As if 8K resolution was not enough, how about experiencing blistering speeds at an eyewatering 240 frames-per-second? Gran Turismo Sport is already a gorgeous enough racing title, but speaking at a recent event in Australia, Polyphony Digital‘s Kazunori Yamauchi championed the need for better framerates.
Believing the 4K is already good enough for games, the impending launch of the PS5 has given the team a loftier goal to achieve, with framerate as a priority.
In terms of frames-per-second, rather than staying at 60fps, I’m more interested in raising it to 120fps or even 240fps.
I think that’s what’s going to be changing the experience from here on forward.
A higher framerate will mean smoother animations, motion, and of course, tighter controls, and those are definitely key to a racing game. However, it remains to be seen if Sony’s PS5 is able to make a leap that big in terms of performance.
“Going from PSone to PS2 there was a hundred times the performance difference between the two console generations. An advancement like that is no longer possible,” Yamauchi added, and we will have to wait and see if Polyphony and Gran Turismo get what they want come Holiday 2020.
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