Helldivers Confirmed To Run At 60fps On PS4, DualShock 4 Touchpad Function Detailed

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Posted By | On 04th, Feb. 2014 Under News


The PlayStation 4 continues to march on with both indie and mainstream titles due in the coming months. Of course, there’s plenty of other games planned for down the line, including Arrowhead Games’ Helldivers, which is a top down shooter that will also be available on the PS Vita and PlayStation 3.

The PS4 version will score an advantage over other platforms though, as CEO and Game Director Johan Pilestedt has revealed to GamingBolt that it will run at 1080p resolution and 60 FPS on the next gen console.

“The game will run at 1080p/60fps on the PS4, 720p/30fps on PS3 and native resolution on Vita in 30fps.”

As for how the DualShock 4’s touchpad will be integrated into the gameplay, Pilestedt stated that, “On the Vita we will use touch-interface for certain commands, with the PS4 the touch pad will as of now only use the click-down functionality. At Arrowhead we’re pretty stubborn about using tech just for the sake of using tech – we believe that each feature that goes into the game needs to use the most sensible option for that control.

“This doesn’t mean that we think the touch-pad is bad or a gimmick in any way; it just isn’t necessary for this title – but we do have some ideas of how to use it for future projects.”

Helldivers is currently scheduled to release by the end of 2014. Stay tuned for more news and updates in the coming months.

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  • Gerry Gantry

    I hope DEVS don’t start thinking that just because you’re releasing a game on the PS4, that you have to utilize the touchpad. If it makes the gameplay faster and better, then by all means, but the normal controller set-up has served everyone extremely well in the past. I’m just saying, don’t feel like you have to use it. It’s a glorified ‘select’ button. I like using it on maps and stuff so far.

    • matthew tripoli

      very true. The new thief game uses the touchpad very well. Instead of having to hold a button down and scroll to select weapon and ammo types you use the touch pad and they claim it works great.From gameplay trailers I saw selections were fast. I hope more games use it for this kind of thing

    • RoadShow

      I seriously don’t think anyone thinks they “have to” use it. But having the options of touchpad, speaker & light bar there are huge. Talk about immersing yourself in the game.

      No one is going to use a feature that doesn’t suit them. If they do then they aren’t a good developer.

  • Dakan45

    Also on wiiu, xbox one, ps3 and a 7 year old pc…come on, sony uses 60 fps as a hype label, OFCOURSE you can do 60 fps in indie games without impressive graphics.

    • Lacerz

      Tomb Raider too!

    • Dakan45

      and the pc version apparently has better graphics than the ps4 version. According to digital foundry.

    • John D

      This guy^ LMFAO And according to many other sites the PS4 and XB1 version PWNS PC version. So there is that.

    • Dakan45

      Many other sites that have clueless morons, digital foundry is the best when it comes comparisons in graphics and framerate and they stated

      “even with the “Definitive Edition” changes, the next gen consoles version fail to trump the PC version”

      this is what Digital Foundary says

      “A direct comparison with the PC version set to the ultimate quality preset reveals some large discrepancies between the Definitive Editions compared with the full-fat PC experience. Aspects such as tessellation are missing on the characters and environments, with some of these elements appearing more blocky on the PS4 and Xbox One as a result. Meanwhile, motion blur is used much more sparingly, while texture resolution is noticeably lower in some cases.”

      “Running with the ultimate preset enabled and the original TressFX in action, it’s clear that the Definitive Edition delivers an upgrade in select areas, but fails to trump the PC game in all respects. Certainly, when it comes to running at 1080p60 – or with even higher resolutions and frame-rate – no other platform can truly offer a PC-beating experience.””

      CRYYYYYY moronic troll.

    • Chilled_Abuse

      It’s a Sony exclusive so I doubt it

    • chava

      How is that different from MS hyping about the x1 being able to game in 4k, when if anything only indies will be able to achieve those kind of res and it might not even be 60fps. And didn’t they do the same when spartan Assault hit the x1?

    • John D

      You can blame the connect and slow ddr3 ram plus a whopping 3GB of Ram for TV and OS for Xbox. That is why all multiplatform games will be less appealing on XB1.

    • Dakan45

      Its the gpu not the ram.

    • Opt1kon

      You sir sound butthurt

    • Dakan45

      and you sound braindamaged, why would i be impressed that a indie game that could run on a freaking iphone gets 60 fps on ps4?

    • John D

      But your 7 year old PC will not have this game. So who cares. It is a PS4 exclusive and only 1 of 1000,s headed to the console. So go cry somewhere else.

    • Dakan45

      Cant say i care about this piece of crap game. Infact pc has a TON of exlusives that are better than this.

      So yeah you cry you idiot.

    • Opt1kon

      if you didn’t care why put your input ? LOL butthurt fanboy

    • Dakan45

      butthurt fanboy of what?

      You consoletards acing like dumb kids, throwing the word butthurt with nothing to back it up.

      Ok then my turn, you are butthurt that sony is overhyping 60 fps on indie 2d games. ahahahha butthurt kid.

    • Opt1kon

      You aren’t the only one with a PC LOL i just happen to enjoy PC as well AS CONSOLES and so far wether you like it or not sony is flexing their muscles with the PS4 might not be as good as a GTX 770 OC but the ps4 gets the job done it seems

    • Dakan45

      Cant dissagree with that but am i suppose to be impressed that a indie game can run 1080p 60 fps? A 7 year old pc can run that game on 1080p 60 fps.

      Sony isnt flexing anything, all their divisions are leaking money, only ps4 sells and ps4 wasnt even made by sony japanesse engineers but by westerners and amd. Still better than xbone.

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  • Darkologia

    nice looks like ton of fun
    whats with salty comments lol


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