'Skyrim: Special Edition' Latest News & Update: Bethesda Made Solid Game at 30fps, 1080p High Definition Graphics

By Regin Olimberio , Updated Oct 31, 2016 06:51 PM EDT
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"Skyrim: Special Edition" fans are beginning to discover several ups and downs is this revamped Bethesda game after it invaded the gaming world last week. And what else could be the first to receive critics' verdict but graphics quality.

Make no mistake about it, gamers love Bethesda's decision to re-issue the franchise under "Skyrim: Special Edition" header. However, what was expected from the technical aspect have to shift a gear lower. Of course, the good old storyline is still there, so is the nostalgic experience. But technical matters are totally different field to start debate for both PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles.

Digital Foundry reported that full High Definition video running at 1080p is the first solid foothold for "Skyrim: Special Edition." However, there is notable overhead left over when playing with Xbox One. This ultimately led to frame rate limit at 30fps instead of expected 60fps. The same cap goes for PlayStation 4 and PC versions.

Come to think of it, PC version of "Skyrim: Special Edition" failed to keep up with consoles due to performance issues and graphics doesn't look as impressive as PS4 or Xbox One. But in general, gamers can notice that 30fps is solid for both consoles. PlayStation 4 is doing well hosting this title while there are minimal stutters in Xbox One. The same review points to storage and streaming as potential culprits behind this acceptable setback.

Meanwhile, Techno Aisle gave a redeeming comment about "Skyrim: Special Edition." 30fps looks like junk in some AAA titles but this is not the case for Bethesda's flagship. At least, 30fps is very stable in "Skyrim: Special Edition," thanks to anti-aliasing technique deployed to give this title a facelift. Further, this frame rate cap doesn't fluctuate.

So for the final verdict, 30fps fits well with "Skyrim: Special Edition" gameplay. Yes, there are difference between legit eye-candy and stability but it is safe to assume that gamers will choose the latter when it comes to investing for game titles.

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