Even compared to PlayStation’s flagship titles like Bluepoint Games Demon’s Souls and Guerrilla Games Horizon: Forbidden West, Final Fantasy 16 is undeniably one of the most visually impressive games. Now that the PS5 is out, Sony is focusing on PS5 exclusives, and Final Fantasy 16 is the gold standard for what an actual next-gen game should be.
Square Enix and Creative Business Unit 3’s following action role-playing game for the PlayStation 5 features various visual styles, similar to PlayStation first-party exclusives, offering players complete control over how they wish to enjoy Valesthia. Learn more about the different graphic settings in Final Fantasy 16 right here.
Final Fantasy 16’s PlayStation 5 Graphical Modes?
Similar to other recent AAA games for the current generation of consoles (PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S), Final Fantasy 16 offers two different graphical settings.
The gaming experience is altered because the two modes aim for different resolutions and framerates. Surprisingly, there are some restrictions on the available visual settings.
Final Fantasy 16 offers two visual settings:
- Graphics (Fidelity) mode: This is the default mode the game starts with. In this mode, the resolution is a targeted 4K (2160p), but it’s upscale from 1440p, with a fixed 30fps frame-rate.
- Frame-rate (Performance) mode: This is the performance mode that, on paper, targets a smooth 60fps gameplay experience at the cost of reduced resolution from 4K to 1440p. However, the 1440p isn’t native but is upscaled from the 1080p sample using AMD’s FSR.
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The catch is that performance mode is quite shaky, with significant drops to the bottom 30s and regular frame-rate drops. However, these drops are more common when venturing into the game’s open world. The aggressive use of dynamic resolution allows the game’s essential resolution to drop to 720p as soon as combat begins, maintaining a smooth 60 frames per second.
Even though Square Enix released a day one patch to fix the performance issues, notably in “Frame-rate” mode, the 300 MB patch didn’t improve the game’s performance too much compared to the demo version.
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After spending a significant amount of time with Graphics and Frame-rate modes in Final Fantasy 16, I can confidently say that you should play the game at 30 frames per second in Graphics mode until Square Enix fixes the performance issues in the game.
While there are some frame rate drops in the graphics mode, they are much less frequent than the ones you’ll experience in the performance option. Tap here to watch the Final Fantasy XVI: Awakening trailer!