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Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End Multiplayer Will Run at 60FPS, But Resolution Takes a Hit

Earlier today we got our first taste of Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End’s multiplayer by way of a fancy trailer from Paris Games Week 2015. It looked barmy, bizarre, but bloody brilliant all the same.

While the magical elements may come as a bit of a surprise to many, what’s more surprising is that the multiplayer will run at 60fps as opposed to the campaign’s 30fps. This will no doubt be welcomed by those who enjoy competitive multiplayer as 60fps is considered by many to be the sweet spot; but it comes at a cost.

Uncharted 4’s multiplayer will run at a lower resolution than the single-player experience. Instead of hitting 1080p, the online portion will drop down to 900p in order to achieve 60fps. It’s not the end of the world and we’re actually seeing it quite regularly these days; Star Wars Battlefront runs at 60fps with 900p, as did Battlefield 4 (variable 60fps).

The beta for Uncharted 4’s multiplayer will release this December so we’ll be able to give it a fair test run then.

Care about resolutions or frame rates, or are you happy just as long as the game is fun to play? Rope swing into the comments section below.


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