Dead Island 2 PS4 vs Xbox One & PS5 vs Xbox Series X Comparison
Dead Island 2 is now available on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X, and if you’re wondering which version manages to stay ahead of its competitor in terms of resolution and frame rate, read ahead.
In terms of graphical settings, the PS5 and Xbox Series X versions of Dead Island 2 feature several improvements over the PS4 and Xbox One versions, including textures, shadows, foliage animation, ambient occlusion, draw distance and post-processing effects.
When compared against each other, both current-gen versions appear to be operating at the same visual settings. Though, the game lacks dynamic shadows generated by light sources on Xbox Series S, resulting in the flashlight having lower resolution textures compared to the PS5 and Series X versions.
In terms of image quality, the PS4 version runs at a native 1080p while the Xbox One version runs at 900p. The mid-gen consoles i.e. the PS4 Pro and Xbox One X, both run at a native resolution of 1440p. The Xbox Series S version runs at a native 1080p, while the Xbox Series X runs at a native 1800p. Just like the Series X version, the PS5 version of Dead Island 2 also runs at a native 1800p.
With regards to performance, the PS4, PS4 Pro, Xbox One, and Xbox One X versions all target a frame rate of 30 fps, and maintain it for the most part. On the other hand, the PS5 and Xbox Series X|S versions target a frame rate of 60 fps. The Xbox Series S version occasionally sees some dips into the 50s, while the PS5 and Xbox Series X versions largely maintain their target frame rate.
Load times are about the same across all current-gen platforms, with the PS5 version being the fastest by less than a second.
All in all, both the PS5 and Xbox Series X versions deliver the best possible console experience, with higher graphical settings, resolution, and frame rate over the PS4 and Xbox One versions.