Gotham Knights Will Cap At 30fps On Consoles
Gotham Knights isn't exactly the most anticipated game of the year. Perhaps it has to do with the fact that Batman is really, actually, surely dead. Or, maybe it's because Red Hood suddenly has magical powers, or that the final boss has leaked, or even the hefty PC requirements. Unfortunately, yet another reason has been to this list, if you're the kind that cares for framerate.
WB has confirmed the rumours about the console vrsion of the game being capped at 30fps. In fact, Gotham Knights executive producer, Fleur Marty clarified why this is the case. "I know many of you are wondering about the availability of a performance mode for Gotham Knights on consoles," said Marty on the game's Discord channel. "Due to the types of features we have in our game, like providing a fully untethered co-op experience in our highly detailed open-world, it's not as straightforward as lowering the resolution and getting a higher FPS. For this reason, our game does not have a performance/quality toggle option and will run at 30FPS on consoles."
Most modern games, especially those on current gen consoles, let players choose between playing the game in Visual or Performance mode. Visual prioritizes resolution, while Performance does so for framerate. Unfortunately, as Marty mentioned, Gotham Knights' co-op feature makes this a bit more complicated than with single player games.
Unfortunately, it isn't just console players who've received bad news in the last few days. While PC is the most versatile platform, it is restricted by its expensive hardware. Gotham Knights' recently revealed system requirements state that you'll require either an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti or an AMD Radeon RX 590 (or higher), both of which are more high-end than the graphics cards on Steam's list of most common video cards on the platform.
While the campaign will only allow two-player co-op, Gotham Knights will be receiving a four-player co-op mode in November. "Heroic Assault is an upcoming gameplay mode that is separate from the main story campaign," says the Gotham Knights FAQ. "The standalone mode supports up to four players in online co-op and provides a dedicated arena-like environment with specific objectives to complete and enemies to defeat on each floor (30 floors total)."
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