PS4 Port of Final Fantasy XIV Has Unlocked Framerate up to 60 [email protected]; Limited Due to Heat Issues

While it was known that the PS4 version of Final Fantasy XIV: a Realm Reborn would run at 1080p native there has been a bit of back and forth on its frame rate. With Producer and Director Naoki Yoshida changing version a couple times about it. Now at last he explained how it'll work, also drawing a comparison with the PC version.

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KrisButtar1276d ago

Will the PS4 have heat concerns with all games running at 1080p60fps? because I just found that a very odd thing to say unless it applies to all games. Could this be future PS4 concerns incoming.

"1.8 millions of registered accounts" Active accounts is what matters. My family is registered but none of us play anymore.

Abriael1276d ago (Edited 1276d ago )

And the servers are still full to the brim. I get queues nearly every night. So your family is irrelevant :D

You may also want to read a bit more carefully. The heat happened OVER 60 fps. Not AT 60 FPS. Which is why games are capped at 60 fps and normally don't go over.

So no, there are no "concerns."

kingdom181276d ago (Edited 1276d ago )

How the heck did he comment 3mins ago and you 8mins? *Never mind. o.O That aside I hope they aren't that full. lol I wasn't able to select my most developed characters from the beta because it was full for a while. I want to activate the service again.

johndoe112111276d ago

Don't worry, now we're gonna see a ton of butt hurt fanboys use this article and twist the words to make it look like the ps4 has heat issues and can overheat when running games at 60 fps.

Just take a look at this website's comment section for the next couple of days and youtubers like nxtgen720 and the misterxmedia website (or what I like to call herpesville).

Volkama1276d ago

Still, it's a bit concerning that he was able to 'achieve' heat issues.

When StarCraft 2 launched it melted a good number of graphics cards. The game wasn't massively intense, it simply had no cap on the frame rate that it rendered it's menus at. A simple oversight like that burned out a lot of GPUs (and was subsequently fixed). Could easily see a self-published indie game doing something similar.

Now I think the PS4 has adequate fail safes to prevent it getting to the point of melting, but still... bit odd that it's something they need to actively consider.

Volkama1276d ago

I bought the game off Steam yesterday. Haven't tried it yet, but I hope there are some lower population servers available. Aint nobody likes queues!

JAMurida1276d ago


Don't bother man. Just a typical guy who just reads the title and comments. Nothing we all haven't seen before on this site.

johndoe112111276d ago


Again, the issues came when they were trying to go OVER 60fps.

KrisButtar1276d ago (Edited 1276d ago )


"And the servers are still full to the brim. I get queues nearly every night. So your family is irrelevant :D"

That's good news its still going strong

"You may also want to read a bit more carefully. The heat happened OVER 60 fps. Not AT 60 FPS. Which is why games are capped at 60 fps and normally don't go over."

My concern came from it running so close to the line of where it could damage my system and if all games that are 1080p60fps are so close.

Edit: PS4 shuts down when to hot, a feature I forgot about, no more concern.

yewles11276d ago

"You may also want to read a bit more carefully."

NO!!! If a headline reads "PS4 Port of Final Fantasy XIV Has Unlocked Framerate up to 60 [email protected]; Limited Due to Heat Issues", then people are going to assume that the heat issues are due to it reaching 60fps. Improve your headlining here.

RyuCloudStrife1275d ago

dude your headline making people think the 60FPS are causing the PS4 to overheat, FIX IT DAMN IT!!!

UncleGermrod1275d ago

I'm sure you and your family are pretty irrelevant life

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heisenberguk1276d ago

If you're THAT concerned buy an xbox

AnteCash1276d ago

No need for such drastic measures!

Snookies121276d ago

@AnteCash - I'm not against the X1 at all, but that made me lol...

KrisButtar1276d ago

The 360 is the reason I had this concern in the 1st place

kazuma9991276d ago

Nah, I dont wanna buy a 500$ paper weight.

MysticStrummer1276d ago

"If you're THAT concerned buy an xbox"

Yes. If higher res and frame rate leads to heat issues then XB1 owners should be worry free.

T21276d ago

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johndoe112111276d ago

Did you even read the article?

il-JumperMT1276d ago (Edited 1276d ago )

Did you real the article? They said the game can run at 1080p and over 60 FPS. If they keep it unlocked there will be heat concerns so they locked it.

That said in Mor Dhona I barely get 10 FPS. Bet I can change to PS4 version over PC permantly.

Magicite1276d ago

in PS4 version u wont see objects which could drastically decrease your frame rate. for example: if an area is very crowded, then players who stand farther from you, will become invisible.

kazuma9991276d ago

Wtf 10 FPS? o.O my Pc can run 120 FPS easy lol.

Sarcasm1276d ago

Did you read the article?

It says it has heats issues running *above* 60fps. It's no different than a GPU running without v-sync and running at 100% GPU usage.

Kamikaze1351276d ago

FFXIV is an MMO. It uses up a lot more resources than other kinds of games. So no.

kopicha1276d ago

you clearly didn't fully read the whole article. Or simply read selectively.

RyuCloudStrife1275d ago (Edited 1275d ago )

don't worry dude the PS4 will not over heat @60fps the heat becomes an issue AFTER 60 fps, lets say around a solid 65fps for example.

So NO the PS4 will not have a heat issue with all games running at 60fps, the headline of this story is just made like that for hits.

Also if a game can run ABOVE 60fps it is useless, might as well use that power for something else instead of piling on frames per second. Like improve the lighting, add more to the enviroment and textures 'till your frames are balanced at 60fps.

nypifisel1275d ago

Honestly, that all just sounds strange to me. Why would the PS4 overheat at full load? The chip is of course designed to be able to handle its own power lol.

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TomahawkX1276d ago

Good thing the PS4 will simply shutdown if it gets too hot just like your laptop pc. No YLOD this time around.

KrisButtar1276d ago

I totally forgot about that. I lost a few systems because of heat.

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loopygames1276d ago (Edited 1276d ago )

Microsoft and Sony doesn't allow games/patches release to the public if they don't past QA/Certification(They test for security exploits, hardware issues, and stability). If something is not right, they send it back to the developers.

This is one of the good reasons to own a console. You have two companies looking over the quality of the game. The game developer's QA department and the console manufacture's QA department.

The PS4 also has a device inside that monitors heat and like you said, it will shutdown the console, before it gets really hot.

"Ootori also revealed that the console has an internal sensor that rates the ambient temperature of the air that’s expelled via the exhaust port, affording for moderation of external temperatures."
Sony’s Engineer Director Yasuhiro Ootori

kopicha1276d ago

oh really? i didnt know about that. not like i have experience major heat from the system so far.

RexLex1276d ago (Edited 1276d ago )

Shit that is crazy,.. It is really hard to get it at 1920*1080 (at maximum) at 30 on pc,.. fuck,.. you need 2000 dollar rig.