Microsoft shocked Sony by making the Xbox Series X a beast compared to the PlayStation 5 - former PlayStation developer

VGC Journalists Talked to Chris Grannell, who Has Worked for Sony for 14 Years with a Hand in Formula One, WipEout

and Guerrilla Games projects.

What is known

According to Grannell, the developer communityIt was agreed that the machine that Microsoft has built is a beast compared to the Sony console. The speaker noted that the PlayStation 5 wins in terms of price to hardware, but the Xbox Series X will provide more power.

“If you look at bandwidth andthe ability to ray trail [Xbox Series X], then you will start ... to understand why the developers say it is overwhelming. So, you have the math, and you begin to look at the possibility of ray tracing in real time ... this is where Sony was taken by surprise, ”he said.

At the same time, Grannell noted that Sony can still attract the attention of gamers with games.

“You will still see absolutelyincredible works from Guerrilla Games, you will see incredible works from Insomniac - everything is as usual ... You will see how Sony developers will learn how to use Kraken (texture decompression technology, - ed.) faster and more efficiently when they get access to Sony technologies, as it was with PlayStation 3 »

Recall that the PlayStation 5 uses an 8-coreZen 2 Cores 3.5 GHz with a Custom RDNA 2 GPU for 36 clusters with a capacity of 10.28 teraflops. Sony will release a set-top box with 16 GB of RAM such as GDDR6 and a fast 825 GB SSD. Microsoft decided to install an AMD Zen 2 3.8 GHz octa-core processor in Series X and a 52 teraflops RDNA 2 GPU on 52 clusters. RAM also delivered 16 GB. In terms of game storage, the Xbox Series X will receive 1 TB NVME SSDs.

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