PlayStation 5: The Touryst, first 8K / 60 game available

It is therefore to the PlayStation 5 that the premiere of the first Ultra HD 8K game returns and it is the title The Touryst signed by an independent studio. The most incredible thing about this ad? It is impossible to enjoy it on a suitable TV at the time of this writing, the PS5 is still awaiting the appropriate Firmware update…

While it was thought that the first Ultra HD 8K PS5 game would be the work of one of the development studios affiliated with Sony, that is to say having full and privileged access to all material secrets the new console from the Japanese manufacturer - at random Naughty Dog (Jak and Daxter, The Last of Us…), Insomiac Games (Marvel's Spider-Man, Ratchet and Clank…) or even Sucker Punch (Infamous, Ghost of Tshushima) -, the independent German studio Shin'en Multimedia is illustrated with the title The Touryst.

The Touryst PS5, displayed in 4K while waiting for the Ultra HD 8K Firmware update

Namely, The Touryst is not an original creation for the PlayStation 5, the game already exists on Nintendo Switch and Xbox One. Capable of "running" at 60 frames per second at the native resolution of 7680 x 4320 pixels, the game is however downscaled to Ultra HD 4K to be managed on PS5. The latest addition to the PlayStation consoles is not yet authorized by its progenitor to deliver a UHD 8K signal. But it's well planned, we just have to wait a bit (see our 8K news on PlayStation 5… Don't panic, it's planned). Important info, however, activating 8K mode on the game allows you to take advantage of very effective anti-aliasing in UHD 4K, disabled if UHD 4K resolution is selected. It is therefore interesting to configure the game in 8K even if only a UHD 4K signal is transferred to the broadcaster.

The Touryst in 8K on PS5, 6K on Xbox Series X?

Last precision, according to the statements of the developers of the studio Shin'en Multimedia, The Touryst also available in UHD 4K on Xbox Series X is generated internally in 6K, and not 8K. The developers told the outlet at Digital Foundry, which specializes in technical analysis of machines and games, that the title The Touryst exploits the higher clock speeds of the PS5 and the native graphics API in order to render internal at 8K resolution.