Uncharted 4 is targeting 1080p, 60fps

Monday, 21 July 2014 15:23 GMT By Sherif Saed

Following Naughty Dog’s first attempt at making a 1080p, 60fps game in the form of The Last of Us: Remastered, the studio is now working on Uncharted 4 and is looking to get the title to the same standard too.


Speaking to Eurogamer, Naughty Dog’s community strategist Arne Meyer said that the work they did on The Last of Us: Remastered helped them understand the strengths of PlayStation 4 and a lot of that will go into Uncharted 4.

“A lot of it was because we could try something out on our PS4 engine,” he said. “How far can we do it? Can we do a 1080p, 60fps game? We always wanted to do that, but for the types of effects we wanted to put on screen 720p30 was just fine. Now with the push to go even further that’s not fine enough. So we’re trying to rise to meet that kind of challenge too.

“I think that’s what we want to push for with anything we’re doing on this generation. 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?”

Despite the previous Uncharted titles’ excellent optimization on PS3, having an action game of that calibre run at 60fps is a major advantage, something which the developer will have to decide if they want to maintain going forward, as it is usually much easier to sell fans on better graphics than it is to sell them on a smother frame-rate.


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  1. thunderrun

    With a 720/30fps option for those who prefer it !!!

    #1 6 months ago
  2. jomac3db

    Can’t wait for this game release date 11-3-15

    #2 6 months ago
  3. Panthro


    And with a jumpy framerate for those who also prefer it!

    #3 6 months ago
  4. Hcw87

    They can’t seriously mean they considered making a 720/30 game for PS4. That would be funny as hell.

    ”We hit it with The Last of Us Remastered, so why not stick with this?”

    Yes, you managed to make a last-gen game run at 1080/60, UC4 will be a different thing entirely. There is no way in hell it will end up looking like the trailer at E3 if they aim for 60fps.

    #4 6 months ago
  5. Legendaryboss


    #5 6 months ago
  6. Doppleganger

    True story, bro?

    #6 6 months ago
  7. The_Red

    Either the E3 trailer was indeed bullshit or they are talking about 900p @ 30fps.
    The PS4 hardware can NOT render those visuals at 1080p 60fps. I just hope they don’t go for a downgrade and then insult us with lame excuses or asshole denials.

    #7 6 months ago
  8. DiodeX


    #8 6 months ago
  9. Reddpayn

    Dont downgrade the graphics . 30fps is ok for uc (though with the power of the ps4 they could achieve both :D. )

    #9 6 months ago
  10. stretch215

    The average consumer doesn’t give a shit about frame rate, they just want shiny new graphics. Only random internet forumites like you guys care about this shit. Other people have actual lives with more important things to worry about than their “rig” LOL

    #10 6 months ago
  11. Panthro

    I am puzzled, Uncharted is one of the most cinematic games ever, why the fuck are they targeting 60fps when they should be targeting 30fps for a cinematic filmic feel!?

    ^ One of the funniest excuses I have seen this gen.

    If you think about it though they have to make excuses like that, it wouldn’t be good for money if they admitted there machines aren’t quite up to the challenge like they made 90% of there customers believe, and all these consoles are are ‘money’.

    If Sony came out and said “Look, we aimed for 60fps in The Order and the PS4 couldn’t quite reach it” (which is what is true, anyone who believes that developer is in my books a fucking idot) word would spread like wildfire that ‘Even Sony thinks there console is underpowered’.

    They need to spin their little lies and bend the truth here and there to make there console sound like the best thing ever to the mass audience who buy things on a whim just because there friends are getting one and they want what there friends have/ want ‘the best’ console.

    Buuuuut, it won’t be 1080p 60fps with the E3 video they showed us, it just won’t.
    Naughty Dog are awesome and made my favourite games on the PS3 but every E3 they showed a game which wasn’t really an exact representation of what the game truly was, they were always downgraded, which this E3 showing will also be but to an even bigger degree than usual.

    #11 6 months ago
  12. Panthro


    People like you are hilarious, The Wulf is crazy, but when he talks about ‘herds’ and ‘sheep’ he is talking about people like you, and he is absolutely right in that regard.

    But anyhow, I’m sure you won’t even get to read this as you have a busier life than all of us ‘forumites?’. I wish I had a life like yours, where I didn’t care about the quality of media I consume, shit I bet at home you still rock a 50hz 600p CRT monitor because who the fuck cares about resolution and framerate right?

