"Console owners should have just as much right to tailor their game to their particular preferences as PC players," Tudor says.
Hear, hear. It would be nice if we had the option of choosing between higher framerate and lower resolution, or higer resolution and lower framerate.
I disagree. That option should be separate. Console is all about plug and play. Gamers should just trust that the developer picked the optimal settings.
While you are right that console games are all about plug and play, I see no reason not to have a great option like this. It's not like gamers would be expected to optimize, the default setting should be the developers recommended setting. For me I see a huge difference in 60fps and 30fps and would rather have a higher fps then resolution, for some other folks they might prefer higher resolution and lower fps. Bioshock was the first console game where I have seen an option to lock the 30fps or not, I chose to have an unlocked fps as the experience was smoother, although there was some screen tearing. I would love for setting as these to be available on consoles. Once again, this would be an optional thing that you can mess with if you decide so and are not required to... can't go wrong with that.
You are aware that you can still plug and play, while giving console gamers option to change the options to suite what they would rather use? Some people prefer the highest possible framerate options, while others prefer higher resolution. Giving gamers (regardless of platform) the option to change it to their preferred settings is good for gaming in general. I would like to see console games have FOV options as well (like Warframe and acouple other PS4 games have).
The developer should choose defaults so that you can get the plug and play experience. But, not offering gamers the ability to go into menus and change it makes no sense whatsoever. Choice should be available. And you should be able to choose whether you use it or not. Especially, now that it seems that the majority of people are resolution over frame rate fanatics. There is a large minority that would often prefer frame rate over resolution. Why not give them the choice?
@-shoryuken- There is a reason why such options aren't normally available on consoles. With consoles the developers have a fixed known target which allows them to optimize the game much more than on PC. Adding optionality to the graphics settings complicates things quite a bit and isn't likely worth in most cases.
@NeoGamer232 Just like the majority preferred the Wii over the 360 & PS3. You just have to deal with it. The mainstream gamers and publishers are ruining what is truly important to gaming. A fun experience that make you leave reality while playing.
I would lower graphics quality in almost any recent game I've played. No. We don't need pc like graphics. At all.
is it opposite day already?
What are you even trying to say? The article is saying we deserve a "graphics settings option" which is what you seem to want in your first sentence. Your second sentence contradicts the first
Hmm I think I agree with this, but this will also are more fuel to the already explosive PC/console comparisons, but hell with it I will have always my bucket of popcorn :D
If this meant I could finally play all my console games at 60fps, I'm all for it. I know a lot of people claim games should be optimised for consoles, but most 'optimised' games run at 30fps with dips and usually are sub 1080p. Allow me to play my games the way I want.
Wanna play the games the way you want? You need a PC my friend. That's what it's for.
I agree, but it's kind of hard to deliver that kind of order when your talking about mid to low powered laptop hardware! And this coming from a console gamer. The hardware just isn't powerful enough.
This article is no diffrent from the other one because i just read the same thing in the first one that was approved.
The first one was a duplicate that was submitted later than this one, but was approved earlier.
Never happens,let end this discussion. This generation of consoles are to weak.
Weak as hell That's why this is the first skippable gen
I second that. They really should have went big if they are going to promote these things as being powerful.
only thing adding graphic sliders to a console game would show is that the developers were lazy and cheaping out. On console games the hardware is fixed so there's no need for the player to mess around, that's the job of the developers to get it looking and playing right.
The only thing i'd really like is an option to alter in game text size, some of the games i've got on the ps4 have text that is barely readable. Or i just need to buy a much bigger tv.
Skyrim text i could not read on a 42 standard def. TV. Should be able to read text in every game without a option.
Whats the point? You buy a PS4 you have the exact same PS4 as everyone else. Its not like your gaining any performance over anyone else. Of course EVERYONE will set the options to the best balance between graphics and gameplay. So why not let the developers automatically do it for you? Oh wait, they already do....
"Of course EVERYONE will set the options to the best balance between graphics and gameplay. So why not let the developers automatically do it for you? Oh wait, they already do...." I disagree, in many cases devs will ship a game looking pretty but with frame rates that dip below 30. Unfortunately its pretty screenshots that sell games not high frame rates, otherwise there would be a lot more current gen titles locked at 60 and looking a little less pretty.
Consoles lack the power to run a game at 60 fps while producing 'next gen' visuals. Hell, consoles struggle to hit 1080p with high graphics. Do you realize how much you would have to tone down the settings to hit the 60fps range? Your games would look like a late xbox / ps2 title. Are you OK with that much of a fidelity loss?
This should be an option for all console games, but not in multiplayer. Everyone in multiplayer should all play the same settings to prevent someone from having an unfair advantage. Turning down graphics settings to make other players more visible by having less foliage on the map. Or just having a higher frame rate in general. I like to think of consoles as the more fair level playing field when it comes to multiplayer gaming. The only thing separating you from the guy who's whooping your ass, is skill, your internet connection and your TV!
Is there a 30fps cap setting on this game? How about V-sync? Either go all out, or don't give us options.
i think it could work for console players with certain types of games, but on everything no. I think this discussion would fit better if we were talking ps5's or xbox 2's in the future. Even then maybe it wouldn't pan out. If stuff like sliders for tweaking, frames are a big issue for you, just build a pc.
If they wanted to give consoles a PC feel, they would release this graphics settings widget as a mod, then charge extra for it! Oh, Too soon??
I've always thought that consoles should have many more settings options than they currently do. Things like fully remap-able buttons/triggers, fov slider and other graphics settings so people can have at least a little control over frame rate vs graphical fidelity. If devs are worried that too many settings will confuse the more casual gamer than they can hide it all away in an advanced menu or even unlocked like a cheat code so things cannot be messed with accidentally. When I saw that you could fully remap buttons for the games in The Orange Box collection my jaw hit the floor, sadly it was not a taste of things to come.
it'd be nice but i doubt you'd get too much freedom with the settings as the consoles are pretty weak.
The problem with this is that consoles are a fix unit. Once you start adding options that directly affect performance you began to lose control over that unit. Consumers start having difference experiences that can lead to different problems. Now the devs have to sort out what to tackle first without segmenting the market and pissing off the user. Also the consumers can't directly solve any issues that may occur b/c of this. If you want to be able to change settings base on what you like just get a pc.
Console gamer shpuld just buy a pc and a controller. Dev would release their content on that platform and everyone would be happy. Consiles are not needed and there is hardly a difference nowadays from putting the blu ray and installing the game+updates on a console or a pc and thats theonly positive console ever had.
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