Remember in the lead-up to the new consoles, how Microsoft spent so much marketing time telling us how the Xbox Series X is the most powerful console ever? But real-world comparisons are showing something contrary to that.
With the various launch titles, the Xbox Series X is matching the PS5 in terms of performance, or in some cases, lagging behind. Digital Foundry has been performing a ton of analysis of games across both platforms, with games like Devil May Cry 5: Special Edition, Dirt 5 and Assassin’s Creed Valhalla running better on the PS5.
The Verge mentions that this could be due to developers getting Xbox Series X devkits later than the PS5 devkits. It also looks like games could only be submitted to Microsoft for certification in June, which could have impacted the fine-tuning process.
In a response to The Verge, a Microsoft spokesperson said: “We are aware of performance issues in a handful of optimized titles on Xbox Series X|S and are actively working with our partners to identify and resolve the issues to ensure an optimal experience.”
“As we begin a new console generation, our partners are just now scratching the surface of what next-gen consoles can do and minor bug fixes are expected as they learn how to take full advantage of our new platform. We are eager to continue working with developers to further explore the capability of Xbox Series X|S in the future.”