Mafia III is set to release tomorrow, and now new information has surfaced online that the game will only be limited to 30 FPS, at least initially.
The original report comes courtesy of PC Gamer who reported earlier today that Mafia III was locked at 30 FPS on the PC, and this was even at the lowest graphical settings on a GTX 970. This was then followed up by an official announcement by the developers on the game’s website, where they announced that the game was locked to the lower framerate to ensure consistency across all platforms. They also announced that a patch was in the works that would fix this problem by allowing higher framerates.
“We know how important having options that best suit your PC’s performance capabilities are. The team has been hard at work ensuring that Mafia III’s performance is consistent across all platforms, and right now the game runs at a solid 30 frames-per-second. We are currently working on an update for PC that will give players the option to play Mafia III at higher framerates. We’ll share more details about the update, and when you can expect it to arrive, very soon.”
The developers realize that this is a serious issue for many PC gamers, and are actively looking for feedback.
“In the meantime, the team welcomes feedback and would like to hear from you about what performance adjustment options are important to you. We’re 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.”
Mafia III is set to release for the Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and the PC on 7th October, 2016. You can take a look at the game’s system requirements here.