Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice was released almost three years ago, bringing an impressive and haunting tale on the screens of many gamers from all over the world. Developed by the renowned studio Ninja Theory and QLOC, the game was an instant hit, securing an impressive amount of prizes and positive reviews and gamers and reviewers alike.
Inspired by the Norse mythos, the game follows Senua, a Pict warrior who travels to the depths of Helheim to redeem the soul of her lost lover from the clutches of the goddess of death.
A tale of success
The success of the title attracted Microsoft, who signed an initial deal with the developers to release a port of the game for the Xbox One. Pleased by the results, the Redmond giant acquired the developer, which became a part of the Xbox Game Studios group, an array of first-party studios that develop exclusive titles for the Xbox consoles and Microsoft Windows.
Senua’s Saga: Hellbalde 2 was announced in December 2019 during The Games Award Ceremony as an exclusive title for Microsoft’s next-generation console, the Xbox Series X, which is deemed to be the most powerful console of the upcoming generation.
Using Unreal Engine 5
Microsoft has recently announced that the game is being developed with the help of the impressive Unreal Engine 5, which was showcased by Epic Games recently. A high-ranking employee of the Xbox Series X division has also stated that the footage which was showcased during the 2019 The Game Awards was captured in-engine.
Epic Games chose an interesting way of highlighting the prowess of the Unreal Engine 5 by releasing a playable PS5 tech demo in the form of Lumen in the Land of Nanite. While some were disappointed that the demo won’t make the transition to a full game, the experience is spectacular. A release date for Senua’s Saga: Hellblade 2 is not available at this point.
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