A few weeks ago, we heard from a Crytek developer Ali Salehi, that PlayStation 5 is better than Xbox Series X. Then later this week, we heard from a Halo developer that PlayStation 5 will be much better for developers. Well, today a former PlayStation developer has claimed that Xbox Series X is a beast comparing PS5.
Chris Grannell who has worked at PlayStation for 14 years as a senior designer for Formula One and WipEout titles shared his statements on RDX Podcast. According to Chris Grannell PlayStation, 5 is not bad, but Xbox is obviously better.
“PS5 is not a bad console, it’s an absolute beast of a piece of hardware, but it’s just a piece of hardware which is slower on numerous kind of paths than what Microsoft has put together”.
Furthermore, he said that many developers to whom he spoke said that Xbox was a total beast comparing PS5. These developers could have been working at Sony or Microsoft, who knows but that is the majority’s perception.
According to Chris Grannell, Sony could have done more.
“I think Sony has kind of rested on their laurels a little bit. They’ve got this massive market share and lead and they’ve done a kind of PS3 is what I’ve been hearing. It’s not that bad in terms of hardware and complications and things like that, but just a little bit of they didn’t really kind of appreciate what Xbox were going to try and do in terms of this power narrative.”
The Xbox Series X has much better specs comparing PS5. However, the PlayStation 5 has a much better SSD that makes the competition worthy. Overall, Xbox Series X edges in terms of performance with numerous hardware. According to Grannell, PlayStation was caught off guard.
“There’s no question that they got caught off guard. There’s no question that Microsoft have been working a little bit closer with AMD on some of the technologies that they’re working on.
“If you look at the throughput and ray tracing capability [of Xbox Series X] then you start to… understand why developers would be saying it’s kind of staggering,” he said. “So you’ve got the maths, then you start looking at the real-time ray-tracing capability… that’s where Sony has been caught off guard.”
He also recalled the Phil Spencer statement, when Phil said Xbox Team was even more confident when they saw the PS5 specs.
“I’m sure that’s going to cause a stir with a lot of people out there for me saying that, but there was confidence from Microsoft and Xbox in what they’ve put together, you only had to see that with Phil [Spencer] when he started talking about the PS5 reveal and they kind of knew that they’d made the right choices.”
We look forward to both Consoles releasing this year. Sony & Microsoft reported that their consoles won’t be delayed despite the Coronavirus. Sony said that their factories in China are back, and they are working full-fledged.