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A senior developer behind Gotham Knights says the Xbox Series S version of the game is the reason for its locked 30fps frame rate.


A senior developer working on the next Gotham Knights blamed the Xbox Series S for the game’s locked frame rate and other technical limitations.


In now-deleted tweets shared on Twitter, Lee Devonald, a senior technical character artist at WB Games Montreal, called the Xbox Series S “potato” and said it held “a whole generation of games.” Devonald wrote that developers are having trouble making full use of the Xbox Series X’s powerful new hardware as Microsoft continues to push for a weaker Series S console release. He added that because cross-platform games have to “optimize for the worst performers,” fans would continue to see lower frame rates and less graphics-intensive if developers were to include consoles like the Series S in their plans. exit plans. Since the tweets were posted, Devonald’s Twitter account appears to have been deleted.

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The developer’s comments follow a growing backlash against Gotham Knights’30fps locked frame rate and no performance mode. WB Games Montreal blamed the features included in Gotham Knights for the omission, saying it had to make sacrifices to account for things like “untethered cooperative gameplay” and a “very detailed open world”. The news caused a lot of grief among PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X owners on social media, many of whom said the number of locked frames was unacceptable on hardware capable of running games smoothly at 60 frames per second.

Preparing for the launch of Gotham Knights was plagued with further controversy, despite the game’s extensive marketing campaign promising to deliver a fresh and engaging story focusing on Batman’s allies after the death of the Caped Crusader. Fans have expressed outrage at Harley Quinn’s redesign, saying WB Games Montreal has aged her too much and brought her image closer to that of her ex-lover, the Joker. Gotham Knights‘ The battle system also came under intense scrutiny, with fans decrying it for looking unimpressive and basic compared to the well-received Arkham series of Batman games.

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After a press-only playtest, previews of Gotham Knights started popping up online and seemed to confirm fans’ worst fears. Most reviewers praised the game’s story and its likeable cast of superhero characters. However, many have had problems with Gotham Knights pointless fight, highlighting it as the most glaring quality issue. With the game set to launch on October 21, developer WB Games Montreal also faced significant Gotham Knights story spoilers are leaking online due to the early release of a strategy guide.

Gotham Knights will launch on October 28 on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S and PC.

Source: Twitter

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