Forza Motorsport 5 screenshot
Forza Motorsport 5 screenshot

Forza Motorsport 5 will run at 60 frames per second, Microsoft Studios corporate vice president Phil Spencer has told Edge magazine.

Confirmation of the smooth frame rate will come as a great relief to series fans who have been left wondering since the game's announcement last month.

Official word came as the Microsoft Studios chief revealed there will be no minimum performance requirements (such as resolution or frame rate) set for games released on Xbox One.

"There were games that shipped on 360 that were less than 720p," said Spencer. "It's important we give creators the best tools to create the best experience possible and I don't think that platform holders can dictate what the internal frame buffer size should be.

"Forza 5 runs at 60 frames per second, but other people will make different trade-offs. I think it's important - maybe because I'm a studio guy - that you give freedom to the creator because today, through lighting techniques and post effects, resolution is not the thing that maximises beauty."

Spencer concluded: "Some of the most beautiful games of this generation are not dictated by how many pixels they're pushing to the screen. Motion blur, antialiasing, lighting: all of these things come into play. We just give developers the tools and let them make the right creative decisions."

Source: Edge magazine

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alphafour@ FantasyMeister

You're right it doesn't necessarily need to but it would help a lot to make people more excited. After all, the people who get to attend E3 and play the games on the show floor are only a miniscule percentage of the people who like video games. The other 99.9% of people just have to watch on their PC monitor/TV screen so all we really have to go on is what we SEE.

Something that really impressed me was the massive battle with over 100+ enemies on screen during the Ninety Nine Nights (N3) reveal. The rubber duck segment at PS3's reveal was amazing and stuff like that is just fantastic.

I really hope Sony has some amazing tech demo at E3 to show off what the PS4 is capable of. It's a pretty powerful machine so we know it can things wat beyond the scope of the PS3. The problem is that a lot the games now don't look that breathtaking to me so a Sony tech demo could potentially blow my socks off if they get it right.
Posted 17:02 on 06 June 2013
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All the extra processing power doesn't necessarily need to go into graphics or framerates, it can also be used for under the hood calculations like AI, something that has developed quite well this past generation.

But if the glimpse we've had so far of next gen is anything like matched by E3 next week, I'll probably be excited after E3. But then for me E3 is the event of the year, I'm always excited before and after anyway, except for last year which left me a bit 'meh'.
Posted 11:17 on 06 June 2013
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I think I'm getting less and less excited for next-gen. Aside from Capcom's Deep Down and the Ignite engine stuff (which is probably considerably *****ter than what they showed) it just doesn't feel like next-gen to me.

I know graphics and fancy effects don't necessarily make a good video game (case in point - I think Crysis was and is a bag of cat flap), but I want to have the same feeling I had when I saw PS2 visuals for the first time and was like "Oh my God how they did they manage to do that?!" and the same goes for PS3 but to a slightly lesser extent.

I suppose we are just looking at what you might call the law of diminishing returns but it's a real shame because I don't feel that excited for E3. I feel more anxious than excited like I'm going to get my hopes up and then be disappointed. That goes for both Sony and Microsoft.
Posted 20:57 on 05 June 2013
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Can't wait
Posted 16:50 on 05 June 2013

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