Some games have been found to work better on the PS5.
Microsoft is aware of performance issues with some Xbox Series X and S games that have proven to work better on PlayStation 5.
In contrast to Microsoft’s marketing message that the Xbox Series X is the most powerful console in the world, Digital Foundry’s analysis of games such as Devil May Cry 5, Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla, and Dirt 5 shows the next-generation Xbox compared to the PS5. Indicates a defect in the console.
The digital foundries for Devil May Cry 5 are: “In terms of correlating paper specifications with the actual experience on the screen, the PS5 weighs more, or the Xbox Series X doesn’t offer the full potential promised by the bigger ones. Investing in silicon and a much richer memory interface. “
And here’s Assassin’s Creed’s digital foundry: Valhalla: “… the important point is that while the Xbox Series X can struggle, the PS5 is much closer to the 60fps target.”
In a statement issued to The Verge, Microsoft said it was working with developers to “solve the problem.”
“We are aware of some optimized title performance issues on the Xbox Series X | S and are actively working with our partners to identify and resolve issues to ensure an optimal experience.” Microsoft says.
“When we start a new console generation, our partners are just biting the surface of what next-generation consoles can do, and as they learn how to get the most out of our new platform, minors. We look forward to some bug fixes. We want to continue working with developers to explore more features of the Xbox Series X | S in the future. “
The patch is inbound, and in fact, an Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla update is imminent. Codemasters, the developer of Dirt 5, says he’s working on a fix. But why did the Xbox cause these early issues in the first place? The Verge said Microsoft was lagging behind Sony in terms of developer support, and the PS5 development kit was available long before the Xbox Series X development kit was distributed. There is a suggestion that as developers come to understand the new console, the situation will be different in 6 months to a year.
In any case, Microsoft is keen to address these performance gaps early rather than later. In particular, we rely on third parties to introduce the Xbox Series X and S in the absence of a major first-party monopoly.