The Division On PS4/Xbox One Will Allow For Better FPS Performance, Will Have More Graphical Options

Lighting aspects can be changed.

Posted By | On 06th, Feb. 2016 Under News | Follow This Author @GamingBoltTweet

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Tom Clancy’s The Division performs quite well on the consoles, the PS4 and Xbox One. Running at 1080p (dynamic on the Xbox One) and maintaining an almost locked 30 fps, Ubisoft Massive’s open world MMO shooter is shaping up quite well. In the beta we learned that the console versions comes with a couple of graphics options that allows us to adjust the sharpening and toggle on/off chromatic aberration. But it seems there will be more options at launch.

In an interview with Youtube channel Team Epiphany, a Ubisoft developer confirmed that the final game will have more graphic options on the console versions that will help improve performance even more.

“It’s such a great [thing] that we have given the option that you can decide which certain lighting aspects to improve frame rates in the console versions. I don’t know if any other game that does that. So if you want to choose [better] frame rate over visuals, you can if you want.”

When asked whether these options were present in the beta, the developer stated that, “Not sure, if it’s in the beta actually.” And indeed, such options were not present in the beta. Given that the interview was recently conducted there is a good chance that these will be present in the retail version or possibly added later on via a patch.

Another thing to note is whether this means that the game can possibly run at 60fps on consoles. This is extremely unlikely as this will require quite a drastic downgrade on consoles to achieve that. Not to mention, that the game uses a heavy physics based engine, taxing the CPUs on consoles. So we can assume that these extra graphical options may help the game achieve a rock solid 30fps even during the game’s most taxing scenarios. We will only know for sure when the game launches.

The Division launches March 8th on the PS4, Xbox One and PC.

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  • red2k

    I like what they are doing. They are actually breaking the miths about console capabilities.

    • Joe

      They’re not breaking myths, they’re simply admitting that consoles are not even capable of maintaining 30fps in modern games. We saw this in both Witcher 3 and Fallout 4.

      If you ask me, this is a little bit scary. It could open the way for console devs to make unoptimised games and just be like “just turn the graphics down if it bothers you”.

      One of the only advantages the console has over the PC is its ‘plug in and play’ nature; no messing around with settings and configurations. This could start a trend that ruins that.

    • Riggybro

      Exactly. If console releases are not broken enough already… it’s just opening the floodgates for more 25 fps releases.

      I say – just fix the damn game to work in the first place if consoles cannot handle high textures at 1080p then use medium textures at 900p instead!

    • Joe


    • Jake

      “they’re simply admitting that consoles are not even capable of maintaining 30fps in modern games”
      my pc can’t even play modern games. wish i had funds to get a powerful pc to play these games

  • Charles – The Great and Powerf

    Dynamic resolution is 1080p full screen and 80% of that when a 5th of the screen is taken up by a snapped app. It just makes it look appropriate on a TV with a snapped app. A feature that is NOT available on PS-Bore. Xbox One is better obviously. 😛

  • Riggybro

    I don’t geddit.
    They are actually admitting the game will sometimes run sub-30fps and you can improve it by turning down some graphics features??

    (-Because obviously on console it can only run at a locked 30 to avoid stutter/tearing you can not run at for example 35-40fps without a dynamic refresh rate)

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  • Truth™

    Adjusting settings for a Silky smooth 30FPS


  • Illuminati

    Hearing about this actually made me want to get it more for PS4 instead of my PC..But i thought I’d be able to turn some graphics down to get me up to 45-60fps not a steady 30…This is looking better and better on PC everyday even with all the hacks im sure that are going to happen on it.


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