    You are an idiot. Well done for personifying the stereotype of a true console peasant.

    #12 6 months ago
  13. Mike W


    There are different ways for you to get your point across, you don’t have to insult the guy because of his opinion.

    #13 6 months ago
  14. Panthro

    @Mike W

    True, to bad I’m not perfect.

    #14 6 months ago
  15. ps4fanboy

    Carmack said after the release of Rage that next gen is gonna target 30fps and that Doom 4 will look even better than rage since it targets 30fps. But now they’ve announced that Doom will be full hd and 60fps. And for Uncharted 4 it’s good if they can hit 60fps gameplay at full hd with the visuals being as detailed as the e3 trailer. I dont know how some people here think that they know what the PS4 is capable of. They outright DECLARE that PS4 cant pump out such visuals at full hd 60fps.

    #15 6 months ago
  16. Hcw87


    If PS4 could handle those visuals, Watch Dogs and Division would never have been downgraded, and BF4 and Watch Dogs would run at 1080/60.

    There is a reason why the visuals of those 2 games got downgraded btw, neither Sony or MS wants to show the massive graphical difference PC has compared to consoles. The PC version even has the E3 2012 visuals in the gamefiles, but they disabled them for ”stability reasons”.

    Those ”stability reasons” are just Sony and MS moneyhatting to tone down the PC version.

    #16 6 months ago
  17. ps4fanboy

    @16 1st party studios work exclusively with their console and are best versed with them. With each passing day they learn to better optimise their engines. The difference between the PS3 games that came out in 2007 & 2013 is gargantuan. On other example Oblivion amd Skyrim on 360.

    #17 6 months ago
  18. Panthro


    The owners of the consoles are always hanging on the edge of:

    ‘Eventually the graphics will be amazing’.

    ‘Soon the developers will master the consoles and we will see true next gen games’

    And then this goes on for years until it becomes:

    ‘Yeah, well the consoles are old tech now, we don’t expect them to ouput mind blowing visuals’

    ‘We will get mind blowing visuals, good framerates and 4K when the next gen of consoles comes along in the next couple of years’

    …And the cycle continues.

    #18 6 months ago
  19. zoopdeloop

    …plus what Stretch said isn’t far from truth.
    i know at least 2 people,hardcore gamers in their 30′s who don’t go technical at all.
    30 or 60 fps doesn’t make a difference to them(heck i even wonder if they can tell it),they only care about graphics. when playing Uncharted they can’t tell which segment is pre rendered and which is in game.they’re just satistified with the result.
    what can we make out of those?clueless?…a litle bit yes(they get on my nerves :) ),but if you think about it, they devote an already huge chunk of their lives,free time to gaming,they can’t or don’t want to go beyond that point due to other obligations, hobbies.
    their free time with gaming is just that…gaming.
    and it’s kind of obvious a huge percent of the gaming community is like this

    #19 6 months ago
  20. ps4fanboy

    @18 I’m absolutely in no hurry for 4k and as a matter of fact only high end graphics card can do 4k in a good way. What i want is to experience “wow”. I dont care if its full hd or 900p, if it running at 30 or 40 or 50 or 60hz. How the devs deliver the “wow” is upto them. Killer Instinct on XBO runs at 720p & 60hz and that game is a great fighting game. Second Son is full hd and 30hz(im not sure) and is gorgeous. I don’t count how many pixels are making the scene of the game I’m playing, I look at the entire picture. If it delivers the Wow, then I’m happy with it. Sure 4k might look it ultra super duper great, but I’m happy with what i have.

    #20 6 months ago
  21. Panthro


    That has nothing to do with optimisation for the consoles though, that’s just the developer evolving, getting better at there job and creating better engines.
    That’s exactly how an old 8800gts from 2006 is still able to plow through games like BF4 at medium settings and Tomb Raider 2013 at DX9 ULTRA SETTINGS!

    Youtube it if you don’t believe me.

    Now tell me that isn’t amazing?

    That same old GPU which rocked Oblivion is also putting out Skyrims visuals 5 years down the line!!!!!?????
    Has the developer optimised the game for that specific card? Nope. They simply got better at there job all around, stop giving so much credit to your gaming machine, when really its just the developers getting better at there job on EVERY platform, optimisation can only get you so far, its not magical.

    #21 6 months ago
  22. ps4fanboy

    @22 That’s what optimisation means man. And i never said that optimisation could make such wonders like making a PS4 quality make work on PS2. And never believe everything you see on the Internet(YouTube).

