In a recent media roundtable discussion, Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin director, Daisuke Inoue (of Square Enix), revealed the game’s frame rate targets.
Specifically, when we asked Inoue during the roundtable about the expected performance of Stranger of Paradise, he stated that the team has a 60FPS performance target “for any of the platforms.”
“The goal for the team is to make sure we have 60 frames per second for any of the platforms,” said Inoue. “Of course, there are different graphical settings. For each of the different platforms, there are certain settings which will prioritize graphics and resolution over framerate. But for the most part, we are striving for a 60 frames per second framerate. Of course, the more powerful your machine is, the better performance you will get and the more stable the performance is going to be.”
While Inoue did not go into detail about frame rate and resolution targets of Stranger of Paradise on all consoles, this statement does seem to indicate that even the base PS4 and Xbox One version will have a 60FPS target.
This might be a surprise for some, but this does make sense given that Stranger of Paradise seems to run on the same engine as Nioh. For reference, both Nioh and Nioh 2 are able to run at a (mostly) 60 FPS frame rate even on the base PS4 when using the “Action Mode” graphics setting. Though the tradeoff is that the rendering resolution on base PS4 can go as low as 720p.
Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin will release on PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox one, and PC on March 18, 2022.