unreal Engine. It was a challenge and not an easy thing. But it was worth it. I’m not hinting at anything, but we were even able to run the game on a device with 3 cores.”
The game’s details via the publisher can be seen below:
Welcome to a utopian world of wonders and perfection, in which humans live in harmony with their loyal and fervent robots.
Well, that’s how it used to be. With the launch of the latest robot-control system mere days away, only a tragic accident or a global conspiracy could disrupt it…
The unstoppable course of technology along with secret experiments have brought rise to mutant creatures, terrifying machines and superpowered robots—all suddenly rebelling against their creators. Only you can stop them and find out what lies behind the idealized world.
Using the combat abilities granted by your experimental power glove, your arsenal of blades and cutting-edge weaponry, fight for your life in explosive and frenetic encounters. Adapt your fighting style to each unique opponent. Combine your skills and resources, use the environment and upgrade your equipment to overcome challenges and eradicate the evil.
A utopian world, both mad and sublime.
Visceral, spectacular and unforgiving combat.
Blast giant machines and mutants using your multiple skills and advanced weapons.
Upgrade your arsenal and equipment.