Uncharted 4 Lead Designer Confirms 30 FPS For Single Player, 60 FPS For MP

Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End was originally revealed as a 60 fps release. However, the game seems to have dropped the 60 fps target for its single layer campaign and instead will target 60 fps for the multiplayer.

This news was confirmed by Kurt Margenau, who was talking about the game on GameSpot’s LiveCast for Day 2 of E3.

60 fps is no strange to Naughty Dog as they managed to run The Last of Us Remastered at 60 fps on the PS4. In term of their previous work, they have always targeted 30 fps for the Uncharted games. Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End will be the first game in the series to target 60 fps for its multiplayer.

At Sony’s E3 2015 conference, Naughty Dog’s Bruce Straley revealed the game with an action packed live demo, which also showcased the game’s semi-open world and new mechanics. The demo shown was just the first half of the extended demo, which is over 15 minutes long.

Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End will be released on the PS4 in Spring 2016.

Let us know what you think about this news in the comments below

  • Alex Smith

    Holy crap, it’s like a 3 paragraph article and still uses poor English. wtf

  • Bytor2112

    Kinda sucks that the single player is will only run at 30fps, but if they can get the multiplayer to run at an unlocked 60fps at least then I’ll be happy. I can deal with 30fps singleplayer as long as it doesn’t go below that unless it’s a fastpaced fighting game, hack ‘n’ slash, or racing game. But a high framerate for multiplayer is more important.

    • Miles Bader

      It’s a sign that they’re going to go all out on the visuals for single-player. Which is a good thing, because part of the Uncharted experience was always the fact that you were playing in breath-taking locations. Uncharted in single-player was never a twitch game anyway, so 30fps will be fine.

      They’ll restrict the size of the arenas etc to reach the 60fps goal for multi-player, which is also a reasonable thing, as fast play is much more important there.

      • Bytor2112

        Yeah, they’ll probably make the arenas about the same size as they were in uncharted 3, which is is fine if they plan to keep 5v5 at most in game modes like team deathmatch and plunder. But if they want to do 6v6(which isn’t confirmed but necessary if they want to keep the buddy system because being a lone wolf sucks) the maps will need to be a little bigger. They could just run the multiplayer at 900p and if necessary, have less detailed textures and shadows(again, just for multiplayer) Basically, just have the single player serve as the graphics showcase and do what it takes to run the multiplayer at 60. Besides the multiplayers for U2 and u3 never looked as good as the singleplayers anyway.

        NaughtyDog does a monthly q&a on their forums. People should try and give them suggestions as to what they can do to run the multiplayer at 60fps through that. They didn’t have a q&a this month because of e3 though. But they will in July.

  • omarcominyo

    So pull things back until you hit 60 then, or at least give players that option!! All about the flash as usual and gameplay comes 2nd!!

  • andy

    Maybe they should still go for it and drop the shadow quality or something and let users lock it to 30fps if they want with extra detail. They did this with The Last of Us on PS4.

    • *Also On PC

      Maybe they realised the POS4 was a garbage underpowered console like the xboner that could only hit 30FPS on Unreal Engine 3 games. How embarassing. What happens when Unreal 4 comes out and the POS4 has to drop resolution to maintain that embarrassing 30FPS

      Where’s MisterCernyMedia now with his “Supercharged PC” talk ?:^)

      • Pan86

        What’s embarrassing is the “pc exclusives”! LMFAO

  • Valkyrine

    Easily the best looking game at E3, the amount of stuff that was going on the scene and amount of people etc….

    • kma99

      yeah right, horizon was the best looking game at E3. Naughty dog doesn’t need you to ride their sacks.

      • datdude

        Man, all Sony’s conference titles looked good. Dreams was no slouch either, and many developers at the conference were more impressed with that title than any of the others. For me, it’s Horizon Zero Dawn and Uncharted, but The Last Guardian stunned as well. What a showing.

        • kma99

          I wouldn’t go as far as saying they all looked good but horizon was impressive. Some stuff im really not interested in. The last guardian was kind of a let down.

          • datdude

            What was interesting for me about The Last Guardian was the A.I. of the bird/dog/creature/whatever and the way it interacted with the boy, the way you could see fear/timidity in it when it saw that big pink dreamcatcher looking structure in the environment, and the bond between them. That is what is really interesting, and I definitely want to see how that came about, what the story is, and where it will lead. The little details of movement and balance of just those two characters in the demo is what was really special, to me anyway.

          • kma99

            I would like to see them build this game uo from scratch. The animations looked outdated. I wouldnt mind a fresh new look.

