Following the release of the extended E3 2015 gameplay footage of Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, Naughty Dog held a Q&A session, where the developers talked about the game’s frame-rate, Photo Mode, and beta.
As previously announced, Uncharted 4‘s single-player mode will run at 30fps, and Co-Lead Designer Anthony Newman talked a bit about why it won’t be at 60fps.
If we wanted to hit a locked 60fps, there’s a lot of optimizations in the environments that would have to happen. This would make each level take longer to make. The same amount of geometry would take longer to make because it would have to be so heavily optimized. And so that could end up having story repercussions. ‘We want to have this scene, but we don’t have the time to make the environment.’ It’s a feature, like any other, and you have to consider it against everything else.
However, Naughty Dog is still trying to get that the game’s multiplayer modes run at 60fps, although whether or not that will actually happen is not certain.
During the Q&A, it was also revealed that Uncharted 4 will have a Photo Mode, and that users can access the game’s beta by purchasing Uncharted: Nathan Drake Collection when it releases onto the PlayStation 4 on October 9. More details on the Photo Mode will be released at a later date. Be sure to read our preview of Uncharted 4 here.