26 January 2023, 14:58
Atomic Heart’s going gold means that the game will probably be released as planned. It’s just a shame that the game’s Steam card still doesn’t confirm Denuvo implementation.
Atomic Heart has gone gold. Mundfish announced in a post on Twitter that work on its shooter is complete. Thus, it was confirmed that there should be no more delays and the game will be released as planned – on February 21.
The team at Mundfish chose not to celebrate the announcement with new footage from the game (if you don’t count a short presentation from behind the scenes). So we must make do with the latest gameplay demonstration and trailer shared by the developers this month.
Recall also that the developer promises that Atomic Heart will run at 60 frames per second in “dynamic” 4K resolution on PS5 and XSX consoles. This applies mainly to closed underground locations, on the surface such high performance is not guaranteed.
We also know that Atomic Heart will be protected on PCs by the anti-piracy system Denuvo. Information about this is not yet available on the game’s card on Steam, but it was already confirmed in October 2022 by Robert Bagratuni, head of Mundfish, in an interview with Igromania.
He admitted at the time that team is not able to assess the impact of DRM on game’s performance, but noted that the use of DLSS technology should make up for the loss in fps (as long as the presence of Denuvo actually translates to performance drops).
Atomic Heart will be released on February 21, on PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S, as announced last November. The title will also be immediately available in Game Pass on PCs and Xboxes.
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Passionate about video (and other) games for years, he completed an Mba in linguistics, defending a thesis about games. He began his adventure with Gamepressure in 2015, writing in the newsroom, later also covering film and – oh, horror! – technology (also contributor to the gaming encyclopedia). He started with platformers, which he still dearly loves (including metroidvania), but he’s also interested in card games (including ‘analog’), brawlers, soulslike games and basically every other type of game. Don’t ask about the graphics – after a few hours of exposition, he can be delighted with pixelated characters from games that remember the days of the Game Boy age (if not older).