Posted By: GamerDating - October 07, 2016
Mafia III has launched and the series has progressed further along the timeline, now set in 1968 after Vietnam. It follows Lincoln Clay who knows this truth: family isn’t who you’re born with, it’s who you die for. Now back home in New Bordeaux, Lincoln is set on escaping a criminal past. But when his surrogate family, the black mob, is betrayed and wiped out by the Italian Mafia, Lincoln builds a new family on the ashes of the old and blazes a path of military-grade revenge through those responsible.
Mafia III launched today and was met with initial complaint from PC gamers with review codes as the reported the game was locked to 30fps:
I have had confirmation from 2K that the current builds of Mafia 3 are locked to 30fps on PC. They claim improvements "soon" and statement.— John Bain (@Totalbiscuit) October 6, 2016
After the initial feedback the devs responded:
We know how important having options that best suit your PC’s performance capabilities are. The team has been hard at work ensuring that Mafia III’s performance is consistent across all platforms, and right now the game runs at a solid 30 frames-per-second. We are currently working on an update for PC that will give players the option to play Mafia III at higher framerates. We’ll share more details about the update, and when you can expect it to arrive, very soon. In the meantime, the team welcomes feedback and would like to hear from you about what performance adjustment options are important to you. We’re actively considering a number of additional post-launch improvements on PC that would give players more control over how they can tailor the game’s experience to suit their rig’s performance. It’s been an incredible journey developing Mafia III and we couldn’t be more excited to get the game in your hands and hear what you think!
This didn't calm the tide of complaints and bad preview reviews and they soon followed up with another statement:
We currently have a patch running here at the studio that includes 30, 60, and unlimited frames-per-second options in the video menu, among other improvements for the PC version of Mafia III. We’re verifying the patch now to ensure everything is working as expected. If everything goes well, we expect the update to go live this weekend. We will be keeping the PC community up-to-date on the status of the patch throughout the weekend and thank you for all the feedback!
We hope this soon is soon!
In the meantime, have you played Mafia 2?
GamerDating has Mafia II keys available with our 2 month subscription allowing you to catch up with the story time, share gameplay with your player 2 or simply play some traditional Mafia fun as you play Vito Scaletta, together with his buddy Joe, you work up through the Italian Mafia following a gripping storyline that still remains as one of my favourites.
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