The Xbox Series X Might be More Powerful, but Industry Insiders Say the PS5 is Better

And, this comes from a Crytek rendering engineer with first-hand experience

Crytek is a studio that has been responsible for a number of games, namely the first Farcry, the Crysis Series, and games like Ryse and Hunt: Showdown. A rendering engineer for that very studio, Ali Salehi, spoke of what it’s like to develop games for both the Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 and, long story short, the PS5 comes out as the better system.

Salehi spoke to Persian gaming website Vigiato where he discussed the power different between both next-gen systems and how the power advantage of the Xbox Series X isn’t all it seems to be.  He claims that the PS5 is designed in a way that makes developing and coding games much easier, especially when it comes to reaching the consoles peak performance.

“The developers are saying PS5 is the easiest console they have ever coded on to reach its peak performance. Software-wise, coding for PS5 is extremely simple and has so many abilities that make the [developers] so free. In total, I can say PS5 is a better console.”

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He goes onto claim getting the Xbox Series X to actually hit a total of 12 TFLOPS, which requires the all main components to work in perfect harmony with the GPU, just “doesn’t seem so possible.” Developing for the Series X could end up being challenging because of the console’s software and the mixed RAM bandwidth. The latter of which creates a problem because the higher bandwidth is more desirable and overloading that portion of the memory could cause problems.

In short, the Xbox Series X will only reach its full potential under perfect circumstances while the PlayStation 5 will work at its peak 10.28 TFLOPS most of the time with a lot less effort put in by developers. So, that leaves us wondering if the capability of the Xbox Series X will be hampered by some of the less favorable components. It’s a good question, but the man behind the Series X, Phil Spencer, doesn’t seem that worried about the PS5 at all and he more recently discussed how he believes the Series X is in a position to win the next generation. Only time will tell what the truth is, but Salehi isn’t the first to speak out about the difference in power between both systems. Hat top to Twitter user @man4dead for translating text from the source.

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