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The PS5 may miss some game releases at 120 fps

The PS5 supports 120fps games, although there aren’t any games that support frame rate at this time.

Once they start arriving, the next generation Sony console will likely lose some of those titles as well. According to Psyonix, The developer of Rocket League, the PS5 could end up with games under 120 fps less than the Xbox Series X.

Does this matter to most players? On console, maybe not as much as you think. Frame rates are important, but 60fps which is what most games on the PS5 will support, is more than enough for many users. Anything on top of that is icing on the cake.

This might be a little different for those who play competitive games at a very high level. But for the majority, the lack of 120fps support for some titles wouldn’t be a big deal. But why does the PS5 have fewer titles that support this frame rate compared to the Xbox Series X? Psyonix says it’s a very simple thing.

The PS5 can have games under 120 frames per second because it will need full ports

It boils down to the ports. The PS5 will need full game title ports to get 120fps support.

Take Psyonix’s Rocket League for example. In its work to prepare the game for the next generation, Psyonix wasn’t able to achieve 120 frames per second for the PS5 because it had to be a completely native port.

With Xbox Series X all it takes is a small patch to update the game. Which means there wasn’t much work to do for the Xbox Series X to play Rocket League on this 120fps console. Psyonix believes this will be the case for many games on the PS5 in the future.

This is logical. If there is more work than some developers can or want to do, they may choose not to enable 120 frames per second on the PS5 at all.

This only applies to PS4 games

The only thing to keep in mind is that this only pertains to PS4 games. While Sony has confirmed that 99% of PS4 games will run on PS5, the way backward compatibility works for PS5 has discontinued support for game running at a higher frame rate.

Whether or not it is, is really up to Sony and the developers. So users will have to wait and see what happens. At least for PS5 games, the higher frame rate can be taken advantage of during development.

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