Splitgate is going to get a next-gen upgrade, according to 1047 games. This news comes from a recent livestream where the developers performed a brief Q&A session with fans of the Portal slash Halo-style arena shooter.
When asked near the end of the stream if Splitgate would see enhancements on the PS5 and Xbox Series X, CEO Ian "CardinalSoilder" Proulx answered with a definitive yes.
"We're going to do it. I'm not ready to share any specifics, but there's some obvious things that pretty much every game is doing that we will explore doing," said Proulx. "We intended to have the PS5 and Xbox Series X|S versions out already. It's just been a matter of having 110% focus on servers as much as possible."
Splitgate has been suffering from its own success up until very recently. The open beta (which brought Splitgate to consoles for the first time) jumped by many thousands of players since starting in the middle of July. Just two weeks later, Splitgates servers were slammed to the breaking point, which was apparently right around 65,000 players.
Fast forward a bit and 1047 secured an additional $10 million in emergency funding to upgrade their servers and hire additional engineers. Since then, the beta has been all about ensuring capacity for everyone who wants to give Splitgate a try. This meant that 1047 had to delay the game's official release until later in August, and apparently put their next-gen enhancement plans on hold.
Proulx didn’t say just what sort of enhancement would come to PS5 and Xbox Series X|S versions of Splitgate, but it seems safe to assume 4K resolution, 60 fps, or a combination of the two.
While Splitgate waits for its next-gen upgrades, 1047 seems to have teamed up with Dr Disrespect's new platform to put on a $10,000 Splitgate tournament. Seems like Doc is looking to get in on the ground floor of what could be the next big thing.