Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End “Likely to be 1080P/30FPS”

Posted Mar 6, 2015
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In the past Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End has released some gorgeous looking concept-art, and more recently Neil Druckmann, Creative Director for Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, teased us about how the story will have some very emotional elements and scenes. But now the Play UK magazine has gotten some hands on experience with the game and according to them it looks like it might after all end up running at 1080P 30FPS.

Naughty Dog won’t push Uncharted 4 to 60FPS if “it compromises player experience”

The gameplay demo that was shown last year during the PlayStation Experience (shown below) later was revealed by game director Bruce Straley, that the demo was in fact capped at 30FPS, he followed up by saying “We’re actually above 30, but we locked it [for the demo]”

Naughty dog has previously stated that they won’t compromise the player experience such as building smaller environments or using lower textures by trying to push the game to 60FPS.

“We’re going to do whatever it takes to make the game we want to make. If it means we could go for 60 but lose something that would really impact the player’s experience, then it’s our choice as developers to say, ‘Well, we’re going to go for the experience over the 60 frames.’”

And now after Play UK guys had some hands-on experience they indicate that Uncharted 4 will very likely end up running at 1080P 30FPS. The following is an excerpt from the latest issue of the magazine:

“While Naughty Dog’s first big reveal of Uncharted 4 was with a 60FPS trailer, cynics were quick to point out that even The Last of Us – an upscaled PS3 port – struggled to hold a steady 60FPS frame-rate. Although the studio said it was targeting this level of fluidity, it’s looking increasingly likely that the final game will be locked at 30FPS. The game’s not a twitch shooter, fighter or arcade racer so this shouldn’t hurt the game too much. It might even be that we see an unlocked frame rate as in Second Son or Tomb Raider, hopefully with the option to lock to 30 if desired.”

On the other hand it appears as the Animation quality is a big step up from the last-gen counterpart Uncharted 3, with Uncharted 4 reportedly having “60 animations for picking up ammo” compared to the the two different animations in Uncharted 3.

Uncharted 4 is slated for release on PS4 later this year, and who knows Naughty Dog might be able to push it to 60FPS but at the moment this seems unlikely, only time will tell.

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