Armored Core 6 Confirms Popular Feature for Launch

Armored Core 6 Confirms Popular Feature for Launch

FromSoftware confirms a popular feature for its upcoming mecha game Armored Core 6 that will please many fans of the franchise.


  • Armored Core 6: Fires of Rubicon introduces a new feature, Photo Mode, allowing players to take screenshots and customize their visuals.
  • The game will focus on mecha building and fighting, deviating from the Soulslike action seen in FromSoftware’s previous titles.
  • Armored Core 6 will target 60 FPS on PS5 and Xbox Series X/S, while PC gamers can expect 4K resolution and 120 FPS for an optimal experience.

Armored Core 6: Fires of Rubicon will have a brand new feature that essentially no FromSoftware game has offered before: a photo mode. The new title promises to be an exciting new entry in the Armored Core franchise, which hasn’t seen any new games since 2013.

Along with King’s Field, Armored Core is one of FromSoftware’s oldest franchises, starting back in 1997. While Armored Core 6 will use the same engine as Elden Ring, it will probably feel very different, ditching the Soulslike action to focus on mecha building and fighting instead.

It was recently revealed by PlayStation Japan that Armored Core 6: Fire of Rubicon will have Photo Mode. By using this mode, players will be able to stop the action and take screenshots of the game from different angles while hiding the HUD. In the video, it’s possible to see the Photo Mode in action, which is set to allow gamers to change the brightness of the screen, add filters, and more.

Together with the inclusion of Photo Mode, it seems that Armored Core 6 will allow players to pause the game at any moment during the action. While such an option may seem like a given for most games, this feature was not very present in previous FromSoftware titles. For example, Elden Ring did not allow players to pause normally, and the same can be said about Dark Souls and Bloodborne. Only Sekiro has allowed pausing, likely due to how it was a fully single-player experience.

Photo Mode and pausing at any time are not the only relevant news about the upcoming Armored Core 6, though. FromSoftware has also revealed some important details about the frame rate of Armored Core 6. According to the developer, the game will target 60 FPS on both PS5, and Xbox Series X/S, but last-gen consoles will be locked at 30 FPS for a stable performance. On the other hand, PC gamers will gain access to 4K resolution and 120 FPS, which makes the PC the best platform to experience Armored Core 6, provided the gamer has a powerful enough rig.

Armored Core 6: Fires of Rubicon will be available on August 25, 2023 for PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.

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