Crash Team Racing 60 FPS update races onto PS5

Crash Team Racing 60 FPS update races onto PS5
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Written by 

Tom Chapman


16th Aug 2023 12:50

When you think of the greatest racing games of all time, most will default to Mario Kart 8 Deluxe or Burnout 3: Takedown. It's true that these are icons in their own right, but let's not forget the others. For many of us, it's Crash Team Racing that takes the crown as racing royalty.

Back when Crash Bandicoot was finding its feet as a simple platformer, OG developer Naughty Dog took the series in a bold direction. Seeing what Nintendo did with Mario Kart 64 and Diddy Kong Racing, sticking a kooky cast of Crash characters in a kart was a gamble that paid off in spades.

Crash Team Racing gets 60 FPS update



Sadly, Crash Team Racing was something of an anomaly. The 1999 karter became a cult classic, but Vicarious Visions' Crash Nitro Kart failed to really get off the starting line in 2003. CTR was rereleased as Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled in 2019, and for many, it combined the rustic charm of the original with modern technology.

The debate over graphics rages on, and while we're quite happy playing Tears of the Kingdom at 30 FPS, the likes of Starfield are being outcast for the very same reason. Now, someone has brought Crash Team Racing Ninto-Fueled screeching into 2023 with a 60 FPS update.

Given its 2019 release, you might not think Nitro-Fueled needs much tinkering, however, we'll take a 60 FPS upgrade where we can get one. As reported by Push Square, modder Illusion has managed to unlock Crash Team Racing at 60 FPS, giving us a much smoother experience as we hurl our TNT boxes.

60 FPS gaming is here for PS5

Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled polar key art
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Although these are unofficial PlayStation updates, there's a growing list of titles that can now tick along at a healthy 60 FPS. Similar to how Xbox owners don't need to waste their money on the upcoming Red Dead Redemption port, there are easy ways to get older games running at 60 FPS.

Among the other beloved titles that have had a 60 FPS upgrade on modified retail versions of the PS5. The site reports that Red Dead Redemption 2, The Order: 1886, and Bloodborne have all been tweaked. In particular, the work of modder Lance McDonald to get Bloodborne running at 60 FPS is a big win for gamers.

Sony might be keeping some of its biggest games locked away behind the walls of 30 FPS, but with modders chipping away at these barriers and gifting us the 60 FPS upgrades we deserve, any number of fan-favourite titles can now class themselves as truly new-gen outings. 

Tom is Trending News Editor at GGRecon, with an NCTJ qualification in Broadcast Journalism and over seven years of experience writing about film, gaming, and television. With bylines at IGN, Digital Spy, Den of Geek, and more, Tom’s love of horror means he's well-versed in all things Resident Evil, with aspirations to be the next Chris Redfield.

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