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'Final Fantasy XV' update boosts framerates on PS4 Pro

The patch adds a few gameplay upgrades, as well as offering up to 60 FPS. That's 'up to'.
Mat Smith, @thatmatsmith
February 20, 2017
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While the in-game carnival continues, Final Fantasy XV's latest patch upgrades the graphical options for PS4 Pro owners. While the game launched with a 4K (and HDR) capable version for Pro consoles, the team didn't have time to repurpose the power for the sake of frame rates. That option arrives in Patch 1.05, alongside a new level cap (up to 125), more camera space (up to 200 snaps), and an MP3 player for the protagonist prince when he's riding a giant yellow bird. It's important, okay?

Lite Mode, according to the patch notes, will allow the PS4 Pro to improve the frame rates up to a maximum of 60 FPS. This means the game will try to adjust rates while everything's running -- it's certainly not going to run at a consistent 60 frames each second. (Courtesy of Digital Foundry, you can see how this works in practice, above.)

Early impressions are mixed: some users on this Neogaf thread suggest the transition between different frame rates is particularly jarring. This update hasn't affected the "high' mode, so there's still some choice for Pro users. Howver, the original fixed 30 FPS "lite" setting has unfortunately disappeared: it's not as smooth as it used to be.

But hey, you also get some Nier soundtracks added to your in-car playlist: it's definitely not all bad.

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