Resident Evil 4 Remake PS4 vs. PS5 Comparison: Should You Upgrade?
Resident Evil 4 Remake is available for both PS4 and PS5. Is it worthwhile to upgrade, and should you get the current-generation release? Find out in this article.
The game has just received a demo before officially launching on March 24. The demo is available on all major platforms where it will launch, including the PS4, PS5, Xbox Series, and PC. There is no Xbox One version of Resident Evil 4 Remake, so those who own the last-generation Xbox console have to upgrade anyway, but what about PlayStation 4 console owners?
Difference Between Resident Evil 4 Remake On PS4 vs. PS5
It turns out that this is a pretty decent PS4 port overall because it appears to retain most of the visual quality and even provides the same graphics and performance mode as the PS5 version.
In the video, you can see that most of the time, the PS4 version of the game appears to run similarly to the PS5 version. The difference mainly stems from things that are hard to notice unless seen side-by-side. In this case, the PS5 version has higher resolution textures, better shadow quality, and overall performance than the PS4 version. Some effects like depth of field and motion blur also run at a higher quality on the PS5, while the resolution is also improved overall compared to the checkerboard 4K resolution on the PS4.
The game appears to run at 30 FPS in resolution mode on the PS4 and 60 FPS in performance mode. While performance mode is still dynamic 4K on the PS5, it drops down to 1080p on the PS4 which already makes a huge difference. The PS5, Xbox Series, and PC version also support ray-tracing that is enabled in resolution mode while there is a setting to toggle better hair rendering on these platforms as well.
One of the immediately obvious changes is related to environmental quality. The fog and other environmental effects are less dense on the PS4, so the game appears to lose some of its atmospheric value. In addition to this, the PS5 version will also support PSVR 2, which is already a big exclusive feature itself. There is support for Haptic Feedback, e.g., when Leon walks on the bridge, and Adaptive Triggers related to actions like aiming and shooting a weapon.
Overall, though, if you have a PS4 and are waiting for Resident Evil 4 Remake, this is not a bad port and runs pretty well. At least when it comes to the demo, the performance and visuals are pretty good for both platforms.