With every big multiplatform game, Eurogamer‘s Digital Foundry does another run at evenly matching the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of the game in question to see which one comes out on top. This time around, it’s the upcoming Dark Souls III.
The results are about what you’d expect. While the Xbox One version is plenty playable and not significantly different from its PlayStation 4 counterpart, the PlayStation 4 version does have some measurable advantages.
While the Xbox One runs at 900p resolution, the PlayStation 4 version pulls a full 1080p. The engine running the game is the same one that ran the PlayStation-exclusive Bloodborne, so it’s not surprising that it’s a bit more optimized on the PS4 than the Xbox One, though this is sort of a theme throughout the life of the two consoles.
The Xbox One also makes a few sacrifices to some minor effects, scaling down shadows and motion blur, but the PlayStation 4 still manages to hold a better framerate throughout.
Both versions are equally punishing.
If you’re playing on Xbox One, you won’t be missing anything important, but the PlayStation 4 is, of course, the console to go to if PC gaming isn’t an option.