    #22 6 months ago
  23. Gekidami

    Butthurt PC fanboys, butthurt PC fanboys everywhere.

    #23 6 months ago
  24. Panthro

    That was a reply to your #17 comment by the way

    #24 6 months ago
  25. ps4fanboy

    Hahaha… My previous comment was for @21

    #25 6 months ago
  26. ps4fanboy

    @24 got that man.

    #26 6 months ago
  27. Panthro

    Gullible gamers like you, gullible gamers everywhere.

    #27 6 months ago
  28. Mike W


    Regardless, I think ND can pull this off and if they can’t, Uncharted 4 will probably still end up being a good (if not great) game.

    What is your beef with console gamers anyway? And please don’t mention anything about stupidity and ignorance, because if you do will have to mention the PC community along with them…..

    #28 6 months ago
  29. ps4fanboy

    Come on people lets limit is to civil conversation here, okay?

    #29 6 months ago
  30. Legendaryboss


    #30 6 months ago
  31. Panthro

    @Mike W

    I don’t have anything against console gamers, I make fun of stupid PC gamers as much as I do about stupid console gamers, it’s just that with the console community there is more content to make fun of, like the debate of framerate and resolution, its hilarious.

    I think the people who cannot (or should I say refuse to) see the difference between the two is massively amusing, considering the fact the only people who really say they cannot are the people who mainly game on a console, coincidence? I don’t think so.

    #31 6 months ago
  32. Gekidami

    You cant be “civil” with trolls, they arent worth the effort. Panthro’s goal on this site is to be an ass whenever console visuals get mentioned, he doesnt even comment on anything else posted on this site. He just shows up when console graphics get mentioned with his usual retarded crap, and thats the only time he posts.

    He’s just another example of the dumb, bitter PC tards that float around this site looking to vent their frustration and pointless rage.

    #32 6 months ago
  33. ps4fanboy

    @31 what gives you the right to brand someone stupid. And even if you have the authority to brand people stupid based on their comments on a video game article, you shouldn’t make fun of them man. That’s bad.

    #33 6 months ago
  34. polygem

    Gekidami knows nothing about videogames.

    #34 6 months ago
  35. Panthro


    People still say butthurt?

    It’s clear that my butthole isn’t the one that’s hurting, rather more your’s.

    #35 6 months ago
  36. polygem

    seriously man, you´re a cunt.

    #36 6 months ago
  37. Mike W


    Well I agree with you there, there’s a clear difference between the 30 fps vs 60 fps….period…….It’s not even debatable.

    But what is debatable is whether every game made now up until end of these console’s life cycle needs to be at 60fps?

    #37 6 months ago
  38. Panthro


    Can one acquire the right to brand someone as stupid?

    I think the right comes naturally when you observe someone being, or saying something ‘stupid’.

    In this case, I see gamers being -and saying- stupid things all of the time, most of them to do with framerate and resolution.

    #38 6 months ago
  39. polygem

    because “you can´t be “civil” with trolls”…i have just learned that.

    #39 6 months ago
  40. Gekidami

    “NO U!”
    Keep on truckin’ Panthro, keep on truckin’.

    Speaking of bitter, oh look everyone! Its Poly and his timeless vendetta against a bunch of random people on this site. Stay classy Poly.

    #40 6 months ago
  41. polygem

    @Gekidami: i have rarely seen you posting anything but bitter insults. in all those years. you are one funny guy indeed.

    #41 6 months ago
  42. polygem

    Mooods, pleasse MOOODS!!!! Oh wait……….

    #42 6 months ago
  43. Panthro

    @Mike W

    Not every game no, but alot of games should have it, especially big blockbuster action titles which actually benefit from the higher framerate and res, it’s all about progress, I’m capped at 60fps 1080p at the moment constantly, because of my 60hz 1080p monitor, its a massive upgrade though considering I only built a gaming PC 2 years ago and had only gamed on a console since I was old enough to play games… but eventually I want to start gaming at 75/120hz and 1440p, and slowly progress the quality, it’s all about getting better, which is what the new consoles are for? Otherwise why would we even have a new generation?

    It’s just funny to see these people fighting progress.

    #43 6 months ago
  44. Panthro


    Hi Poly xxx

    #44 6 months ago
  45. Hcw87


    You do sound a little bitter dude, don’t take it personally. My guess is you game exclusively on Playstation, am i wrong?

