Will PS5 games be 60 frames-per-second? Frames-per-second, or 'fps' for short, refers to the visual "smoothness" of a video game. Generally speaking, the higher the framerate, or frames-per-second, the smoother the moving image on your display will be. A higher frame rate is also preferable for games with action-based gameplay, as they can feel more responsive. Most console games either run at 30fps or 60fps.
However, having a higher frame rate makes a game more demanding to run. On consoles especially, this usually means that games with high framerates, like 60 frames-per-second, have less impressive visuals, or are scaled back on a technical level in some other way.
When it launches, the PS5 will be the most powerful console Sony has ever made. But will this power mean that PS5 games will run at 60 frames-per-second? We're going to attempt to answer that question in this guide.
Will PS5 Games Be 60 Frames-Per-Second?
The short answer is that some probably will, and some probably won't. Much like games on the PS4, some titles will opt for a higher framerate, while others will favour better graphics. Some will settle for 30 frames-per-second, and others will aim for 60 frames-per-second. It obviously all depends on the game.
As mentioned, however, the PS5's increased power could, in theory, make 60 frames-per-second easier to attain. With that in mind, it's possible that we could see more games aim for 60fps rather than 30fps. In fact, some games will even target 120 frames-per-second, and you can find a full list through here: All PS5 Games Running at 120 Frames-Per-Second.
Will PS4 Games Run at 60 Frames-Per-Second on PS5?
The PS5 is going to be backwards compatible, meaning that it will play PS4 games (See Also: PS5 Backwards Compatibility: Can You Play PS4 Games on PlayStation 5?). But since the next-gen console is more powerful, does that mean PS4 games will run at a better framerate? Will PS4 games run at 60 frames-per-second on PS5?
It sounds obvious, but games that already run at 60fps on PS4 should hit that same framerate on PS5. PS4 games that run at 30fps, however, probably won't be doubling their framerate under normal circumstances. Their framerate may be more stable thanks to the PS5's increased processing power, but for them to enjoy a framerate boost beyond their framerate cap, they'd likely need to be patched or updated.
That said, we don't know all the ins and outs of the PS5's backwards compatibility yet. It's possible that the console could have a "boost mode" much like the PS4 Pro, which allows old games to leverage the more advanced hardware so that they perform better on a technical level. Again, though, it's tough to say whether this will be enough to provide significant framerate boosts.
Are you hopeful that PS5 games will run at 60 frames-per-second? Take a peek at our PS5 guide for more information, and let us know in the comments section below.