Naughty Dog Not Pushing for 60 FPS in Uncharted 4

Published: January 15, 2015 8:00 PM /


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In a somewhat surprising (yet not too surprising, considering the PSX Demo ran at 30 frames per second) turn of events, Naughty Dog's Bruce Staley has made some comments regarding the framerate per second in their upcoming blockbuster 'Uncharted 4'.

Talking with Edge Magazine (Who featured Uncharted 4 this month's cover), game director Bruce Staley confirmed that the demo, which Naughty Dog showed off at PlayStation Experience, was running at 30 FPS.

"We're actually above 30, but we locked it [for the demo], Straley explained. "We're going to do whatever it takes to make the game we want to make. If it means we could go for 60 but lose something that would really impact the player's experience, then it's our choice as developers to say, 'Well, we're going to go for the experience over the 60 frames.'"
Edge Magazine commented that a debug station showed that Uncharted 4: A Thief's End was running at 37 frames per second when not locked.

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This probably wouldn't have made the news, if it wasn't for the fact that Naughty Dog's own Arne Meyer revealed that the development team would be targeting 1080p and 60 fps for Uncharted 4. This is a quote from the story:

"I think that's what we want to push for with anything we're doing on this generation," said Meyer. "That's sort of the mandate from when we were building the PS4 engine. Let's see if we can do this and hit it. We hit it with The Last of Us Remastered, so why not stick with this?"
Uncharted 4: A Thief's End is one of the most, if not the most anticipated game of 2015, and it is expected to release in the fall (It will be interesting to see if it will actually release this year at all). This is not without reason; Uncharted is one of the biggest series on the PlayStation eco system with 3 titles releasing last console generation, all very well received. Naughty Dog are also behind the Crash Bandicoot series, the Jak/ Jak and Daxter series, and 2013's critics' darling The Last of Us

Uncharted 4: A Thief's End is scheduled to release later this year, exclusively on PlayStation 4.

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