The Console Wars Are Back
Everyone likes a good amount of healthy competition. Especially when it comes to video games. Xbox and PlayStation have been going head to head for almost 20 years now and no one is letting up. There have been ups and downs for both companies but as it stands right now, PlayStation has the upper hand. The PS4 has done very well for itself and has managed to create a lot of distance between the Xbox One in terms of sales. To rub salt in the wound of Microsoft, the PS4 recently became the second most popular console in history. Right behind the PlayStation 2. Things are looking up for Sony and it might stay that way as well. According to reports, the PS5 is running games better than the Project Scarlett.
ResetEra forum member Kleegamefan said in a post that, “Right now, game performance is better on PS5. I believe that is probably because PS5 development hardware and software are in a more advanced state.”
This is not too surprising considering that there have been rumors claiming the same thing for months. But it now seems to be true. While this is not good news for Microsoft, Kleegamefan was optimistic. “I fully expect Scarlett to close that gap once they ship more mature dev kits and software. It must be said, since software, not hardware, is a traditional Microsoft area of expertise, it’s very possible that they could ultimately deliver more advanced DirectX development software in the end, allowing games to run better on Scarlett even if the hardware is less capable.”
While Sony and Microsoft are at each other’s throats, the fans are the only ones who benefit. Gamers should be excited that both companies seem hell-bent on producing the beefiest consoles to date.