Outlast PS4 Runs At 60 fps, Developer Faced No CPU Thread Management Issues

Red Barrels co-founder cites no difference between PS4 and PC versions.

Outlast

Outlast was easily one of the scariest games of 2013. To top it all, it even won GamingBolt’s Best Indie Game and PC Game of 2013 Awards. Now the scares are coming to PlayStation 4 as Outlast will be a part of PlayStation Plus in February and available for free to subscribers.

In order to know more about the PS4 version, we got in touch with Philippe Morin, co-founder of development team Red Barrels.

The demand behind 60 frames per second – despite some damn good looking games like Ryse: Son of Rome running at 30 FPS – is as high as ever, and the question for a next gen release will always be whether or not it runs at full HD 60 FPS. Fortunately for PlayStation 4 users, Philippe has confirmed with GamingBolt that Outlast will run at 60 frames per second at 1080p resolution.

It was revealed not too long ago that the single core speed of the PlayStation 4’s CPU is lower than that found in a high-end PC. We asked whether this created any CPU thread management issues on the PS4, to which he replied: “We didn’t run into any issues. We’re using all the cores and the [amount of] RAM also helps.”

He also revealed that there are no differences between the PC and PlayStation 4 versions. “As far as we’re concerned, both versions look the same,” he said.

Outlast will be available in February for the PlayStation 4. You can check out our review of the excellent PC version here.


  • matt

    Yes but Project CARS achieves realism and they say single core speed on ps4 is not even close to WiiU’s or high end pc ????

    • Psionicinversion

      well the best way to compare single core speed on the PS4 and X1 for that matter is to look at AMD’s CPU’s mainly. Single threaded performance on AMD processor arent all that great i think and its a flaw in the architecture, I cant remember what it is but its not as good as Intels. Intels i think manages stuff better whereas AMD’s needs to be maybe highly parallel to get the best out of it. Recent benchmarks of Mantle on the PC have shown it helps to boost AMD processors “power” by quite a bit i think probably because its written to use the 8 cores properly. Dont bother about mantle for consoles cus they use there own low level API’s. Project CARS realism will be to do with a low level API freeing up the CPU to do more than like proper DX build cus its not designed to run everything and the washing machine, and the whole console is optimised to run as efficiently as possible with lowest times to parts such as the GDDR5 as spread around the CPU etc.

      PC’s are limited by DX and its CPU calls which is what mantle is trying to free up to allow the GPU’s to achieve maximum power cus at the moe there trying to brute force through the problem create an API that doesnt let the GPU get limited by the CPU and you can unlock more power. atm how much is still up for debate but mantle is still very early beta so lots of time to improve

    • matt

      Look Slighty mads Andy Tudor said ps4’s single core speed is slow not even close to high end pc so with looking at his game i believe him end of……….only this dev is using 6 cores,Andy tudor is using 4 cores,WiiU uses 1 core…….Hmmmmm,WiiU cpu cores are powerful and the 3 cores in WiiU would demolish ps4’s Amd jaguar cores,wiiu’s main cpu core has 3MB of edram cache……which means very powerful.

    • Psionicinversion

      I never said the Jaguar cores were powerful i was saying as a general rule AMD’s single threaded performance is not all that great across there enitre range of processors (might get better with steamroller architecture but no ones sure when thats coming out) maybe i should of added the 1.5Ghz (i think) of the PS4 and 1.6Ghz and X1’s (i think) means its performance will be quite low. Jaguar cores are low powered stuff and no low powered core is going to be a performance king, actaully thinking about it i wonder if thats why they push as much to GPGPU (well GPGPU is more nvidias thing OpenCL is more amd but there both the same anyway) as they can because the CPU is underpowered so lets the GPU do the heavy lifting

    • BroJ

      The jaguars in the PS4 is different then the ones you think are in it. Remember they optimize each component of a console for gaming.

      http://www.extremetech.com/gaming/154924-secrets-of-the-ps4-heavily-modified-radeon-supercharged-apu-design

      Hence the word modified. They are not the same as buying a graphics card with Jaguar in them. You cannot rebuild a PS4 in your basement.

      PS4 exclusives down the rode will be graphically above any game on any platform. Mark my words. Naughty Dog and Sony Santa Monica will prove this.

    • Psionicinversion

      I dont think you can buy “jaguar” APU’s for computers… the only reason why they can get away with low powered CPU’s is because the API’s they use minimise the need of the CPU and the PS4 pushes computing stuff to the GPU as well and the APU needs to be custom otherwise it wouldnt be able to push anywhere near the level of detail they have now but sonys HSA implementation was definately a guinea pig for AMD’s own HSA APU implementation, how better it is to use other peoples money to advance your own technology :d

    • Psionicinversion

      oh and graphically above anything on any platform? have you seen cryengine 4, omg its absolutely stunning and will cripple hardware for many years to come, well if its used to get the most out of it and no console will run it. if Crysis 4 is ported to a console the graphics will have to be dumbed down alot, also witcher 3 is supposed be graphically amazing so that will be the best test between graphics on multiplatform even if you do need an expensive graphics card for the PC to run it at max detail you will be able to see by how much the differences are but youll have wait till decemeber of this year though haha

    • John D

      Unreal Engine 4 looks stunning to.

