E3 2018: Anthem Frame Rate On PS4/Xbox One Discussed By BioWare

Anthem producer Mark Darrah has commented on the action game’s frame rate on console. At one point, Darrah said he thought the game would be locked at 30 FPS on console, but that estimate may no longer be accurate. The frame rate could be higher.

In a newer tweet, Darrah said Anthem might perform better, especially on “newer revisions.” Presumably that is a reference to Xbox One X and PS4 Pro. “While I previously said consoles would be locked at 30, I may actually prove wrong. ESPECIALLY on the newer revisions,” Darrah said.

The theatre demo that BioWare presented at EA Play yesterday looked quite slick, and that’s in part because it was running at 60 FPS, Darrah said in a follow-up tweet. Presumably that footage was captured on a high-end PC to show the game in all of its glory. The PC specs for Anthem have yet to be released, but it’s expected that those with a capable rig will have the best experience around.

Anthem is BioWare’s first new IP in 10 years. Unlike the studio’s previous titles, it is an always-online, co-op, multiplayer-focused shooter that has no romance options and limited branching dialogue choices. That is a big departure for the studio, but it’s one that appears to be shaping up well.

For more on Anthem, you can check out GameSpot’s hands-on preview of the game in which we called the title an exciting new direction for BioWare. Anthem launches on February 22 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

You can read more about Anthem and other news from EA’s E3 briefing in our recap of all the announcements from EA Play. For our full coverage of the big event, be sure to visit GameSpot’s E3 2018 hub to follow along with all of the biggest news from the show.

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