Fallout 4 Will Not be Locked at 30FPS on the PC
[Update: Bethesda has confirmed that while Fallout 4 will run at 1080p and 30fps on the Xbox One and PS4, the "resolution and FPS are not limited in any way on the PC."]
Fallout 4 is 1080p & 30fps on Xbox One and PS4. Resolution and FPS are not limited in any way on the PC.
— Bethesda Softworks (@bethesda) June 22, 2015
There are roughly five months to the release of another highly anticipated title, "Fallout 4." The game was showcased at Bethesda's E3 conference and recent news has it that the game will be capped at 1080p and 30fps on all platforms including PC. Yes, that is quite some speculation after the Fallout 4 director Todd Howard said to Digital Spy during the E3 2015 conference that the game will be running at 1080p and 30fps on everything.
“It is 1080p on everything,” he said, before confirming that it would run at 30fps and not 60fps.
Although it is ridiculous that the developers of the game will even limit the game to 30fps on the PC but it has been done to games in the past and the gaming community feared that it could be so with Fallout 4.
Pete Hines "Pretty Sure we Haven't Discussed it at All"
Soon after the story appeared on Digital Spy, other sites picked it up and after a lot of speculation, the story was born that Fallout 4 would be locked at 30fps on the PC as well. But yesterday, Bethesda VP Pete Hines reassured his followers on his twitter page that it was not so.
@CMDRnukeclears pretty sure we haven't discussed it at all (I know I haven't) so somebody is speculating or making things up
— Pete Hines (@DCDeacon) June 20, 2015
It is not without precedent however. Bethesda has previously been known to lock its games at 30fps with reference to their previously released title "Evil Within" and also other publishers like Capcom with their title "Dead Rising 4" which also locked the game at 30fps. But one would've thought that the developers had realised that locking the game on PC as well was just killing their own PC sales.
At the moment it looks like they're not locking Fallout 4 as Hines also added that he would confirm with Todd about what he said during the show.
— Pete Hines (@DCDeacon) June 22, 2015
And it is also of importance here that it is still five months to the release and the developers still have lots of tinkering and optimising left in them "if" Fallout 4 is already complete. So this 1080p and 30fps figure might just be a target that the developers have set for themselves as the game releases.
There is nothing for the PC gamers to fear, at least not yet. I'm sure that come November 10th, you'll be enjoying your copy of Fallout 4 at 4k and 120fps on your ultra upgraded PCs.
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