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Deathloop PS5 vs Xbox Series X Graphics Comparison: Which Platform Is Best?

Arkane Studios’ Deathloop was originally only available on the PS5, but with the Xbox Series X release this month, fans are likely interested in knowing which console manages to stay ahead of its competitor in terms of resolution and frame rate.

The answer can vary based on your preferences, though the game runs well on both current-generation platforms in general. Deathloop renders offers a total of four performance modes on both the the PS5 and Xbox Series X, while the Xbox Series S version only offers two.

The different performance modes available on each platform and their corresponding resolution in Deathloop can be seen below.

PS5

  • Performance Mode: Dynamic 4K (common 1620p)
  • Quality Mode: Dynamic 4K (common 1836p)
  • Ray-Tracing Mode: Dynamic 4K (common 1836p)
  • Ultra Performance Mode: 1080p

Xbox Series X

  • Performance Mode: Dynamic 4K (common 1836p)
  • Quality Mode: Dynamic 4K (common 1836p)
  • Ray-Tracing Mode: Dynamic 4K (common 1836p)
  • Ultra Performance Mode: 1080p

Xbox Series S

  • Performance Mode: Dynamic 1080p (common 1080p)
  • Quality Mode: Dynamic 1080p (common 1080p)

Ray-Tracing mode enables RT shadows and ambient occlusion on Xbox Series X and PS5. Meanwhile, the Xbox Series S has no Ray-Tracing mode and no Ultra Performance mode either. On the other hand, Quality mode on both PS5 and SeriesX increases the average resolution at the cost of a more irregular frame rate. This mode isn’t recommended unless you’re playing on a VRR supported display.

The Quality mode on the Xbox Series S increases draw distance and ambient occlusion quality over the Performance mode. This version delivers lower resolution textures and shadows in certain areas as well as lower quality post-processing effects.

In terms of performance, the Xbox Series X has an overall advantage over the PS5, as it delivers higher frame rate stability over its competitor in both Quality and Ultra Performance modes. There is visible screen tearing seen in the PS5 version in Ultra Performance mode, which can end up being a distraction. VRR does mitigate this issue, however.

Deathloop ps5 xbox series x

In terms of features, the PS5’s DualSense controller delivers a more immersive experience via its haptic feedback, adaptive triggers, and nicely integrated speaker sound effects. It also offers a more precise controls scheme with gyro aim and Flick Stick support.

Ultimately, you can’t go wrong with either version. Those playing on a VRR display may prefer to opt for the more feature-rich PS5 version. Given that Deathloop is a first-person shooter, gyro aim and Flick Stick should deliver a better way to play the game. On the other hand, if frame rate is your top priority, the Xbox Series X version in Ultra Performance mode delivers the best console experience.

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