Baldur’s Gate 3 on PS5 works like on a PC with ultra settings, performance in act 3 drops to 20 fps
While players on the PC have been enjoying Baldur’s Gate 3 since the beginning of August, the game finally went to PS5 yesterday. So how does the game feel on the current generation Sony console? There are good news and bad news. According to the technical leaders of Digital Foundry, the BG3 version for PS5 offers an impressive image quality, but the performance that is already a PC problem is even more problematic on consoles.
Baldur’s Gate 3 on PS5 has essentially two visual modes, between which you can choose by turning on or off “productivity”. The usual mode (let’s call it “quality”) offers a blocked resolution of 1440p and the frame rate of 30 frames per second, while the “performance” mode increases sampling using FSR 2 or any other technology from about 960p and works at a speed of 60 frames per second. As this is increasingly happening on the consoles of the current generation, the quality mode is actually more stable, supports stable 30 frames per second, while FPS sometimes falls (although in most cases it still remains in the range of 50 frames per second).
However, the above performance indicators are applicable only to the early game. As the players found on a PC, in Baldur’s Gate 3 there are some problems with performance in act 3, especially in areas with a large number of NPC. Well, these problems are stored on PS5: in the third act, the frequency of personnel in the game falls up to 20 frames per second. It is interesting that the performance is approximately the same, regardless of the mode of the game: “quality” or “performance”, implying that the processor is a narrow place.
As for the separated screen, it seems to be holding quite well. In fact, he puts you into quality mode, limiting the performance of up to 30 frames per second and sharing the resolution in half, offering two screens with a resolution of 1280x1440p. Of course, the same problems with performance in act 3 as in a single game, come up during the game on the separated screen.
Baldur’s Gate 3 is already available on PC and PS5, and Xbox Series X/S will come out until the end of the year.