- PlayStation 5 will suffer from “enhanced” and “graphics” modes.
- What’s the point of next-gen if we can’t have a baseline?
- Will next-gen consoles even be worth the price?
Like many titles releasing over the next six months, Square Enix’s Avengers will have a next-gen version on the Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5. According to Henri Le Chat Noir, players will be able to transfer save files and everything–a great boon for those buying current-gen versions.
But, the PS5 version comes with a catch that will seem familiar to those with a PlayStation 4 Pro or Xbox One X: “enhanced” or “frame rate” modes.
How “Next-Gen” is The PlayStation 5?
The article reports that Avengers on the PlayStation 5 will have “extremely fast load times, boosted resolution and fidelity, improved texturing and armor destruction, ray-tracing, and more.”
That’s great! Only, these visual enhancements come at the cost of frame rate. Do you want gorgeous characters and action at a stuttery frame rate, or will you take neutered looks for a smoother experience? I thought next-gen meant we shouldn’t have to pick?
All of this stuff, but still struggling to run games. | Source: Sony
While the Xbox One X and PlayStation 4 Pro suffer from this, it’s understandable considering they are mid-tier upgrades. Even then, titles like Monster Hunter: World are barely playable in their “enhanced” modes. We’re talking sub-30 frame rates here.
Sure, those with powerful PCs won’t have to suffer this fate, but considering consoles are a much more accessible entry point, this shouldn’t be the case.