New details are beginning to emerge about Alan Wake 2, as major outlets have gone hands-on with Remedy's upcoming thriller. One interesting quote has caught our attention, though, and it pertains to the choice between a quality mode and a performance mode.
Remedy Entertainment's communications director, Thomas Puha, confirms the game will feature a "solid" performance mode option, though seems to be recommending the alternative:
"[Alan Wake 2] has been built from the beginning as a 30fps experience focusing on visuals and ambiance, but somehow we have managed to include a solid Performance mode," he writes in a post on X. "We’ll talk details later."
While many people will prefer the smoothness of a 60 frames-per-second performance mode, it appears that Remedy has largely focused on the cinematic experience. Indeed, Alan Wake 2 is a game primarily concerned with telling its twisted narrative, which folds in live action sequences and other visual flourishes, so we understand prioritising quality mode on consoles.
Still, the important thing is that players will have a choice. You can play it at 30fps to get the full visual quality, or opt for performance mode to keep things smooth. What will you go for when you play Alan Wake 2? Tell us in the comments section below.