Guardians of the Galaxy PS5 vs. Xbox Series X Comparison: Which Version To Pick?
Guardians of the Galaxy is available with support for 60 FPS on both PS5 and Xbox Series X. Which version is better to play here?
Guardians of the Galaxy offers support for a Quality and Performance mode on the PS5 and Xbox Series X, but there is no such mode available on the Xbox Series S.
In their analysis, Digital Foundry has concluded that while the Performance mode runs at 60 FPS, it doesn’t manage to quite hit the mark with a solid frame rate. It doesn’t matter which platform you play it on, you still get drops to below 60 FPS in the performance mode.
The drop in performance is exacerbated by the lower-quality visuals. You get 1080p resolution, lower effects like shadows, and so on. All of this is necessary to run the game at 60 FPS on the PS5 and Xbox Series X, but the game is best played in the Quality mode.
In the Quality mode, you get a clean image quality that runs at 30 FPS but targets 4K resolution. It doesn’t appear to drop below 4K on the PS5 and Xbox Series X and you get a boost in visual quality like shadows, foliage, and aliasing. It is the best way to experience the game unless you need to play it in 60 FPS mode.
If you own Xbox Series S, the bad news is that Guardians of the Galaxy doesn’t offer 60 FPS support. You are stuck with it running at 1080p and 30 FPS with the same visual downgrade as the Performance mode on PS5 and Xbox Series X.
If you want to get the best experience out of Guardians of the Galaxy, your best bet is a PC. You need a pretty decent one to run the game with DLSS, RTX, and so on. The game is also available on the Nintendo Switch where it is a Cloud-streamed version.