Dragon's Dogma 2 has an uncapped frame rate, but there are no visual presets or modes on consoles

Dragon's Dogma 2, the long-awaited sequel in Capcom's fantasy RPG series, is just around the corner, releasing on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, and PC on March 22. I visited Capcom last month to play the game for about three hours, and you can read on Detective game Dragon's Dogma 2 preview impressions are here, but I also spoke with director Hideaki Itsuno about how the game will play on consoles.

While sitting in Capcom's office in San Francisco, California, just 30 minutes before my interview with Itsuno, I saw that he had tweeted about the frame rate of Dragon's Dogma 2. Specifically, he revealed on specific. It was an interesting announcement, considering that “uncapped frame rate” is usually what I associate with PCs – not the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S.

But, with that tweet coming out, I saw my interview as an opportunity to learn more about what this means for console gamers. It turns out that Dragon's Dogma 2 won't have multiple visual modes – there won't be a graphics mode and a performance mode, like what you might see in games like the recently released Final Fantasy VII Rebirth, for example. Instead, Capcom's latest release will have one solo mode turned on by default, and that mode also features an uncapped frame rate.

“The game has unlimited frame rates,” Itsuno told me through a translator. “We're aiming for 30 FPS or higher. This is for consoles too. There are some functions you can turn on and off, but there aren't multiple sets of options you can change at once.” [likely alluding to visual presets seen in the options of other games on consoles today]. But yes, the frame rate will be uncapped for all consoles.”

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Just to be sure, I asked for clarification about the possibility of multiple modes and was told that Dragon's Dogma 2 only has one visual mode, so don't expect a preset that prioritizes performance over visual fidelity or vice versa.

Dragon's Dogma 2 is coming to PlayStation 5, Xbox Series

For more, check out the latest Dragon's Dogma 2 trailer, then find out why it's one of the most anticipated games of the year. Next, read about how Dragon's Dogma 2's main story campaign is almost as long as the first game, and then read about Capcom's decision to only have one save file in the game.


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