    Personally, i’ve been playing the Destiny Beta on PS4 during the weekend, now i’m playing D3 on PC while downloading MGS Rising/Payday 2 on Steam, and on Wednesday i’m going to play the Destiny beta on XB1.

    I’m also sure that Panthro owns a PS4, so he has nothing to bitter about either, as he’s able to play the same games as you are. So, who’s bitter exactly?

    #45 6 months ago
  46. Mike W


    I hear you bro…..

    #46 6 months ago
  47. ps4fanboy

    @38 believe it or not, psychiatrists can brand people stupid, moron, idiot, smart, brilliant, etc. Its based on the I.Q. of a person. No kidding.

    #47 6 months ago
  48. polygem

    “Panthro’s goal on this site is to be an ass whenever console visuals get mentioned, he doesnt even comment on anything else posted on this site. He just shows up when console graphics get mentioned with his usual retarded crap, and thats the only time he posts.
    He’s just another example of the dumb, bitter PC tards that float around this site looking to vent their frustration and pointless rage.”

    “Speaking of bitter, oh look everyone! Its Poly and his timeless vendetta against a bunch of random people on this site. Stay classy Poly.”

    You lack self reflection dude.

    you are that bitter vendetta dude you are talking about.

    @Panthro: Hi.

    #48 6 months ago
  49. Mike W


    Here’s a honest question for you……I’m trying to download the ” combat re-balance mod” for The Witcher 2 but I’m having the hardest time doing so…

    Do you have any tips on how I should be doing this? I already dl’ed the latest version of the Nexus Mod, but I’m not quite sure how to upload the file into the game…..

    #49 6 months ago
  50. derpex

    All Naughty Dog has to do is say “we’re targeting 1080p 60 fps” and cause an eruption of fanboy butthurt.

    Stay dumb, delusional, and hateful.

    #50 6 months ago
  51. Panthro

    @Mike W

    I actually have the mod installed already and its awesome!

    If I remember correctly it was a simple download and install from an .exe file, you said you got it from Nexus? because I’m sure that’s where I got the mod from also.

    Did you do the direct download or did you use the download manager?

    If you used the download manager, redownload it directly and then unzip it using your preferred programme, winrar, 7zip, peazip etc etc to your desktop and then just double click the exe, it should ask you for the download location of your game and then just navigate to C/ Program files 86/ steam/ steamapps/ common/ witcher 2 and then continue with the installation.

    Once it is installed you should be able to activate which section of the mod you want installed in the launch menu in the ‘mods’ menu when you first open the game on Steam.

    Hope this helped, I’m bad with instrcutions.

    #51 6 months ago
  52. Mike W


    It’s pain in the ass, I bought witcher 2 on disc when it first came out, so I don’t have it on my steam library.

    #52 6 months ago
  53. Panthro

    @Mike W

    It should be those same steps but instead installing it to your installation folder that the disc installed to, is the problem finding the installation folder?

    #53 6 months ago
  54. bobnice

    Man, if they remove some graphical fidelity, if they get rid of some bells and whistles or effects just to achieve fucking 1080p I will be sorely dissapointed. Every pc gamer can agree that they would gladly lower resolution if it meant they could tick up the graphic quality an extra notch in a game.

    #54 6 months ago
  55. Hcw87


    Hey dude.

    Care to comment?

    #55 6 months ago
  56. majormayhem70

    @zoopdeloop Aa an “older gamer” myself, I have a theory to your point, cause what you say holds true for me.
    I’m not a “tech numbers guy”. I just want to play games. Good games at that. I have enjoyed the Uncharted series very much. I find the games to be cinematic and simply a blast to play. I would need someone to show me the difference between 1080p and 900p. I would also need some schooling in framerates. 60 FPS vs 30fps. I’m quite sure there is a huge difference in all these number comparisons, but I don’t know it and could care less. My hypothesis to this reasoning, especially for older gamers, especially for older gamers is the fact that we’ve spent more time with the hobby of gaming. I’ve seen and played Pong. To go from that to playing Halo or Uncharted, do you honestly think I gives a shit about 1080p and FPS? I feel fortunate enough to behold all the gaming beauty that is created now. But what do I know? I’ve just been gaming for over 30 years…

    #56 6 months ago
  57. Hcw87


    Higher framerates/refresh rates not only feels better/have less input lag, but they’re easier on the eyes.

