A Yakuza 900p requirement has been revealed for hitting 60 FPS on the Xbox Series S according to a comment by a developer in a recent Sega stream on Twitch.
Yakuza: Like a Dragon is an upcoming game in the long-running Yakuza franchise that will be very different from its predecessors. Most of the games tend to be about beating up your opponents with martial arts in realtime, but this latest game is eschewing that style of gameplay for turn-based combat.
As a next-gen title, Yakuza: Like a Dragon will be playable on both Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S. There are power differences between the two consoles, though, and the lower specs of the Xbox Series S has some developers concerned. Now, we have some firm numbers for how this game will play on both versions of Microsoft's next-gen console.
Why is There a Yakuza 900p Requirement for 60 FPS?
The reasons for the Yakuza 900p tradeoff are pretty clear: the Xbox Series S is not quite as powerful as the more expensive Xbox Series X. As we have seen with other games, there are trade-offs between framerate and resolution, and each console has different options.
"Series S is 900p/60fps or 1440p/30fps," said SEGA_Zack in a recent Twitch stream showcasing the game (at 1:51:49). The Xbox Series X, however, can get all the way up to 4K resolution by lowering the framerate to 30 FPS. If the framerate is the most important thing to you, the Xbox Series X can still manage 1440p resolution at 60 FPs as reported by Play3.We've reached out to Sega for comment on this matter and will update this article when we receive a reply.
The lower resolution may be disappointing to budget-conscious gamers who are aiming for an Xbox Series S, especially given that many games on Xbox One ran at 900p or lower natively this generation. Players will likely have the option to decide between higher resolution or higher framerate on many (if not most) games on both next-gen consoles, and that's a heck of a lot better than not having a choice at all.
Update October 13th, 5PM: A Sega spokesman has confirmed that the resolution and framerate options for Yakuza: Like a Dragon described above are accurate.
What do you think of the Yakuza 900p requirement to hit 60 FPS on the Xbox Series S? Do you think we'll see similar performance from other new games on Microsoft's budget-friendly console? Let us know in the comments below!