New Chrono Cross: The Radical Dreamers Edition Patch Makes Battles Run at 60 FPS

Square Enix has announced that the definitive version of the second entry in the Chrono series, Chrono Cross: The Radical Dreamers Edition, has been updated on all platforms. This patch was announced earlier this week, and while the provided notes are not quite as detailed as one would hope, there is a significant point to be emphasized here.

According to the game’s latest Steam blog post and Square Enix’s official website, Chrono Cross: The Radical Dreamers Edition now runs at a targeted 60 FPS in battle encounters on all platforms. However, the final battle only runs at 30 FPS on the Switch, while other platforms seem to run it at 60 FPS. Exploration and such do remain at 30 FPS, but it’s fantastic that the part that most sensically benefits from this higher framerate has actually received it.

Further, unspecified bugs have been remedied, and changes have been made to the Pip growth system. The official Japanese website has gone into further detail about these updates, which primarily illustrate Pip’s altered stat acquisitions throughout his evolutions.

UPDATE 3/16/2023: Square Enix has shared an official English page of the patch notes, including the numerous graphs for the Pip-related alterations.

Chrono Cross follows Serge, who has just entered another world where he learns about the connection between his existence and the future of his planet. The game transcends time as players head out on an adventure friendship while meeting a massive cast of over 40 potential party members.

Chrono Cross was never released in Europe but now will arrive as a remastered release. This version of the game includes refined illustrations for the original character designer, Nobuteru Yuuki, remastered music from acclaimed composer Yasunori Mitsuda, and a variety of additional features.

Chrono Cross: The Radical Dreamers Edition is now available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC via Steam.

If you missed it, check out our review.

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