While the details are scarce, apparently Insomniac Games did some sort of “study” that came to an interesting conclusion about graphics fidelity. Apparently, if gamers had to choose between great visuals with a choppy framerate, or smooth framerate and simpler visuals, they would choose the former. Not only that, but they concluded that games that adopt the former can even gain better review scores. They go so far as to say that some study respondents claimed that better visuals made the game more fun to play. As a result, Insomniac will no longer strive for 60 frames per second in future releases, which used to be one of their top priorities.
Three thoughts come to mind. First, I would love to see how they conducted this study (likely with focus groups). → Arc the Post: Twilight of the Spirits