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Pacific Drive devs ruffle feathers over baffling decision to only target 4K 30FPS on PS5

PS5 exclusive Pacific Drive is a remarkable and unique experience, but its targeted performance of 4K 30fps is frustrating players.

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Jin_Sakai86d ago (Edited 86d ago )

It’s ridiculous this day and age to not give a 60fps option with lower resolution.

porkChop86d ago

Depends on the game. Lowering resolution isn't always enough to get 60fps. Sometimes even lowering graphics settings isn't enough. If there's a lot of CPU-bound stuff going on you can end up in a situation where 60fps just isn't possible. I'm not saying Pacific Drive is that situation at all, I'm just explaining that 60fps isn't always going to be possible.

Bathyj86d ago

Pork chop you think this game is CPU intensive?

Thats rhetorical.

If Helldivers can do it , this game can too.

porkChop86d ago


Do you just not bother reading before responding?

Profchaos86d ago (Edited 86d ago )

It really has to be a target at the start of development it's not as easy as lowering resolution and brute forcing it. Given its a small team they probably have some underlying problems occurring.

As we trudge to the mid gen point and enter the later stages a 30 fps cap will become commonplace as it does literally every generation since we started getting 3D games

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frostypants86d ago (Edited 86d ago )

This right here. 4K in general is often a waste of horsepower. Most people don't sit close enough to discern 4K from 2K. I don't know why everyone insisted on going straight from 1080p to 4K other than feeling obligated to max out the TV.

hollabox85d ago

Depends on the game and what graphical features are given up. For example, I flat-out can't deal with close to the screen pop up from shadows, textures, to geometry. Nothing more distracting than driving and see a shadow constantly getting drawn in at mid screen is too visually distracting. I'll take sharp 30 FPS than deal with bushes, trees, shadows, ect getting drawn in 5 meters from my character. Games with poor upscaling to reach 60 FPS using low internal resolutions is too visually distracting as well. Hey, give me dynamic 4k60 and I'm good, or maybe 1728P is the lowest I'm willing to go for 60 FPS with little to no pop in.

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Neonridr87d ago

the fact that this isn't locked @ 30fps means they should have given us a 60fps mode.

MrBaskerville86d ago

Didn't notice the 30 fps, but didn't notice the 4k either.

jznrpg86d ago

The physical copy comes out in April I believe. Hopefully by the time I get the game they patch in some other options. I’m not totally turned off by 4k 30fps as I have played some games in fidelity mode but I like to have the options to choose for myself.

phoenixwing86d ago

I get what you're saying on 30fps but in a racer 60fps or more can help with reaction speed.

jznrpg86d ago

Yeah I’d prefer 60 fos on a driving game for sure. Not sure if this a racer or what it is really but you are in a car so I’d like to try it out in multiple modes.

porkChop86d ago

Pacific Drive isn't a racer. It's more of a Driving Thriller/Horror game. Reaction time isn't really that important here.

phoenixwing86d ago

That's my bad that I thought this was a racer. I guess it's not so bad but some ppl prefer 60fps nowadays

MrBaskerville86d ago (Edited 86d ago )

The game is pretty slow paced. You will rarely be driving fast and reacting fast. Though I guess you can potentially upgrade the engine, so might change later on.

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