If you have been enjoying the newest outing from Remedy Games, Control, on a console, there is a high chance you have experienced frame rate issues. Control aims to run at a constant 30fps but when action on-screen gets a little more frantic, and more of the game’s enemy – The Hiss – start popping up and unleashing their awesome particle effects all at once, the game can sometimes stutter and fall down into the low 10s.
Remedy has released plans for the fixes they are working on as well as what is yet to come to the game. One of these fixes is indeed the flagging frame rate. Especially on consoles.
While Control does run slightly better on the more powerful Xbox One X and the PS4 Pro, they are still not spared from the frame rate dips.
Control has been a critical success for Remedy, with the frame rate issues being the only real blemish on an otherwise stellar release. The issue does also spread to PC, to a lesser extent. If you are worried about whether or not your system of choice can effectively run Control, it might be worth waiting until the patch comes out just to be on the safe side.
If you can’t wait to get into the world of the FBC, it hopefully won’t be too long before the fix goes live, and with it a host of new content to enjoy. This information all comes from a blog post from the studio admitting that “These things take time…” so stay patient and know that the studio is indeed working on a whole host of fixes, including but not limited to the console optimization. Other issues that have been presented also include the motion blur and film grain effects as well as issues with the in-game map.
The update is currently slated for a “tentative mid to late September” release, while this update might not solve all of the problems listed, it is certainly a step in the right direction.