After Mafia 3's locked PC frame rate led to huge backlash from the PC gaming community, the game's developer confirms that a patch addressing this will be released "very soon."
Mafia 3, Hangar 13 and 2K's new mob action game, has plenty of ways for it to cause controversy. The game's plot is focused on a mixed-race protagonist at a time of severe racism, for one, and the game's bloody and violent combat is sure to offend some as well. Surprisingly, though, these things have been at the back of people's minds as the game has managed to frustrate fans with its technical specs rather than its actual content.
Just hours before Mafia 3 was released on PC, it was announced that the game would be locked at 30 frames per second on PC in order to have a "consistent" performance across all platforms. PC gamers were outraged, noting that the main reason they play games on the platform is because they have higher frame rates, and the backlash against Hangar 13 and 2K on social media was severe.
Following the uproar, it has now been announced that Mafia 3 will soon get 60 FPS support on PC, as well as support for an unlocked frame rate. In a statement published on the game's website, it has been confirmed that an update will be released "very soon" and the developer is currently "verifying" it.
Moreover, the development team is "actively considering a number of additional post-launch improvements on PC that would give players more control over how they can tailor the game’s experience to suit their rig’s performance," also saying that "the team welcomes feedback and would like to hear from you about what performance adjustment options are important to you."
So far, the response to the patch news has been positive, with many Mafia 3 players on PC appreciating that the development team responded so quickly to their concerns. However, others are questioning why the team thought that locking the game to 30 FPS on PC was a good idea in the first place. There was backlash when gamers thought that Dark Souls 3 PC would be locked to 30 FPS and Quantum Break came under fire for its PC frame rate issues as well, and the feeling is that these should have been warnings enough.
PC players of the new crime sandbox game also complain that they've gotten the short end of the stick here, saying that it's unfair that they've been made to suffer just because the PS4 and Xbox One may not be as powerful as their PCs. That's not the first time that this argument has been voiced, with Batman: Arkham Knight's PC problems leading to a similar debate, but hopefully in future developers will find a way to make all players on all platforms feel appreciated.
Mafia 3 is out now for PC, PS4, and Xbox One.
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