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Revision as of 08:28, 13 May 2020

Beyond: Two Souls
Beyond: Two Souls cover
Developers
Quantic Dream
Windows Virtuos[1]
Release dates
Windows July 22, 2019
Reception
Metacritic 76
OpenCritic 71
IGDB 66
Taxonomy
Microtransactions None
Modes Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Beyond: Two Souls on HowLongToBeat
Beyond: Two Souls on IGDB
Beyond: Two Souls on MobyGames
Beyond: Two Souls on Wikipedia


Key points

Contains every bonus of the PlayStation 4 version, including Advanced Experiments, Remixed (chronological) mode, and choice statistics.[2][3]

General information

Official support page
Community subreddit
Community wiki

Availability

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Epic Games Store
Epic Games Launcher
A demo is also available.
Windows
Requires Epic Games Launcher for installation, and Denuvo Anti-Tamper DRM.[4]

Essential improvements

Skip intro video

Remove the video files[5]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\Videos\ENG\PC\
  2. Delete or rename IW_LOGO_BEYOND_US.bik, IW_LOGO_BEYOND_EURO.bik and IW_LOGO_BEYOND_ASIA.bik.
A game update may restore the files.

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Quantic Dream\Beyond Two Souls\Save\Options\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/960990/pfx/[Note 1]
Configuration file is encrypted.

Save game data location

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Quantic Dream\Beyond Two Souls\Save\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/960990/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
Epic Games Store
Steam Cloud

Video

Graphics settings.
Graphics settings.
Advanced graphics settings.
Advanced graphics settings.

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Use this mod to remove the native letterboxing.
Multi-monitor
Vert- scaling.[6] Use this mod as a workaround.
Ultra-widescreen
[7]
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
FXAA or SMAA.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
60 FPS
Limiter of 30 or 60 FPS.
120+ FPS
See High frame rate.
High dynamic range display (HDR)

High frame rate

The game has no FPS limit at first launch. Accessing the in-game settings will create an options file at the configuration file(s) location, locking it to 60 FPS.
Allows limiting FPS to any value from none to 1000.
Disables both of the in-game FPS limiter options' functionality.
The always-enabled Vsync will be unaffected.
Manually modify the game executable to unlock FPS[9]
  1. Download HxD or any other hex editor.
  2. Launch it and use it to open <path-to-game>/BeyondTwoSouls.exe
  3. Search and replace 9A 99 05 42 with 00 00 00 00
  4. Search and replace 9A 99 85 41 with 00 00 00 00
  5. Save the file, overwriting the original.
Disables both of the in-game FPS limiter options' functionality.
The always-enabled Vsync will be unaffected.

Input

Controls settings.
Controls settings.
Key bindings.
Key bindings.
Gamepad controls.
Gamepad controls.

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
Mouse buttons are not remappable.[10]
Mouse acceleration
[11]
Mouse sensitivity
5-100 in increments of 5.
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
[10]
Controller
Controller support
Full controller support
[12]
Controller remapping
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Controller sensitivity
0-100 in increments of 5. Only applies to Aiden.[13]
Controller Y-axis inversion
[14]
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
[14]
Xbox button prompts
[14]
Impulse Trigger vibration
DualShock 4 controllers
Gyro supported.
DualShock button prompts
Light bar support
Blue in single player mode, untested in co-op
Connection modes wired, wireless adapter
Tracked motion controllers
Generic/other controllers
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
[14]
Haptic feedback
Vibration toggle.[14]
Simultaneous controller+KB/M
[14]

Audio

Sound settings.
Sound settings.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Voices, FX, music.
Surround sound
5.1 option.[15]
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Language settings.
Language settings.
Epic Games Launcher options for the game.
Epic Games Launcher options for the game.

Localizations

Audio languages other than English and Dutch may need to be downloaded separately through the game Options in the Epic Games Launcher.
Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Traditional Chinese
Croatian
Czech
Danish
Dutch
Finnish
French
German
Greek
Hungarian
Italian
Korean
Norwegian
Polish
Portuguese
Brazilian Portuguese
The audio is part of the português additional language file.
Russian
Spanish
Latin American Spanish
Swedish
Turkish

Network

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
2 Co-op
Turn-based.[16][14]
LAN play
Online play
Asynchronous multiplayer

VR support

Issues unresolved

Game crashing

The game may crash at various stages.[17][18]

No stats for Dragon's Hideout

No players' paths statistics are shown at the end of the Dragon's Hideout chapter, accompanied by a message on the need to sign into PSN.[19]

Issues fixed

Inability to save progress and settings

The game may fail to save progress and settings, creating no folders at the expected locations. Attempting to Continue from the main menu leads to crashing.

