Square Enix has confirmed that the upcoming remake of the beloved JRPG, Star Ocean: The Second Story, will feature different frame rates on the Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 5.
During this week's Gamescom 2023 event in Cologne, Germany, a representative from the Japanese company announced that the Nintendo Switch version of the game will run at 30 frames per second (fps), while the more powerful PlayStation 5 version will run at 60fps.
Although Square Enix did not disclose the exact resolution for either platform, fans are hopeful that the game will support 1080p when played in docked mode on the Nintendo Switch, and 720p in handheld mode.
Star Ocean: The Second Story is a highly anticipated remake of the original PlayStation game released in 1998. The game follows the intergalactic journey of two protagonists, Claude C. Kenni and Rena Lanford, as they explore different planets and encounter unique characters and challenges.
The decision to offer different frame rates on the Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 5 could be attributed to the hardware differences between the two systems. While the Switch is a portable console with less processing power, the PlayStation 5 is a home console with significantly more capabilities.
Fans of the franchise are eagerly awaiting the release of Star Ocean: The Second Story remake on both platforms to experience the captivating story, enhanced visuals, and updated gameplay. With the game confirmed to have different frame rates, players can choose the platform that best suits their preferences for smooth and immersive gameplay.
– Gamescom 2023 event in Cologne, Germany