Babylon’s Fall PS4 vs. PS5 Comparison: An Ugly Game On All Platforms
Babylon’s Fall is one of the most baffling games in terms of not just its design but also on the technical side with some ugly visuals.
It already had received some backlash after going dark for a long time until it resurfaced as a live-service game with ugly visuals. These concerns were addressed by the developers who had assured that these visuals will be improved in time, but the improvement ended up being rather minor.
There is a playable demo of Babylon’s Fall on the PS4 and PS5 which is available on the PlayStation Store so we decided to check it out. There is not much to talk about here in terms of the difference between the PS4 and PS5. The visuals are pretty much the same with the low-quality textures manifesting on both consoles. The only difference that we could spot is the resolution and load times, which are better on the PS5.
The game appears to render at 4K resolution on PS5 but it is still not crystal clear IQ as one might expect. There are some minor jaggies and shimmering issues that can be spotted in the comparison video. Compared to the PS5 version, the PS4 has a lot more shimmering and jaggies that stand out a lot thanks in part to the low resolution. This is likely done to maintain the frame rate as the game does appear to run at 60 FPS.
Beneath this, the game supports the DualSense controller but I found its implementation lacking compared to other games where the DualSense had a better impact on the gameplay.
The bottom line is that no matter which platform you pick here, this is an ugly-looking game that doesn’t offer much in terms of visuals. It has some interesting ideas for its gameplay, but you will need to wait for our final review to see if these actually manifest into something fun.