Asobo Studio has today deployed a surprise PS5 patch for A Plague Tale: Requiem that updates the title with a new 60 frames-per-second Performance Mode. It's available to download now, and updates the game to version 1.005.000.
When we reviewed the game at launch last year, the choppy frame rate was one of the few flaws we identified in the otherwise fantastic narrative experience. "It's really difficult to work out what frame rate the game is even targeting," we said. "A choppy frame rate and significant drops during action-heavy scenes are common, and without any graphical options to speak of, there's no escaping them." Of course, with the introduction of a 60fps mode, you now have the ability to tweak performance. With what is now hopefully a smooth frame rate, A Plague Tale: Requiem earns its 8/10 rating even more.
In addition, the game is actually part of today's new PS Store sale, which drops the price to £32.49/$38.99. If you want to try it before you buy, though, then there's also a two-hour Time Limited Trial available via PS Plus Premium.
Will you try A Plague Tale: Requiem out at 60fps? Avoid the rats in the comments below.
This is good to see as there was little excuse to why this was 30 FPS in the first place. I'm glad this managed to slip through the cracks with me so I can experience it in 60 FPS whenever I finally play it like the first one.
Played the first one - loved it.
Yet to get second one(massive backlog), but when I do, this patch will do nicely, thank you.
I knew this would be coming. The PS5 and Series X are powerful enough for games running 60 frames with high fidelity.
I'm glad it'll be here soon.
well well well hahaha what a... time to play now then. Good news thanks PushSquare. It´s 39€ atm...
I'm surprised it's took this long to add this feature, but I guess better late than never. Still not got around to this game!
@get2sammyb ur emotions will run high and in all directions but you'll enjoy urself 😉
Such a good game! I can't believe it doesn't get way more love from PS fans, the games could have been made by one of their studios. They are in the very same mould.
And that ending.... oh lord.... just brilliant!!
I wonder what the cut backs are.
Probably a resolution drop.
Let's gooooooooo, I can finally pick this up!!!!
@KilloWertz the game barely runs at 4k at 60fps on a 3090 so I can see why the went for 30 on PS5. The new patch must limit resolution and other factors much more than already was in place to hit 60 on the potato that is a PS5 in 2023.
Will wait to see if it actually performs well at 60fps. Will all the PR and lying going on in the industry, nothing is what it seems.
I'm sure the frame rate was the reason this game was ridiculously boring and all will be fine now.
Great, seems to be very stable, at least in the first minutes of gameplay:
@OrtadragoonX There will only be 5 rats on screen at any time.
I didn't enjoy this game at all. Very contrived writing and lackluster gameplay. Was willing to excuse them last time, but they didn't improve at anything besides graphics. Who though it would be a good idea to make the main character this teenage girl more competent at combat than the entire French army? Lazy game design..
Nice! Requiem is fantastic. I loved it even at 30 fps so I know I'll like it even more at 60! Only Elden Ring beat it out for my GOTY last year so this is great!
This series is a diamond in the rough of modern gaming. I enjoyed the title thoroughly regardless of the 30fps. If you still have yet to play either of the Plague Tale games, I highly recommend it along with the many others in this thread.
@Denni5m and PC's right now are putting out a worse performance for Jedi then the Series S.
@KilloWertz it's probably in the top 2 best looking games I've ever played, I'm not surprised they struggled tbh. Even powerful PCs did
@Heavy_Artilery you can say that about the vast majority of games. Don't need to overthink it that much its a game
@RonnieL Of course PC's are more powerful but its clear Devs prefer consoles. This year has seen so many bad PC ports that this "master race" idea is just laughable.
@Andy22385 Some games are much lazier than others.
I feel I'd much rather use the 30fps mode still. The cutbacks are likely to be pretty large to get this to run at a solid 60 and considering the game has a ton of detail and beautiful scenes, I wouldn't wanna waste any of that. Plus cinematic games like this are fine at lower frame rates for me
Will have to jump back into it, it was one of my favourite games of last year.
@WallyWest I'm not sure using jedi survivor as an example of console superiority is valid considering that survivor can't run well even with the developers making the decision to lower it to sub ps3 era native resolutions to meet a specific release date rather than try and further to get it up to a better standard of performance....
I wonder how compromised they made requiem to get it to shoot for 60fps and yet be shadow dropped in this manner.
