Batman: The Telltale Series Has Major Issues on PS4 and Xbox One

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Following issues with Batman: The Telltale Series‘ PC version, the game contains problems on PS4 and Xbox One too, such as inconsistent frame rates and resolution troubles.

When it launched last week, Telltale’s latest episodic project, Batman: The Telltale Series had serious issues on PC. PC players faced problems such as sound that was out of sync with the rest of the game, cursors got that stuck in invisible boxes on-screen and incredibly low frame rates too. While Telltale released a patch for the game, many players said that the update didn’t solve all of their problems, with issues such as broken controller inputs and lag still remaining. Moreover, new problems such as the game refusing to load also cropped up.

Telltale said that it would continue to monitor performance reports and would keep working on releasing a Mac version as well, but the developer now has another problem on its hands as Batman: The Telltale Series is reportedly broken on consoles too. Testing the game’s technical performance on PS4 and Xbox One, Digital Foundry says that the caped hero’s latest video game runs at 900p on the Sony machine and at 720p on the Microsoft console.

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The testers note that although this console resolution split is not uncommon (Just Cause 3’s resolution recently caused controversy, for example), Telltale “has set a new record for the lowest resolution in a shipping game on PlayStation 4 to date.” The developer would hold the record for the lowest resolution on Xbox One too, though Ark: Survival Evolved is “ever so slightly lower,” says Digital Foundry.

Additionally “the lack of effective anti-aliasing” on PS4 leads to edges that are “jagged and aliased to a degree we do not often see on consoles.” The Xbox One version of the game avoids the same issue thanks to “some sort of post-process anti-aliasing, resulting in a softer but cleaner presentation,” but “the results are remarkably poor when considering that previous Telltale adventures delivered a full 1080p on console.”

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There are also problems with Batman: The Telltale Series’ frame-rate. Similar to the problems faced by players on PC, Digital Foundry reports that “performance is remarkably low and inconsistent throughout the experience” and that the game can get 60 FPS (frames per second) and as low as 15 FPS in a single scene.

It’s “frustrating,” says the publication, especially given that the game uses Telltale’s new game engine. It could just be teething issues with the new technology, but with the developer reportedly working on its next project (a Telltale game for Mr. Robot is supposedly on the way), gamers will expect these issues to be solved in future.

Episode one for Batman: The Telltale Series is out now for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.

Source: Digital Foundry