Rumour | Sony PlayStation 5: Gran Turismo developers aiming for upwards of 240 FPS on PS5
The race for high refresh rate gaming has spread from PCs to consoles. While fewer console gamers will probably own a high refresh rate display than PC gamers do, Microsoft and Sony have boasted that their next-generation consoles will be capable of reaching 120 FPS. Both will apparently support 8K gaming too, a resolution that will likely remain niche for a few years yet.
Nonetheless, some games may support beyond 120 FPS. Specifically, GTPlanet claims that Kazunori Yamauchi, CEO of Polyphony Digital, made such remarks at an event to Australia media. Apparently, Polyphony Digital is "interested" in the next Gran Turismo reaching 240 FPS, with Yamauchi also quoted as stating that a "...4K resolution is enough". The statement about FPS levels is as follows:
Rather than a spatial resolution that you’re talking about, I’m more interested in the advancements we can make in terms of the time resolution. In terms of frames per second, rather than staying at 60 fps, I’m more interested in raising it to 120 fps or even 240 fps. I think that’s what’s going to be changing the experience from here on forward.
Undoubtedly, the next Gran Turismo, possibly called Gran Turismo 7, will look exquisite regardless of whether it is played at 60, 120 or 240 FPS. GTPlanet opines that high refresh rates would allow for greater precision in close-quarters racing, although we imagine that there are other benefits too, like less screen tearing.