Shock and awe: The Crew could have better frame-rates on PC

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Bugger Resolution-Gate and this obsession with eating 1080 peas, the red-headed stepchild of vegetables. The true issue in gaming should be all about frame rates. Nothing beats the silky smooth 60 frames per second of some games, and no matter how much I’m sold on a game aiming for a “cinematic” feel with 24 to 30 frames per second, I’ll go for the soap opera look every time. The Crew is one such game that is going for that 30fps territory. But it might be driving faster on PC.

According to Ubisoft, despite The Crew being locked in at 30 fps on the PC beta, plans were underway to give PC gamers an official option to have the game run at that speed or double at 60 fps. “Ultimately the performance and the frame rate will be down to the players hardware. A few people in the closed beta found ways of unlocking the frame rate,” lead designer Serkan Hassan told TechRadar.

My understanding at this moment is that we’ll be allowing players to do that come the full version as well, unless some other issue comes to light which would block that in any way.

Even if Ubisoft and developer True Reflections couldn’t do that frame-rate unlock themselves, I highly doubt that PC gamers wouldn’t be able to do it themselves. And this isn’t just technolust talking, but when it comes to racing games, smoother is indeed better. You can easily enjoy a game at a lower frame rate in different genres, but you can enjoy a racing game better when it runs like a soap opera. That might just be me though, but that’s a frame rate which should and always must be maxed out for that genre, no matter the platform.

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Sorry PS4 and Xbox One gamers, you’ll have to enjoy the game at 30 fps then.

Last Updated: October 16, 2014

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