Final Fantasy XV Patch Almost Brings 60 FPS to PS4 Pro Owners

Final Fantasy XV Patch Almost Brings 60 FPS to PS4 Pro Owners

Square Enix has released the promised PS4 Pro patch for Final Fantasy XV, but the results aren't great.

Square Enix has released patch 1.05 for Final Fantasy XV in North America, two days ahead of time. The biggest feature of the patch is PlayStation 4 Pro support, which was originally promised for a December launch. PS4 Pro owners have two options: Lite mode, which runs the game in a variable framerate up to 60 fps or High Resolution, which runs the game up to 30 fps, but at checkboard 1800p resolution.

Our friends over at Digital Foundry took a look at the new patch and weren't impressed with the results. The problem? Lite and High modes already existed in the Pro version of the game prior to this patch. Lite offered 1080p at a stable 30 fps, while High offered better resolution, but with variable framerate and significant frame-pacing issues.

What the new patch has done is simply remove the 30 fps lock from the original Lite mode. Now Lite runs anywhere between 30-50 fps on average, being an uneven experience, but the change means there's no longer a visual mode for FFXV on PS4 Pro offering a stable framerate. Shame.

The patch also has other benefits:

  • New Time Quests (limited-time and contests)
  • Level cap increased from 99 to 120, but the amount of exp required to level up has gone up drastically. It takes over 1 million exp to go from 99 to 100, whereas 98 to 99 took 300,000 exp.
  • Increased camera roll capacity (store up to 200 photos)
  • Portable music player for Chocobo rides
  • Moogle Carnival is over
  • Two new songs for the music player from Nier

Let us shed a tear for the loss of Moogle Carnival.

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Mike Williams

Reviews Editor

M.H. Williams is new to the journalism game, but he's been a gamer since the NES first graced American shores. Third-person action-adventure games are his personal poison: Uncharted, Infamous, and Assassin's Creed just to name a few. If you see him around a convention, he's not hard to spot: Black guy, glasses, and a tie.

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