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The Quarry PS5 vs Xbox Series X Comparison: Which Platform Is Best?

The Quarry is out and in the hands of gamers everywhere on both the PS5 and Xbox Series X. Which console manages to stay ahead of its competitor in terms of resolution and frame rate?

The answer is quite straight forward. The game appears to run well on both current-generation platforms. It renders at dynamic 4K, and often stays close to its target resolution of 2160p on both the PS5 and Xbox Series X, with the Xbox Series X having a slight advantage in this regard.

Compared to the dynamic 4k resolution on the PS5 and Series X, the game operates at a lower resolution of 1440p on the Series S. On all 3 platforms, however, the game employs horizontal black bars at the top and bottom during gameplay, which reduces the actual number of rendered pixels below the target of 2160p on the PS5 and Series X, and 1440p on the Series S.

Other graphical differences include lower quality vegetation, textures, tessellation, ambient occlusion, lighting, and shadows in certain areas on the Xbox Series S. A rather odd omission is the lack of godrays in the PS5 version. This is probably due to a bug that is likely to get fixed in a future update. As it stands, however, the Xbox Series X has a slight advantage in the graphical features department.

Performance-wise, The Quarry essentially runs at a locked 30 FPS on the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, and Xbox Series S, although the game does exhibit stuttering and uneven frame pacing on certain occasions.

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In terms of file size and load times, the differences are minor and barely worth mentioning. The PS5 takes a slight lead here, with a file size of more than 43.6 GB, while the Xbox Series S and X versions of The Quarry weigh in at 46.8 GB. Similarly, load times are close to 2 seconds faster on the PS5.

The PS5 version also adds to the immersion by taking advantage of the DualSense controller’s adaptive triggers by tightening the trigger pull during intense moments, such as QTE events.

To learn more about Supermassive Games’ latest drama horror game, check out our guides section to find out how to save each of the 9 main characters. Meanwhile, if you’re having trouble running the PC version, have a look at our guide on how to fix crashing performance issues.

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