Now this is unexpected. A new petition has appeared on Change.org that is asking 343 Industries to reduce the framerate of Halo: The Master Chief Collection from 60 to 30. What possible reason could the petition’s creator have for wanting to downgrade this highly anticipated Xbox One release? That answer is something that any frequent visitor of the PC Master Race’s subreddit has seen all too often. Below you will find the excerpt from the petition. Try not to cringe.
“The framerate of the Master Chief Collection is to high and makes the game look weird and floaty, change it back to the original 30 FPS!”
At the time of posting, the FPS reduction request has gained 58 supporters, putting it over the halfway point to its modest goal of 100 signatures. I’m sure 343 Industries will work vigorously to meet this demand if that number is achieved. In all seriousness, this petition is coming at a time when framerate debates are a hot topic. However, people have been demanding more, not less.
You may have noticed that Ubisoft is still coming under fire for their decision to limit Assassin’s Creed Unity to 30fps on PS4 and Xbox One (and possibly PC). I can’t even begin to imagine the backlash that would follow if, for whatever reason, Halo: The Master Chief Collection saw a last-minute announcement regarding a lower target framerate. Fortunately, these are concerns we need not have, as there is no way such a silly petition will ever gain any traction. Still, it is unfortunate that there are those out there demanding inferior experiences.
You can play Halo: The Master Chief Collection in all of its 1080p/60fps glory (with the exception of Halo 2: Anniversary) when it releases exclusively on Xbox One on November 11th.