Praised as the “masterclass of atmosphere, storytelling, and the marriage of mechanical and conceptual design”, HellBlade: Senua’s Sacrifice was nominated for 5 awards on The Game Awards 2017, and eventually won the Best Performance award, the Games for Impact award, and the Best Performance Award. The game is an exploration of mental health and psychosis, with the main character constantly having to deal with things in her head as well as physical dangers. Hellblade: Senua presents a visually stunning dark, haunted world with amazing graphics and an extremely immersive narrative experience. To enhance the game feel of Hellblade, the developers introduced a major update to improve graphics on Xbox in August. Three months after that, a similar PC update that has integrated all the Xbox enhancements is finally available.
Relive her journey. this time, with Ray Tracing
— Xbox Game Pass For PC (@XboxGamePassPC) November 16, 2021
This PC enhancement includes updated materials, particles, level of detail, and Ray Tracing. The details can be found in the developers’ announcement. “This new build includes Ray Tracing presets (Low, Medium, High), with Ray Traced reflections, plus Ray Traced shadows exclusive to the High preset. We think this brings a new depth to Helheim never seen before, so we’re excited for people to retread Senua’s steps in an even more immersive environment. Hellblade on PC now also supports both DirectX 11 and 12, with support for NVIDIA DLSS and AMD FSR upscaling for an optimized experience.”
The developers have also used this opportunity to add key accessibility features including full controller and keyboard remapping, subtitle customization, and color blindness presets for Deuteranopia, Protanopia and Tritanopia. These additions will make Hellblade accessible to more people along with an enhanced experience. Hellblade is also on sale with a 75% discount for the autumn sale that will last until December 1st. If you haven’t played it, now would be the best time to add Hellblade to your shopping cart.