[Digital Foundry] F1 2021: PS5 vs Xbox Series X/S – Next-Gen Ray Tracing, 4K60 and 120Hz Modes Discussed!

1 : Anonymous2021/08/25 16:09 ID: pbee72
[Digital Foundry] F1 2021: PS5 vs Xbox Series X/S - Next-Gen Ray Tracing, 4K60 and 120Hz Modes Discussed!
2 : Anonymous2021/08/25 16:19 ID: hab4sh3


Quality mode:

Native 4K locked 60 on PS5 Native 4K locked 60 on Xbox Series X Native 1080p locked 60 on Xbox Series S

Ray tracing is only enabled during cutscenes and not during actual gameplay

Performance mode:

1440p 120fps (locked) on PS5 and Xbox Series X, no performance mode for Xbox Series S
ID: habhpwa

He also mentions better shadows on PS5.

ID: hacr2cj

That was in one pre race scene nothing in game

ID: habbvow

Thank you for this! So both consoles are identical

ID: habdgo5

Ray tracing is only enabled during cutscenes and not during actual gameplay

EA does it again ❤️

ID: habjq1x

Pretty sure Forza 5 is doing the same thing

ID: habozre

Holy shit, a PS5 game that’s native 4K instead of upscaled / chequerboard?

ID: hacdiof

In racing games like this, it's actually easy. Each race is its own self-contained level that loads separately and you load back into the menu after the race, it's not an open world.

Forza Motorsport 7, another racing sim, even ran at native 4K and 60fps on the Xbox One X in 2017.

3 : Anonymous2021/08/25 17:18 ID: habdldl

I’m sorry I don’t have time to watch this, is the game utilizing haptic/triggers in any way?

ID: habe322

Absolutely, you’re in for a treat. The triggers really guide you well when accelerating and breaking and you can feel the surface you’re driving on much better thanks to the feedback.

ID: habk4t0

It actually hurts after an hour or two of gameplay. Getting too much kerb? You'll feel it, alright.

4 : Anonymous2021/08/25 21:22 ID: hace71b

Ps5 supports 1440p now?

ID: haclbvh

Render resolution is what DF cares about/points out. The game will still only output 1080p or 4K.

5 : Anonymous2021/08/25 16:30 ID: hab6gk1

Thanks for the heads up. Now I know what platform to buy the game on.

6 : Anonymous2021/08/25 21:41 ID: hacgyb0

tl;dw - PS5 wins

7 : Anonymous2021/08/25 19:26 ID: habwqam

I couldn’t tell the difference between 60 and 120 FPS :/

ID: hacev4z

YT doesnt offer 120FPS support for videos. So it wont look any different also you need a display that can do 120hz.

ID: hacffm1

I own the game and a LGCX. But still can’t tell the difference.

8 : Anonymous2021/08/25 18:18 ID: habmmxa

Does anyone even play these games? I've been playing video games for almost 20 years now and I've never heard of anyone say they're going to or want to play Formula 1 Racing. Seriously who buys these games?

ID: habtw4j

Guessing you're a yank? F1 is very popular in Europe.

ID: habplua

It's a niche genre to be sure but the fans are dedicated. They wouldn't keep making them if there wasn't a market for it.

ID: habqe9n

My friend people were playing F1 games way back during the ‘80s. The history of racing games is full of them.

Your question re today’s gamers, F1 has had a surge in popularity due to the ‘Drive to Survive’ Netflix show that is now in its third season. F1 games have always been popular, but perhaps less so in the USA since F1 is more oriented towards Europe, Japan and Latin America.

Today’s F1 games also now feature various legacy modes which enable you to race as champions of the ‘80s and ‘90s. That should speak for itself.

ID: habs65z

Yeah, absolutely. Especially popular outside of the US. I’ve been playing the series since 2011 or so and have put in hundreds of hours.

ID: habwtb3

Not easy to root for America(Haas)

ID: hacqv16

Your loss

ID: habx554

F1 fans and racing game fans mostly i imagine, probably a pretty good amount of people...

ID: hace2hi

Its niche for sure, but it's one of the best racing games avaliable. Plus f1 racing has grown quite a bit in popularity the last couple of years. The game is extremely rewarding. Definitely check it out, even if you only have the smallest interest in auto racing.

ID: hacyzwp

It’s only by far the biggest Motorsport on the planet… I wonder who buys it hmm

ID: hacz1qn

Yes outside of merica, F1 is quite popular. I could say the same thing about Madden NFL as I don't know anybody who buys it.

9 : Anonymous2021/08/25 17:05 ID: habbplq


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10 : Anonymous2021/08/25 16:17 ID: hab4ds5



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