    I can safely say that after getting a 144hz monitor, i pretty much no longer get headaches.

    #57 6 months ago
  58. Hcw87

    Oh, since speaking of butthurt.

    Some funny read right here. Any chance we’d see this posted under the news section any time soon? It’s bound to generate hits like nothing else.

    #58 6 months ago
  59. Mike W


    No, I know exactly where the folder is, it’s when I open up the ‘Nexus Mod Manager’ I see all the mods, I just don’t know how download to upload them to the game…..

    #59 6 months ago
  60. Legendaryboss

    Uncharted 4 just hit 60fps, heart breaking moment.

    #60 6 months ago
  61. Panthro

    @Mike W

    So I assume the file has been downloaded then, does it have a red ‘x’ by the mod?

    If so double click and it should then install!

    #61 6 months ago
  62. Mike W


    I will give it a try when I get home from work…..thanks :)

    #62 6 months ago
  63. Panthro

    @Mike W

    Awesome, hopefully it will work out for you, it adds quite a lot to the game.

    #63 6 months ago
  64. Erthazus

    “Uncharted 4 is targeting 1080p, 60fps”

    WOW. INCREDIBLE. SUCH NEWS. Console players: OMG… wth pwER oF PEES4!1111
    Amazing lol.

    I played on this res and fps since the start of the last gen and half of the 6th gen I played in 720p+

    1080p in 2014 must be something special in the age of 2K and 4K.

    #64 6 months ago
  65. Panthro


    Don’t Erth, you’ll upset Geki and dontbescaredhomie92….

    They’ll say you are butthurt and then call you names like virgin and elitist.

    #65 6 months ago
  66. zoopdeloop

    i wouldn’t brag and jerk on this like you do.
    Destiny as it seems isn’t exactly pushing 8th gen consoles,it’s a cross gen game, even differences between the previous gen consoles are miniscule

    #66 6 months ago
  67. Erthazus

    @Panthro Gekidami? Pffffffff. He is always upset little playstation slave. Say something bad about his precious Sony and he will be butthurted in a minute and will start saying about PC elitists and blah blah blah. Nothing new here.

    #67 6 months ago
  68. stretch215

    @12 “panthro” LOL umadbro? It seems like you’re mad. “Console peasant” again LOL, none of this shit matters. These are fucking toys. Walls and walls of text talking about my toy is better than yours. We even have toy “elitists” here. Panthro, every time I come here I see your posts. Then, if I come back later or the next day there’s more posts. Why don’t you get off of the fucking computer and spend some time in reality. Or is real life frame rate and resolution not enough for you.

    #68 6 months ago
  69. Game Hunter

    @majormayhem70 actually I’ve been a console gamer for years and didn’t exactly get the meaning of “60fps”.hell, two years ago there wasn’t any sign of framerate debates as far as I remember. Now last year after playing Mirror’s Edge and Resident Evil:Revelations on my laptop in 60fps I had some of my best gaming experiences of my life,thanks to the smooth gameplay.I really shudder at the thought of playing the next Mirror’s Edge in 30fps,it’s just like a nightmare after playing the previous one in glorious 60fps.the parkour of the game only feels right in 60fps,smooth,fluid and fast 60fps is definitely a game changer.I would be glad if the developers allowed us to lower the resolution in consoles so that we could play in 60fps.I take the next Mirror’s Edge in 720p/60fps over 1080p/30fps anyday.

    #69 6 months ago
  70. Panthro


    And I’m supposed to be the ‘mad’ one… HA!

    #70 6 months ago
  71. majormayhem70

    @Game Hunter The sad part is that we’ll probably see more games in 1080p 30fps in the future. Friends of mine that fully understand all this video game tech talk have all stated exactly what you said you’d prefer in your games. 720p 60fps. Ever since “resolution gate ” developers are pushing for 1080p at the expense of framerate. Developers don’t want to succumb to the scrutiny of having inferior resolution. Gamers are the ones blowing this resolution thing out of proportion, and it seems developers are under pressure to deliver 1080p.

    Question to gamers.
    Is it more important to have higher resolution at the expense of framerate or locking a game in at higher framerate at the expense of lower resolution? (Assuming that the game has to sacrifice one over the other)

    #71 6 months ago
  72. Panthro


    I would lower resolution and graphical fidelity to get 60fps any day.

    Its gameplay over visuals for me, and as framerate actually contributes to gameplay it only makes sense I punch for more frames.

