Uncharted 4 Multiplayer Targeting 60FPS, Single-Player Might Be Lower

"Solid frame rate is the most important thing."

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Uncharted 4: A Thief's End developer Naughty Dog has offered new insight into the frame rate for the upcoming action-adventure game.

Speaking with GameSpot, lead designer Kurt Margenau said Naughty Dog is targeting 60fps for the game's multiplayer mode, though he wouldn't commit to a figure for the single-player campaign.

"If you look at the demo, and just how much is happening on the screen...physics...It's insane," Margenau said about the new single-player Uncharted 4 demo from E3.

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Naughty Dog said previously that getting Uncharted 4 to run at 60fps has been "really f**king hard." That doesn't mean it won't happen, and with the game now scheduled to launch in 2016 instead of 2015, Naughty Dog would conceivably have more time to perform additional optimizations.

But one thing is for sure: Naughty Dog wants to do what's best for Uncharted 4, even if that means a frame rate below 60fps.

"We want Uncharted to look like the best game we can possibly make," Margenau said. "Solid frame rate is the most important thing; that it's consistent. But in multiplayer, we are targeting 60fps still. So we know how it feels on the stick to have [60fps] for a multiplayer game, to have that responsiveness."

In terms of resolution, Uncharted 4 will be 1080p.

For lots more on Uncharted 4, check out GameSpot's in-depth interview with co-director Neil Druckmann.

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RicanV

It's going to be a fun good looking game.

I'm pretty sure if these statistics weren't released there would be a number of people who wouldn't even care.

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cHeStRc0pPeRp0t

i just hope its a great game i dont care about this "P" and "FPS" talk

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Lafite_roth

@chestrc0pperp0t:

FPS you don't care? look what happened in the Witcher 3...

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cHeStRc0pPeRp0t

@lafite_roth: read it again

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coreyr84

As soon as you start the game it presents you with the question : faster headshots? or prettier explosions? You choose the latter you get high graphical fidelity and 30 fps. The former, you go from ultra to medium OR to 720p and you get a smoother game. Player's choice. Plus it would be cool to play it from both perspectives. They could even analyze the data and see which one is played the most and adopt that style for future games.

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FatalScorpion

@coreyr84: They should just let you switch it on the fly like Halo: MCC lets you do.

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DivineJester

Whats best for Uncharted 4 would be dropping the multiplayer to put all effort into the single player campagin, so clearly they are not looking to do whats best for the game.

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ElFlechero

@divinejester: Yeah, they made Uncharted 2; it's considered one of the most polished single player experiences of any game ever, and it didn't have multiplayer. Oh wait, yes it did. Well, they also made The Last of Us, and that single player story was freaking incredible, good thing they didn't ruin that one by having multiplayer....Oh, right.

Maybe we should just trust ND to make incredible games without the "take away multiplayer and it would be better" crap. I played the heck out of U3's multiplayer, and would be freaking pissed if U4 didn't have it--I'm expecting great things!

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Lafite_roth

@daxterfox: You seem to be the minority group or just plain COD fanboy.

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skiggy34

@divinejester: i agree, i never cared for uncharteds multiplayer. Sure Naughty Dogs a good dev, but their not multiplayer geniuses. They should just stick with single player and make it epic... Even tho I'd rather see TLOU sequel, i hope this is a good game.

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npgr

It probably won't cope with 30fps. That's what the witcher runs on and it looks like a slide show sometimes.

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ElFlechero

@npgr: If the game is stuttering or looking like a slideshow, that's from frame rate dips--in other words, that's when it's NOT running at 30 fps. If a game is actually running at a steady 30fps it looks fine, but sometimes they go for 60fps to make it feel even smoother.

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mrfriki

@npgr: after the two last updates it run much more fluid but still struggles at times. Hopefully Uncharted will be smoother as in Infamous second son.

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JustBeFahad

@npgr: The Witcher 3 runs on a very unstable 30fps, Uncharted 4 is guaranteed to be much more smooth if it runs on 30fps.

