Doom 4 Multiplayer Will Run at 60 FPS, and Doom 4 Single Player will Run at 30 FPS

Now, let’s all calm down here before everyone gets all noisy and whatnot about this. It’s not really a big deal that Doom 4 will run at a higher framerate in multiplayer. Listen to Carmack explain it to Gamasutra.

“In the Doom 4 project, we decided the multiplayer is 60 frames per second, but the single player is 30 frames per second, so you can have twice as many demons coming at you.”

It’s all about working within the limitations of the machine you’re dealing with. In order to make Doom 4 play better on current consoles and PCs, they lowered the framerate on single-player in order to provide a better experience. I don’t want to hear any bitching about this, you bitches.

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9 Comments on Doom 4 Multiplayer Will Run at 60 FPS, and Doom 4 Single Player will Run at 30 FPS


On August 22, 2011 at 1:52 pm

you most likely will never even tell a difference anyways.


On August 22, 2011 at 2:28 pm

i second if i play a game at 25 FPS 30 45 or 60 it doesnt feel that much different i can only tell when its under 20 or 15


On August 22, 2011 at 2:54 pm

at 30 FPS it is still smooth, anything under 30 fps and it is unplayable. Anything over 60 FPS is unnoticeable. Although, comparing 30 to 60 FPS the 60 fps is smoother.

Brandon J. Clark

On August 22, 2011 at 3:00 pm

I will notice the difference, be assured.


On August 22, 2011 at 3:10 pm

I hope they end up removing that for PC….


On August 22, 2011 at 4:52 pm

anything under 30 unplayable yea right i used to play fallout 3 on my old comp 20 FPS and it felt the same as 30 cause i used fraps and outside was 20 inside was 30 and it didnt feel any different


On August 22, 2011 at 8:00 pm

Sounds like they are going to focus on multiplayer this time around more then anything else.


On September 23, 2011 at 6:34 pm

Hollywood movies run at 30fps so I don’t see a problem with this. Most games have internal mechanics like reg and other things that rely on higher fps but if the game is locked at 30 I don’t see a problem at all.

Jig Mc6alliger

On October 21, 2011 at 8:08 pm

Why can’t they just give the people with high powered machines the freedom to push their system to the limits and beyond if they so choose with their single player experience? RAGE failures anyone?