Dead Space Remake PS5 vs Xbox Series vs PC Comparison: Which Platform Is Best
EA Motive’s remake of the survival horror game, Dead Space, is now available on the PS5, Xbox Series X, and PC, and if you’re on the fence about which version to pick up, read ahead.
The game features 2 graphics modes on PS5 and Xbox Series X, namely Quality and Performance. As for the PC version of Dead Space, the highest available graphics settings feature better textures, anisotropic filtering, shadows and volumetric effects compared to PS5 and Xbox Series X. The console versions are equivalent to the High settings found in the PC version.
On both PS5 and Xbox Series X, the Quality mode runs at a native resolution of 1440p, with improvements in volumetric lighting, ambient occlusion, shadows and some post-processing effects over the Performance mode. The Quality mode also adds a more accurate representation of ambient occlusion via ray tracing. Reflections and shadows do not have Ray-Tracing in any version, however. Variable Rate Shading (VRS) is in effect on both consoles, though PS5 has a more aggressive software implementation, causing more noticeable artifacts compared to Xbox Series X.
In Performance mode, the game runs at a native resolution of 2048x1080p on the PS5 and Xbox Series X with both VRS and ray tracing disabled. The Xbox Series S version only offers a single graphics mode that runs at a dynamic 1440p, with both VRS and ray tracing disabled as well as some cutbacks in lighting, textures and shadows.
In terms of frame rate, the Quality mode runs at 30fps, while the Performance mode runs at 60fps on both the PS5 and Xbox Series X. The Xbox Series S version is only able to run at 30fps, however. With respect to load times, the PS5 version loads slightly slower than the Xbox Series version, though monorail rides last just as long on all three consoles.
On the whole, all versions of the Dead Space remake are solid performers, with the PC version offering the best possible graphical experience on capable hardware. Of the console versions, the Xbox Series X version exhibits less VRS artifacts and slighting faster load times compared to the PS5 version in Quality mode.