John Carmack: There will be a lot of 30hz games on Xbox 720 and PS4

Posted By | On 24th, May. 2012 Under News | Follow This Author @KartikMdgl

John Carmack has revealed some things about next gen that will make a lot of people who are anticipating the next gen consoles, quiver in their boots.

He has revealed that increase in processing power doesn’t necessarily mean that games will be running at 1080p and 60fps, in fact, he has said that he will see more 30 fps games next gen.

“There will still be lots of 30hz games, which I don’t think it is a good trade,” he tweeted, in response to a question asked by a fan.

“If TVs didn’t add lag, it would be more clear cut,” he added.

Well, it remains to be seen if that is indeed the case, but I personally think we will be seeing a lot of 60 fps games since the current consoles are over 6 years old now. But what do I know? I am just a writer who can only speculate, while Carmack created Rage.

I kid… I hope it isn’t true though. Tell us what you think in the comments section below.

Thanks, Nirolak.

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  • CZ

    Makes sense. Some developers might choose to sacrifice framerate and/or resolution in exchange for imrpoving other aspects of the graphics, such as polygon counts, texture quality, and lighting quality.

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  • Andy

    We will see a lot of 60fps at the beginning, because those games won’t utilize much of the power of the consoles. The reason we have games that run at 30fps is because it allows developers to max out the amount of power they’re pulling from these systems. Beyond that, it can also add a cinematic feel to certain types of games (like Uncharted or Assassin’s Creed)


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