Resident Evil: Revelations 2 has been remastered for the PS4 and Xbox One and a new patch aims to make the PS4 version look that much better. For whatever reason, when the newest Resident Evil game hit next generation consoles a few weeks ago, there was a pretty obvious deficiency in the framerate between the Xbox One and PS4 versions. This new patch is said to bring Resident Evil: Revelations 2 on the Sony Playstation 4 up to par with the Microsoft version.
According to GameSpot, the patch for Resident Evil on the PS4 does seem to take care of some of the framerate issues, though some gamers are still reporting issues from time to time. In order to make sure that the patch did indeed do anything at all, Digital Foundry put out a video that runs Resident Evil: Revelations 2 on an unpatched PS4 version, as well as post-patch, and the Xbox One. The side by side comparisons of all the Resident Evils do indeed show improvement.
In fact, it appears that when the video compares the versions with one another, there is a 10 to 15 percent improvement in the framerate. Unfortunately, the problems with the framerate on the patched PS4 version are rather obvious when playing the game for a prolonged period of time. Before the patch, Digital Foundry found that the lowest FPS was sitting around 27 and the patch boosts this bottom to 31. That it still quite a bit lower than the lowest when talking about the Xbox One version, which bottoms out at 44 FPS.
“Overall though, there’s still the sense that Resident Evil Revelations 2 is one of the more poorly optimized titles based on the mature MT Framework engine,” the report states. It notes that their high-end PC was unable to run the game at 60fps at a 1440p resolution, whereas older, better-looking MT Framework games could run at that frame rate even at 4K.
It appears this particular patch was rolled out now because Capcom wants to make sure that Revelations 2 is running as well as they can get it ahead of the unveiling of the online support for Raid Mode. There isn’t any word on whether or not we might see another patch between now and official release date for that Raid Mode on March 31. The company has also not made it known exactly why Resident Evil: Revelations 2 for the PS4 is having frame rate issues it isn’t seeing on the Xbox One in the first place.