South Park: The Fractured But Whole” is taking a big step in graphics quality and defying its convention in the past entries of the South Park franchise. Game publisher Ubisoft recently confirmed that the sequel is going to be better than "Stick of Truth" as it aims to lock in at 60 frames per second (fps) on PC, contrary to 30 frames per second on all platforms in the past title.

Graphics quality target at 1080p, 60fps

Ubisoft announced that “South Park: The Fractured But Whole” will boast a far better graphics than the past entries in the series.

The game will lock in 720p at 60fps with the minimum specs and 1080p at 60fps with the recommended specs. In connection with this, the game publisher also rolled out the full PC system requirements for the game.

In connection with this, the game publisher also detailed the complete list of the PC system specs required to run the game once it becomes available in October on all its specified platforms.

Minimum specs

In order for the game to lock in at 720p x 60fps resolution, the gamers’ PC units should have a processor of Intel Core i5 2400 or AMD FX 4320, and 6GB of RAM. It must be running Windows 7, Windows 8.1, or Windows 10 64-bit versions and Nvidia GTX 560Ti, GTX 650, GTX 750, GTX 950, AMD Radeon HD7850, AMD R9 270, AMD R9 370 or AMD RX 460 GPU.

Recommended specs

The recommended pc specs needed to run the game for 1080p x 60fps include Intel Core i5 4690K or AMD FX 8350 processor running Windows 7, Windows 8.1, or Windows 10 (64-bit versions only) with 8GB of RAM. In terms of graphics card, it suggests a Nvidia GTX 670, GTX 750Ti, or GTX 960, AMD R9, AMD 280x, AMD 380, or AMD RX 470.

Notably, despite that the recommended specs appear to be high for this kind of video game design, the players will still be able to play the RPG with minimum GPUs and PC systems that are five years old.

Delay was necessary

Earlier, Ubisoft game director Jason Schroeder elaborated on the reason behind the delay in the release of the hotly anticipated sequel.

Schroder explained that it was an absolute necessity for Ubisoft and creators of “South Park” to meet their expectations, and most importantly, the high expectations of the fans.

They needed an ample amount of time to iron out the kinks before the game is out on the market. They both do not want to compromise any joke of the game’s moments. Instead, they would like to offer the gamers memorable experience they expect out of playing this game.

The delay, however, did not pave the way for a possible release of “South Park: The Fractured But Whole” on other platforms like the Nintendo Switch. The game director said that Ubisoft intends to focus on supporting current-gen consoles for now, so, there are no plans for a Switch version at the moment.

Watch the gameplay walkthrough video shown during E3 3017 below.