Sucker Punch explains inFamous DLC frame-rate boosts

Eurogamer :

"In our recent inFamous First Light performance analysis, we made an interesting discovery - the standalone DLC runs noticeably faster than Second Son, with an overall 12 per cent boost in frame-rates in the like-for-like test we've reproduced below.

We wanted to find out why - did the smaller scale of the title help to increase frame-rates, or had Sucker Punch optimised the engine? And in addition to that, assuming that the developer had streamlined its engine, would we see those enhancements rolled back into the original game? We reached out to Sony and Sucker Punch for comment in the wake of our results."

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Conzul1503d ago

Mmm, well, half the city was absent, not to mention no DUP bases and no high-light conditions (draw-distance).

Their explanations were interesting, yes, but nothing mindblowing.

hay1502d ago (Edited 1502d ago )

Looks much crispier for sure, but lack of fog makes the LOD pop-in a bit more noticeable.

GTgamer1503d ago

Pefect example of how with more time and optimization games can get closer to hitting the 1080p 60fps demand.

Forn1503d ago (Edited 1503d ago )

While still pushing visual effects ;-)

geddesmond1503d ago

Yeah. Every generation the first 2 years of games are always closer to last gen than this gen. Look at RFOM compared to resistance 2. Huge difference. All it takes is one clever fellow to figure out a new trick and share with everyone else an there you go.

Jughead34161503d ago

I think we will see more of this as developers get more and more comfortable with the hardware, similarly to the performance boosts the PS3 received over time.

llxKonanxll1503d ago

I thought First Light looked better than Second Son.

Xsilver1503d ago (Edited 1503d ago )

me too but don't tell no body :3

SgtSlaughter2121503d ago

I think the linked article already spilled the secret ;)

cell9891503d ago

Prime example of what optimization can do with more time allowed. Evolving the infamous SS engine is a continuous process, Sucker Punch are not sitting on their laurels

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