PlayStation 5 gamers believe games should run at a minimum of 60 frames per second.
Recently, there has been much discussion about frame rates in video games. For anyone blissfully unaware, right before the Batman-without-Batman game Gotham Knights earlier this month, it was confirmed that the title would be locked to 30fps on Xbox Series X/S and PS5, with no option to choose between performance and visuals to crank up the smoothness. Many preorders were canceled because of this disappointing news.
Even worse, some reports have indicated that it cannot reach 30fps, which is not ideal. To add salt to the injury, The Callisto Protocol team behind the horror title came in to brag about their 60fps performance mode.
Frame rate is a hot topic. Some argue that 60fps is unimportant, while others believe it should be. Push Square has conducted a poll to determine the consensus on PS5 games. The results are robust in one direction.
At the time of writing, 12,446 people had responded to the poll. A staggering 72% believe that PS5 games should offer a PS5 option. 39% believe that 60fps should suffice.
One-third of the respondents said they preferred playing PS5 games at 60fps. Another 10% agreed that it was a good option but not necessary. Only 3% of respondents said they are fine playing 30fps games. A slightly smaller (but still small) 4% said they don’t care about frame rates.
It’s not surprising that Gotham Knights received so much backlash for not reaching 60fps. People love their smooth action.