Over the weekend, quite a worrying rumour hit the internet. According to the site, Digital Spy, Fallout 4 was apparently set to run at 1080p and 30 frames per second “on everything”. The site quoted Bethesda’s Todd Howard saying that Fallout 4 will “be 1080p on everything” and then went on to say without a direct quote that it would also be 30 frames per second on every platform.
This sparked rumours as PC gamers began to worry that Fallout 4 would receive a frame rate lock. However, I think we need to give Bethesda some credit here, the company has a long history on the PC and surely understands the value of having more powerful hardware capable of pushing higher frame rates.
Anyway, after the news broke, Twitter user @CMDRNukeclears tweeted at Bethesda’s own Pete Hines, asking if news of a 30 frames per second lock on PC was true, to which he replied: “pretty sure we haven’t discussed it at all (I know I haven’t) so somebody is speculating or making things up”.
So there you have it, all of that 30 frames per second noise is likely all just speculation and won’t amount to anything. However, it is likely that the game will only run at 30 frames per second on the Xbox One and PS4.
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KitGuru Says: Bethesda has a huge audience on the PC so the idea of a 30fps lock on the most powerful platform available is laughable. However, if Bethesda did suddenly lose its mind entirely and try to impose such a frame rate lock on the PC, then it would become a priority fix for many modders.