Mulaka Dev: PS4 Pro is Beefy Hardware, 4K Enhancements Easier With 4K Ready Assets

Lienzo’s Adolfo Aguirre also addresses Mark Cerny’s PS4 Pro development estimate.

Posted By | On 21st, Jul. 2017 Under News


Mulaka

The advent of mid-generation refreshes – or whatever you want to call the PS4 Pro and Xbox One X – has opened up a lot of options for developers. While sticking to the older console’s specifications and providing enhanced visuals on the newer systems could prove challenging, somey developers are having a relatively painless experience with the process. Furthermore, it allows games like Lienzo’s Mulaka, an action adventure based on the Tarahumara culture, to come to life in new and exciting ways.

How are such developers dealing with the new hardware? GamingBolt spoke to Adolfo Aguirre, Lienzo’s marketing and PR manager, and asked about the improvements to Mulaka on PS4. Aside from the enhanced resolution of course.

Aguirre said that, “We’re still working on the improvements that the game will have on the PS4 Pro. It’s certainly beefier hardware, but we’re evaluating what would be the best way to make the best use of it. Since we’re still working on optimization of the game, we can’t really say what we’ll be able to do with the Pro, but expect news soon.”

He also offered his own take on PS4 Pro lead engineer Mark Cerny’s estimate of converting PS4 games to the Pro requiring only 0.2 to 0.3 percent of the total development effort. Is the actual number a lot higher?

“It’s hard to say since a lot of it depends on the planning of the project, specifically in terms of the art assets, since the beginning. If you didn’t plan to have the game on 4K and need to redo assets for 4K displays, then it’s definitely a lot more work than that. If the assets you have are 4K-ready, then I do see the workload being significantly smaller, although I’d say it’s more than that percentage for us, but that is because of optimization and other stuff that is fairly new for our small team,” said Aguirre.

Mulaka will be releasing later this year for Xbox One, PS4 and PC. PS4 Pro enhancements aside, it will be interesting to see how the game takes advantage of Microsoft’s Xbox One X which is even more powerful and out on November 7th.


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  • Demetre M

    Beefier lmfao not a chance hardware is already outdated 4k assets for what is has none lmfao wow

    • Mr Xrat

      Back to your swamp, Demetre. Sad little Canuck.

    • TechGoblin

      Fake upvotes reported. How sad is that to upvote yourself all the time?

  • Eliezer Barreto

    Some people here want a 399 console to play 4k 60 ultra settings hajajaja

    • Mark

      Well I personally want 4k/60 for 299

    • kreator

      But it’s not happening on a Sony console!

  • Mr Xrat

    Another blow for the Xgimps after all their damage control and spin. I kind of feel bad for them.

    • Jose Arcadio Morales

      cool story bro

    • Fweds

      What he actually said and what you think he said are clearly different.

      “We’re still working on the improvements that the game will have on the PS4 Pro. It’s certainly beefier hardware, but we’re evaluating what would be the best way to make the best use of it. Since we’re still working on optimization of the game, we can’t really say what we’ll be able to do with the Pro, but expect news soon.”

      In fact he didn’t really say anything.

      I didn’t think you took any notice of what “Indie” developers have to say regarding 4K ? Why the change of mind when it’s on the PS Protato ?

      Nice fake Upvotes by the way.

    • Mr Xrat

      So he’s saying the PS4 Pro is a great bit of kit and they’re looking forward to making their game look great on the platform people play games on. Sound good.

      Got any more excuses lined up, Xgimp?

    • THE4point2TFLOPweakness

      They’re saying the Pro is trash hahahaha

    • Fweds

      There is no need for excuses the pro is not up to the job of 4k everyone knows that, the hardware tells you that.

      It’s like claiming the Xbox One can do 1080p native as much as the PS4 can, it’s not true either because the hardware tells you that.

      Fake Upvotes.

    • Mr Xrat

      And yet there are multiple games which are 4K on the Pro including Wipeout, which is not only 4K 60 locked but looks better than your Forza turd. Sad for you, innit?

    • Fweds

      “including wipeout”

      The only thing they could put Wipeout head to head with is ‘Little Big Planet Karting’ though it would be a little unfair as LBPK is more graphic intense .

      ____
      Fake Upvotes.

    • Jose Arcadio Morales

      yeah the 4k indie craps on fagstation potato

    • Lol the fact that you are so into video games where you think calling people Xgimps or other names shows how sad your life is.

    • TechGoblin

      Another blow for your reading skills.

    • Matt Dargis

      Reading comprehension isn’t one of your strong suits is it?

    • Mike

      Yo, Mr Xrat… What are you using to give yourself up votes? I want to up vote myself to feel like somebody significant too!

  • THE4point2TFLOPweakness

    The developer told gamingbolt the PS4 Pro sucks because Mark Cerny lied lol

  • backudog

    “We’re still working on the improvements
    that the game will have on the PS4 Pro. It’s certainly beefier hardware,
    but we’re evaluating what would be the best way to make the best use of
    it. Since we’re still working on optimization of the game, we can’t
    really say what we’ll be able to do with the Pro, but expect news soon.”

    what i’m seeing there is that although they think its a beefy system, and compared to the base ps4 it IS, they maybe can’t decide whether to go for 4k resolution OR make it look prettier graphically (e.g. the pc equivalent of high settings instead of,say, medium settings) as it cant do or is struggling to do BOTH, coz if it could surely they would just come out and say “for Pro it’ll be running in 4k and with higher graphics settings? If a developer says they are still ‘evaluating the best way to make use of it’ then its not as “beefy” as they thought maybe?


 

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