Will you be Satisfied with 30 Frames per Second on the PS4 & Xbox 720?
A rumored leak of the PlayStation 4 dev kits lead many to believe Sony would be targeting 1080p 60 FPS in 3D gameplay for the PS4. However, in that same leak the supposed specs didn’t quite match up to that quality. While 1080p 60 FPS could still be possibility, more information has come from id Software Developer John Carmack saying that most games will still be at 30FPS next generation, “Unfortunately, I can pretty much guarantee that a lot of next-gen games will still target 30 fps.” If John Carmack says it, I believe him. Plus, he’s one of the few developers that actually made 60 FPS happen this generation with RAGE and Doom 3 BFG Edition. We want to know what the gamers want? 30 FPS with better graphics, or 60 FPS with lower quality graphics? Please put your comments below.
60 Frames per Second Would be a Welcomed Edition to any game
60FPS is a vital component to many games. Consoles have struggled to reach that benchmark though. Fighting games like Tekken and Soul Caliber will probably still be at 60 FPS next generation, but shooting games other than Call of Duty will probably opt for 30FPS like Carmack said. I would love to play Halo 5 in 60 FPS, but I don’t think that going to happen. Whats going to be interesting though is seeing where Nintendo’s first party games land. I think it would be a huge blow to Nintendo’s franchises if they ran at anything below 60 FPS. Smash Bros, Zelda, and Metroid all need to run at a blistering frame rate and have stunning graphics. Sony managed to get the God of War games on the PS2 running at 60 FPS on the PS3, but God of War 3 was locked at 30FPS. For God of War 4, Sony should really try to get that game running at 60 FPS. If there is one problem I have with God of War, is that it runs slower than other action games like Bayonetta, Devil May Cry 4, and Ninja Gaiden. God of War 3’s graphics are already really good. God of War 4 can just have a modest bump in graphics and run in 60 FPS, it will be a better game that way.
The Graphics need to be as good as Consumers can Afford
Graphics are starting to progress faster than the console companies budgets can keep up with. Last generation saw two HD consoles priced at $599.99 and $399.99 respecitvely. I don’t know why Sony released a console so expensive, but it really came back to bite them in the ass. It took Sony a while to recover from the initial launch. Even the Xbox 360 needed a few price cuts to pick up its sales. Today’s market is vastly different from the markets of 2005 and 2006. Sony and Microsoft need to be very careful with the pricing of the PS4 and Xbox 720 next generation, or they will see consumers money go elsewhere till the prices come down. Although I’m upset were going to see the same 30 FPS next generation, I’m hopeful some developers will opt to get their games running at 60 FPS. Rage was refreshing to play on the Xbox 360 because it ran at 60 FPS yet had good visuals.
What do you guys think about the whole 30 FPS vs 60 FPS debate? Which do you prefer? 30 FPS with better graphics or 60 FPS with faster gameplay? Please put your comments below.
P.S. I know PC gamers are laughing at this whole discussion. But it still needs to be had.
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