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Okami HD will have a 30FPS lock on PC

The problems that arise when porting classic games to modern platforms

Okami HD will be locked to 30FPS on PC

Okami HD will have a 30FPS lock on PC

Okami HD is set to release on PC in the coming days, finally bringing the PS2 classic to the platform, allowing the game to be played at ultra-high resolutions to let the game's original artwork to look become even more visually appealing. 

Sadly, Okami HD will not release with an unlocked framerate on PC, offering a 30FPS framerate lock on all modern platforms. Capcom's Chief Operating Officer, Wbacon, has stated that this is due to the game's legacy  PS3 code, which tied several elements of the game to its framerate. 

When Okami was initially developed, the game was never intended to be released outside of Sony's PS2 console, which means that there was no reason for the game's developers not to tie elements of the game to its framerate target or make use of other programming tricks to simplify the game's development. 

Capcom did experiment with a 60FPS mode for the title, though this change impacted game logic, collision detection, animation speed and several other factors. A lot of work would be required to create an entirely functional 60FPS mode, which is something that Capcom was unwilling to do with the game's PS4, Xbox One and PC versions. 

Okami HD will be locked to 30FPS on PC

  

Thankfully on PC, the game will come with Mouse/Keyboard controls as well as support for X-input, Dualshock 4 and Steam Controller Gamepads, which will allow the game to be played using almost all possible control options on the platform. 

Capcom's decision to lock the game to 30FPS on PC, Xbox One and PS4 is disappointing, especially when the power of modern hardware is taken to account. The decision to lack this game to 30FPS is understandable, though that does not make this move from Capcom any less disappointing. 

Okami HD will release on PC on December 12th for £15.99/$19.99.

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09-12-2017, 07:19:29

ImprovizoR
Disappointing, but I guess I can live with it. Their explanation seems genuine and least they're being upfront about it instead of us having to find out after the game is out. It's also not a $60 title.Quote

09-12-2017, 08:09:59

WYP
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Originally Posted by ImprovizoR View Post
Disappointing, but I guess I can live with it. Their explanation seems genuine and least they're being upfront about it instead of us having to find out after the game is out. It's also not a $60 title.
Yeah, the £15.99/$19.99 price tag is very reasonable. I would have loved to play this at 60FPS, but the resolution upgrade will be great to see regardless.Quote

09-12-2017, 08:54:17

Dicehunter
While higher FPS would be better, 30FPS is not bad as long as the frame rate is consistent.Quote

09-12-2017, 20:27:47

trawetSluaP
Loved this game so much on PS2, was such a breath of fresh air!Quote

10-12-2017, 12:50:52

WYP
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Originally Posted by Dicehunter View Post
While higher FPS would be better, 30FPS is not bad as long as the frame rate is consistent.
True that, especially if you are using a gamepad. Much easier to notice lower framerates when using a mouse, given how fast camera movements often are with a mouse.Quote
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