The struggle towards 1080/60fps gaming continues – and that struggle doesn’t come cheap. Although 4K capable consoles have hit the market – the PS4 Pro launched earlier this year, with Xbox Project Scorpion set to release later in 2017 – 4k games remain in the minority, with many developers struggling to combine 4K quality and innovative game play features.
Yet demand for high resolution gaming will only continue to grow – just visit any gaming forum for a long list of gamers hungry for full 1080p game-play.
Developers looking to embrace 1080p not only face the initial outlay costs of investing in technology to facilitate 1080p/60 game building. Setting out to create a 4k game and maintain a solid frame rate throughout also has a huge creative and financial impact when developing each new title thereafter. Certain game-play features become much more complicated to produce in 1080p, leaving developers with an uncomfortable choice between resolution and game-play.
While VGTR applications are steadily increasing on a title-by-title basis, many developers are losing out on crucial funding towards their in-house technological development. What many game development companies don’t realise is that R&D Tax Credits can actually be claimed alongside VGTR, to cover different aspects of development.
The latest title in a series is slated for release in 1080/60fps, but certain gameplay features can’t support the higher resolution.
Think you could be missing out on valuable financial relief? Contact us on 01926 512 475 to find out more about successfully claiming VGTR and R&D.
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