TR: Definitive Edition Runs Higher FPS on PS4
Brendan    2014-01-25, 08:39 am.

Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition, which is due out next week, is causing quite a stir. After deflecting arguments that the Definitive Edition is an effort to pump up sales numbers that meet Square Enix's wild projections, developer Crystal Dynamics caused another stir this week when executive producer Scott Amos confirmed during a GamesRadar livestream that the Definitive Edition runs at a whopping 60 frames per second on PS4 and at 30 frames per second on the Xbox One. Amos remarked:

“Some people have taken that and misconstrued like, ‘Oh, it’s locked to 30!’ Actually, no, it’s literally, the game was always from the beginning, our absolute requirement was gameplay at 1080p and minimum 30 frames per second. And anything past that was gravy. That’s the kind of game we are, the kind of world we are, and as you’re sitting here looking at it, like we said on the PS4, this is running at 60.”

Square Enix later provided a statement to VG24/7 to also clear the water:

“Both platforms offer the same outstanding Tomb Raider experience. Delivering the core Tomb Raider gameplay at native 1080p and running at 30fps was always our primary goal given the type of experience Tomb Raider is and the exploration we want players to do. Anything beyond 30fps for this version is gravy.”

Frame rate is only one improvement to be found in Tome Raider: Definitive Edition; others being improved particle physics and a 1080p resolution on both consoles. Still, it's an unenviable position to be in as Square Enix must now explain why one edition of the game sounds more "next gen" than the other. Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition, joins a growing list of other games (including Battlefield 4 and Assassin's Creed 4) that run at higher frame rates or resolutions than their Xbox One counterparts.

Though the game wasn't slated to go on sale until next week, rumors abound that Square Enix has lifted the street date and review embargo, which effectively means that the game is for sale in the U.S. as of now.

Magus 99    2014-01-25, 11:40 am

I bet that there a raging Xbox One fanboys all over the internet now :p

k3fka!    2014-01-25, 20:54 pm

I'm surprised that there's such a difference between the two versions. The PS4 is more powerful but not by 100% o.O

There are a bunch of people streaming on twitch but the quality of the streams suck.

Brendan    2014-01-26, 00:54 am

Is it strange that both these companies have such a fixation with gravy?

Vivi 88    2014-01-27, 10:55 am

Well gravy is good :p

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