    #72 6 months ago
  73. HansKazan


    it depends on the game and the playerbase it’s trying to sell it’s game to.

    higher resolution at a lower framerate is always the safest bet unless they are creating a multiplayer game that’s trying to be abit competitive.

    optimized 30fps is fine for singleplayer games (no camera tearing)

    #73 6 months ago
  74. HansKazan

    panthro, you do realise just having 60fps doesn’t guarantee smooth gameplay.

    if you think i’m joking install a game like quake and lock the fps at 60

    #74 6 months ago
  75. HansKazan

    “I think the people who cannot (or should I say refuse to) see the difference between the two is massively amusing, considering the fact the only people who really say they cannot are the people who mainly game on a console, coincidence? I don’t think so.”

    that’s because televisions have upscalers in them and desktop monitors don’t.
    anything that isn’t native on a desktop monitor will look abysmal, the tv will suffer alot less.

    that’s probably where their arguements come from.

    also framerate gets less and less important the further away you are from your monitor or tv.
    considering the average console player sits quite a decent range from their tv, they should actually have a hard time seeing it unless they have trained eyes.

    if you think i’m joking experiment for yourself.

    i think you should look more at yourself before judging other people, because you are a part of the “stupid people” when you post ignorant stuff

    #75 6 months ago
  76. DBGT

    1080p and 60fps …. they can do it, but what about the other things?

    #76 6 months ago
  77. packman627
    This will help explain some things to you guys.

    #77 6 months ago
  78. lubu

    @The_Red what downgrade ? all ND games have pre rendered cut scenes, that E3 demo was a pre rednered cut scene, you didn’t saw gameplay nor anybody else.

    but 60fps is weird and it’s like TV, people wants superior cinematic 24fps to 30fps, they hate 60fps. lol

    #78 6 months ago
  79. Game Hunter

    @HansKazan yup I played Splinter Cell:Blacklist on my 32 Samsung HDTV and the graphics were meh to me.then I went and played it on our 46 Sony EX720 Full HD 3DTV and both the framerate and resolution were upscaled by the TV even though the game was locked at 720p for X360.the TV which is played on really makes a difference.

    #79 6 months ago
  80. mickeytorrez

    I game primarily on consoles but i’m on pc too. I can clearly see the difference between 30fps & 60fps, but in most cases i’d still prefer 30fps. I don’t care about having top tier graphical & visual settings at all. The whole “cinematic effect” thing isn’t bullshit; higher framerates tend to make everything smoother at a cost of making it look cartoony & less realistic, which can shatter immersion for some people. Just saying

    #80 6 months ago
  81. majormayhem70

    Looking at some of the replies concerning resolution vs framerate, I see now that there is a right or wrong way, but a matter of preference.

    #81 6 months ago
  82. justerthought

    I see the problem Naughty Dog has. The average gamer is wowed by jaw dropping graphics rather than a polished game that runs smooth and does not crucify your eyesight. For me, the game must be smooth and free of screen tear before they even think about layering on the eye candy. A torn game is a bust game.

    People judge games by what they view on Youtube. A smooth 60fps experience is just not going to be visible in a HD Youtube trailer running at 30fps with a lot of video compression. A game with lots of eye candy splashed around the screen is going to look more appetising. It’s a real problem. The Last Of Us Remastered is having the same problem. How do you demonstrate subtle polish to people online when everything has to be compressed to a network bandwidth.

    I really hope Sony and Naughty Dog stand firm and bravely weather the storm because in the end the message will drive home and players will turn to Sony if they want quality console gaming that does not strain the eyes.

    The PS3 suffered badly towards the end because 3rd party devs pushed the console way to hard, chasing eye candy at the expense of horrendous screen tear and stuttering frame rates. I actually stopped buying games in the latter years unless they were 10/10 AAA games because I considered them all bust. The only 3rd party exceptions that ran great were AC3 and GTAV. If we just get the same ripped stuttering games again it will kill the games industry.

    #82 6 months ago
  83. justerthought

    That’s a strange point of view you have about programmers. Optimising code is their job. If they get better at their job, code is better optimised. More bang for the buck. You seem to think optimisation is only a thing you do to a specific platform in order to make it perform at it’s best. Code optimisation runs right through computer programming from start to finish at every level.

