Yakuza: Like a Dragon will be 900p on the Xbox Series S for 60fps gameplay

Written by Stuart Thomas on Wed, Oct 14, 2020 2:30 PM
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Next-gen consoles are on the horizon, and we’re less than a month away from the new Xbox consoles launching. The Xbox Series X is promising a pretty incredible 4K 120fps performance on a lot of gaming titles, but the lower-spec Xbox Series S looks like it may struggle with some more taxing titles.

In a recent livestream from Xbox, SEGA showed off some official Xbox Series X gameplay for Yakuza: Like A Dragon, giving us some performance details for the flagship next-gen console. According to SEGA, the 7th Yakuza game will include two performance modes: a high resolution mode at 4K 30fps, and a high performance mode at 1440p 60fps.

However, it's the performance expectations of the Xbox Series S that has everyone talking, which will also include the same modes for Yakuza Like a Dragon but will achieve 30fps at 1440p, or an astonishingly low 900p for 60fps gaming.

That’s some pretty surprising numbers coming from the next-gen console, especially considering that Yakuza 7 doesn’t look very next-gen in terms of graphics. Granted it is a lower-spec machine compared to the XSX, but being unable to reach 1080p 60fps on the new console may upset some players.

Though, the recent Yakuza titles have been running on the Dragon engine, which have been pretty demanding on current-gen consoles already. So maybe this kind of performance is expected for a game that is pretty taxing on hardware, regardless of the game’s graphics.

Thankfully, if you want to play at 1080p 60fps on PC the official Yakuza Like a Dragon PC system requirements aren’t all that demanding, requiring just a GTX 1060 for the recommended specs.

What do you think? Is this acceptable performance for a next-gen console? Even if it is a lower spec machine? Did you expect this kind of performance from the Xbox Series S? Let us know!

What performance would you choose in Yakuza 7?

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22:18 Oct-15-2020

Well, I wouldn't be upset as much, it is like 300USD console. And come on, we all knew up to 1440p was just marketing, its 1080p console at best. Which for money is fine. As for choice, I would probably go with 900p 60FPS, I mean upscaling on consoles usually isn't that bad, or at least I feel it wouldn't be. Then again, if it looks absolutely terrible, I can live with 30FPS, even if I prefer 60.

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22:22 Oct-15-2020

Though it would be totally amazing, if AMD came out with DLSS competitor that would do similar "magic" to it. Because as is, DLSS is great and I think it could easily make 900p even feel like at least 1080p, if not close to 1440p. And AMD will need to compete here, maybe not for next generation cards, but within another generation, DLSS could become big and AMD will run out of excuses.

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09:53 Oct-15-2020

I think they should give the option in game. If it's not fast paced (pretty sure yakuza games are pretty fast paced in some scenes) then 30fps wouldn't bother me. Uncharted series are all around 30fps and it's playable.

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09:50 Oct-15-2020

I wouldn't get mad by this. It's a 300$ console that is marketed as a "up to 1440p resolutions" budget device. If one wants to get a high resolution and a high refresh rates at the same time, this really isn't the price range he should be looking at.


Though I admit 900p in 2020 sounds a tad retro, it is what it is.

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08:09 Oct-15-2020

Since the game isn't a shooter im fine with the higher resolution option . . . though i don't even have a 1440p monitor. The way i see it, it depends on the game and what the player wants. For this game, for me, i want the details since the gameplay is literally turn based. If it were fast based, then yeah, FPS is key. As for the power, it does seem lacking. But so far i haven't how other games will perform on the Xbox Smoll

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20:55 Oct-14-2020

Well considering the Xbox Series S has a weaker gpu than the last gen Xbox One X a first for a next gen console to have a weaker gpu than last generation unless we count the Nintendo Switch which also has a considerably weaker gpu.

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23:47 Oct-14-2020

Yeah, but the Switch, and especially the Switch Lite, is a portable console that fits in a (man-sized) pocket and runs on a battery. Can't exactly compare it to AC-powered home consoles :D

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01:56 Oct-15-2020

I’ve tried telling people many times that the Switch is a 9th gen handheld with the ability to connect to the TV like the PSP and Nintendo is out the home console market however I get slated when I say this.

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03:54 Oct-15-2020

I wouldn't say they're out of the home console market entirely, but they have done something that Sony utterly failed to do with the PS Vita, by stupidly splitting the portable and the TV aspects of it, unlike the PSP. As for what the future holds - we'll see. Either Nvidia or AMD need to create a good portable GPU again for a portable of this caliber to happen again as I somehow doubt mobile phone oriented GPUs will be able to keep up well, but I may be wrong. Time will tell. Nintendo may go back to home consoles again.

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04:15 Oct-15-2020

I love my PS Vita the home console experience on the go was brilliant at the time but expensive proprietary memory cards killed it sadly.

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09:21 Oct-15-2020

I just end up hacking mine after a while with SD2Vita andslapping a 200GB MicroSD card inside. I had a legit 8GB card and a 64GB card before hacking it and they were not only expensive - they were also extremely slow! A proper rip-off...

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19:16 Oct-14-2020

So rdna2.0 isn't the second coming after all, is it?

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19:03 Oct-14-2020

Now i would like to see the fun beat-em-up like fighting to return.

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17:30 Oct-14-2020

You've all misread, this is the Xbox Series S, not the X, the S has something like 1/3 of the GPU power of the X. And with the S's GPU being probably slightly weaker than a 1060, this is a given guys. Im certain the X will run MUCH FASTER.

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17:33 Oct-14-2020

And sure the stats are still low but you also got to remember this console only has 10GB of RAM too. If you want to compare, ill throw a link. https://www.xbox.com/en-US/consoles/compare

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17:29 Oct-14-2020

"Next Gen"

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16:02 Oct-14-2020

I see a lot have miss read what xbox says about that 4k 120fps, its not 4k and 120fps,
They actually said 4k and up to 120fps, so obviously that means anything from 4k 30fps up to 120fps, the more basic looking games should manage the 4k 120fps and i expect most big aaa games to be back down to 30fps again

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15:40 Oct-14-2020

Refresh rate >>>>> resolution.

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08:02 Oct-15-2020

I agree to a certain point.
Until 60(ish) it's very important, but 60 onwards is not as important.


I'd rather 4k@60 than 1440p@120 for example on TV, or 1440p@60 rather than 1080p@120, etc.
Though that might vary with competitiveness

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15:31 Oct-14-2020

XsX 4k 120fps? Buahahahaha... Maybe when running some older titles, and even then it will be unlikely. It's a catch for console peasants. Up to 8k? Many ppl at work have been saying to me how new consoles will run games at 8k... I just asked do they know what bandwidth is required to even send it to TV?

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15:43 Oct-14-2020

4k , 120fps, yes on most titles, but not at the same time

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15:09 Oct-14-2020

Never played a yakuza game before. It has rave reviews so I'm thinking of dipping my toe into Yakuza 0.
Anyone have any input?

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02:59 Oct-15-2020

Do it!

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08:04 Oct-15-2020

The game looks great and I hear very good things about it overall.
Definitely not my cup of tea, but I'd still highly recommend if you like similar games.

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14:31 Oct-15-2020

I’m actually not crazy about open world games like GTA/RDR. But I like a good story and certainly dont mind Jap games or reading subtitles.

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