Is Dragon’s Dogma 2 Locked at 30fps on All Platforms? Explained

Pawn and Arisen speak in Dragon's Dogma 2

In light of confusion surrounding the game’s framerate, many players are now wondering if Dragon’s Dogma 2 will be locked at 30fps on all platforms. To answer this pressing question, we can look to direct statements from the director at Capcom. Read on for all the details.

Dragon’s Dogma 2 is set to launch across PC, Xbox Series X|S, and PlayStation 5 on March 22. Nearing the game’s launch, there’s been some confusion circulating in regards to framerate and overall performance across platforms. A statement from the director at Capcom has helped to quell the chaos, though many remain in the dark when it comes to what it could mean for their own gameplay experience on console. Is Dragon’s Dogma 2 going to be locked at 30fps on all platforms? Let’s break down what the game’s director had to say to answer the question on every player’s mind.

Dragon’s Dogma 2 – PS5
  • A Grand Adventure – Dragon’s Dogma 2 begins in a subterranean jail, where the Dragon’s voice echoes in the fog of lost memories.
  • Single-Player Cooperation – Up to three mysterious otherworldly beings, known as Pawns, accompany the Arisen throughout their journey.
  • Made with RE ENGINE – Capcom’s advanced RE ENGINE produces vividly detailed, high fidelity graphics combined with immersive physics and complex and reactive character AI to create a setting where decisions, and their consequences, come to life.
  • Pre-order Bonus: Superior Weapons Quartet
  • English (Playback Language)

Will Dragon’s Dogma 2 Be Locked at 30fps on All Platforms?

In the simplest terms, the answer is yes and no. Back in February, director Hideaki Itsuno announced via X (formerly Twitter) that Dragon’s Dogma 2 will be released with an uncapped framerate. We soon received more details about this announcement in an interview with Game Informer, during which the director elaborated on the prior statement and the game’s performance on consoles.

“We’re aiming to go at around or higher than 30 FPS. That is for consoles as well. There are some functions that you can turn on and off, but there aren’t multiple sets of options that you can change at once.”

Hideaki Itsuno, Capcom director for Game Informer

Itsuno clarified that the uncapped framerate applies not only to PC, but also to Xbox Series X|S and PS5. However, he went on to say the studio is aiming for a framerate of around 30fps or higher, meaning those playing on console will be effectively locked in without traditional Performance or Graphics modes to alter the framerate while PC players won’t be quite as affected.

With an uncapped framerate, Dragon’s Dogma 2 will likely run at 60fps or higher on PC, given your setup is able to handle it. Essentially, it all depends on the hardware you’re working with. To prepare, many players have already taken to Steam forums, discussing the game’s potential performance. Many on PC are confident in their setup, though others are hoping for top-notch optimization on console.

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