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Xboticon

I feel sorry for the Xbox fanboys. They don't have much to look forward to. Halo looks like an inferior COD running at 720p at 40 fps. Forza rehash 5.5 is still trying to surpass Gran Turismo and Forza will never be able to match Driveclub's industry revolutionizing weather physics. And lets not even talk about that embarrassingly boring Gears 4 cutscene demo. It looked worse than The Order. We all know that an Xbox One exclusive will never technically be able to match Uncharted 4.

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nikon133

@xboticon: Well, it is hard to surpass something that doesn't exist, except in someone's wild dreams...

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CrusaderProphet

@xboticon: troll much?

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DarkNeoBahamut

@xboticon: Please stop, you are making us PS4 users look bad.

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Tomahawk08

@DarkNeoBahamut: +1

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JustBeFahad

@xboticon: You're sorely anti-Xbox, yet you named yourself Xboticon. Is there something I'm missing?

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chris120379

30 or 60 FPS? Why not 40 or 50 FPS? I can't understand the reasoning of this technology.

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DarkNeoBahamut

@chris120379: Becuase if your TV is 60FPS then the only FPS that doesn't produce "Tear Screen" are 60, 30, 15, 10, 5 ,3 ,2 and 1 FPS. said that 40 and 50FPS produce "Tear Screen", it can be fixed using V-Sync but that requires more memory and a bit more processing power (that can be used for something else), so it's easier just to go 30 or 60FPS.

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GarthokNarfle

@DarkNeoBahamut: +1

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chris120379

@DarkNeoBahamut: thanks mate it's all clear now.

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BldgIrsh

@chris120379: it doesn't work that way.

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uchihasilver

@bldgirsh@chris120379: going between results in stuttering or tearing thats why they have to make it 30/60 to match with monitor/TV refresh rates =)

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chris120379

@uchihasilver: like

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roid--rage

30fps confirmed.

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andfx8

All these stories based solely on frame rates is really quite annoying. Blown out of proportion really

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JustBeFahad

@andfx8: I don't see how they're blown out of proportion. Blown out of proportion would be the AC Unity Parity Fiasco, this is only the third or fourth time any framerate news has reached the headlines since the game's announcement.

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andfx8

@justbefahad: I meant generally speaking, didn't mean for this game specifically. For instance, every time there's a multiplatform AAA game, there are multiple stories re: frame rate or resolution.

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Stogin

@7tizz: You know what the best part is, you don't have to be part of a single one of those threads. No one in a Sony article cares about your opinions on any of their games. Want to know why? Because everyone here knows EXACTLY what you're going to say. "The game sucks, it's only a movie...blah blah blah". Go hang out in your XBox threads, you're welcome back when you man up, stop spooning your piece of plastic and become a gamer.

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cHeStRc0pPeRp0t

@7tizz said:

Ugh, we're gonna see multiple Uncharted 4 threads until release - aren't we.

yup and you will be here trolling every one of them

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Tarp_Master

@7tizz: Shocker.

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cHeStRc0pPeRp0t

@7tizz: get outta here you troll

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cHeStRc0pPeRp0t

@7tizz: nope for the past 2 years you have been trolling every ps4 article on about 10 different sites making fun of it ....... You sir are the ultimate troll .... if you didnt want to be a known fanboy troll you should have at least made different names for all those other sites hahahahahaha

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Xboticon

@7tizz: You've obviously never played Uncharted.

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JustBeFahad

@7tizz: It's the biggest thing coming to PlayStation as far as I can see, so it's only right that it gets the attention. Sony don't have much else to be bragging about in the headlines.

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Xboticon

@justbefahad: Even worse on Xbox One

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JustBeFahad

@xboticon: Xbox has some more this year but it's nothing I care about. Rise of the Tomb Raider will come to PS4 eventually and they aren't talking about Quantum Break. The Gears of War E3 Stage Demo was outright underwhelming. TBH, I find both PS4 and XB1 to be lacking, its pretty much all multiplats for me.

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Ignisnobueno

@7tizz: you clearly did not play it and are just trolling. And anyone who has played uncharted knows that you can skip the cUT scenes fool