Scorn Xbox Series X/S vs Steam Deck Graphics Comparison
Ebb Software’s Scorn is now available on Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, and Steam Deck (PC), and if you’re wondering how the three platforms compare with each other in terms of resolution, frame rate, and graphical settings, read ahead.
Given the hardware constraints of each platform, Scorn performs well on Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, and Steam Deck. In terms of resolution, the game runs at a native 1080p on the Xbox Series S, while the Xbox Series X bumps it all the way to a native 4K. On the other hand, the Steam Deck runs Scorn at a native 800p by default, which is the native resolution of it display.
In terms of graphical settings, the Xbox Series X runs Scorn at the High equivalent quality settings on PC. The game looks similar on Xbox Series S, though there is evident hit to LOD distance and texture filtering settings. Lastly, on the Steam Deck, the game runs at the max quality setting.
Meanwhile, with respect to performance, Scorn targets 60fps on both the Xbox Series S and Xbox Series X, and does a good job of sticking to the frame rate. On the Steam Deck, limiting the frame rate to 40fps by altering the refresh rate will result in more consistent and stable performance on the platform at the max settings. It’s possible to tinker with the settings and target 60fp instead albeit at the cost of an inconsistent delivery of frames. Therefore, it’s preferable to keep the frame rate ceiling capped at 40fps.
As far as install size is concerned, both the Xbox Series S and Xbox Series X versions weigh in at 18.6 GB, while the Steam Deck version takes up a larger 28.78 GB of storage space. Load times are quick and within the expected numbers for each of the three platforms.