      Witcher 3 is going to be a very great indicator of how powerful these consoles are. Why? Because of them only developing for PC and Next gen consoles. I am excited to see that face off.

      I do not care what I have to play it on that game is going to be a masterpiece.

  • bradley012345

    I hate PC gamers leave the Console Community alone I built a high end gaming PC but still bought the PS4 why? Cause the only game I play is Tekken and such classics that are not on PC

    • Dakan45

      Oh please there was a article about a pc exlusive developer saying he is more happy this time around about the next gen consoles because they are a more like pcs so it will make everything easier for pc gamers…and thats that.

      This site trying to make it sound like he praised consoles and despite the fact that it was completely offtopic, all the consoletards came here and argued which console was more powerfull and which has the bext exlusives.

      WHICH WAS OFFTOPIC.

      Long story short consoletards dont need an excuse to start arguing about their precious consoles even on a pc article.

      Ps: all i said was that outlast can run on 60 fps 1080p on a old pc, ps4 and xbo should easilly run it.

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  • Dakan45

    too bad sony is lossing money though and all their divisions all losing money so you need to sell as many ps4s as possible.

    Nitendo will be fine, sony however.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9JTZI73JHxw

    So
    many sony fanboys think ps3 won the generation. NOPE x360 sold more
    copies when it was relevant, ps3 selling more in the end was pointless
    since they sold them super cheap and their finacials have gone to sht.

    Nitendo won last gen, they had the most sales.

    Ms is 3.5 times sony’s size, xbox is not their main srouce of income, they will be fine, its only sony that is in danger.

    All that from a pc master race dude.

    • BroJ

      HA HA HA this is from your awesome site you like. See I can copy and paste garbage as well. Xbox 1 cannot even run there exclusives in 720P at 30fps. LOL Your a joke and Xb1 is a joke.

      “Undeniable advances these may be, we can’t shrug off the feeling that other facets of the game’s visual design suffer in the bid to achieve these bullet-points. Double-checking the native resolution, the game is indeed running at a fixed 1280×720 resolution as stated, with what appears to be the hallmarks of post-processing anti-aliasing. On the face of it, the limited pixel count gives Dead Rising 3 the familiar jagged look of almost any current-gen title you’d care to mention, not helped by the studio’s decision to push for broader draw distances where distant details are obfuscated by the lower-resolution window.”

      “Inevitably, much of this comes at a price; specifically to the frame-rate. When dealing with the signature scenes involving uncountable enemies on-screen, we’re left with some very sluggish motion, while the streaming system also seems to spike CPU, resulting in lost performance. The statement from the team is that a locked 30fps is targeted here, but in the build we saw there’s a huge gap to be bridged in this regard; drops to 20fps are consistent and sustained when outdoors, with 16fps being our record low during some of the biggest explosions. With Battlefield 4 on Xbox One, the drop to 720p opened the door to 60fps gameplay – Dead Rising 3’s big issue is that despite the upgrades, the feeling in terms of refresh and response often feels very much like a poorly optimised current-gen title.”

    • Psionicinversion

      I personally think your the one in the wrong because if the X1 even if the PS4 is pushing that many zombies in a scene its not just 2000 zombies, its 2k zombies with physwics its own movement and will tax any system this s what you not realising. and GPGPU can only take you so far until that gets overloaded which thr PS4 is substantially better at atm but still;l dint count it out.

    • BroJ

      There is no denying that if Dead Rising 3 was on PS4 only we would be looking at a drastic performance difference unless developer is lazy. PS4 is winning every face off on multi platform games. And when developers like Naughty dog show what they can do on PS4 there wont even be a PC game that looks that good.

      Gameinformer has played the exclusive The Order 1886 on PS4 and they said it is the most graphically impressive game they have ever seen.

    • Psionicinversion

      It wouldnt have more performance increase in terms of framerate tbh cus theyd just slap more zombies in, thats why it runs at 30 fps cus thats there target frame rate and if its doing 40-50fps there isnt enough zombies so theyd just keep on sticking em in till it dropped to around 30fps

    • Dakan45

      yeah xbox one is a joke.

      But ps4 is a oveyhped piece of crap and you sonytards like to suck tiny japanessed dcks when they didnt even make the damn thing, amd made it based on their LAPTOP APU tech and have admited that its nowhere near a powerful as a their pc hardware.

      On top of that intel and nvidia have alot more power and the x86 architecture and mantle will make games run better on pcs

      Sorry kid, you got pwned consoles are history.

  • Daniel Lawson

    a game running on URE3 can run at 1080p60 on an 8 core 64 bit system… I’m so surprised! /sarcasm

  • Broj’swife

    Let me explain about Dakan45: he is an overgrown ole man that sits in his granny’s basement n stalks us. Dat is who he is. Prolly gots nasty wieners on his computer.

    • Dakan45

      What? stop speakign gibberish you pathetic troll.

  • Broj’swife

    So Waz up with ps2??

  • John D

    gay tard.

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