Another multi-format game posted mostly comparable results on the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X, although once again Sony’s system seems to have the advantage – at least until DIRT 5 receives further updates. Right now, the PS5 has a higher average resolution and improved texture filtering in the Runner’s Image Quality mode, while it sees a significant increase in overall detail at 120 fps. In fact, the differences are so marked in the latter scenario that analysts Digital foundry suspect this may be a bug.
It’s worth noting that while performance is generally slightly better on Sony‘s new console, the lack of VRR support means you’ll get a cleaner refresh rate on 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 confirmed.
So this was a good start for the multi-format gaming generation on the PS5 – especially when Sony‘s slightly weaker hardware is expected to deteriorate slightly. Some are focusing on the issue with the Xbox Series X development environment, which is allegedly less mature than that of PlayStation. Either way, the differences between the two devices are frankly smaller than they’ve ever been, so we don’t know how much that still matters.