Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition on PS4 Runs at 60fps, According to Executive Producer (Update: Square Enix’s Response)

January 23, 2014Written by Jason Dunning


Update: When Videogamer reached out to Square Enix, the publisher gave this vague response about whether or not Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition actually runs at 60fps on PS4 and Xbox One:

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.

Since they didn’t deny it, expect the game to run at 60fps on PS4.

Original Story: Back when Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition Executive Producer Scot Amos was interviewed by Eurogamer, he told them that the game would run at 30fps on the PS4 and Xbox One. As part of a livestream on GamesRadar (via IGN), however, Amos upped that number to 60fps, at least on PS4:

Looking here, this is the PS4 version running at 60fps, again at 1080p. That’s awesome for that to be able to showcase because when you get your hands on it you can feel it.

Speaking to the original report of 30fps for the Definitive Edition, it was actually misreported, with Amos saying, “The original goal for us, looking at both next-gen consoles… our minimum target was always gameplay front-to-back being 1080p and frame-rate 30fps.”

We’re currently working on our way through Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition, so look out for our review soon.

To see all the improvements they made to bring “the definitive Lara” in the Definitive Edition, check out this video:

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