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The Callisto Protocol PS4 vs. PS5, Xbox One vs. Xbox Series Comparison: Should You Upgrade?

The Callisto Protocol

The Callisto Protocol is out now for PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series, and PC. It is a fairly demanding game, but how well does it run on last-gen consoles?

Digital Foundry has shared a comparison video for The Callisto Protocol revealing the performance of the game on the PS4 and Xbox One and comparing it to the PS5 and Xbox Series. It is sufficient to say that while the performance is acceptable, it is by no means an ideal experience.

If you are wondering about the resolution and frame rate for The Callisto Protocol on PS4 and Xbox One, here are the details on it as shared by Digital Foundry.

First up, the resolution of The Callisto Protocol on PS4, PS4 Pro, Xbox One, and Xbox One X. The game appears to render at a dynamic 1080p resolution on PS4 and a dynamic 900p resolution on the Xbox One. On the mid-gen consoles, it renders at a dynamic 1440p resolution on PS4 Pro and Xbox One X. This is a pretty good result for the game visually, but this doesn’t tell the whole story.

Performance-wise, the game appears to run at 30 FPS on these consoles but Xbox One S continues to struggle running it at 30 FPS. It falls down to as low as 20 FPS during the demanding segments of the game paints an overall negative impression of the game.

The Callisto Protocol appears to drop down to 24 FPS during the in-game cutscenes and this occurs on all four consoles. This leads to a drop in performance whenever a cutscene plays in the game which is not an ideal experience. However, aside from that, the game adheres to its 30 FPS target well on the PS4, PS4 Pro, and Xbox One X.

Lastly, the visuals have been pared back significantly and not just ray-tracing. The game lacks the quality textures seen on the PS5, Xbox Series, and PC. It also appears to take a lot of time to load these textures which means the presentation is fairly blurry on loading a new area. Overall though, if you still have a PS4 Pro or Xbox One X, this is an acceptable experience. Just don’t play it on a Xbox One S.

Salal Awan

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