And after its impressive showcase at the recent State of Play last month, the developers emphasized the influence next-gen consoles had in bring the time-bending shooter to life.
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Bakaba highlighted that "sacrifices" would've been made if the Dishonored successor was to release on PS4 or Xbox One:
I don’t think that we would have been able to preserve the level of ambition of this game were it not for the move to next-gen.
Specifically, Bakaba underlined the scope of the maps in the forthcoming adventure, stating how these locations would've had to been significantly reduced:
It’s always heartbreaking when you get to the end of a project, and you have to optimise things, and now you have to cut your map in half and you have to justify why it’s in two parts.
The Bethesda production could still release on the Xbox Series X|S in September 2022, as it was revealed that the game may be a PS5 console exclusive for one year.