PS4 Is Powerful But Achieving 1080p/60fps Without Major Development Challenges Is Arguable

Housemarque explains that achieving 1080p and 60fps with superior graphical effects is a challenge.

Posted By | On 22nd, Aug. 2014 Under News | Follow This Author @GamingBoltTweet


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Housemarque are currently working on Alienation, a PlayStation 4 exclusive which was revealed during last week’s Sony Gamescom presentation. For those of you who don’t know, Housemarque is the developer behind last year’s critical hit Resogun which was praised not only for its gameplay but also for its slick visuals running at 1080p and 60fps.

Given that Alienation is their second major project on the PlayStation 4, does it make them comfortable that they are working on a machine that has allowed achieving those targets without any major development challenges?

“I would argue on the “without major development challenges” part. PS4 is powerful, but it really depends on what you have on screen,” Tommaso De Benetti from Housemarque said to GamingBolt. “In Alienation we have destructible environments, a new tech for liquids, another one for rendering materials such as metals, plus a pretty insane particle system. I mean, if you’re running a puzzle game, sure, 1080p and 60fps are not a challenge.”

It’s important to note that this in no way indicates Alienation will run below 1080p and 60fps and in fact they are still working on optimizing the game. Given that the game comes out in 2015, we can hope that Housemarque achieves that standard once again.

Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

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  • Guest

    In my opinion, both systems are much weaker than they should have been, especially the x1.

    • Failz

      PS4 and X1 are the same, both med powered PCs. Don’t try to justifie the PS4, its still weak and don’t expect 1080p/60 unless its a last gen port or indie title.

    • krouse93

      PS4 has GDDR5 RAM. Xbone, has no such thing.

    • Failz

      Bla Bla bla 8 gigs isn’t enough Ram in general.

    • demfax

      It is enough RAM.

    • Failz

      Lol Demfax take your fanboyism Pony ways out of here. 8 gigs is nothing, these systems only use 5 gigs out of the 8. Consoles are holding back quality. The Witcher 3, Star Citizen, BF4, The Division, Watch Dogs and many others all want a word with you.

    • demfax

      PS4 is more powerful than most PCs. It is low end PCs holding back “PC gaming”.

      5 GB is plenty of RAM for a next gen game.

      Stop spreading fanboy FUD, lies, and hate and get help. It’s not healthy to hate pieces of plastic and people who like playing video games on them. You are WRONG and EVIL.

    • Failz

      Consoles and Cheap skates hold gaming back. Games on PC will always have higher graphic settings regardless of the PC you own. Unlike consoles, PC gaming you can upgrade your PC and all your games benefits from it. Where as you have to buy a completely new console which makes all your old games useless and to top it off, they remaster the same games over again and make you buy the gane twice.. lol keep sucking up to them because they love your money. Truth hurts.

    • demfax

      PCs and consoles have different pros and cons depending on THE CONSUMER’s needs.

      You are a hateful, lying fanboy that refuses to admit that, and you pretend your delusional opinions are “the truth”.

    • demfax

      PCs and consoles have different pros and cons depending on THE CONSUMER’s needs.

      You refuse admit that, you keep spreading lies, and you pretend your hateful opinions are “the truth”.

    • Guest

      my xbox one has secret sauce dx12 and secondary GPU with 16GB GDDR6 under the motherboard , just you wait..

    • Manoj Varughese

      been waiting…

    • PC Elitist

      My xbox one have secret sauce under the motherboard , secondary dx12 gpu with 16 GDDR5 memories , microsoft will unlock it soon, just you wait

    • The Wolf 47

      The Last of Us on PS4 is 1080p/60fps.
      A game that when it was on PS3 was 720p and barely 20fps.
      It’s still a great upgrade if you ask me.
      Every PS4 game acheives high to ultra high settings of the PC version.

      PCs have been holding out for years and they’re just starting to put out the good stuff, at a premium price that is.

      What PC gamers considers “high-end” PCs are mostly those with multiple graphics card and nothing less.
      There’s no limit on the number of PC parts except your wallet as it is expensive when you want something with performance, just like a sports car.

    • Failz

      Steam Boxes use DDR3 ram and are more powerful. Get off your GDDR5 ram nonsense that Sony fed you.

    • demfax

      PS4s choice of GDDR5 RAM for a unified memory system was better than DDR3 in the Xbox One. He was comparing PS4 to Xbox One, not to PC. You are WRONG and EVIL.

    • Manoj Varughese

      I guess in a year’s time, studios like Naughty Dog, Quantic Dream and Sony Santa Monica would settle these doubts. Waiting for the account to start. It’s the 3rd party studios particularly Ubisoft and almost all the games outed on PS4 frm them that has put the doubt in many PC enthusiasts. Again CD projekt looks like they are trying to attain parity across the consoles, in the process PS4 could get a little nerfed up version than it should.

    • demfax

      Naughty Dog and Santa Monica Studios will do some impressive things.

    • demfax

      There will be no parity if PS4’s stronger hardware is being pushed. In essentially every way, the PS4’s hardware is more powerful than the XBO’s.

