Despite initial reticence to bring the game up to 60 FPS, a new update for the PC version of the game boosts the framerate, and adds some new modes.
In a post on the game’s Steam page, developer Heart Machine wrote, “Many moons ago, shortly after launch, we stated that a 60 fps conversion of the game was no small task; it would take a large pile of months and much effort to implement, if it was even achievable at all. Now we can proudly present our latest update and say it has absolutely been worth the work.” Creator Alx Preston also touched on the difficulty of 60 FPS at around the hour mark of this episode of the Playscape: Los Angeles podcast.
You can learn how to opt into the update here, which adds new achievements, a Boss Rush mode, and Newcomer mode, “for folks looking for a less intense challenge.” The update is currently only available for the PC version of the game. Other platforms are on the way, however, with Heart Machine writing, “We do plan to expand this update to Mac, Linux (and consoles) after we have some time to make sure this is in the best condition possible.”
For our very positive review of Hyper Light Drifter, head here.