  • datdude

    Uhhh…Naughty Dog never confirmed 60fps, they said they were aiming for 60fps…obviously with all the environmental destruction going on in that demo, that goal was not achievable with the level of detail they want to show. Naughty Dog has yet to disappoint, and from what I’ve seen, they won’t be disappointing gamers anytime soon. Side note….Horizon Zero Dawn…what a reveal. The most beautiful open world game I think I’ve ever laid eyes on, and certainly the most beautiful on console.

    • Valkyrine

      Yeah when I saw that I thought “This is what Xenogears should have looked like on a better console.”

  • *Also On PC

    What happened to “1080P 60FPS or death”, Sony shills?

    • Pan86

      #pressed

      • *Also On PC

        Dank memes won’t change the fact it’s 30FPS after Naughty Dog promised 60FPS, shill :^)

        • Tolna Norbert

          They never promised 60fps 🙂 they said they were aiming for 60fps.

        • Pan86

          Just like being 30fps won’t change the fact that it is the best looking game on any platform and you can do nothing but deal and stay pressed. #take_several_seats

          • *Also On PC

            60FPS is a standard. 30FPS is a joke :^)

    • Valkyrine

      Sorry couldn’t hear you very well….

      • *Also On PC

        Must be the sound of that lethargic APU struggling to run a PS3 game at 20FPS

        • datdude

          Said the guy not playing great games. You have to laugh at these clowns, desperately petitioning for games to come to pc, angry and bitter, yet with the very same fingers desperately typing away in forums damning the same highly rated, game of the year contending hits. Typical. LOL. Go away son. I think I hear your mommy calling you.

          • Joshua Pirog

            PC gamers. They love spending top dollar and bragging about how powerful their hardware is. Problem is, that hardware isn’t doing much but playing ports.

          • datdude

            Right? I hear more complaining coming from pc only gamers than anybody else. Complaining instead of playing.

          • Joshua Pirog

            It’s called jealousy 🙂

          • *Also On PC

            $400 Sh*tbrick remorse in action there.

            PS4 has no games :^)

          • datdude

            Said the guy not playing great games. You have to laugh at these
            clowns, desperately petitioning for games to come to pc, angry and
            bitter, yet with the very same fingers desperately typing away in forums
            damning the same highly rated, game of the year contending hits.
            Typical. LOL. Go away son. I think I hear your mommy calling you.

          • *Also On PC

            I am playing great games on PC and enjoying the steam sale. You are on here damage controlling your $400 POS4 with no games every day.

            Typical. LOL

          • datdude

            Said the guy not playing great games. You have to laugh at these
            clowns, desperately petitioning for games to come to pc, angry and
            bitter, yet with the very same fingers desperately typing away in forums
            damning the same highly rated, game of the year contending hits.
            Typical. LOL. Go away son. I think I hear your mommy calling you.

          • Tolna Norbert

            Very small difference in detail and very big difference in money XD big waste of money for small things dats not even primary matter.

    • andy

      Well nobody said that but I know I DEFINITELY said 1080p 30fps or death and Xbone is definitely dying alright. At least now Xboners have the choice of buying the cheaper MGS V on 360 and playing on Xbone since its practically the same as the Xbone version…………. which you are still buying for some reason ^_^

      • *Also On PC

        I never said anything about the xboner, Andy. I see that deflection is in place as usual. I know the xboner is dying and they are putting all the games on PC which benefits me since I am a PC Gamer :^)

        What happened to your underpowered console?

        Oh and I already have the superior version of MGS V. Stay mad

        • Joshua Pirog

          Just wondering, do you have a superior version of Uncharted, Bloodborne, God of War, Infamous, etc ? No? Maybe some of us like games therefore we buy consoles for exclusives. I’m sitting here with an AMD 290x and great, whatever, it’s awesome for ports, but it’s not doing shit for exclusives that it doesn’t have. Show me some pc exclusives that aren’t broke ass steam early releases that never finish being made. Seriously.

        • Pan86

          How does it feel to have your expensive machines being constantly put to SHAME graphically by our underpowered consoles?! LMFAO Still there’s nothing on pc that can come close to Uncharted 4, Horizon, Driveclub, God of War etc Maybe if you port-beg a bit more and start some more petitions we will grace your “master race” with some more decent games… #PORT_BEGGARS

    • Bilal Prince- Ali

      AHAH THATS THE STUPIDES TPICTURE EVER!!!! THOSE ARENT EVEN THE SAME SECTIONS OF GAMEEE!!! But nice try man.

    • Tolna Norbert

      You do realise that the upper picture is a cinematic trailer and the bottom is the game.Just look at the freakin backrounds of the pictures.Some people just belive a picture and 0 research.By the way the new gameplay video is mind blowing.Naughty Dog never dissapointed and never will 🙂

  • Anders

    The action packed E3 demo looked so smooth.