      If they’re the same resolution, PS4 will have a framerate or visual effects advantage, or its stronger hardware isn’t being pushed.

      Factual PS4 Hardware Advantages: +6 CUs, +540 GFlops (40% greater) or more, +16 ROPs, +6 ACEs/CQs, better GPGPU support (volatile bit and onion+ gpu cache bypass bus), better performing CPU, faster unified memory, and less OS overhead.

    • Failz

      Lol keep dreaming. Developers will use the Steam boxes as there primary system and your petty consoles will only get the downgraded version of the games. X1 and PS4 will get the same ports. If your talking about PS4 having 5 frame differences then your sad, while Steam Boxes will be get superior versions. Sorry you get what you paid for.

    • demfax

      Nobody said anything about Steamboxes.

      PS4 is the more powerful console. It is more powerful than “5 frame differences”, you are LYING and EVIL.

      Anyone with technical knowledge knew PS4’s game graphics performance would be better for the entire generation as soon as the specs were official. That was well over a year ago. Apparently it’s taking some people a LONG time to come to terms with reality. It’s going to be a very long generation for you.

      You are lying, WRONG, and EVIL. Spreading fanboy FUD, lies, and hate and get help. It’s not healthy to hate pieces of plastic and people who like playing video games on them.

    • Failz

      Lol SteamBox is a console and funny how Valve choose DDR3 ram over GDDR5 ram and yet the SteamBox kills the PS4 in graphics and that’s the low end model lol. Enjoy your cheap console.

    • demfax

      PS4 is 1.84TF or comparable to a mid range PC or Radeon 7850. The cheapest Steamboxes are $500 and have rebranded 7850s.

      GDDR5 RAM was a good choice for a unified memory system. Unified memory has some advantages over split memory systems.

      Stop spreading fanboy FUD, lies, and hate and get help. It’s not healthy to hate pieces of plastic and people who like playing video games on them. You are WRONG and EVIL.

  • Psionicinversion

    good luck… your not going get there without sacrifices though

  • Dying_in_this_Crap_World

    Cry me a river.

  • Starman

    First of all , it’s an INDIE GAME , if you can’t and or having problems with , achieving 1080p and 60fps on an INDIE GAME , it’s either you are low lvl DEV or the hardware/software is weak … AND THIS IS A INDIE GAME FOLKS , ENOUGH SAID !
    PS: Stop trying to make it seem like this is a major huge project … and RESOGUN , was a free INDIE LUNCH TITLE …give me a freaking break .

    • demfax

      Alienation is a technically demanding game.

      Stop spreading fanboy FUD, lies, and hate.

    • Manoj Varughese

      What’s keeping an indie game from not doing high polygons?!!

  • You are flat out wrong’s mom

    ps4 can run 1080p 60fps easily, since it runs nothing but indie games that look like ps2 graphics

  • You are flat out wrong’s mom

    of course ps4 can handle 1080p 60fps, it runs nothing but indie games that look like ps2 graphics

    • Jecht_Sin

      Yup. And a 2 years old PC game like Diablo 3 at a locked 1080p60fps. The Xbone obviously suffers on that as well, though.

    • Failz

      Both versions of D3 on XB1 and PS4 aren’t locked @ 60 frames. Iv been playing D3 for years in 1080p and 60 frames. And your still behind.

    • demfax

      PS4 version of Diablo 3 is 60 fps almost all of the time.

    • Failz

      Oh wow and the X1 runs identical at 55+ frames. Iv been playing D3 at 60 since its release. PS4 is not locked 60. All that extra hardware in the PS4 for an extra 5 frames lol

    • demfax

      Neither version is locked at 60 FPS.

      Xbox version drops to the mid-low 50s with a few beastmen on screen early in the game. There are framedrops below 50 later in the game with dozens of enemies on the screen and effects going off.

      The PS4 version drops frames in some areas of Act V. Xbox even worse (far lower than 50 fps).

      Digital Foundry didn’t test the game long enough to see the greater framedrops.

      You are lying, WRONG, and EVIL. Spreading fanboy FUD, lies, and hate and get help. It’s not healthy to hate pieces of plastic and people who like playing video games on them.

    • Failz

      Yeah ok so gamers are going to complain about 5 frame differences. While PC gamers enjoy the solid 60 on every next gen title. You need to go outside.

    • demfax

      It is NOT 5 frame differences. You are WRONG and EVIL.

    • demfax

      You are lying, evil, and WRONG. Stop spreading fanboy FUD, lies, and hate.

    • Manoj Varughese

      Perhaps none of them had a look at FOX engine with PS4’s power. PT aka Silent Hill.

  • HisDivineOrder

    Sounds like he’s giving himself wiggle room while also demanding more respect for achieving something that isn’t quite a given or “easy.”

  • demfax

    Big surprise, this article is swarming with malicious, lying microsoft shills spreading LIES and HATE.

  • jlenoconel

    How come all Wii U games are 1080p (from what I hear) but PS4 games are not (or might not be)?


 

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