Armored Core 6 is a throwback to a sort of game FromSoftware hasn’t made for 10 years: a fast-paced, mission-based mech motion game stuffed with laser cannons and large missile barrages. It feels very very similar to basic Armored Core, with one exception: it is on PC. At a latest preview occasion I performed a PC construct of the game and scoped out the graphics choices, which included one other first for a FromSoftware game: a 120 fps choice.
Armored Core 6’s PC settings are on the entire pretty commonplace, with an honest however unsurprising choice of dials to tweak. It contains the fundamental choices like borderless windowed mode, togglable V-Sync, and a variety of high quality settings. However where all of FromSoftware’s earlier PC video games have topped out at a locked 60 fps, Armored Core 6 gives 30, 60, 90 and 120 fps choices.
Underneath the detailed high quality settings menu there are a couple of welcome choices, together with with the ability to disable movement blur (which I did instantly, as is simply and correct). There is a disappointing lack of element on what every setting does—a tooltip saying that lighting high quality “configures the standard of sunshine results” is just about ineffective—and there is not any indication of how a lot of a efficiency affect any of them could have. A lot of the settings have low/medium/excessive choices, with some including a most as effectively. Anti-aliasing has solely low, excessive, and off.
One odd however barely neat contact: the power so as to add ray-tracing, however just for if you’re designing your mech within the storage between missions. Good for admiring the numerous metallic texture choices to your paint job, I suppose.
The 120 fps choice is absolutely the standout right here. Till now, the one approach to exceed 60 fps in FromSoftware video games was utilizing mods like this one for Sekiro. It is a welcome change, as a result of this game strikes at a far quicker clip than the Souls video games or Elden Ring. You are gonna want these further 60 frames to dodge each missile headed your means.