PS4 overheating and serious lag

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PS4 overheating and serious lag

Postby EnderTea » Sun Jan 26, 2020 8:23 am

I bought this game on sale because ive seen some videos of it before and thought it would be a fun and cute game to play. I even questioned if buying it was a good idea since i might not like it but then i remembered that i like farming games. So i bought it. And here we are. Ive played the game for about 10 hours. The only time i get over 25 fps is when im looking away from everything. One part of my ranch gets me down to 10 fps. PSN has a riduculous refund policy so i cant refund it if ive downloaded it. What are my options? I like the game, the only problem is that it runs really badly. Even just being in the mossy jungle area the framerate drops significantly.
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Re: PS4 overheating and serious lag

Postby Watros » Mon Feb 03, 2020 4:44 pm

As a general rule you will want to look into rebuilding your database (the PS4 equivalent of defragmenting) if you haven't tried that recently, make sure to completely close other games and apps vs suspending them, and it doesn't hurt to make sure you have some free space on your hard drive to help. If you're getting particularly full you'll want to try to make some space.

I also assume you have checked your fan to make sure it's clean and you have plenty of space around it for air to circulate, but I want to mention it to be safe.

We do look into optimization on our end and do our best to make improvements where we can. That said, to be completely honest, I've not been able to reproduce this on our end, nor any I aware of any reports from PlayStation about this when they do compatibility testing. We will do our best to look into this though!

Thank you!
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Re: PS4 overheating and serious lag

Postby belgarion » Sun Mar 08, 2020 12:26 am

I second this as well.
I haven't measured frame rate, but I note that the game does indeed get laggy even after 10 mins of playtime. The sound lags as well. As for overheating, the unit does get hot, but I would guess no hotter than playing Zero Dawn/Tomb Raider/Borderlands 2
I have a PS4 Pro that is only 6 months old, I have downloaded SR from the PS Store
SR is the only game I've encountered this issue, and I have two other games I've downloaded, plus several on disc, no issues with those.
Happy to pass on any details you need
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