Developer From Software officially confirms that the visuals for the PC version of its forthcoming action-RPG, Dark Souls 3, runs at 60 frames per second.
Some Dark Souls 3 fans have been misled into believing that the PC port for the upcoming sequel in From Software’s notoriously difficult action-RPG series will be locked at 30 FPS. In order to quell this information, the developer took to the game’s official Twitter account and has confirmed that Dark Souls 3 will run at 60 FPS on the platform.
While it’s strange to think that some fans of the franchise would actually entertain the notion of Dark Souls 3 having a lower visual standard on the platform than its predecessor — the second entry’s PC port was dubbed “half-assed” by its director Yui Tanimura, interestingly enough — apparently the rumor was floating around, and some people latched onto it. At any rate, as seen in the tweet below, From Software has provided a fun little animated gif file showing a main character in the game praising the sun in order to celebrate the good news.
Forget what you've heard. #DarkSouls3 will run at 60 FPS on PC! https://t.co/h8O21GTxR8— Dark Souls (@DarkSoulsGame) March 10, 2016
Although the air has been cleared regarding the FPS for Dark Souls 3‘s PC version, From Software didn’t confirm any additional specs for the platform, as some fans with cutting edge rigs might want to know if it supports an unlocked frame rate for higher resolutions. Nevertheless, such information will undoubtedly be provided in due time as the game’s release date draws ever closer.
Taking into consideration all that’s been shown off for Dark Souls 3 thus far, the action-RPG appears to be shaping up quite nicely. Whether it’s the title’s high resolution screenshots, its impressive opening cinematic, or perhaps most importantly, some of the release’s action — the mace and scimitar combat looked particularly exciting —fans of the franchise will surely be able to appreciate Dark Souls 3‘s offerings an innumerable amount of times, as their death counters will likely climb to new heights. Of course, should players want to attempt a playthrough where they come out unscathed, the official Prima strategy guide could help, but where’s the fun in that?
Should some gaming fans still be on the fence about jumping into the fray with Dark Souls 3, it’s understandable, especially if the third installment is their entry point. After all, the series is generally considered to be one of the most brutally challenging titles out there, and the difficulty has almost assuredly been ratcheted up since the last effort. With that in mind, newbies and veterans alike would do well to check out this gameplay preview featuring Dark Souls 3‘s first four hours to brush up on the basics.
Pumped for Dark Souls 3? If you’re planning on playing the action-RPG on PC, does the prospect of experiencing it with visuals running at 60 FPS excite you even more? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.
Dark Souls 3 is set to release on April 12, 2016 for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.