A fresh video for Bethesda and id Software’s fast-paced first-person shooter, DOOM, compares the frame rate and resolution of its PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions.
With DOOM having just released today, console fans who have considered the guts and gore-filled title to be one of the most anticipated video games of 2016 since it was announced might need help figuring out which platform has the most sophisticated graphics. Thankfully, the wonderful team over at Digital Foundry have put together a brand new video that compares the frame rate and resolution of DOOM on both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
In order to render a clear verdict, Digital Foundry only focused on one of DOOM‘s modes, and decided to use the shooter’s single player campaign as a litmus test to determine whether or not Sony’s or Microsoft’s current generation console holds sway in terms of visuals. More likely than not, the analysts chose to forego the release’s multiplayer modes due to the possibility of network latency issues affecting the graphics’ output.
As seen in the video below, Digital Foundry explains that both editions of DOOM provide a solid experience as far as frame rate and resolution goes, but the PlayStation 4 has a slight advantage over the Xbox One. Regarding the matter, one of the outlet’s team members states, “It’s pretty simple to say that it looks and runs smoother on Sony’s console, but the Xbox One version is no slouch, either.”
According to the footage above, although the PlayStation 4 version of DOOM has a higher standard of performance, its frame rate can go below the 1080p and 60 FPS target for consoles at some points, but it occurs less frequently than with the Xbox One port. That said, though, even when the visuals dip, the overall experience remains relatively sturdy thanks to other features put in by developers.
Perhaps the most frustrating part about playing DOOM on either platform will be its sizeable load times. For instance, in between missions the loading screens have a tendency to last anywhere between 35 to 45 seconds, but strangely enough, the game gets back into action more quickly when players have been killed, as it takes 15 to 20 seconds to reboot after dying.
As is to be expected, there are tons of visual settings able to be adjusted in DOOM for both PS4 and Xbox One. Should fans wish to tinker with elements such as disabling chromatic aberration, alter features like field of view, motion blur, brightness, and loads more, they’re more than welcome to do so. Of course, while the console versions of DOOM definitely hold their own, it’s safe to say that the game’s advanced settings on PC will give fans the ultimate ride.
DOOM is out now and is available for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.