Star Ocean 5's PS4 vs PS3 Differences Explained: 1080p, 60 FPS vs 720p, 30 FPS and More

During a livestream hosted today, Square Enix showcased the differences and similarities between the PS4 and PS3 versions of Star Ocean 5: integrity and Faithlessness.

The image that you can see below indicates that the content of the game will be the same across both platforms, cross-save won’t be supported. The PS4 version features the full share suite and PS Vita remote play, while the PS3 version has none of them. Frame rate will be 60 FPS (variable in some areas) on PS4 and 30 FPS (variable in some areas) on PS3, meaning that frame rate won’t always be locked at those values. Resolution will be 1080p and 720p respectively.

Finally, the PS4 has higher detail on physics, characters, backgrounds, effects, and higher draw distance for objects and enemies. The PS3 version has shorter draw distance and some parts are “reduced and simplified.”

At the bottom of the post, you can also enjoy a recording of the video showing the comparison between the two platforms, with the caveat that it’s recorded from the livestream, so the video is in 720p and 30 frames per seconds, but it still shows the difference in detail quite clearly.

Both PS4 and PS3 versions of the game release on March 31st in Japan. The game is also slated for a western release this year, even if we don’t have a firm window yet.

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Giuseppe Nelva

Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.

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