Sony and Microsoft’s current-gen consoles are clearly reaching the end of their life cycles, with both the PS4 and Xbox One likely set to receive successors within the next couple of years. While the companies may be wrapping up production on the systems in the relatively near future, 2018 has still seen some strong reasons to buy both systems. Meanwhile, the Nintendo Switch hoped to one-up its stellar launch year with some more magic. But how successful was it in doing so? We’ve assessed the past year of games, hardware updates, new features, software support, and announcements in order to assess which console had the best 2018. It’s the PS4 vs Nintendo Switch vs Xbox One: which console came out looking better than its competitors this year? Games A console is nothing without its games. PS4 Games in 2018 The PS4 had an impressive year for software, with God of War being one of the greatest console exclusives ever and … [Read more...] about PS4 vs Nintendo Switch vs Xbox One: Best Console of 2018
Xbox one x vs ps4 pro
SPOILT for choice? It's not easy to work out whether you should by the Xbox One X or PS4 Pro. Nevertheless, we've tested both devices, and have put together a detailed guide to help you decide which of these formidable 4K games consoles you should splash some cash on. Xbox One X vs PS4 Pro – what are they? These two machines are the most recent (and most expensive) games consoles from Microsoft and Sony. They're designed to play games in 4K resolution, which is a tough ask due to the immense computing power required. A 4K video has four times the number of pixels compared to standard Full HD video, so it's often much sharper and more detailed. If you've got a 4K television, you'll be able to use these two consoles to play video games in eye-watering 4K resolution. Xbox One X vs PS4 Pro design – which console looks better? The Xbox One X is a beautiful, boxy console that will look good in basically any living room. It's incredible small, in spite of its powerful hardware, … [Read more...] about Xbox One X vs PS4 Pro – which 4K games console should you get on Black Friday?
Call of Duty franchise has always targeted 60 FPS on PC and console and Black Ops 4 is no exception. Black Ops 4 has launched for PS4 Pro and Xbox One X and here we will be doing Black Ops 4 Blackout frame rate comparison. Both PS4 Pro and Xbox One X are significantly powerful compared to base consoles. Let us see if Black Ops 4 blackout manages to run at 60 FPS or not. You can check the Black Ops 4 Blackout frame rate comparison for PS4 Pro vs Xbox One X in the video below, courtesy of VG Tech. The results aren’ particularly ideal as game drops below 60 FPS very often. The start of the Blackout mode on PS4 Pro is particularly messy. However, the gameplay itself is pretty smooth as the game holds 60 FPS most of the time. Black Ops 4 PS4 Pro renders at mid 50 FPS while driving. This is probably due to the texture streaming. As for the Xbox One X version in our Blackout PS4 frame rate comparison, the situation is the same. Which is surprising since Xbox One X has the more powerful … [Read more...] about Black Ops 4 Blackout Frame Rate Comparison PS4 Pro vs Xbox One X, Which One Is Better?
Battlefield 5 builds on the Frostbite technology in some exciting ways, and this week's beta gives us our first look at how the new DICE game presents and performs on console hardware. In the wake of the recent Battlefield 1 Xbox One X update, can the developer follow up that excellent rendering showcase with another solid work-out for the Scorpio Engine - and just how closely can PS4 Pro match it?Content-wise, what we get in the beta is fairly straightforward. There's a conquest mode supporting up to 64 players - giving us a full stress test of the engine and netcode - across the canals of Rotterdam and the snowy slopes of Narvik. But while each map looks beautiful in its own way, it's hard to shake the sense this is still early, unoptimised code - as you'll soon see.Map design is the real highlight here. These two beautifully designed areas build on Frostbite's ability to push tessellated detail on buildings, many of which are destructible with the right vehicle. Parallax occlusion … [Read more...] about Stress-testing the Battlefield 5 beta on Xbox One X and PS4 Pro
With the arrival of the upcoming firmware 5.5, Sony has introduced a new option - system-level super-sampling. It addresses a key frustration for PS4 Pro users hooked up to 1080p screens: the lack of access to high resolution support on a range of games. Take Metal Gear Solid 5's recent Pro upgrade for example: if you own an ultra HD display, you gain access to higher resolution rendering. This should have benefits for users of 1080p displays too via super-sampling - a brute-force form of anti-aliasing that can offer some beautifully smooth results. However, inexplicably, MGS5 and a small range of other titles completely lock out this support if you only own a 1080p display. It's far from ideal, but with the upcoming firmware 5.5, a solution is now available. The new super-sampling option is a very welcome addition for Pro users, ensuring that any and all high resolution support previously locked to ultra HD screens now translates into SSAA downscaling on the Pro's 1080p output. It … [Read more...] about PS4 Pro’s new super-sampling tested: big boosts for 1080p users