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Despite the Xbox Series X on paper having the slightly more powerful specs, it looks as though the PS5 is outperforming it when it comes to third-party games. According to a report from The Verge a Microsoft spokesperson commented on the matter saying that Microsoft are currently investigating this issue to try and resolve it.
These issues came to light thanks to the tech whizzes over at Digital Foundry. The good folks there compared the two consoles by seeing how they performed when running Devil May Cry 5: Special Edition and Dirt 5. With both of these games, the PS5 appeared to outperform the Xbox Series X when it comes to frame rate and image quality.
"I don't really have any technical explanation for it, except the sense you're getting here is that PlayStation 5 spec wise is punching above its weight, and something is up with Xbox - which on paper at least should be significantly ahead," says Digital Foundry's Richard Leadbetter.
It is apparently due to development kits for the Xbox Series X arriving later than the PS5 ones, which is why there are some performance issues on the next-gen Xboxes. With less time to fully optimise the games on these kits, it's quite likely the reason why games like Dirt 5 and Devil May Cry 5 are underperforming.
The Microsoft spokesperson further commented on the issue saying "As we begin a new console generation, our partners are just now scratching the surface of what next-gen consoles can do and minor bug fixes are expected as they learn how to take full advantage of our new platform."
So to any Xbox Series X ' S users, don't fret as Microsoft is working with developers so that the power of the next-gen machines can be fully utilised for all these titles and any future games.
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