Developer Arkane Studios has announced that the Xbox Series X/S versions of its upcoming action game, Redfall, will not have a 60FPS Performance mode at launch. The mode will be added via an update at a later date, so Xbox players will only have Quality mode for the game once it releases.
The official Redfall Twitter account posted the news recently, confirming that Xbox Series X/S will only receive Quality mode at launch, which will run the game at 4K 30FPS on Xbox Series X and 1440p 30FPS on Xbox Series S. Arkane didn’t state exactly when Xbox players can expect a Performance mode update.
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It’s also unclear exactly why Arkane couldn’t implement a Performance mode for Redfall either, though some speculate that it might have to do with time constraints in development. It sounds like PC players won’t have to worry about capping the game at 30FPS but this isn’t great news for console players who were hoping to experience it on Xbox in a much smoother state.
Most players are accustomed to having the option of playing in 60FPS Performance mode in most modern games. For those without 4K TVs to bump up the resolution, it’s typically the go-to visual option and standard – so much so that some players simply can’t play games in 30FPS anymore. For a AAA video game, Redfall‘s exclusion of this choice at launch is a bit disappointing, especially since the game has been in development for some time now and further delays don’t seem possible on Microsoft’s schedule.
The response to Arkane’s news from the online community hasn’t been kind. Most fans are calling for the game to be delayed again while others state that they will wait for the Performance update to arrive before playing Redfall. This might hurt the game’s initial reception and player base but we’ll see how it unfolds in the coming weeks.
Redfall launches on 2 May 2023 for Xbox Series X/S and PC.
Source: Redfall Twitter