Cyberpunk 2077 came out today for all platforms. The game is now confirmed to run at an unlocked frame rate on next-gen consoles but suffers as a result.
The game supports the PS4 Pro and Xbox One X in addition to the new generation consoles: PS5 and Xbox Series. There is a strange technical limitation placed on almost every platform. In the case of the PS4 and PS4 Pro, the game targets 30 FPS but fails to achieve this target especially when roaming around in the Night City.
Meanwhile, the Xbox One and Xbox One X, the performance is beyond terrible, especially on the original Xbox One. The game is seen running at a frame rate as low as 15 FPS and even on the powerful Xbox One X, it fails to hold a steady 30 FPS. CD Projekt Red has already confirmed that the day one patch which is out now is the real deal and there likely isn’t a further update, at least for this week.
This offers a toggle between a stable 30 FPS at a higher resolution on the Xbox Series X and an unlocked 60 FPS with a lower resolution that appears to run at dynamic 4K on both PS5 and Xbox Series X.
The performance of the game on the PS5 is inconsistent with the frame rate struggling to hold 60 FPS and there is no way to lock it at 30, unlike the Xbox Series X. As a result, the controller response is all over the place which is crucial for a game like Cyberpunk 2077.
There is no clear winner in this race here, but we have to give the edge to the Xbox Series X for offering a locked 30 FPS option compared to no choice for the PS5. It does lead to a slightly better controller response because the frame rate is steady in this mode.
But hey, It’s the game launch day, so there is a good chance that CD Projekt Red will work on the performance issues on all platforms in the coming weeks.
Is quite unfortunate, that some folks are unable to get hold of PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X, there are also those who have missed out because the demand for the next-gen consoles has been so high – which makes the existence of scalpers that little bit more annoying. Scalping is, as we’re sure you know, the process of buying stock of tech, clothes, or pretty much anything and then selling those items on for a higher price than RRP, making the seller a profit.
The group – named CrepChiefNotify on its social media – has been making quite the profit from reselling consoles they have been buying, and now according to VGC they’ve got their hands on 1,000 Xbox Series Xs, through using bots to purchase the stock.
CrepChiefNotify has been claiming on its social media channels that they’ve been using bot software to skip queues and purchase high-in-demand items. They send out this information to people that buy a membership to their group, and that way they purchase the console en masse. According to VGC, an anonymous member of the group claims that these Xbox Series Xs have specifically come from online retailer Very.
This grabbing of 1,000 units will contribute to the shortages of the consoles that we’re seeing right now, and sadly some parents and gamers will feel the need to pay the higher amount for the consoles that they or their loved ones want. This in turn opens up a lot of buyers to being scammed by fake scalpers which is another level of low.
On their Facebook, the scalper group made a post about the PlayStation 5 shortage and how to make money from the situation back in October, where they said that they’re just “taking advantage of the supply and demand issue here. There are thousands of buyers instantly waiting to buy these for the resell price, but only a select few know how to get them!”
A recent report from an analyst states that the PlayStation 5 sold twice the number of consoles of the Xbox Series X and S at launch, which is a mighty feat indeed.
According to VGChartz, November 12th saw 1.3 million to 1.6 million consoles sold across the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, and South Korea. Then, on November 19th, the PlayStation 5 sold somewhere between 800,000 and 900,000 units in the rest of the world, with the European countries accounting for 660,000 and 800,000 of this proportion. Altogether, that calculates to a maximum possible total of 2.5 million consoles sold at launch, which is a stunning statistic.
Compared to the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S, the PlayStation 5 has actually sold double the number of consoles as its competitor. The two sold an estimated 1.2 million to 1.4 million units worldwide in its first 24 hours, and the Xbox Series X sold twice that of the Xbox Series S. Seeing as the former is the more powerful of the duo, and is in fact the most powerful console in the world, that makes sense. Furthermore, the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S made their debut on the one day, November 10th. So, the reason that the PlayStation 5 outperformed the Xbox Series X is that its data is spread over two launch days.
The PlayStation 5 is out now in America and is launching tomorrow in the UK, but it hasn’t been easy for people to get their hands on one. Limited stock and messy pre-orders window have been further compounded by attempting to launch the next-gen console in the middle of an unprecedented pandemic, something a number of opportunistic online sellers have taken advantage of.
These warm-hearted chums of humanity are hardly the most popular folk in the world right now. After multiple reports of PS5 and Xbox Series X online sellers charging hundreds – sometimes thousands – more for the next-gen consoles, the gaming community has widely condemned them for being selfish buttheads. To be clear, my use of the word “butthead” is putting it mildly but I’m not really allowed to swear on this website.
