Hello, I got this game with the PS+ free offer. Play it since then on a daily basis.
I own an early 7015 B PS4 Pro Model. Its a great game but it has a horrible performance in singleplayer offline and on official PVE servers i played on. I really really wonder how so many issues could get passed the QA process.
I tried different things to solve any of the performance issues to no avail. First thing i did was to initialize my console with completely wiping the hard drive over night. Than reinstalled the game. Its the only game on my console right now. This changed nothing in termes of performance. It was still version 1.12 of the game.
Issues the game has in single player offline:
As soon you leave the start zone in the desert and reach the river section the framerate stutters consistently and like every 20 sec the game completely pauses for no reason for several seconds with not a single thing build and no enemy in sight.
resources like rocks, trees, iron ore often just vanish for several seconds as soon as you try to harvest them. Than they reappear. Audio is horribly delayed aswell. Opening chests often pauses the game for several seconds as well. Equiping the torch also pauses the game for several seconds very often and so does opening the map with the D-Pad
Online is pretty much the same. Exept one things wich is strange. these pauses like every 20 sec are not nearly as frequent and long here as they are in single player. even considering there are large builings. In singleplayer the enemies at least were moving smoothly and you could follow what they do. Online is a complete mess. I play on official PVE Server #3025 in EU Region. The server reports with 29 ms Ping. Sometimes a bit higher. No matter how many people are online (i sometimes had as little as three other persons online on a 40 slot server) everything that moves be it wild life or enemy npc they all horribly lag and teleport around like crazy. Deers are the worst.
Fighting the albino bat on the tower of bats? Pointless. I tried 5 times with always the same behaviour. I approach the bat and its not moving at all for like 30 sec and i beat the crap out of it without making any damage. Than all of a sudden the scene changes and it teleports forward towards the stairs while i take huge amounts of damage. Than its standing still again. Next time it moves i am dead. There is also almost no audio cues from it and if there are they are not related to anything it does or doesn’t do. Camps with enemy NPC also behave this way very often.
Things i tried:
Turning boost mode on/off has no effect
changing the output resolution of the PS4 to 1080p instead of 4K has no effect.
BTW: The Update to Version 1.38 made all of this even worse. !!
I than used my external SSD i have for my desktop computer for audiorecordings and moved the game to it. There are improvements and even fixes in certain areas.
Audio is no longer delayed. Resources don’t vanish and reappear seconds later. Calling up the map works instantly. Equiping the torch doesn’t Pause the game. Opening certain chest doesn’t pause the game. Things that aren’t resovle are the overall stuttering. Games still pauses rather frequently for several seconds in SP offline. Online lag remains the same. Every boss fight so far i did online on the official PVE server didn’t go as intended. I finally beat the bat by bringing a greater croco and alot of aloe extract potions
I am curious how the game can be release this way. I don’t mean to be rude but i highly doubt that none if it ever surfaced in your testing of the game. The problems are so severe and plenty that this is very unlikely.