Dual Shockers recently had the opportunity to speak with Sonic Team Head Takashi Iizuka, Sonic Forces Producer Shun Nakamura, Director Morio Kishimoto, Lead Programmer Hiroki Tokunaga, and Art Director Yoshitaka Miura, during a recent preview event in Japan. The publication was told that the latest Sonic title will run at both 720p docked and undocked and that while the graphics run at 30fps, the controls actually run at 60fps to give Switch owners the best experience with the hardware.
“Tokunaga-san then provided some precise figures about resolution and frame rate on Switch. While PS4 and Xbox One run the game targeting 60 FPS, the Switch hardware can’t support that with this specific title, so the development team adopted an interesting solution: while the graphics run at 30 frames per second, the controls run at 60. This ensures that the way the player interacts with the game feels good, sharp and smooth, and isn’t undermined by the hardware’s capabilities. The team worked very hard to make the best of what the Switch can offer. As for resolution, it’ll be 720p in all modes.”