Resident Evil 7: Biohazard, which is the latest iteration of the Resident Evil franchise, received reports claiming equal performance on both Sony’s PlayStation 4 as well as Microsoft’s Xbox One and Xbox One S.
Many games released for both systems have had some framerate or resolution advantages on the PS4 because of the better hardware it packs but also because of the bad reputation the Xbox One got at launch which resulted in developers paying more attention towards Sony’s offering and optimizing the game more for their system. While Microsoft might have improved, fixed the issues their users were complaining about and more, the Redmond company has still not regained the trust of many game publishers.
This is not the case with Capcom and their latest title. The game’s producer, Masachika Kawata, has told GamingBolt that Resident Evil 7 will achieve “visual parity” across platforms.
“Kawata confirmed that the game will run at 60 FPS and 1080p on PS4 and Xbox One, both,” the publication explains. “He also confirmed that the game will support HDR on Xbox One S, PS4, and PS4 Pro.”
There is no official information regarding the technical reason behind this achievement. One way could be very good optimization on the Xbox One, or, in a worst-case scenario, degraded graphics on the PS4 in order to match Microsoft’s rival, however, this would likely cause an uproar in the gaming community if that was the case.
The Resident Evil 7: Biohazard game will be available for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC starting 24th of January, 2017, and will continue the unfortunate trend of deluxe editions with a regular costing $60 and the later $80.Further reading: Microsoft, Resident Evil 7, Xbox One