In the first few months of the "Next Generation" of gaming, there have been numerous cases where gamers have called out titles for mundane reasons such as "only 30 Frames per second" and "sub-1080p resolution." Unfortunately, compromise is almost always necessary when it comes to console games. Often trading higher resolution for a lower framerate and vice versa. But what if the players were able to make this decision?
This option has long been held exclusively by the PC gaming crowd, but thanks to Square Enix, the option will soon be a reality on consoles. Their latest title, Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn will allow PS4 users to switch between 1080p at a max of 60 frames per second or a 720p resolution with the same framerate simply by changing the setting from the pause menu.
This slight drop in overall graphical quality can help prevent severe framerate drops when a large numbers of characters appear on screen. So do you prefer a game that looks "prettier" or one that runs at a smooth framerate?