Mass Effect Legendary Edition Has Minor Performance Issues On PS5/XSX
Mass Effect Legendary Edition is available now for PS4, Xbox One, and PC. It can also be played on PS5 and XSX but needs a native patch soon.
When the game was first revealed, it was confirmed that there won’t be a native version for the current-generation console. While this means the games will be running in backward compatibility mode, they still didn’t really need an upgrade because their resolution and frame rate was set at 4K and 60 FPS, which is the standard for this generation. Unfortunately, it turns out that this is not an ideal solution.
Both the PS5 and Xbox Series in backward compatibility mode doesn’t take full advantage of their hardware. Frame rate test confirms that the performance can suffer on both platforms with PS5 hitting a minimum of 30 FPS and Xbox Series X at 43 FPS.
While the frame rate appears to be smooth for the most part, the performance is not as solid as expected. If Bioware had opted to release a native version, they could have rectified this issue with the performance. As it stands, there is no current-generation version of the Legendary Edition
One of the perks of the Xbox Series X is the support for 120 FPS, however, this mode is not flawless either. It can work out if you have a variable refresh rate display because the frame rate is rather uneven and can drop below 100 FPS at times.
Mass Effect Legendary Edition is available now for the PS4, Xbox One, and PC.