Uncharted 4 might suffer a 30fps penalty to maintain the experience.
Naughty Dog are a well known and highly respected development body within the video game industry, but that doesn’t put them beyond criticism from their fans. And that’s exactly what’s happening now following the announcement that the game won’t be 60fps if it compromises the players gaming experience.
Bruce Straley, game director at Naughty Dog, spoke out in the latest issue of EDGE about the games frame rate, which is a touchy subject for some gamers, by saying “We’re actually above 30, but we locked it [for the demo]…”… “We’re going to do whatever it takes to make the game we want to make. If it means we could go for 60 but lose something that would really impact the player’s experience, then it’s our choice as developers to say, ‘Well, we’re going to go for the experience over the 60 frames.'”
EDGE have said that a debug station showed that the game was running at 37fps, which isn’t surprising given that all the previous Uncharted games have been running at 30fps and not 60fps. Though given the strength of the PS4, players are starting to demand 60fps as standard.