Final Fantasy XV 1.05 PS4 Pro Patch Still Fails To Reach 60fps At 1080p
Final Fantasy XV PS4 Pro Mod
(Last Updated On: February 21, 2017)

Square Enix released 1.05 for the PS4 Pro version of Final Fantasy XV. The buffed up the Lite mode, which ran at 1080p and 30fps, to 1080p with unlocked frame-rate, and this has resulted in the 1080p mode to run at barely 45fps.

Digital Foundry did a breakdown of the new patch, explaining that the newest patch actually makes the game worse.

Previously there was the Lite Mode and the High Mode – the former ran at 1080p and 30fps on the PS4 Pro, while the latter ran at 1800p and variable 30fps. The High Mode wasn’t the best experience, but according to some players it rendered Final Fantasy XV at a checkerboarded 4K, which was good enough for some people.

However, the 1080p at 30fps offered the smoothest experience, before the patch. After the patch? It’s borked. Square Enix replaced the Lite Mode’s 1080p at 30fps with a 1080p unlocked frame-rate that doesn’t quite stabilize at any consistent frame-rate, as demonstrated in the video below where Digital Foundry showcases the different modes and how well they don’t perform on the PS4 Pro.

This is literally what was to be expected from a cheap $399 console promising 4K out of the box. Only this time around, the PS4 Pro is having a hard time achieving 1080p at 60fps for an eighth gen title. It’s quiet the joke.

Final Fantasy XV actually nestles in at anywhere between 41fps and 49fps, depending on what’s being rendered to screen in the unlocked Lite Mode. On average, it appears to hit 45fps.

Now 45fps isn’t bad, but it’s not consistent. The lack of consistency is where the problem comes in, as the game can drop all the way back into the 30s during hot and heavy scenes, and as high as 60fps if you’re literally just starring at the ground.

It’s an unfortunate reality for PS4 Pro owners, and the comment section on Eurogamer is ripe with PC Master Race users hoping and begging Square Enix for a PC port of Final Fantasy XV so they can play the true definitive edition of the game, but a bunch of angry SDF members and PlayStation fanboys are there to downvote the PCMR.

There’s no reason to get angry at PC gamers in this case, they’re just stating the truth. Besides, the FPS benchmark numbers don’t lie… but Sony promising a 4K home console? Well, that’s another story for another day.


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  • LurkerJK

    They sold you the SAME console …. TWICE
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KezvwARhBIc&t=1m18s

  • Tony

    My £480 PC runs 60fps easy ! I thought the PS4 pro was 4k gaming ?

    • SevTheBear

      Nope. It’s downsampled 1440p (which ain’t bad). You can only enjoy 4K streams (Netflix). If console gamers are lucky we get 1080p and 60 fps as standard by 2020

      • Tony

        Shame I was hoping consoles might raise the bar a bit as they are holding back game development (graphics wise ) I like the bells and whistles all turned on makes the illusion of gaming so much more immersive, I love losing myself in an imagined world for an hour or so.
        We are only just starting to get DX12 titles now, and this technology has been around for quite a while. The jump in quality that dx12 landscape scaling brings to games is huge . I am not a fan boy or knocking consoles I’ve owned a few, I was just hoping they were getting better.

        • SevTheBear

          I hear ya. I think DX12 and Vulkan API can help a lot in the future.

          While the PS4 Pro is still a good console, it ain’t really the marvel that many had hoped it to be. But it still offers something for the pure console only players. Many first party titles has gotten a *Pro patch* and the *4.50 firmware update* brings the *boost mode* that can fix most of the fps problems. I know some console games hits the 1080p and 60 fps mark, but they are few.

          I would still choose PC any day and get 1080-1440p with 60 fps over. But I can’t denied that PS4 has some killer titles that I know many PC elites would love to play as well.

  • SevTheBear

    Fist *Nioh* then it was *Horizon Zero of Dawn* and now *FFXV*. So fare the Pro have proven itself pointless, unless upscaled 4k and HDR and maybe 3-5 fps matters to you which also means that you need at new TV. I am sure the people who own the Pro version loves the boost mode and Pro patch.

    Most of us are better of waiting for the PS5.

    • fenrif

      It’s pointless for the consumer. But for Sony it’s great.

    • Most of us are better of waiting for the PS5.

      And when that comes out it’ll be behind the above-mid-range and high-end PC hardware technology again and it’ll be the same story except it’ll be about 8K instead lol

      • SevTheBear

        So is the life of the consoles

        • LurkerJK

          just get the Playstation Pro Extreme next year, with ACTUAL 4k (*sorta, upscaled from slightly higher resolution) and maybe they will actually have a 1 tb drive inside that is slower than the cheap ass 4tb portable usb drive i have right in front of me