The Last Guardian Dropping To Sub 10 FPS On Standard PS4 Models

That's one way to get people to upgrade, I guess.

Posted By | On 05th, Dec. 2016

the last guardian

Sony’s The Last Guardian, the latest game by visionary auteur Fumito Ueda, is finally out after a ten year long development cycle. The jury is still out on whether or not the game was worth the wait (early indications seem to imply that it was), but PS4 owners may want to wait before they jump in and buy the game regardless- at least, those who own standard PS4 systems might want to, anyway.

According to reports by PlayStation Universe and Digital Foundry, the game is slowing down to absolutely unacceptable frame rates- we’re talking it dropping into single digits, sub 10 FPS on older PS4 systems. The difference in frame rate between PS4 and PS4 Pro is stark and astounding- it’s a surprise that a game in this state managed to clear QA at all.

With that said, PlayStation Universe’s report indicates that restarting the system helped alleviate the problem, so maybe this is a bug, possibly caused by overflows or memory leaks- in which case, I seriously hope that Sony get a hotfix out pronto. Right now, the game is, very literally, unplayable.


Amazing Articles You Might Want To Check Out!



Share Your Thoughts Below  (Always follow our comments policy!)



Keep On Reading!

Destruction AllStars Developer Delays Season 2, Releases New Patch

Destruction AllStars Developer Delays Season 2, Releases New Patch

The game's July update fixes several issues, adds new battle pass tiers, online parties for solo game modes, n...

Crimson Desert Delayed to Unknown Date

Crimson Desert Delayed to Unknown Date

Pearl Abyss is dedicating more time "to adding new ideas for an even deeper, enriching game" while ensuring "t...

Resident Evil Village and Monster Hunter Rise Drive Record Q1 Profits for Capcom

Resident Evil Village and Monster Hunter Rise Drive Record Q1 Profits for Capcom

Thanks to the strong sales of major recent releases, Capcom has posted the highest profits in its history for ...

Blacktail Interview – Story, Combat, Morality, and More

Blacktail Interview – Story, Combat, Morality, and More

Bartosz Kapron, CEO and creative director at The Parasight, speaks with GamingBolt about the studio's upcoming...

F1 2021 Update Re-enables Ray-Tracing on PS5

F1 2021 Update Re-enables Ray-Tracing on PS5

Several improvements have also been made to the PC version, including improvements to DLSS implementation, opt...

PS5 – M.2 SSD Expansion Support Coming in Next Software Update

PS5 – M.2 SSD Expansion Support Coming in Next Software Update

The feature will be available for beta users to start with. Requirements include a PCIe Gen4 x4 M.2 NVMe SSD a...