Gotham Knights Will Run at 30 FPS on Consoles Due to Co-Op

Fleur Marty writes: "I know many of you are wondering about the availability of a performance mode for Gotham Knights on consoles. Due to the types of features we have in our game, like providing a fully untethered co-op experience in our highly detailed open-world, it's not as straightforward as lowering the resolution and getting a higher FPS. For this reason, our game does not have a performance/quality toggle option and will run at 30FPS on consoles."


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Orchard168d ago

Why... 30fps modes only on next gen is totally unacceptable.

Jin_Sakai168d ago

“The game won't support 60 FPS on consoles, at least at launch.”

Then I won’t support the game until it’s running at 60fps.

Army_of_Darkness168d ago

This is ridiculous and unacceptable that there isn't a 60fps option for current gen consoles! especially when this game has last gen quality graphics! Forbidden west is open world with outstanding graphics while running at 60fps so I'm sure they can do a little better than this halfed as$ bs.

deleted168d ago

Same here. I always choose performance mode over quality, at least during a first playthrough. I'm definitely interested in the game, but I feel no incentive to get it at launch. I can wait.

PapaBop168d ago

Agreed, no performance mode, no buy.

TheLigX168d ago

Me either. The unfortunate thing is that this game appears to be completely rushed and mismanaged. I wouldn’t be surprised if WB Montreal shuts down after this and a whole bunch of devs and QA staff lose their livelihoods.

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SDuck168d ago

I think we're way past calling it "next gen". It's been a year since they launched, it's current gen at this point. Still an unacceptable situation at such an early phase of the console's lifespan

ArdynMDH168d ago

I'm most likely wrong but I feel like the reason we aren't seeing the graphical leaps we used to see between generations is because the industry is stuck on trying to optimize a game so "previous" generations can play the game and because a majority of the games we have now are cross-gen/cross/play.

If they focused solely on current gen I bet they could easily optimize it to run at 60fps .

Visceral89168d ago

It's going to be 2 years in a month

Profchaos168d ago

Closer to two years at this point

starsi360168d ago

It's more or less 2 years since they launched... end of 2020

Gridknac168d ago

Lol, its been 2yrs since they launched!

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Profchaos168d ago (Edited 168d ago )

Probably tried targeting higher quality visuals same as every gen we eventually go back to seeing predominantly 30fps games.

I'd it's 30 fps I'd say it's likely the frame rate was wildly fluctuating making it a miserable experience best we can hope for us a 40fps mode to enable vrr and then we should see a significant boost

Good-Smurf168d ago

Here's the thing there are already much better looking games on PS5 yet they run at 60 fps and over.
This game looked quite sub par for current gen standard.

Crows90168d ago

It's called poor optimization. They should hire a team to optimize their game.

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darthv72168d ago

seems odd. usually there is a performance mode and a quality mode.

Angyobangyo168d ago

That would require common sense, which the devs seem to be lacking.

XbladeTeddy168d ago

Yeah but the devs are living in last gen land and Nintendo world.

Sgt_Slaughter168d ago (Edited 168d ago )

60 FPS should be the standard by this point, no excuses. These new systems can do [email protected] yet this very last gen feeling game can't hit it?

Number1TailzFan168d ago

4k on console is not always native, it's upscaled. UE5 games will probably be locked 30 for some of them too unless running at 1080p or something.

Sirk7x168d ago

Most console games this gen run at 30FPS when you're targeting 4K, and 60FPS at 1440. Generally dynamic resolutions. I'm surprised there aren't options. I usually choose fidelity modes, but I know many prefer to run at 60FPS.

Shane Kim168d ago

I also go for graphics. But I mainly play SP games and a locked 30 is good enough.

monkey602168d ago

There are a few developers speaking about this and are chalking it down to the Series S. That machine is going to hold a lot of games back for a few years yet.

VersusDMC168d ago

Ha! Now we know why the last gen versions were cancelled...probably running at 15 fps if they can't get a 60 fps performance mode running on current gen. And i think it doesn't even look better than arkham knight so i don't know why they can't.

Ashunderfire86168d ago

An Arkham Knight looks way better than this on PS4/PS4 Pro! Even the water design looks better than this! Come on man dang!

Ryuk_2007168d ago

A ps4 game with the ps5 price

Flewid638168d ago (Edited 168d ago )

At least you acknowledge the only difference between last gen and this gen is the framerate.