Xbox Series X VS PlayStation 5 – Who’s Leveled Up?
The Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 are just a few months away and we can understand that it’s hard for some of us to pick which one is going to be worth it. Which console has really leveled up? We’re going to take you through the exclusive games available on each to compare and see exactly which one is the perfect console for you.
Potential spoilers ahead.
The Tale of the Tape: Xbox Series X
Processor: 8-core AMD Ryzen Zen 2-architecture CPU at 3.8GHz (3.6GHz with SMT)
Graphics: AMD Navi/RDNA 2-family GPU with 52 CU at 1.825GHz (12TFLOPS FP32)
Video memory: 16GB GDDR6 with 14Gbps 320-bit interface (10GB at 560GB/s allocated to GPU, 6GB at 336GB/s allocated to rest of system with 3.5GB for GPU)
Storage: 1TB NVMe SSD PCIe 4.0; proprietary 1TB SSD add-on module; USB 3.2 external HDD support
Optical drive: Yes, 4K Blu-ray
Maximum output resolution: 8K 60fps; 4K 120fps
Audio: Ray traced
New controller features: Share button, Dynamic Latency Input
VR support: unknown
Console streaming: Yes (Console Streaming)
Backward compatibility: Xbox One and supported Xbox 360 and Xbox games
Subscription tie-in: Xbox Game Pass, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate
Dimensions: 5.9 x 5.9 x 11.9 in/151 x 151 x 301 mm
Preorders: start September 22
Release date: November 10
Tale of the Tape: PS5
Processor: 8-core AMD Ryzen Zen 2-architecture CPU at up to 3.5GHz
Graphics: AMD Navi/RDNA 2-family GPU with 36 CU up to 2.23 GHz (10.3 TFLOPS, FP unit unknown)
Video memory: 16GB GDDR6 with 256-bit interface (448GB/sec)
Storage: 825GB SSD at 5.5-9GB/sec; NVMe SSD slot; support for USB HDD
Optical drive: Yes, 4K Blu-ray
Maximum output resolution: 8K 60fps; 4K 120fps
Audio: 3D, accelerated by custom Tempest Engine hardware; for headphones only at launch, supplemented by virtual surround for speaker audio
New controller features: Haptic feedback, adaptive triggers, USB-C connector
VR support: Yes, compatible with PSVR headset
Console streaming: Yes (Remote Play)
Backward compatibility: PS4 games, some peripherals
Subscription tie-in: PS Now
Dimensions: 15.4 x 4.1 (3.6) x 10.2 in/390 x 104 (92) x 260 mm
Preorders: Now (Good Luck!)
Release date: November 12
More info found at Cnet.com
Some of the Xbox Series X Exclusives Available
Master Chief returns in Halo Infinite with his greatest adventure yet to save humanity. The game takes place quite a bit after the ending of Halo 5 with Cortana nowhere to be seen and the Master Chief adrift in space. The Pilot then discovers him, who’s name will be revealed during the course of the campaign. “Chief and the Pilot are in exactly the same position as the player when the game starts,” Crocker said. “They don’t know what’s happened. They’re learning what’s happening, together.” Lee told us that the new Xbox Games Showcase demo takes place roughly four hours into the campaign, which he said is “several times larger than our last two campaigns put together,” referring to Halo 4 and Halo 5.”
However, there’s still a while yet to wait! Booooo.
Release: Not confirmed but predicted between 2021 and 2022
Everwild is about a group of four humans who co-inhabit the lands of the aforementioned animals. They work with see creatures, work the land together, and explore all its mysteries and glory. The Everwild trailer shows a particular bond between a man and an animal and a relationship starts to develop. The protagonists are seen carefully spying on the creatures and are fascinated and appreciative of them.
There’s no confirmed release date but it has been predicted to be released between late 2021 and 2022.
Release: Not confirmed
Fable has a lot of different rumors that have been drawn from a video leaked from an unverified source, allegedly providing an overview of Fable 4’s setting and structure. Here’s the video broken down:
- features first and third-person perspectives
- guns are gone
- you can ignore the main quest
- you can build towns
- there’s a multiplayer option
- it’s built in the Unreal Engine
- time travel and interplanetary travel will feature
As mentioned, none of this has been confirmed but it sounds amazing so far.
Forza Motorsport 8
Release: Early 2021
Forza, Microsoft’s competition for Gran Turismo 7, will resemble that of a reboot of the mainline Forza series. Break down of the rumors so far:
- new tire pressure model
- dynamic track temperatures
- new atmosphere pressure system
- redesigned suspension system
- new ranked online system
- new integrated online Ghosting System
- tracks have full day and night cycles depending on face length or the track
- rubber in on tracks
- heat interaction with tire pressure
- expanded race capacity
- off-road racing on land or gravel
- rally races will also be present
- clubs will return
“The Chernobyl Exclusion Zone is a unique, dangerous and ever-changing environment. It promises a lot — the artifacts of unbelievable value can be yours if you dare to claim them. The price you may pay, on the other hand, is no less than your own life.
One of the biggest open-worlds to date, filled with radiation, mutants, and anomalies, is yours to explore. All the choices across the way not only define your own epic story but influence the future itself. Be mindful about what you see, do, and plan, as you will have to find your way through the Zone or be forever lost to it.” – Xbox Official Website.
S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 has a release date but unfortunately, it’s not until 2021 so we hope you’re prepared to wait!
Some of the PlayStation 5 Exclusives Available
Gran Turismo 7
In the gameplay trailer released by Sony, the game’s main menu was revealed to be similar to that of the menu style of GT4. This will be the first game in the series since GT6 to mark the return of the GT Simulation Mode. Other features include special events, championships, driving school, tuning parts shop, used cars dealership, GT auto while still retaining the new GT sports mode, brand central, and discover were introduced in GT Sport. The game will also take advantage of the PS5’s Dualsense controller.
Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart
The Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart trailer showed the iconic duo seamlessly traveling between a number of different worlds within a few minutes. This shows off the PS5’s amazing SSD and will allow the game to load extremely fast. Although similar to other games in the series, Rift Apart adds a twist to the games you know and love – so this is a definite buy!
You’ll be sent back to the fog-ridden kingdom of Boletaria as you’ve never seen it before. Death is not the end, and the challenge seems insurmountable but the dark world draws you in nonetheless, with its sumptuous sights and chilling sounds.
Sackboy: A Big Adventure
Can you save Craftworld from the dastardly Vex and his nightmarish Topsy Turver device and become the Knitted Knight of Legend? Sackboy: A Big Adventure will be released in November 2020.
Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales
In the latest Spider-Man game from Sony, teenager Miles Morales is adjusting to his new home while following in the footsteps of his mentor, Peter Parker, as a new Spider-Man. When a fierce power struggle threatens to destroy his new home, Miles realizes that with great power, comes great responsibility…
Which one will you pick?
In conclusion, we personally think the PlayStation has better choices – we mean, c’mon, Ratchet and Clank just scream childhood memories. But ultimately, it’s up to what you want to play.
However, if this has helped you make your decision in any way, please let us know your decision in the comments below!
Please note that not all exclusive games were mentioned, only the most popular. Happy gaming and stay casual!