Dishonored 2’s “sub-par” PC port “had no business” shipping in such a poor state

By Matt Martin
25 November 2016 14:45 GMT

Tech test savages Arkane’s big release.


Digital Foundry has claimed that the PC port of Dishonored 2 is a technical mess and “had no business shipping in that state”.

In a tech test that pulls no punches, the report calls the game “sub-par” and “remarkably poor”, suggesting that developer Arkane will need to do a lot more than simply patch the existing problems to bring it up to scratch.

“It’s stunning to think that this title actually shares technological underpinnings with Doom 2016 – a title that runs maxed-out at over 100fps at 4K on the same hardware,” said Digital Foundry boss Rich Leadbetter.

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The PS4 Pro version of Dishonored 2 is the strongest of the three formats according to the report, but the game is hampered by a frame-rate that stumbles when multiple enemies are on screen.

“20fps gameplay isn’t really acceptable under any circumstance,” concludes Digital Foundry.

You can read the full report through the link.

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