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Wed, 5 May 2021

 New report suggests Resident Evil VIII: Village runs slightly better on Xbox Series X than on PlayStation 5 consoles

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In a recent in-depth video about Resident Evil VIII's demo by Digital Foundry, it was discovered that both the next-generation consoles, the Xbox Series X and the PlayStation 5, were able to hit 60 frames per second. However, the Xbox Series X console managed to hit the high frame rate more consistently than the Sony PlayStation 5.

In the video, the Castle and Village segments from the game, which were available on the Demo, were tested and analyzed on the new consoles from Microsoft and Sony. In their findings, Digital Foundry noted that the consoles were able to hit 60FPS with ray tracing turned on, which is a pretty big thing in itself.

60FPS with Ray Tracing ON in a console is quite astounding

The analysis highlighted that both the consoles held up their own, but the Xbox Series X didn't falter even in demanding action-packed sequences. The PS5 dropped a few frames (10, as per the report) in such high flying action moments, the Xbox Series X handled it like a breeze. Incidentally, this is the performance with ray tracing turned on, which makes your games look a lot better, and hitting 60FPS with that is no small feat.

On the Xbox Series S console, the analysts noted that the game's ray tracing mode has quite an impact on the performance. However, the game ran at 60FPS with ray tracing turned off. For now, they recommend playing the demon on Series S with ray tracing turned off.

At any rate, this looks pretty good for both the new consoles. They are able to hit consistently high frame rates with massive graphical improvements. You can check out the game's demo of two sections of the game, Castle and Village ahead of the game's launch this month. 

Resident Evil 8: Village is set to launch globally on May 7 for PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, and Google Stadia.