Prey on the Xbox 360 to Run at 30 FPS?

preyWhinings about the Prey demo delay subsided when the demo finally arrived on the Xbox Live Marketplace. Although we may have begun to see the calm after the storm, there's another cause for irritation as pointed out by Ben Kuchera of Ars Technica. Some people might have missed this little piece of info. An IGN report mentions that the PC version of Prey has been capped at a smooth 60 FPS (frames per second), while the Xbox 360 version will run at a steady 30 FPS.

In video games, frame rates of 25 to 30 FPS are considered minimally acceptable. Of course, game enthusiasts are divided when it comes to frame rate issue. To some gamers, games with extremely high frame rates "feel" better and smoother compared to games with lower frame rates. But it's also important to know that some games apply a limit on the frame rate because an average 17-inch monitor can only reach 85 Hz, which means performance reached by a game over 85 FPS is discarded.

The question remains, is 30 the best FPS the Xbox 360 can offer? If this is so, then we're probably better off picking up the PC version of Prey.

Via Ars Technica

preyWhinings about the Prey demo delay subsided when the demo finally arrived on the Xbox Live Marketplace. Although we may have begun to see the calm after the storm, there's another cause for irritation as pointed out by Ben Kuchera of Ars Technica. Some people might have missed this little piece of info. An IGN report mentions that the PC version of Prey has been capped at a smooth 60 FPS (frames per second), while the Xbox 360 version will run at a steady 30 FPS.

In video games, frame rates of 25 to 30 FPS are considered minimally acceptable. Of course, game enthusiasts are divided when it comes to frame rate issue. To some gamers, games with extremely high frame rates "feel" better and smoother compared to games with lower frame rates. But it's also important to know that some games apply a limit on the frame rate because an average 17-inch monitor can only reach 85 Hz, which means performance reached by a game over 85 FPS is discarded.

The question remains, is 30 the best FPS the Xbox 360 can offer? If this is so, then we're probably better off picking up the PC version of Prey.

Via Ars Technica

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