Crystal Dynamics Unclear on Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition Frame Rate
Written Thursday, January 23, 2014 By Lee BradleyView author's profile
Reports are suggesting a frame rate disparity between the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 versions of Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition.
Across both platforms the game supports full 1080p resolution. However, while the PS4 version is confirmed as running at 60fps, on Xbox One the developers have been a little more careful about their words.
During a GamesRadar livestream last night, Tomb Raider executive producer Scot Amos said, "Looking here, this is the PS4 version running at 60fps, again at 1080p. That’s awesome for that to be able to showcase because when you get your hands on it you can feel it.”
However, when asked by Eurogamer whether the same would be true on Xbox One, Amos steered clear of giving a clear confirmation.
"The original goal for us, looking at both next-gen consoles... our minimum target was always gameplay front-to-back being 1080p and frame-rate 30fps. That was our target, and I'm very happy to say we've achieved that target on both consoles and anything above that is just gravy."
So there’s room for interpretation there. A further report, however, is a lot more specific.
“The PlayStation 4 build is, on average, twice the framerate of the Xbox One build,” reads a report by Rocket Chainsaw, which claims to have spoken to “verified sources”.
“Both builds are rendering at native 1080p resolution, and generally look the same in graphical effects (though some minor differences may apply). Performance is a different matter. Both feature unlocked framerates, meaning framerate fluctuates between higher and lower values.
“The Xbox One build can technically reach around 45 fps, though this performance is generally only achieved during the most empty, simplest environments. For most of your play, and during action scenes, the Xbox One build will sit on around 30 fps.
“On the other hand, the PlayStation 4 build will attempt to hit 60 fps as often as possible, and does a pretty good job of doing so, but does have slight dips under 60 fps during certain scenarios.”
We're attemtping to get confirmation from Square Enix now.
Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition is out on 28th January in North America and 31st January in Europe.