The guys at Digital Foundry have recently analyzed the performance of Far Cry 3 Classic Edition, a remaster of the third installment of the series available for the Season Pass holders of Far Cry 5 on PlayStation Pro 4 and Xbox One X.
Six years ago Far Cry 3 delighted the PC fans, especially in terms of preserving light, but consoles (PS3, X360) had to come to terms with a resolution of 720p and 30 frames with frequent drops. What do we get on the current-gen consoles of Sony and Microsoft?
From the analysis of the well-known analysts, the performance of the game is below expectations: compared to the classic version for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 improvements are clearly visible, since on the standard PS4 Far Cry 3 Classic Edition reaches steadily 1080p while on Xbox One it reaches only 900p.
It is on the PS4 Pro and Xbox One X on which, unfortunately, Far Cry 3 Classic Edition does not reach the desired standards: the remastered version does not run in real 4K, reaching 1440p on the mid-generation consoles of Sony and Microsoft.
Also in terms of fluidity, the game behaves in an acceptable way, but not excellent: the frame rate is much better than the previous generation versions, but for the remaster the development team has not exceeded 30fps for each version.
Now playable by the owners of the Far Cry 5 Season Pass, and available on June 26 for all others, Far Cry 3 Classic Edition brings back to our current consoles the hallucinated adventures of Jason Brody. You can check the Digital Foundry video below.