- Apr 25, 2014
brilliant gifWith each console generation the gaming community comes to an unofficial consensus as to which next-gen console platform is the best home to play third party multiplats (X360, PS4 etc..). This process comes about as performance data from multiplat face-offs come in showing consistent performance advantages (whether big or small) favoring one console over the other. Other variables also play a role in reaching this unofficial consensus even if not as predominant as overall performance is. While performance is important; experience differentiators like controllers, experience immediacy (loading), game availability etc.. also play a role. It's because of that and a few other reasons that I believe the PS5 is clearly the best home to play third party multiplats right now. The PS5 after a series of face-offs has shown to be the most consistently powerfully performant console, with an experience differentiator in the DualSense controller, and generally faster immediacy of the gaming experience. There are other factors but the line gets blurry when discussed.
In light of recent events I think there is a lot of cognitive dissonance regarding this topic for a variety of reasons. Marketing material leading up to launch created certain warped expectations with regards to performance in third-party multiplats. Spec-sheet reading and commentary from pseudo experts of the tech "press", mainstream gaming press and simpleton influencers didn't help in making gamers better informed. In other words; wrong expectations can't be blamed on the average gamer that feels mislead or refuses to believe in real-time data when the results don't align with the built up expectations/conditioning. These gamers consume information as it's presented/framed to them and form their opinions based on such. Reality however has a fun way of throwing a wrench at wrong assumptions and I believe we're witnessing that now as performance results in face-offs come in.
My opinion is obviously just a conclusion based on early data, and other variables at play so not everyone is bound to agree. Which is why I leave the floor to fellow gaffers to chip in with their own opinion - and the poll. Votes can be changed at any time, now or in the future - no pressure. If you're a gamer that's not up to speed and wish to get better informed I'll leave you with further reading so you can make an informed vote:
DMC5: Special Edition: Face-off DF, patch - DF
Dirt 5: Face-off DF (patch discussion inside).
Observer System Redux: Here
Assassins Creed Valhalla: Face-off NXG, Face-off DF, Face-off VGT, patch - NXG, patch - DF, patch - VGT
Call of Duty Cold War: Face-off NXG, Face-off DF, Face-off VGT
Watch Dogs Legion: Face-off DF
Spider-man Miles Morales (bonus): Analysis DF
Demon Souls Remake (bonus): Analysis DF
From the horse's mouth? Microsoft acknowledgement:
Verge: Why is the PS5 outperforming "the world's most powerful console"
Eurogamer: Microsoft acknowledges Xbox Series X and S performance issues
IGN: Microsoft Working on Why PS5 Outperforms Xbox Series X on Certain Games
Dualsense Controller: Official Thread
Tech Radar Comparison
Gaming Intel: More next-gen than the console
Android Authority: Dualsense controller is what truly blows me away
Medium: Dualsense controller is actually next-gen.
They don't. They changed it 3 weeks ago to most powerful "xbox" on their site and everywhere when it was most powerful console before it.I'm just waiting to see how things turn out.
If this in fact continues, you know how funny this is going to be? For months, Xbox fans have been saying Sony was caught off guard, when in reality, it would actually be Microsoft?
How would Microsoft continue to advertise Xbox as "the worlds most powerful console" ?
For a single component that alone costs 200 quid more than the most expensive versions of these systems I'd bloody well hope it performed better.Voted for pc - my 3080 already outperforms both machines and next generation of gpus will leave them in dust
As for consoles I'd say it's virtually draw so PS5 wins due to their studios and controller (I got it for pc and even without extra features it's amazing)
Indeed. One thing to ponder is if half of the people saying "wait" would actually opine the same if it was the XSX outperforming the PS5 consistently.
It is quite refreshing seeing people who months before launch declared one console as the best place to play 3rd party games because of on paper TF now claim its too early to tell.
PS5 for first party games and Xbox Series X for 3rd party games? | NeoGAF
Wait! people who was claiming victory months before the launch of the new consoles are now saying it's too early to judge the consoles now that PS5 is doing better with most games?
It is not a matter of taste because one machine runs games better than another.
I only saw the AC patch and it makes the difference way bigger.Have you seen the patches. The difference is marginal right now. It might be that way forever. Can you live with that? McDonald's makes better burgers than Burger king. But people still go to both. Which is what I intend to do.
Again u and ur cutscene posting . Enjoy playing the game with same frame rate during gameplay as ps5 (albeit as per DF during gameplay ps5 still averages higher in fps ) but at 50% lower resolution. I know its hard but u will accept it and move on instead of being bitter all the time.
That is for what warranty exists.Facts. 5 people I know in UK all have a buzzing noise coming from their PS5s and all looking for replacements before they return theirs. Maybe USA got better units. It a shit show in the UK.
All electronic devices have a tiny % of units with issues, specially at launch. Some of them -software related- will be fixed with patches, other ones can be replaced via the warranty.Would you say there isn't a problem then?
It is warranty... they need to.You can't. They only offering refunds... They are not guaranteeing new systems to people.