The Matrix Awakens PS5 vs. Xbox Series X Comparison: An Unreal Experience On All Platforms
The Matrix Awakens is the first proper technical demonstration of Unreal Engine 5 on the PS5 and Xbox Series X, and it looks unreal, to say the least.
Epic Games has developed this demo that is available now on PS5, Xbox Series S, and Xbox Series X. It is an interesting demo that gives us our first look at what a proper next-generation game will run and look like on these consoles.
According to a report from our friend ElAnalistaDeBits, this demo runs at 30 FPS with a dynamic 4K resolution on the PS5 and Xbox Series X. This drops down to 1080p on the Xbox Series S. The resolution typically averages around 1440p on the PS5 and Xbox Series X and 900p on the Xbox Series S. The frame rate is not stable since it can drop some of the more explosive scenes.
Still, for a first impression technical demo of the Unreal Engine 5, there is nothing but praise for this demo that can sometimes be mistaken for a live-action movie. If it was not for the lighting in some of the scenes, it would look like a movie in action.
The game also takes advantage of the Metahuman technology offered by Epic Games for their Unreal Engine 5 to create realistic character models. Neo and Trinity look almost real in certain scenes with specific lighting conditions and since this is a real-time demo, nothing is pre-rendered here.
In terms of the difference between the platforms, there is nothing major that stands out here. From the loading times to the textures and performance, almost everything is near identical so you are not at a disadvantage on any of the platforms save for the Xbox Series S.
The Matrix Awakens can be downloaded from the PlayStation or Xbox Live Store and it is available for free. If you have enjoyed our comparison videos, do subscribe to our YouTube channel.