It seems a patch is coming to The Evil Within, and it is getting rid of a feature fans have been complaining about: letterboxing.
Originally, players had to play The Evil Within in a 2:35:1 aspect ratio. This means that gamers are playing the game with black bars at the top and bottom of the screen. While this may lead to a more cinematic feel, some players just wished that they could play the game in fullscreen. Now they can.
With the release of a new patch, letterboxing is now an option. The latest patch allows the game to be played in widescreen, and rebalances the Casual difficulty setting. This promises more ammo, as well as “adjustments to the game’s health bar.”
PC gamers have been able to play The Evil Within in fullscreen, with only console players being forced to play in the 2:35:1 aspect ratio. Bethesda explained that the aspect ratio is “used for gameplay purposes, as certain elements display in the black areas of the screen.”
The Evil Within was also set to a 30 frames per second cap, though this also became optional in the PC version. Bethesda has said that the title was meant to be played at 30fps/letterboxed.
The Evil Within is available on PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and Xbox One. The patch is available on all platforms.