Microsoft, nowadays, is trying to figure out why PS5 outperforms its Xbox Series X in terms of performance. Despite being called the world’s most powerful console, Microsoft Xbox Series X has been found lagging behind its next-generation rival, Sony PlayStation 5 in the early game tests.
Digital Foundry, a well-known team that specializes in technical analysis of gaming hardware and software, was spending its time looking at multiplatform games on Microsoft Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 to see how well these two next-gen consoles compare.
A few days ago, they announced the early game test results. As reported by Verge, the PS5 versions of the games consistently perform better than the Microsoft Xbox Series X counterparts. In Devil May Cry 5, Xbox Series X has better performance in 4K and ray tracing modes, but PS5 runs better because of higher frame rates.
Believe us or not, the frame gaps have been witnessed being more than 40FPS in some cases. “The dips look really strange to me, and it kind of suggests to me a kind of API limitation on the Microsoft Xbox Series X side where the GPU is being held back by something,” said Richard Leadbetter, Digital Foundry editor.
The same story plays out in Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed Valhalla. Frame rates have reported being more consistent on PS5 while suffering from screen tearing and juddering on Microsoft Xbox Series X. Not to mention, the image quality and resolution of Dirt 5 are better on PS5 than Xbox Series X.
Some inconsistencies can be addressed with patches on Microsoft’s next-gen console. But the question arises: why is this occurring in multiple games?
Well, certain developers have explained to the Verge that the Microsoft Xbox Series X developer environment is contributing to irregular gaming performances. The multi-billionaire company only allowed developers to submit games for their next-generation console’s certification in June, whereas PS5 developers had access to dev kits far in advance.
This generally means the developers of Microsoft Xbox Series X had far less time to work with its hardware and optimize its games. Techanator strongly believes its performance issue will hopefully balance out in the upcoming weeks (maybe months).
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Here’s good news: Microsoft recently has conceded the Xbox Series X’s performance issue and assured its collaboration with developers to solve all sorts of complications.
“We are aware of performance issues in a handful of optimized titles on Xbox Series X/S and are actively working with our partners to identify and resolve the issues to ensure an optimal experience.” says a spokesperson in Microsoft to The Verge.
“As we begin a new console generation, our partners are just now scratching the surface of what next-gen consoles can do, and minor bug fixes are expected as they learn how to take full advantage of our new platform. We are eager to continue working with developers to further explore the capability of Xbox Series X/S in the future.”
Apart from the performance issue, Xbox Series X is an incredible piece of hardware and has certain advantages over Sony PlayStation 5 like Variable Refresh Rate, full AMD RDNA2 support, backward compatibility with every Xbox console ever made, and access to Game Pass.
If you are thinking of buying Microsoft Xbox Series X for your 4K LED, you shouldn’t hesitate to put your hands on this console. Sure, it might take some time before we see what it is capable of, but trust us… the wait will be worth it.
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