For many years, the Trials series of motorcycle racing games were not available to PlayStation owners. Trials Fusion breaks that trend and suggests a better graphical experience may be found on PS4.
The series has been a hit on Xbox and PC for several years. Ranging from recreations of local tracks to remakes of the chase scene in Terminator 2, custom tracks have been a huge part of the series’ popularity. The latest game, Trials Fusion, arrives on PS4, Xbox One, and Xbox 360 April 16th(PC players have to wait until April 24th). Xbox One players will bemoan, once again, that their console may not be the superior experience for the game. Resolutions are locked at 1080p and 900p for the PS4 and Xbox One, respectively. This is not the first game to show this disparity. Games like Assassin’s Creed 4, Battlefield 4, Call of Duty: Ghosts, and Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeros have all been released at a lower resolutions on Xbox One than their PS4 counterparts. Does this difference in resolution really matter? I personally don’t think it does but I’m sure some people are upset by it. The Xbox One is a capable of upscaling content and will do just that on this title, effectively eliminating the difference in resolutions unless one looks closely.
Regardless of what platform you are playing on, Trials Fusion looks to be a great next step in the series. The developer, RedLynyx, plans to release new tracks through April 2015. RedLynx was at PAX East showing off the game. Even on the Twitch broadcast, it looked pretty dang good and I’m not even sure which platform they were playing it on. The game is priced at $40 retail on PS4, Xbox One, and Xbox 360 but includes a season pass consisting of 6 pieces of DLC. Digital editions are available for $19.99 but do not include the season pass. The season pass is an additional $19.99 bring the total cost to the same as the full retail edition. The game may not be better on PS4 than it is on Xbox One but just getting it into the PlayStation community will certainly help expand the game’s already amazing catalog of user driven content.
Paul Novak is a self described Polish ninja toiling away as an IT professional but more into gaming and writing. Physically existing in the west side of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania yet existentially flowing with the ether of the Internet. Found here at What’s Your Tag? and on the Twitter @dudewantshisrug. Game on with Team XBRO!