    You rightly state that optimisation can only get you so far. Once it’s maxed out 100% efficient that’s as far as you can go. You incorrectly state that even old GPU’s run Tomb Raider on ultra. The truth is that only about 5% of the latest cutting edge GPU’s could run Tomb Raider on ultra. TressFX caused the frame rate to drop through the floor and the hair started to misbehave as the processor struggled to compute it, so most PC gamers had to turn it off. The PS4 ran TressFX perfectly at 60fps in the remaster. Optimisation could not do that alone, it was helped by powerful hardware and a unified memory system.

    #83 6 months ago
  84. ps4fanboy

    @64 good for man, enjoy yourself.

    #84 6 months ago

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    Nintendo has updated the North American end of the eShop with Punch-Out!!, Citizens of Earth and Part Two of the Throwback Sale. Here’s the entire update: Nintendo eShop releases Punch-Out!! (originally for Wii) – also 50% off until January 29 Citizens of Earth – introductory price of $11.99 until January 27 Breezeblox (Wii) Midnight (Wii […]

  • The Witcher Battle Arena has arrived on the App Store and Google Play

    The Witcher Battle Arena, CD Projekt RED and Fuero Games’ mobile MOBA, has been released. In Battle Arena, two three-hero teams fight it out as they try to capture and hold conquest points. The game features “no pay-to-win elements”, instead it contains a “player-friendly monetization system.” Every item and functionality can be unlocked entirely through […]

  • Second wave of Star Wars titles arrive on GOG, third wave next week

    The second wave of Star Wars titles will arrive on today with more coming January 27. Today you can pick up the following: Star Wars: Rogue Squadron 3D (digital distribution premiere) Star Wars Rebellion (digital distribution premiere) Star Wars Empire at War: Gold Pack On January 27, the final three games of this wave […]

  • If Microsoft is serious about PC games, Xbox One should be the real Steam Machine

    Forget the magic space goggles. Maybe Valve doesn’t have the wherewithal to realise PC gaming’s TV dream, but Microsoft holds all the keys. If Microsoft really wants to get into PC gaming full-time, it needs to get around the table with Mr Newell and its platinum chequebook. “It’s time for us to talk about gaming […]

  • Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth 1 releases on Steam next week

    Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth 1 will be released on Steam for PC next week. The PC version of the was announced earlier this month and contains upgraded graphics, runs in 1080p, and has both Japanese and English audio. It will release on January 28 for $14.99. Fairy Fencer F and Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth 2 also coming […]

  • Take a look at the controls and special abilities in The Order: 1886

    The Order: 1886 has a new trailer available that highlights the game’s controls and reveals the two special abilities the main protagonist has at his disposal. The game uses a similar control scheme to other shooters, but just in case you wanted to see more gameplay, we’ve got just the thing. The most interesting parts […]

  • These elderly people are better at GTA 5 than you’d expect

    Do old people get video games? Namely something known for its violence like GTA? Well, you’re about to find out. The latest REACT production sits a few elderly men and women in a room and lets them play GTA 5. The results are not what you’d expect, they start off getting a feel for the […]

  • More major Microsoft titles will be coming to PC

    Microsoft will bring more of its franchises to PC. Following on from yesterday’s big Windows stream, Microsoft has released a full recap on Xbox Wire. In the blog post, the firm hid a small bit of news revealing that Fable Legends will not be the only title to come to PC. “Today we announced that […]

  • Someone is attempting to recreate Dark Souls’ Lordran in Minecraft

    Lordran, the land of the ancient lords will soon be explorable in Minecraft thanks to a passionate modder. Davweed is a talented modder attempting to recreate the entire world of Lordran in Minecraft. Lordran is the land where the entire Dark Souls game is set. The goal is to make it a 1:1 scale of […]

  • Elite: Dangerous is getting Community Goals with update 1.1 – all the details

    Patch 1.1 is Elite: Dangerous’ first major update. Developer Frontier has detailed Community Goals, the big change coming with the patch, and more. We were told last week that big additions are coming with patch 1.1, due in February. Today, we learn in more detail what those features are. Namely, what the developer is calling […]

  • Sunset Overdrive, Skyrim and Dead Rising 3 highlight this week’s Deals with Gold

    A new week, a new set of deals for Xbox Live Gold subscribers and we’ve got the full list. Major Nelson posted the deals which are live now and run through Monday, January 26. Highlights include Sunset Overdrive, Dead Rising 3, Skyrim, Final Fantasy 13-2 and more. Check the full list below. Xbox One Dead […]