I made this thread yesterday but removed it because I felt the Double Fine folks wouldn't care much. Someone tried to post in it right as I deleted it and thought that the double fine guys deleted, no it was actually me, but since you brought it up again, I will repost it. There is a TL;DR at the bottom for people that don't want to read it all.
So here's the story, Double Fine promised the same thing on all of their game releases, "We're looking to remove the 30 FPS cap in a future update". This happened with Stacking
, this happened with Costume Quest
and recently happened with Iron Brigade
as well. They never did remove the fps cap but they always promised it will happen in a future update, for all of the previous titles. Now keep in mind, the previous titles are years old, this feature was NEVER implemented and we were just left in the dust.
Present day, The Cave
was released, with the same annoying 30 fps cap. What do we get now ? The same statement that was made on all previous titles, from the same person actually (which is quite ironic) "DFNathan". (screenshot : http://gyazo.com/5fd7ef6cfc8d8a709976e7b803cc14a6
)I'm sorry that I have to make this topic guys, I really am, but this has got to stop. You either update the engine once and forever or you don't. Please stop making this false promises to your playerbase, I know your main audience is the console people, and they don't care much for it, but for pc gamers 30 fps is a deal breaker.
And please don't say that it's barely noticeable, and that it's playable, and all of those people that ask for 60 fps are just cry babies, stop with all of the excuses. If you ever played at 60 fps, even above, you will know that the difference is as night and day, quite immense. I know this is not a first person shooter, or that it's not fast, or intense, but the 30 fps hurt it the same way, it feels stiff, animations feel wrong, the entire movement is wonky because of this framerate cap. But I know that these people that never played a game above 30 fps in their life do exist, so I'm just going to leave this here : http://www.100fps.com/how_many_frames_can_humans_see.htm
Thanks for reading my lengthy post, but I had to get this off my chest because it is somewhat frustrating!TL;DR - Double fine has promised they will remove the fps cap for a few years now. They promised with Stacking, they promised with Costume Quest, they promised with Iron Brigade and now they promised with The Cave. It never happened, and probably never will! My request of Double Fine is to stop the promises, it's either you do it or you don't, but stop making false promises to your playerbase.