As noted earlier, Mafia 3 does indeed now have a patch to remove the 30 FPS lock.
The patch is 1.2GB and also fiddles with a few other things, most of which ties into my theory that the PC version was (and still is) unfinished. Or at least, incredibly unpolished. For instance: the controls screen has now changed to what you can see below, making it a lot easier to see the various different buttons, and a fair few of those buttons have been redefined to things that make a hell of a lot more sense for the PC. E is now both “enter vehicle” and “interact”, while previously those were split up between E and F. Changing the radio station is now 3, instead of comma. Explosives can now be cycled with Z rather than going into the weapon wheel and pressing Z (which I think, but am not 100% certain, is new).
As for the framerate itself, you can now select between 30, 60, and Unlimited FPS caps. Steam’s in-built FPS counter tells me that on “Optimal” settings, I’m running the game at about 50FPS. I don’t know how much I trust Steam’s in-built FPS counter because it always seems a little laggy and slow to update, but the game certainly feels a lot faster. Mind you, after running it at 30FPS, that’s probably not a surprise…
More thoughts on Mafia 3 will doubtless follow next week. For my not-very-impressed impressions of the launch version, have a look here.Related to this article
Tim has been playing PC games for longer than he’s willing to admit. He’s written for a number of publications, but has been with PC Invasion – in all its various incarnations – for over a decade. When not writing about games, Tim can occasionally be found speedrunning terrible ones, making people angry in Dota 2, or playing something obscure and random. He’s also weirdly proud of his status as (probably) the Isle of Man’s only professional games journalist.