Get Even Developer Unsure About Pushing for 60fps On PS4/Xbox One: “The Feeling is a Bit Odd”

Lead designer Wojciech Pazdur compares the feeling to watching films in 48 FPS.

Posted By | On 21st, Feb. 2014 Under News


With the next generation of consoles, there’s been a very high, if somewhat unrealistic, demand for all games to be at 1080p resolution and run at 60 frames per second. After all, with all the supposed power they’re touting, doesn’t it make sense to go with the most fluid motion in the sharpest arrangement of pixels possible?

Get Even lead designer and The Farm 51 director of development Wojciech Pazdur is a bit unsure about the 60 FPS part. Given the importance of 1080p/60 FPS for next gen games, we asked if the studio would be able to hit the same requirements on the PS4 and Xbox One with Get Even.

Pazdur responded that, “Technology fully allows for it, but I’m not sure if we’ll be pushing this direction. I’ve already played Get Even in 60 FPS even on not so powerful PC rigs, and have to say, that feeling is a little bit…odd. Cause of extreme realism of environments, the final effects leads to concerns similar to high frame rate perception issues in 48 FPS movies or TV broadcast series and makes the scene look a little bit unreal. We have to address it, anyway.”

Remember when The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey released in select theaters at 48 FPS (the usual cinema standard being 24 FPS) and it was quickly criticized for looking phony and just plain jarring? Odds are that The Farm 51 feels the same way about Get Even. Nonetheless, it will be intriguing to see if they end up with the same frame rate when the game releases for Xbox One, PC and PS4. Check out our entire interview with Pazdur here.

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  • Kamille

    lots of people hated the Hobbit for being 48 frames but I loved it. Especially with the reduced judder that ruins most action films.

  • mikeslemonadeFromN4G

    Bad developer or money-hatted from Microsoft to do parity? You pick.

    • Psionicinversion

      well you never know if its using photo realism for everything that looks like a proper film it may seem weird at a high frame rate. Think thats what there getting at. Youll have to wait and see it for yourself

    • Thinkaboutit

      Fanboy alert

    • Michael Norris

      No he is right…Pc games run at 60fps why not console games? well…Ps4 games.

    • Thinkaboutit

      The only 1080p 60fps game out is on the xbox so yea…

    • Blitz

      What!? How about Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition, COD: Ghosts, Strider, Outlast, Killzone 4 in multiplayer, Knack, Resogun, Warframe, Flower and Don’t Starve?

      Try doing a little research, bro.

    • darren evans

      How is he right? Yes a pc can do it but pcs are very powerful. You can’t expect every game to be 1080p 60fps when it costs a lot of money for a pc to manage it with the amazing graphics. Comparing a console to pc is honestly like comparing ps2 to ps4

  • darren evans

    Funny how some people want 60fps on every single game they play. I wouldn’t like to play something like uncharted at 60fps as things look too smooth. More fps means less movie like,less immersive. If a game can do 60fps @ 1080p without struggling then you know they haven’t putenough effort into the game. Pc gamers believe it or not don’t all want high refresh rates. I choose graphics and resolution over fps on everything appart from shooters. Higher fps is for fast moving scenes to keep up with the refresh rate,if a game doesn’t have fast moving scenes,it doesn’t need to utilise the full refresh rate, that’s where the lower frame rate comes in. Look at the type of game and decide if you think it needs more hz,fps. If not, don’t worry about it. And that’s coming from a pc gamer with a ps4

  • Eden’s Cross

    Consoles aren’t powerful enough. Film framerate !=video game framerate. I don’t blame the developers for this though.


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