In an unexpected turn of events, it now seems as if certain online sellers are actually being robbed of their next-gen consoles. As reported by the police in Toronto, Canada have issued a warning that “numerous reports of robberies” have been received by the department from people “selling game systems online”.
PUBLIC SAFETY ALERT: City of Toronto – People are selling game systems online – We have had numerous reports of robberies – Some robberies are with weapons/violence * Sellers advised to choose meeting areas carefully * * Let someone know where you’re meeting *#GO2174796 ^dh
Good Morning, I am not aware of any safe zones specifically for buying/selling items in Toronto I suggest: – meet in a public place – bring only agreed upon cash – do the transaction during daylight hours – don’t give out personal information – bring someone with you ^lb
A public safety alert was issued last night at 9 PM EST for the City of Toronto. Although police didn’t mention which game systems were being sold, both the Xbox Series X and PS5 were just released recently, and I can’t imagine anyone holding someone up to get an Xbox One or PS4, they could just as easily grab from the nearest Walmart. So probably is the next-gen consoles(PS5, Xbox Series S/X.)
Microsoft announced today that the Xbox Series X and Series S launch has now officially gone down as the most successful debut in the company’s history.
According to an official Xbox Wire post, Microsoft lined out some of the milestones fans helped the company meet. It explored what was accomplished in the first 24 hours of launch, which took place globally across 40 countries.
More new consoles sold during this generation than any other one prior, as the Xbox Series S contributed the highest percentage of new players for any Xbox console at launch. There were more games played, with 3,594 in total across four generations, which set the record for the most games ever played during an Xbox console launch.
Interestingly, about 70 percent of Series X|S consoles are attached to both new and existing Xbox Game Pass members. Which some folks have cited Xbox Game Pass as their reasoning for purchasing a console in the first place.
Over 40 new and Optimized for Series X|S games launched this week as well, as Microsoft points out, including titles like Yakuza: Like A Dragon, Watch Dogs: Legion, and Assassin’s creed Valhalla. These games were also likely a huge draw for buyers, in that it acted as another big move for those for whom value is important. And Microsoft is planning to buy more Japanese video game studios any moment from now.
Microsoft also indicated that it would be bringing additional Xbox Series X|S consoles to local retailers to make sure everyone get s a chance to buy one.
2K’s next-gen NBA installment, NBA 2K21, is quite massive on Microsoft’s upcoming Xbox Series X. With storage being limited on the next-gen consoles and the required external storage not coming in cheap, players will want to see compact file sizes for the next-gen titles.
NBA 2K21 is Weighing More Than 120GB in Size on Xbox Series X
2K clearly hasn’t as NBA 2K21 weighs in at a monstrous 121.7GB on the Xbox Series X. The file size was revealed after a Reddit user posted a screenshot of the game’s Xbox Store details. Granted, we’re likely looking at a pre-release version of the game, and chances are that 2K will be releasing an update to cut down on the game’s size.
Hopefully, with the Xbox Series S only having 364GB of available space available for games, the title clocks in more compact. Earlier, Microsoft did state that games can be roughly 30% smaller on the Series S in order to save that precious fast storage.
“When you look at the size of a normal game package, the largest percentage of content that gets installed on local storage is actually texture data. So by targeting 1440p that allows developers to not ship their highest MIP levels, which are the largest assets,” Xbox director of program management, Jason Ronald, said.
NBA 2K21 is available for PS4, Xbox One, and PC. Next-gen versions of the game will be available upon the launch of the Xbox Series X|S and PlayStation 5.
Fortnite next-gen runs at 4k 60fps on PS5 & Xbox Series X (1080p 60fps on Series S). Epic Games shared the details for the promised Fortnite next-gen update, due to land on Day One for all the next-generation consoles, which as a reminder is November 10th for Xbox Series S and X and November 12th/19th (depending on where you live) on PlayStation 5.
Fortnite Next-Gen Runs at 4k 60FPS On PS5 & Xbox Series X (1080p 60FPS on Series S)
The best enhancements for Fortnite next-gen have been implemented on Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5, as expected. However, all versions will enjoy a series of visual improvements as well as 60FPS support while using the split-screen mode.
4K Resolution at 60 FPS on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X:
Experience Fortnite like never before on consoles with stunning 4K running at a smooth 60 FPS.
