Another multi-format game has mostly released comparable results on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X, though Sony’s system again seems to have the benefit – at least until DIRT 5 receives further updates. Right now, the PS5 has a higher average resolution and improved texture filtering in the racer’s image quality mode, while seeing a significant increase in the overall detail at 120 frames per second. Second. In fact, the differences are so sharp in the latter scenario that analysts at Digital Foundry suspect this may be a mistake.
It’s worth noting that while performance is mostly marginally better across the board on Sony’s new console, the lack of VRR support means you get a cleaner refresh rate on the Xbox Series X if you have a compatible TV. This feature will be added to the PS5 as part of a future firmware update, the company has confirmed.
So it’s been a good start to the generation of multi-format games on the PS5 – especially when Sony’s marginally weaker hardware was expected to come out a little worse. Some are related to the problem in the Xbox Series X’s development environment, which is reportedly less mature than PlayStation. Either way, the differences between the two devices are frankly smaller than they ever have been, so we’m not sure how much this even matters any more.