No 60fps for Fallout 4 on consoles, PC users unaffected
If you are planning to play “Fallout 4” on PS4 or Xbox One, you will have to settle for 30fps (frames-per-second) as opposed to the PC version which will not be limited.
The confirmation came from Bethesda Softworks earlier today. The company Tweeted to it followers, “Fallout 4 is 1080p & 30fps on Xbox One and PS4. Resolution and FPS are not limited in any way on the PC.”
This isn’t anything new in the console way of life, as many games have either chosen to pair 720p resolution with 60fps, or 1080p graphics with 30fps. This happens more often with larger AAA titles like first-person shooters, or other open-world games like “Assassin’s Creed: Unity” which require more resources.
With an open-world RPG like “Fallout 4” the difference in framerate might not be that hard of a pill to swallow for console gamers, the gameplay in most “Fallout” installments is hardly what we would call ‘quick-paced.’
This will most likely not hurt the overall sales of “Fallout 4” in any major way, the game is one of the most highly-anticipated titles of 2015 and is only available on three platforms.
Consumers are more likely concerned with how well the game will run on their respective platforms at launch. ‘Assassin’s Creed Unity’ was a disaster of bugs and glitches when it released, causing fury and backlash with all who pre-ordered or bought the game at launch. We are hoping the same doesn’t happen on November 10, 2015 when “Fallout 4” hits store shelves across the country.