Mafia 3 is locked at 30fps on PC, much to Steam users' chagrin

Developer says a fix is coming.  

Mafia 3 just launched on Steam today and the reaction has not been pretty with the game currently receiving mostly negative reviews with the most common complaint being that the framerate is locked to 30fps.

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This isn't the only reason users are knocking it, as some complained about crashes, glitches and the game not looking as good as it did in trailers. Those issues are all relatively par for the course for an ambitious AAA game going public in its first day. However, it's the framerate lock specifically that's far and away the main sticking point.

As of writing this, 269 of the game's 469 reviews have been negative. The problem is getting so much traction that developer Hangar 13 has responded with assurance that the game will receive further optimisation options on PC, though no specific target goal was given.

"We know how important having options that best suit your PC's performance capabilities are," the developer stated in a blog post. "We are currently working on an update for PC that will give players the option to play Mafia 3 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 3 and we couldn't be more excited to get the game in your hands and hear what you think!"

The PS4 and Xbox One versions of Mafia 3 are about to launch (or may already be out, depending on your timezone). We'll see shortly how these stack up to its PC counterpart.

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