Uncharted 4 Might Run At 60 FPS

Bruce Straley, game director of Uncharted 4, sat down with the magazine EDGE and outlined Naughty Dog’s stance on visual fidelity versus player experience:

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.’

Naughty Dog is still deciding whether 30 FPS or 60 FPS will be the best choice for Uncharted 4.  Last month’s gameplay demo ran at 30 FPS. According to Straley, though, that demo can run “above 30” if they unlock the frame rate.  Apparently, EDGE claims that a debug station on the floor revealed the demo was running at 37 FPS.

Straley went on to say that Naughty Dog is “going to do whatever it takes to make the game [they] want to make.”

The Uncharted trilogy on the Playstation 3 ran at 30 FPS.  The Playstation 4 is a much more powerful machine, and it’s completely plausible that Naughty Dog would be able to push Uncharted 4 to 60FPS/1080p if they so choose.

Naughty Dog’s final Playstation 3 venture, The Last Of Us, also ran at 30 FPS.  The Playstation 4 remaster shipped with a 60 FPS option.

Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End will drop sometime in 2015, exclusively on the Playstation 4.  Check out the first gameplay demo here.

[Source: EDGE via Videogamer]