Mafia 3 on PC Limited to 30 FPS, But Work Is Underway on Higher Frame Rates
It sounds like you'll be capped at 30 FPS at launch, regardless of your hardware setup.
[UPDATE] A patch for Mafia III's PC version that adds 60 FPS and unlimited FPS options, as well as "other improvements," is coming this weekend.
The original story is below.
Mafia III arrives on all platforms tomorrow, October 7. That includes PC, where it will initially be limited to a frame rate of 30 FPS. However, the plan is to deliver support for higher frame rates in a future update.
"We know how important having options that best suit your PC's performance capabilities are. The team has been hard at work ensuring that Mafia III's performance is consistent across all platforms, and right now the game runs at a solid 30 frames-per-second," reads a post on the official Mafia website.
"We are currently working on an update for PC that will give players the option to play Mafia III at higher framerates," the message continues. "We'll share more details about the update, and when you can expect it to arrive, very soon."
This news comes not long after reports surfaced that the PC version was capped at 30 FPS, something which was sure to frustrate owners of high-end PC hardware who expect to be able to play at 60 FPS and beyond. PC Gamer reports that even lowering the game to 720p and the lowest graphics settings wouldn't produce a frame rate over 30 FPS.
Support for higher frame rates is not the only thing that may be on the way in post-release updates for Mafia III on PC, although no specifics were shared about what else may be in the works. 2K and developer Hangar 13 are seeking feedback about what players would like to see, though.
"In the meantime, the team welcomes feedback and would like to hear from you about what performance adjustment options are important to you," the message says. "We're actively considering a number of additional post-launch improvements on PC that would give players more control over how they can tailor the game's experience to suit their rig's performance. It's been an incredible journey developing Mafia III and we couldn't be more excited to get the game in your hands and hear what you think!"
This will all come as disappointing news and raise questions about why fans weren't asked for this feedback sooner.
As discussed in the video above, review code was not shared well in advance of release. That means you can expect it to take some time before full reviews begin to show up.