One of the most anti-cipated game of this year for PlayStation 4 gamers, The Last Guardian finally released today for the PS4 and PS4 Pro. The game was under development by Sony Interactive, Team Ico, under the designer Fumito Ueda for about 10 years.
The game was delayed a couple of time in the recent years. Initially, it was announced for PlayStation 3, until 2012 when the studio confirmed it for the PlayStation 4 so the players can see the enhancements ‘without any compromise’. During E3 this year, it was announced that The Last Guardian will be released in October, but a couple of months ago, a delay was announced that pushed the game till December 6th.
Looking at the number of delays, one would have expected the game to run perfectly on the Sony’s console but apparently, that’s not the case. According to the reports and the fps test by Digital Foundry, The Last Guardian struggles on both the consoles, the PS4 and PS4 Pro while reaching the average playable fps mark, 30.
The game drops to 20 fps on the standard PS4 at 1080p while runs at locked 30 fps on the upgraded, 4K capable PS4 Pro but on 1080p mode. The frame rate drops between 20 to 27 while running in the 4K mode, which is something unplayable for any gamer.
According to Digital Foundry, “The only option available to PlayStation gamers in getting a regularly smooth 30 fps is to use PlayStation 4 Pro, running at 1080p,”. Check out the graphics comparison and frame rate test video footage below;
It is something really disappointing for the fans who waited for a decade to get their hands on one of the most awaited game and got something which is unplayable in most of the areas. Even the newly released PS4 Pro is facing the performance degradation, the device which was supposed to run 4K titles.
The developers will have to address the issues through updates so that the fans can enjoy a playable experience. The Last Guardian is a PlayStation 4 exclusive title. Stay tuned for more updates!