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PS4 vs Xbox One: The Importance of a High Frame Rate in Games

gamrReview's Zach Frimpong: "My advice to developers is to ensure that 60 frames per second is the goal with every game. Put resolution aside and focus on ensuring that your game runs buttery smooth and in a way that ensures reaction time is not hindered, because graphics age faster than gameplay. Games like Devil May Cry and even Ratchet and Clank strived for 60 frames on reasonably dated hardware, and to be honest, the gameplay in those titles feels a lot smoother and more enjoyable than some recently released titles."

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Sammy777869d ago

ofcourse both resolutions and frame rates matter, see Tomb Raider/Thief sales and in the future MGS sales

Edit : Whats with the bubble snatchers?

Bigpappy869d ago

Frame rate is way more important.

Sammy777869d ago

resolution is more important than frame rate . Try playing a 720p game at 1080p . Looks like a complete jagfest . Having said that 60 fps is preferrable over 30 fps, but 30 fps is fine too. This is 2014 man , no excuse for a sub 1080p game

Geekman869d ago (Edited 869d ago )

No. How many times must I say this. 720p looks FINE. You'll get over so called "amazing" 1080p graphics after a week. You won't have any trouble playing a game at 720p. But at the same time playing a game at 30fps or subfps renders it UNPLAYABLE. You can PLAY a game if it's 720p, 900p, or whatever, because you can TELL what your shooting or jumping on or reading. You CAN'T play a game if it keeps chopping and moving way slower than you would like.

MysticStrummer869d ago (Edited 869d ago )

"at the same time playing a game at 30fps or subfps renders it UNPLAYABLE."

I agree with the "sub fps" part, depending on how low it drops, but a 30fps game is certainly not UNPLAYABLE. That's just silly. Some genres do benefit from faster fps more than others though.

gamer7804869d ago (Edited 869d ago )

Resolution and Frame rates are totally separate things. Of course frame rate is important, much more than resolution. You need a steady framerate, whether its 30 for cinematic game, or 60 for competitive or sports games.

Of course resolution to a certain degree is important, but up converting 720-900p to 1080p isn't nearly as important.

Hicken869d ago

I really don't see how framerate would matter in a puzzle game. I mean, it'd be nice to have, but what would the advantage be?

Obviously, there are genres that benefit more from a higher framerate than others. But's it's not a necessity across the board, which means it's not important for every game.

N4GJD868d ago

A game's framerate should always be prioritized over it's resolution. Not only does a higher framerate make a game smoother and more responsive, but it reduces judder and moving images are noticeably less blurry.

60fps/720p > 30fps/1080p

TominatorXX868d ago

If That's the case then, What about the Fanboys
that say, "Call of Duty Runs at a "always 60 FPS" ?

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