Larian Studios’ Swen Vincke says it’s due to the split-screen multiplayer.
Larian Studios’ Divinity: Original Sin is one of the best RPGs released in the past several years and console players will finally be able to experience it when the Enhanced Edition releases next month. There are numerous improvements, both visual and gameplay-wise, and Larian has ensured that the game runs at 1080p resolution on both consoles.
However, the frame rate is capped at 30 FPS rather than going to 60 FPS. Swen Vincke, who is co-founder, CEO and creative director of Larian Studios, explained why when speaking to GamingBolt. It’s due to the split-screen co-op mode.
On being asked whether Divinity: Original Sin Enhanced Edition runs at 60 FPS on PS4 and Xbox One, Vincke stated, “No. It’s going to run at 1080p at 30fps. That is because we don’t want to differentiate between split screen and the main mode. You have drop in, drop out multiplayer. People can just jump in with a second controller and start playing in split screen mode that runs at 30 fps.”
Divinity: Original Sin Enhanced Edition is out in October for PS4 and Xbox One. It will also be made available as a free update for owners of the PC version. Stay tuned for our full interview with Swen in the coming days.