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October 13th, 2014, 14:02
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After locking overpowered graphics on PC in Watch Dogs with an excuse that they wanted to avoid performance problems which is totally not true as it works flawlessly when unlocked through mod, Ubisoft continues to shock and lie to customers.
AC:Unity will be locked on 30 FPS because 60 by their words "looks really weird" and "60 FPS is collectively dropped by games industry".

Doesn't stop there. FC4? Yea, 30FPS also:

Ubi haven't said anything yet about PC version, but both Xbox and PS4 versions will be 30FPS.
We all know consoles can't possibly outclass PC. But to blatantly lie about something instead of saying "consoles are weak" or simply "consoles suck" is an absurd.

Not buying AC game (repetitiveness) and not buying FC4 (season pass scam). Shall I add to the list of reasons not to buy a game - locked onto 30 FPS?

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October 13th, 2014, 14:22
Incredible. The amount of bullshit these corporate leeches are able to spew.
Just wait, and they'll come up with 1440p looks weird. And that the industry is moving away from that.

And they have the guts to say the industry is moving away from that, just because some studios find it hard to achieve.

Personally, I could live with 30, 45 would be better. But it's a no-brainer that the gameplay benefits immensely from the increased framerate.
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October 13th, 2014, 14:39
Why not make the limitation a setting on the pc-side?

They could just add "consolelike-experience" checkbox on pc settings that limits the fps to 30. Its on by default and user removing it gets a warning that "experience might become weird and result is not collectively supported by the game industry".

I was looking forward to fc4..

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October 13th, 2014, 15:12
Typical Ubisoft really and doesn't bother me at all. At least I know it will perform well on aging computer with no problem this time. Sucks if you only play for graphics though.

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October 13th, 2014, 16:22
Since I'm a graphics whore it sucks.

Not always of course, but if it ain't RPG, it better shine in graphics department as can't do that elsewhere.

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October 13th, 2014, 17:21
I don't think it has anything to do with consoles. Rather due to the fact that these are demanding (and unoptimized) console ports that are not possible to run at full resolution and detail without variable and chugging performance in the absence of a low FPS cap, it is being locked due to decisions from some Ubi soft suits due to a perception it will lead to smoother graphics that anyone but the hard core won't notice, and thus higher review scores and more positive word of mouth.

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October 13th, 2014, 17:53
Difference between 30 fps and 60 fps is quite remarkable. One doesn't even have to "a graphics whore" to notice it

I quess its their way of making excuses for bad coding.

Edit: This is officially my candidate for the most memorable video game developer quote of this year

"30 FPS “feels more cinematic,” says Assassin’s Creed Unity dev
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October 13th, 2014, 22:19
Anything that requires Ubisoft or Origin platforms to play simply isn't worth playing. I don't get the need to force people to do this, but I sure as hell know an appropriate response…..never spend a cent on any of their products. And to remind others, often.
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October 13th, 2014, 22:59
Apparently DAI will be 1080p on PS4 and 900p on Xbone but 30FPS on both…. At least Bioware hasn't swooped down to ubisoft level yet.
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