If there is one thing that PlayStation 4 gamers like to boast about, it would be the fact that their console is able to hold a constant 1080p resolution in their games, versus the Xbox One in which some developers had to scale the game down in resolution in order to allow it to run more smoothly.
That being said the folks at Eurogamer have recently compared the performance of Activision’s Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare between the Xbox One and the PlayStation 4. The game has recently been patched to 1.04 and with the patch, it seems that both the PS4 and Xbox One versions of the game will be bumped to 1080p.
However as noted by Eurogamer, there are some sacrifices to be made in the process. For example the Xbox One’s version will only scale to 1080p during less intense scenes, and will scale down when there are many things going on. The PS4 version on the other hand will keep its 1080p resolution, but that means the game is no longer locked to 60fps.
In their findings, it was revealed that because of the upscaling and downscaling, the Xbox One version actually managed to maintain a more steady 60fps framerate, versus the PS4 version which actually dipped below 50fps in some instances. Like we said, these are some of the trade offs that developers and gamers have to deal with.
For example would you prefer a smoother framerate across the board, or would you much prefer a sharper resolution and graphics at the expense of framerates taking the occasional dip? Of course some might argue that most gamers probably won’t be able to notice the difference, but what say you? In the meantime you can check out the video above to see the performance analysis (green line is for Xbox One, blue for PS4).