Mafia III on PC runs with the dreaded 30 FPS lock, that basically wastes whatever additional power your rig might have beyond the ability to run the game at maximum detail at that given frame rate, also removing a degree of that control that PC gamers tend to appreciate.
Today 2K Games posted a message on their official site, promising an update in the works, and asking for further feedback.
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!
Personally, I’m not totally sure why things like this even happen anymore, especially after the reception of FPS locks on previous games, but at least a fix is on the way.