Dynamic Visuals and Physics:
Experience a more dynamic and interactive world with grass and trees responding to explosions, enhanced fluid simulations for smoke and liquid (cooler-looking smoke and liquid effects), and all-new Storm and cloud effects.
Get into Matches Faster:
Loading performance has been significantly upgraded, not only improving texture loading but also helping you get into a match from game start-up much faster.
Enhanced Split Screen:
Split Screen now supports 60 FPS.
Epic also detailed the Fortnite next-gen specs for the cheaper, less powerful of all the new consoles coming in a couple of weeks – the Series S, priced at $299. The game will run at 1080p 60fps, though it’ll feature ‘most of the visual enhancements’ also available on the Series S.
1080P Resolution at 60 FPS on Series S:
Hop into any game mode on Xbox Series S and enjoy 1080P running at a smooth 60 FPS. The Xbox Series S will support most of the visual enhancements available on the Series X.
Lastly, PlayStation 5 users are getting DualSense support and integration with the console’s new UI features.
DualSense Controller Immersion:
Haptic feedback makes it feel like you’re holding the Suppressed SMG or Bolt-Action Sniper Rifle. In addition to general vibration support, we’ve integrated haptic trigger feedback for ranged weapons on the new DualSense controller.
Select Your Favorite Mode from the PS5 Home Screen:
Fortnite supports PS5’s Activities, starting with the ability to go straight into the Battle Royale Lobby with either Solo, Duos, or Squads selected. Once in the Lobby, choose to queue up for your selected mode!
Gears 5: look on Xbox Series X vs look on Xbox One X ‘not much difference’. Gears 5 was meant to be more far enhanced release on the Xbox Series X than previous gen, but with some new screenshots from the Xbox Series X version of the game, it seems not.
Gears 5: Look on Xbox Series X Vs Look on Xbox One X ‘Not Much Difference’
Four new photos were currently shared on Twitter, on side-by-side comparisons (compared to the Xbox One X on top, and Xbox Series X on bottom). It makes it easier to look at Gears 5 in a side-by-side comparison between the two flagship Xbox consoles. Without exaggerating more check them out.
And if you could remember, we were told to expect the following on Xbox Series X version of Gears 5:
Higher resolution textures.
Improved anisotropic filtering.
Higher-resolution volume fog.
Higher quality depth of field.
Extremely far draw distances with high level of object detail.
Shadow resolution and shadow distance.
High-quality screen-space reflections.
Post processing improvements like bloom, lens flare, light shafts, and more..
You can now enjoy the side-by-side screenshots of Gears 5 on the Xbox One X and Xbox Series X below..
Valve co-founder Gabe Newell has said that Xbox Series X is better than PS5 in his view. During a brief interview on New Zealand’s The Project, Gabe Newell shared his thoughts on being stuck in New Zealand as he and his family weathers the global on going pandemic.
Speaking to The Project NZ, Newell was asked which of the two next-gen consoles was better, he said, quite bluntly, “The Xbox.” When asked why, he said, “Because it is.”
“I don’t have a stake in that race,” he continued. “Obviously, we [Valve] do most of our development on personal computers, but of the two I would definitely go with an Xbox.”
Gabe Newell didn’t state any precise reasons for his opinion. Microsoft has made much of the fact that its console is, on paper, the more powerful of the two machines.
Both next generation consoles will be achieving different methods to the fidelity and performance necessary to handle the future of console gaming and every developer has their own preference when it comes to the two platforms.
Both Sony and Microsoft are releasing their next-gen consoles this holiday, the official price is not yet announced.
Microsoft’s big Xbox Games show, showcased nine first party games during the show, and it seems like the majority of them won’t be coming out on Xbox One. Spencer also acknowledges the roadmap of working with Japanese creators to build great Xbox games.
We already know Halo Infinite, Psychonauts 2, and Grounded will be coming to Xbox One, and it’s still unclear with Rare’s Everwild (the Showcase event only listed PC and Xbox Series X, but it’s previously been listed as coming to Xbox One). Meanwhile, newly unveiled titles like Forza Motorsport, Fable, State of Decay 3, Avowed, and As Dusk Falls were only listed for PC and Xbox Series X.
That may explain why Microsoft has really been hustling to line up 3rd-party Xbox exclusives. During the Xbox Games Showcase, Microsoft confirmed that STALKER 2 and The Medium will be Xbox Series X console exclusives. Meanwhile, Tetris Effect: Connected, The Gunk, CrossfireX, Scorn, and 15 other indies will be Xbox exclusives, with Xbox Series X enhancements.