Since Deadly Premonition 2: A Blessing in Disguise‘s rocky launch, developer Toybox has deployed a few patches and updates. They mostly aim to fix the game’s abysmal frame rate, which frequents the single-digit range. A patch was introduced last month that tried to fix things, but it did very little. Now, a developer at Toybox took to Twitter to announce details on the latest update.
The patch for Deadly Premonition 2, which is now live, once again targets the extremely low frame rate. In this area, improvements are seen as outside spaces do run better. Having said that, the game’s performance is still incredibly choppy, and we wouldn’t call it fixed. There has been an improvement though, with clips on social media showing the leap in performance from before the update went live.
… until you go back and compare! Think this one was captured docked. (2/2) pic.twitter.com/c317s05vMn
— Gavin Lane (@dartmonkey) August 9, 2020
The clips show a similar area of the game, with the player skateboarding through an open environment. What was previously a slideshow now looks like actual video at least, but it’s still running way below 30 FPS. It is a marked improvement over July’s patch in that department though, and if the game continues in this direction it could actually be stable soon. Additionally, the update added the option for inverted camera controls.
Will this patch encourage you to jump back into Deadly Premonition 2?