Bethesda has confirmed that it won’t be releasing an update for Fallout 4 to bump up the frame rate to 60fps on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
Fallout 4 PS4 60fps not in the pipeline
The critically acclaimed RPG suffers from some noticeable performance issues on consoles, although according to marketing boss Pete Hines on Twitter, there’s no plans to patch Fallout 4 to improve its frame rate. Sadly, this seems to imply that there will be no PlayStation 4 Pro enhancements for the game, as an increase to 60fps would surely have been a desired option.
Prior to the game’s release, Bethesda claimed that Fallout 4 would run at a steady 30fps on PS4. Users can also take advantage of Sony’s Remote Play feature and play the game on PS Vita if they so desire.
Fallout 4 was originally released on the PS4, PC, and Xbox One in November 2015. The game proved to be a massive success both commercially and critically, with Bethesda shipping 12 million copies to retailers in just 24 hours. Bethesda supported the game with a number of DLC expansions, including the major additions Far Harbor and Nuka-World.
The game takes place some ten years after the events of Fallout 3, and is set within a post-apocalyptic, retro-future within the remains of New England. Fallout 4 runs on Bethesda’s Creation Engine, which was previously utilised for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. The game recently gained mod support for PS4 users following numerous delays.