FromSoftware Struggles with 60fps in Armored Core 6 on PS5, According to Digital Foundry
FromSoftware, the renowned Japanese developer responsible for beloved games like Bloodborne and Elden Ring, seems to be struggling to achieve a stable 60 frames-per-second (fps) performance in its latest release, Armored Core 6: Fires of Rubicon. A recent analysis by Digital Foundry sheds light on the game’s technical flaws, particularly on consoles.
Continued Performance Issues
While Armored Core 6 falls into a different genre compared to FromSoftware’s action RPGs, it utilizes the same engine as Elden Ring, showcasing the studio’s flexibility. However, the game still exhibits recurring performance issues, as highlighted in the analysis.
According to the report, Armored Core 6 on the PlayStation 5 offers three graphics settings: quality, performance, and ray-tracing. In the quality mode, the game prioritizes resolution at the expense of frame rate. On the other hand, the performance mode aims to maintain a close-to-60fps experience by utilizing dynamic resolution. However, both modes suffer from inconsistent frame rates.
Digital Foundry describes the game’s performance as having a “loose grasp on the target,” indicating a lack of stability. Despite being an improvement over Elden Ring, which also faced similar issues, the performance mode still encounters frame rate drops. Meanwhile, the 4K resolution mode mostly operates between 30 and 45fps, resulting in noticeable fluctuations that make players question whether a stable 30fps cap would have been a preferable option.
Backwards Compatibility Offers Stability
Interestingly, the analysis suggests an alternative solution for players experiencing frame rate dips in Armored Core 6: opting for the PlayStation 4 version of the game through backwards compatibility. Although this approach results in a more stable frame rate, it comes at the cost of lower quality assets and textures, as well as a reduced overall resolution.
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