Red Dead Redemption 2: Which is the Best Platform – Xbox One X or PlayStation 4?

With Red Dead Redemption coming out tomorrow, and reviews appearing on Gamespot, IGN, Polygon, and other major websites, one question remains: which is the best platform for the game?

According to the Digital Foundry analysis, some things vary depending on the console, such as depth of field and shadow quality. However, each console has its strengths and weaknesses.

Concerning visuals, PS4, PS4 Pro, Xbox One, and Xbox One X are almost similar. Environment detail and everything that has to do with the image quality is similar for all the previously mentioned consoles – of course, PS4 Pro and Xbox One X come with high-resolution textures.

The main difference between the Sony and the Microsoft consoles are that Xbox One X can run the game at native 4K resolution, while the PS4 Pro reconstruct the 1920×2160 image into a 4K output. The PS4 outplays the Xbox One by producing a 1080p image compared to 864p. The resolution is locked in all instances and will not dynamically change based on how intense the scene is.

Xbox One X Vs. PS4: FPS

The FPS department is a little different when we compare the Xbox One X to the PS4 Pro. The Xbox One X is said to deliver about 30fps in almost all situations, with a few minor drops when the scenes are very busy.

Red Dead Redemption’s frame pacing is consistent in all the platforms, but they’re more common in PS4 Pro and the other base consoles. According to the Digital Foundry report, the CPU limitation makes the Xbox One S deliver a smoother performance than the PS4 – there will be some common drops in towns.

The results of the analysis point towards the Xbox One X being the best console for Red Dead Redemption 2. However, the PS4 Pro players get that nice 30-day early access to some of the content that will be present in Red Dead Online.

The entire details and analysis can be seen on the video uploaded on Digital Foundry’s YouTube channel – you can check it out here.

Tina Halkinson

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