Originally Posted by ILoveHighDPI
I bet nearly the entire situation could be remedied if they disable SSAO.
It seems like some of these graphical designers think so highly of themselves that they expect gamers to swim through mud just to keep up with their "artistic vision".
Mud is great for your skin!
But, i mean, they probably compromise with things according to a list of priorities, graphics 1st, framerate 2nd, and whatever else 3rd. Even casuals who use console exclusively expect a graphical upgrade when they spend money to buy a newer system, but you never hear them say "OMG the new consoles have crap framerate!!!1!!1". I suppose devs take that into consideration.
Also, marketing around it suggests they're trying to accommodate 4K displays because you're not going to find 1440p TV's anywhere. So, they're probably trying to render at a resolution as upscale friendly as possible, even if it means framerate dips.