We think we’ve got to the bottom of this – check this new post.
We discussed this earlier in the week, but the problem still persists – for us, at least, Shift 2 on PS3 suffers from fairly serious input lag.
The original article was written based on promo code, but we’ve tried final retail code and it’s the same. Yes, you can attempt to dial it down via the advanced setting sliders, but there’s still a clearly perceptable lag between the controller and the on-screen action which makes driving difficult.
Not only that, it’s everything once you’re on the track – even looking behind takes a good half second to ‘work’.
And it’s not just us complaining, although we do stress this problem might not be there (or as obvious) for everyone.
Indeed, discussions abound on the official EA forums, too – here, here and here, for example. There’s reports that the PC version suffers a similar fate (with user created mods built to try to fix the issues) but obviously the PS3 version will need an official patch.
Another report suggests that the game uses some kind of ‘dampening’ which can be fixed easily – again on the PC – just with a config file edit to remove most of the lag.
Let’s hope EA are working hard on this for us console gamers, because Shift 2 looks like being a brilliant game – that is, once the input lag is fixed.
Editor’s note: We’ve also briefly tested the 360 version and it seems to have the same problems. It’s probably just over-zealous control dampening, as the PC config evidence suggests. Still, without a patch for console versions it’s extremely difficult to control and we would be letting you down if we didn’t let you know the difficulties we’ve encountered.