Arkane’s supernatural shooter Deathloop is lastly right here, and it’s undeniably a smash hit, being one of many few to land our coveted ten out of ten. Yet, whereas the game has obtained excellent scores throughout the board, performance issues on PC have resulted in a ‘mixed’ consumer assessment consensus on Steam.
The issues, which by and huge relate to ‘stuttering’ throughout gameplay, have been speculatively linked to Deathloop’s use of the digital rights administration (DRM) device Denuvo – an anti-piracy measure that’s no stranger to scrutiny. The results aren’t confined to gaming PCs, both, as these on PlayStation 5 report related issues. That mentioned, there’s a likeness to Dishonoured 2’s rocky launch, which might imply Arkane’s Void Engine is on the coronary heart of all of it.
While there isn’t a everlasting repair for Deathloop’s PC performance issues simply but, the group has conjured up a short lived repair that entails limiting the game’s framerate to 60fps whereas additionally enabling Vsync and low latency mode. Of course, this isn’t a great resolution for these of you operating the best gaming monitor or enjoying on PS5, but it surely ought to finally stabilise the general expertise when you’re operating the Steam model.
If Dishonored 2 is something to go by, Arkane ought to patch these stutters up fairly shortly. We’ve reached out to writer Bethesda in hopes it’ll shed some gentle on the scenario.