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Martha Is Dead Dev Impressed By PS5’s Previously Unannounced Texel Density

The developer behind the upcoming Martha Is Dead has extolled the PlayStation 5‘s beefy horsepower, in particular highlighting its Texel density capabilities, something which hasn’t been spoken about before.

PS5 Features Praised By LKA

Speaking with the latest issue of Official PlayStation Magazine UK (April 2020, LKA’s studio head, Luca Dalco, revealed how the console’s technical capabilities allow for the studio to create eyeball-popping visuals, especially when it comes to horror games.

PS5’s specifications are incredibly exciting – particularly for us is the additional graphical power and inclusion of ray-tracing architecture. Our studio has come a long way over four years and Martha Is Dead will strive for photorealism. We’re excited to see the next-generation hardware incoming to support us bringing our vision to players.

We worked a lot in order to use the highest-resolution textures as possible also on PS4; nonetheless, PS5 will allow us to use an incredible Texel density, up to 4096px/m – that means the visual will be fully detailed also in higher resolutions. It’s one of the most important advances in visual capacity that we were waiting for.

Dalco also touched base on the PS5’s SSD, adding: “High-quality assets are naturally larger in size so will benefit from the faster loads times.”

The topic also shifted to ray-tracing, which Dalco described as an “incredible technology for independent studios, allowing games to reach new levels of realism without the need for huge teams.”

Martha Is Dead is has yet to attract a release date. Here’s some more info on the game if you’re out of the loop:

From the creator of The Town of Light, Martha is Dead is a first person dark psychological thriller, combining disturbing and dreamlike tones with a mix of history, superstition and psychological distress.

Tuscany, 1944. As conflict intensifies between German and Allied forces, the body of a woman is found drowned. Her twin sister must alone deal with the acute trauma of loss, while the truth of the brutal murder is shrouded by mysterious folklore and the extreme horror of war which draws ever closer.

Source: OPM UK Issue 173 (April 2020)