Infamous: Second Son update will let you lower the framerate, change the time of day
by Andrew Yoon, shacknews.com, Apr 1, 2014 9:30AM PDT
PlayStation is all about innovation. So while some competitors may attempt to increase resolution and framerate, Sony goes the other way. A new title update coming to Infamous: Second Son will give players the option to reduce the framerate.
A new 30 fps option will lock the framerate. Currently, the game renders with a variable framerate--something that Digital Foundry criticized. "While performance generally manages to stay north of 30fps, the resultant judder compromises the fluidity of the visuals and produces inconsistent controller response. With Second Son averaging around 35fps, the player receives little additional benefit as a result of this choice. By limiting the frame-rate to 30fps they could have delivered an open world game with a very consistent frame-rate and controller response," they noted.
Sucker Punch's Brian Fleming defended the unlocked framerate on PlayStation.Blog, saying "we prefer the unlocked frame rate, but we recognize that some players find it distressing."
Other new options coming to the game is the ability to turn the HUD off--particularly helpful if you're taking screenshots #PS4Share. You'll also be able to change the time of day at whim (once you beat the game). This should help you make even more gorgeous screenshots #PS4Share.