Disable Windows 10 1903 ransomware protection or add the game to exclusions[20]

To exclude the game from ransomware protection:

  1. From the Windows 10 Settings app, click on Update & Security.
  2. On the sidebar, click on Windows Security.
  3. Click on Virus & threat protection.
  4. Under Ransomware protection, click on Manage Ransomware protection.
  5. Provided that Controlled folder access is enabled, click on Allow an app through Controlled folder access.
  6. Click on Add an allowed app, then Browse all apps, and select <path-to-game>\BeyondTwoSouls.exe

Audio and game stuttering

Multiple users have reported audio stuttering and game freezing.[21]

The issue was addressed in a game update released on January 13, 2020.[22][23]

Other information

API

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

Middleware

Middleware Notes
Physics Havok [1]
Audio OpenAL [24]
Interface Omegame Menus Master [1]
Cutscenes Bink Video [24]

System requirements

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i5-4300 3 GHz
System memory (RAM) 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 50 GB[25]
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 660
AMD Radeon HD 7870
2 GB of VRAM
DirectX 11 compatible
A 64-bit operating system is required.
The game requires a CPU with SSE4.1 instructions.[26]

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/960990/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (960990) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Verified by User:Rose on 2019-07-26
    As seen at the end credits.
  2. Verified by User:Rose on 2019-07-23
    Every advertised improvement of the PS4 version over the PS3 version is also part of the PC version.
  3. Beyond: Two Souls Review - last accessed on 2019-07-31
  4. Denuvo support page
  5. Verified by User:Rose on 2019-07-22
  6. Verified by User:Rose on 2019-07-22
    Tested at the custom resolutions of 3840x1080 and 5760x1080.
  7. Verified by User:Rose on 2019-07-22
    Fully fills the screen, FOV matching 16:9.
  8. Verified by User:Rose on 2019-07-23
    Tested with the limit of 0.
  9. Verified by User:Rose on 2019-07-23
    Modifying the game exe results in ~75 FPS on my 75Hz monitor.
  10. 10.0 10.1 Verified by User:Rose on 2019-07-22
    Tested in the release version.
  11. Verified by User:Rose on 2019-07-22
    Moved the mouse slowly, then back quickly but the camera always passed the starting position.
  12. Verified by User:Rose on 2019-07-23
    Used an Xbox 360 controller to go through each setting and menu, then play for a few minutes and quit.
  13. Verified by User:Rose on 2019-07-23
    Used a stopwatch to measure the time traveled from point to point at 0 and at 100 sensitivity while holding the right stick.
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 14.3 14.4 14.5 14.6 Verified by User:Rose on 2019-07-22
    Tested with an Xbox 360 Razer Onza controller.
  15. Verified by User:Rose on 2019-07-23
    The rear speakers are used, as intended.
  16. Beyond Two Souls... couch coop? - last accessed on 2019-07-23
  17. Game crashes - last accessed on 2019-07-23
  18. The final game sucks (for now) - last accessed on 2019-07-23
  19. Verified by User:Rose on 2019-07-26
    Experienced by me and at least one other user on Discord.
  20. Save Problems - last accessed on 2019-08-03
  21. Any possible fix for a freezing, stuttering game and audio issues? (PC) - last accessed on 2019-07-25
  22. [1] - last accessed on 2020-01-15
  23. PSA: The Audio stutter issue for FX processors has been finally fixed! - last accessed on 2020-01-16
  24. 24.0 24.1 Verified by User:Rose on 2019-07-22
    OpenAL32.dll and bink2w64.dll are found in the main game folder.
  25. Verified by User:Rose on 2019-07-23
    The official system requirements lack HDD information. The release version takes up around 50 GB on my hard drive, only including the English and Dutch languages for audio. Each additional optional audio language requires at least 3-6 GB.
  26. SSE Support (AMD Phenom ll X6 1055T) : beyondtwosouls - Reddit