Resident Evil Village is out on May 7 but some outlets already have an early copy of the game. The final retail version has been compared on PS5 and Xbox Series.
Earlier this month, Capcom had released a demo for the game on all platforms. This demo gave an early glimpse at what to expect from the final game. While the visuals are identical across the current-generation consoles, performance is a different matter. Loading times were faster on the PS5 compared to the Xbox Series.
The game offers two different modes. One is the performance mode with 4K resolution but no ray-tracing at 60 FPS. The other is a ray-tracing mode that runs at 4K at 60 FPS but can drop frame rate. In the case of Xbox Series S, the performance mostly stays at 40 FPS leading to a choppy experience. In the case of the PS5 and Xbox Series X, it is possible to play most of the game at 60 FPS, however, the frame rate can drop on both platforms with the Xbox Series X taking a lead in most cases.
Just like it was the case in the Resident Evil Village demo, the performance of the Xbox Series X version is slightly better than the PS5. This difference mainly boils down to a few frames. At its worst, the frame rate can drop to 45 FPS on the PS5 and Xbox Series X. It mostly sticks to the target 60 FPS though so if you want to enjoy the game with all the benefits of ray-tracing, this is not a bad choice.
Resident Evil Village will be out on May 10, 2021, for the PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series, and PC. The game was first announced as a current-generation exclusive but Capcom later changed their plans and decide to add last-generation consoles in the mix as well.