Thief will likely be capped at 30 frames per second

#1stratxPosted 4/5/2013 2:41:41 PM
The next-gen console versions of Thief will likely be capped at 30 frames per second, Eidos Montreal producer Stephane Roy has suggested, telling VideoGamer.com that he would "prefer to have better physics" in PS4 Thief than a smoother "60 frames per second frame rate".

"For a shooter it's a no-brainer. The higher the frame rate is, the better it is." Roy told us, when asked if his team would be striving to achieve a high frame rate on next-gen consoles.

"On my side, the type of game I'm going to work on... I don't want to put extra pressure on the team just because we can do it if it's not a necessity. If the players see nothing different, maybe I would prefer to have better physics and stuff like that and not this 60 frames per second frame rate."

Roy's comments reflect those made by id programmer John Carmack last year, who predicted that "a lot of next gen games will still target 30 fps".

Other PS4 games, including Guerrilla's first-person shooter Killzone: Shadow Fall, also appear to be targeting 30fps.

However, there is at least one developer who is pushing to achieve a higher frame rate on next-generation consoles than it managed on Xbox 360 and PS3.

Back in September, F1 producer Steve Hood told VideoGamer.com that his team would "absolutely" target a 60fps frame rate on next-gen consoles.

Besides potential differences in frame-rate, though, Roy told VideoGamer.com that the next-gen versions of Thief would look "really, really close" to the PC version.

Thief launches on PC, PlayStation 4 and "other next-generation consoles" next year.

Source: VideoGamer.com Interview

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#2Vue35Posted 4/5/2013 5:05:20 PM
30 frames is somewhat decent.

I hope my 6530 can handle Thief 4. >.>
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#3TheMisfitPosted 4/5/2013 6:21:07 PM
30 fps to me has always been perfectly fine, even on PC. Guess I am not an elitist, and that's not a bad thing.
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#4TazmanianDPosted 4/5/2013 10:06:14 PM
I don't think it'll be capped in the PC version. That doesn't make any sense. And unless you have a 1080/60p TV, a higher framerate from your PS4 would be wasted.
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#5svunte_boyPosted 4/6/2013 5:38:59 AM
It all depends on the game. Good animations from guards walking by when you hide I think will still look good in 30fps. There shouldn't be any quick actions, like a shooter, in thief (hopefully!) so you will more likely take notice to details and it is better for thief to have good mechanics, great stealth and loot finding.
#6Vue35Posted 4/6/2013 7:49:18 AM
From: svunte_boy | #005
It all depends on the game. Good animations from guards walking by when you hide I think will still look good in 30fps. There shouldn't be any quick actions, like a shooter, in thief (hopefully!) so you will more likely take notice to details and it is better for thief to have good mechanics, great stealth and loot finding.


I think a lot of people are expecting for Garrett to handle guards like this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hLj4E9hV-8A
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#7stratx(Topic Creator)Posted 4/6/2013 10:00:35 AM
TheMisfit posted...
30 fps to me has always been perfectly fine, even on PC. Guess I am not an elitist, and that's not a bad thing.


Yeah, looks OK.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-nU2_ERC_oE

I was expecting more of a difference.
#8jake-sfPosted 4/6/2013 3:58:29 PM
From: TheMisfit | #003
30 fps to me has always been perfectly fine, even on PC. Guess I am not an elitist, and that's not a bad thing.

You just have no standard.

I mean, I'm a defender of "you don't need 120 FPS", but 30 FPS is very noticeable. More to the point, there has never been a true, valid reason to lock it at 30 FPS.
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#9svunte_boyPosted 4/7/2013 1:50:13 AM
http://boallen.com/fps-compare.html does give an ok show between 15, 30 and 60 fps.

I don't care if garret can do great take-downs and stuff, as long as I can do sneaking like in the previous games and not being forced to do ultimate takedowns. that's why I didn't like SC: conviction because you were forced to kill people in some sequences. Tho garret is a thief, not an assassin, going head-to-head with a guard should be to his disadvantage and you should more often lose than win.
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