Need for Speed: Rivals Stuck Going At 30

Written by Jon Sutton on Wed, Aug 28, 2013 8:25 AM
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Speaking in an interview at Gamescom, executive producer at Ghost Games Marcus Nilsson explained why Need for Speed: Rivals will be running at 30 FPS rather than 60 FPS.

The title's new AllDrive feature is designed to seamlessly integrate and matchmake players in a way similar to that seen in Need for Speed: Most Wanted, but it can't handle that many frames...

Nilsson said: “It’s a choice we made to be able to push what we believe is really important for our typical gamer: get a lot of things happening on the screen at the same time.”

“Anything can happen in AllDrive. That’s the key innovation with this game. You don’t have single-player, co-op or multiplayer. It just happens seamlessly.

“I could be playing the game, setting a time, and all of a sudden you could come into that world, and you could be carrying AI, I could be carrying AI, and all of a sudden, on that screen, there are a lot of cars. We always have to budget for the worst case scenario.

“So in this case we’ve prioritized the gameplay, because we think 30fps is giving a satisfactory experience.”

The game may not be breaking the speed limit when it comes to FPS but there is every chance of breaking the player limit.

The game is currently capped at 6 players on screen at once on current-gen systems, and it’s currently unknown how the co-op AI interaction will pan out in regards to joining each others worlds.

Need for Speed: Rivals is set to launch on PC, PS3 and Xbox 360 on 19th November, as well as being a launch title for the eventual releases of Playstation 4 and Xbox One. Here’s hoping for some vehicular mayhem it hits!

How do you feel about the current trend of 30fps? Do you feel that the next-gen should be aiming for a 60fps minimum? Tell us below

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18:25 Oct-10-2013

Guys is this game going to be a Freeroam Just Like MW2? or...

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13:28 Aug-28-2013

Thankfully pc can always manage so I don't really care.
Anyway, I know this is not what we are discussing here but I didn't enjoy Most wanted 2012 a single bit... I really appreciated NFS solo play and game story but it was almost null during Most Wanted.
And I really liked it when you had to earn the money and buy the parts and cars as you had to do on the previous games.
I would really like to see a NFSU 3.
You may say I'm a dreamer but I'm not the only one.

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12:51 Aug-28-2013

Don't worry, it will run on 60 FPS on PC :3

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12:53 Aug-28-2013

yeah PC gaming awesome..60fps FTW..:D

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13:43 Aug-28-2013

I wouldn't be so sure, The Run was capped at 30fps too :P

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14:18 Aug-28-2013

but there was patch=P

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15:26 Aug-28-2013

@tzzsmk none of you have heard of that patch come on looks like i will have to make a gameplay vid to enlighten you guys..xD

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15:32 Aug-28-2013

I was disgusted by that game in few minutes, deleted in an hour, so I didn't even bother fixing low fps :/

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15:36 Aug-28-2013

well i loved that game with 60+fps..:D

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16:37 Aug-28-2013

I played The Run at highest difficulty, disgusting to see AI cars drive same all the time, not allowing to overtake them until the very end of the race, no matter how much nitrous I used :/

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09:46 Aug-28-2013

From when did Lamborghini have horse on its logo?

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09:51 Aug-28-2013

should be Ferrari yea :Đ

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09:52 Aug-28-2013

rofl typo -_-

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09:17 Aug-28-2013

hahaa, so they made crappy UI running at 30fps and they're lazy to rebuild it...
too bad the consoles don't offer enough performance, just another proof how weak the "next-gen" consoles will be; even I get 59 average fps in GRID 2 playing at 3840x1024 maximum settings :P

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09:48 Aug-28-2013

I can't imagine playing a racing game on 30fps, feels like it might pop down player performance a bit

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09:52 Aug-28-2013

holy crap! how beautiful was it playing at silky smooth settings at max? I agree with the next gen not being powerful.

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16:39 Aug-27-2013

This news is about consoles right?

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16:40 Aug-27-2013

yup,crappy consoles :p

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16:42 Aug-27-2013

ok..i got worried beacuse nfs the run was locked to 30 on PC when it released..

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16:44 Aug-27-2013

i got around 20-25 fps in nfs run ๏_๏

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16:45 Aug-27-2013

after the patch the fps was unlocked and i was able to run on 75fps with ultra settings..:D

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16:51 Aug-27-2013

dayum i didn't install any patch :/

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16:59 Aug-27-2013

soo bad..it was so smooth at 60+fps..u should try it..

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17:02 Aug-27-2013

i don't think i will get that much fps,i think maybe between 40-50 :p

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17:14 Aug-27-2013

u can play on high and get 60+fps..high looks damn good as well.

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17:19 Aug-27-2013

i played it on ultra i guess

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16:33 Aug-27-2013

30 fps that's very much playable :p

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10:19 Aug-28-2013

It's playable, but for me personally I need 40-45 FPS to experience it as smooth.

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16:29 Aug-27-2013

Great just great ... ˇyou going downˇ

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15:56 Aug-27-2013

It would be nice but still not best as we still have some titles running at 60 FPS

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