Update 10/08/16: 2K has deployed a new patch addressing the FPS concerns. After downloading the patch, players can choose to lock the game at either 30 or 60 FPS, or opt out of framerate locks altogether. They can choose whatever option suits their PC best from the “Display” menu once in-game.
Update: 2K has provides us with an updated statement regarding Mafia III on PC:
“We currently have a patch running here at the studio that includes 30, 60, and unlimited frames-per-second options in the video menu, among other improvements for the PC version of Mafia III. We’re verifying the patch now to ensure everything is working as expected. If everything goes well, we expect the update to go live this weekend. We will be keeping the PC community up-to-date on the status of the patch throughout the weekend and thank you for all the feedback!”
Original Story (October 6 at 3:15 PM):
Mafia III is out tomorrow, and the PC version of the game will initially be limited to a frame rate of 30 FPS. However, a post-launch patch is planned to release shortly afterwards to support higher frame rates to alleviate the problem.
2K has released a statement about the problem on Mafia III’s official website, which reads:
We know how important having options that best suit your PC’s performance capabilities are. The team has been hard at work ensuring that Mafia III’s performance is consistent across all platforms, and right now the game runs at a solid 30 frames-per-second. We are currently working on an update for PC that will give players the option to play Mafia III at higher framerates. We’ll share more details about the update, and when you can expect it to arrive, very soon. In the meantime, the team welcomes feedback and would like to hear from you about what performance adjustment options are important to you. We’re actively considering a number of additional post-launch improvements on PC that would give players more control over how they can tailor the game’s experience to suit their rig’s performance. It’s been an incredible journey developing Mafia III and we couldn’t be more excited to get the game in your hands and hear what you think!
[Source: Mafia III Official Website]
This could initially be a frustrating issue for PC players, but at least a fix is in the works. It does, however, seem odd that this wasn’t addressed before launch.