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Anthem will offer performance and quality graphics options on PS4 and Xbox One

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I still find the idea of a console mid-cycle refresh to be downright weird, but hey, here we are. Technically, I already consider the Xbox One X to be next-gen stuff that just so happens to be backwards compatible with the Xbox eco-system, whereas the PlayStation 4 Pro is more in line with the idea of being a mid-generation device.

Is the Xbox One X a superiorly beefy machine in comparison to the PS4 Pro? Absolutely, no arguments there. Both machines are still respectable heavyweights in their own right, however, and while the PS4 Pro may not be capable of reaching the same native 4K benchmarks as the Xbox One X on many a game, it certainly ain’t no slouch either.

Anyway, two great consoles, capable of making good games look even better. That’s a fact that EA’s upcoming Anthem wants to take advantage of, as developer Bioware revealed that the game will have options available for players who seek a specific level of performance. While obviously not as exhaustive as the options you’d get on PC, it seems that Bioware will offer performance and quality options for Anthem. Which basically boils down to “WOW DIS IS PRETTY” and “smoooooooooth criminal”:

We’ve seen a couple of games offer such options over the last couple of years, with God of War being a noticeable example. Already an absolute stunner on a visual level, PlayStation’s prime god-slayer was capable of emphasising its graphics with only the slightest hint of a slow-down during the most hectic action sequences, or players could sacrifice some visual fidelity for consistently smooth framerate.

Personally, I’ll always go for a buttery-smooth and consistent number of frames every second if possible, because I love me that soap opera effect. Especially in a game like Anthem, whose ultimate attacks look pretty darn gorgeous already.

Last Updated: November 7, 2018

9 Comments

  1. XB1X – Native 4K/30 FPS or Dynamic 4K/60 FPS
    PS4PRO – Faux K/30 FPS or 1080/60 FPS

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  2. Admiral Chief

    November 7, 2018 at 08:34

  3. Gavin Mannion

    November 7, 2018 at 08:53

    Wait so you are saying the Xbox is the superior console of this generation?

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    • Pariah

      November 7, 2018 at 08:55

      From a hardware perspective, yeah. From a content perspective, not even close, Sony wins hands down.

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      • Gavin Mannion

        November 7, 2018 at 09:22

        I request you not to bring logical arguments into my flamebait

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        • Admiral Chief

          November 7, 2018 at 09:28

          @disqus_DZQkEkC9EG:disqus uses logic, it is super effective

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          • Pariah

            November 7, 2018 at 10:06

            Was it a… Critical Hit? 😛

          • Admiral Chief

            November 7, 2018 at 10:10

            MAXIMUM DAMAGE

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