@KundaliniRising333 I'm only messing but end of the day all this just shows is it doesn't matter how powerful your console or PC are if the game is poorly optimised.
@WallyWest true that!
One of the best looking games I've played this gen. Can't wait to replay it in 60fps.
I think this game has a 40 FPS mode on 120hz TVs, that might be a good middle ground.
Requiem is a good game but i think plague tale innocence was better
It's too late, of course I should have been there from the beginning.
as with most games you get a better cheaper version if you just wait
dont buy games day 1
Nice I loved the first game but wasn’t too keen on the 40fps mode as it’s hit and miss for me. It was great in ratchet and clank but I didn’t like it in horizon
I'm playing it on gamepass at the moment and it's one of the best games I've ever played, but I'd recommend playing the first game before jumping into this one.
Thanks for the heads-up, might just have to buy this game now.
Played it in 30fps and it was great! Funny how this game didn't any criticism redfall got for being 30fps
For those deciding to buy the game now that the 60fps patch is released: i'd keep my expectations low for now.
Wait to see the graphical impact first, make sure the game doesn't end up looking like crap in Performance mode because it's rendered in 1080p or lower (and then upscaled to a blurry mess) in order to achieve the 60fps limit.
And if said framerate is actually stable, and doesn't drop more frequent than it should...
Keep an eye on youtube, some videos will certainly appear in the next few days.
If it's all good, then by all means, buy it and have fun!
If you haven't already, play the first game before getting into the second, both are very good and definitely worth at least 1 playthrough.
@Toot1st Promo videos for Redfall showed it running at 60 FPS before they admitted that was the PC version.
I wander why this took so long?
Will be a nice boon for those that have yet to play it.
Unfortunately im rather out of step with opinion on this game and far prefered the original game which had more gritty realism and atmosphere than this title. Beautiful as the game is, I couldnt shake the urge to punch Hugo almost every time he opened his mouth! As for Amicia, her character is torn apart in this game as I'd killed hundreds just getting through the first levels - it just didnt fit for me. Someone looking for a good action packed 'Drake like' experience will enjoy it far more than me I'm certain, and 60hz is always a good option!
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@Toot1st APT visuals justified the excuse of 30fps. Also Redfall is a big AAA 1st party release on the most powerful console ever so 30fps is just embarrassing.
I've already completed the game gutted 😪 that patch too later 😢
I bought this at launch, but decided to wait to play it due to the bugs and fps drops I experienced while playing the first hour. I think it's finally time to hop back into this one.
@Denni5m Given how great the game is supposed to look at 30 FPS, I'll see how big of a drop-off there is at 60 FPS and go from there. I'm not one to completely refuse to play a game at 30 FPS, but obviously I prefer 60 FPS like the first game was on PS5. I'm still glad I waited so I have the option at least.
@Andy22385 My main problem was the excuse they used. I highly doubt they absolutely needed that many rats on the screen, which is an excuse they used around release. I'll play a game at 30 FPS if I have to, but that rubbed me the wrong way and made it easier to hold off on the game for a while when games kept coming out left and right. I loved the first one outside of the last couple of chapters when the difficulty spiked through the roof.
Like I said in my comment above, I'm glad I waited so I at least have the option to choose. If the graphics take a huge hit, I will likely stick with the 30 FPS.
@Toot1st because this game is one of the best looking games that exists, where as Redfall looks like it could run on the Xbox 360
@KilloWertz it was just going bigger than the last game I guess, and without spoilers some scenes show why you need all those rats. But it's absolutely stunning to look at even ignoring the rats. Like I say with those graphics I'm not surprised they couldnt get it to 60.
Great news! I am definitely buying the game now.
@Toot1st It did get loads of criticism, clearly you weren't reading at the time and are happy to create your own agendas...
waiting for that PS4 release!! LOL
Awesome news! Waiting for it to hit $20 New before I buy, but happy to know it's finally available for 60 fps.
Redfall is a multiplayer focused first person shooter.
30fps is tolerable in first person views, but 60 fps really improves the experience and it is what developers should always aim for in a fast paced first person shooter.
The first one is intriguing except for the finale rat fights which was a bit ridiculous. Still waiting to come to PS Plus/ extra as those games debuted on GP day eventually come to it.
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