Some development teams avoid creating games for PS4 and XOne, but there are still many studios that are trying to squeeze the last juices from the previous generation. How does The Callisto Protocol look and work on PS4, and what are the differences between releases for more powerful consoles and PC? Check out the comparisons.
The Callisto Protocol is available today on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. Unfortunately, Strinking Distance Studios cannot talk about a peaceful premiere, as the game faces huge problems on PC. Players point to problems with optimization and give the production very low marks. Let’s see, however, how the materials showing the differences look like.
ElAnalistaDeBits shared comparisons showing the quality of The Callisto Protocol on PS5, PS4 Pro and PS4 as well as on current-gen devices and PC, while paying attention to some details – on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X the horror runs at 2160p/30fps + ray tracing or 2160p/60fps, while on Xbox Series S we will check it at 1440p and 30 frames per second.
On the newer PlayStation, Jacob Lee’s adventure features better lighting, textures, geometry, shading, post-processing effects, particles, draw distance and ambient occlusion than PS4 and PS4 Pro. The author of the material emphasizes that the version for the previous generation has numerous cuts in all graphics settings, but “still remains a visually noteworthy game”.
Quality mode on PS5 has better shadows and ray tracing on some surfaces, but the youtuber reported some inconvenience in this aspect on Xbox Series X, pointing to bugs in Quality mode. Xbox Series S does not use ray-tracing, so you won’t experience the effect on Microsoft consoles at the moment – it’s probably a bug that needs to be fixed:
“Another thing that doesn’t make much sense, and you’ll see in my next The Callisto Protocol comparison, is the complete lack of ray-traced reflections on the Xbox Series X, while they do exist on the PS5 version. I was hoping this would be fixed with the patch release, but it hasn’t been.”
ElAnalistaDeBits also points out that The Callisto Protocol is “one of the most visually impressive” productions that was created on Unreal Engine 4 and matches the great Gears 5.
However, less favorable words are directed towards the release for personal computers. Horror on PC “in urgent need of a patch” as it constantly stutters and has performance issues. The creator suspects that the indicated difficulties are caused by poor VRAM management when loading resources and scenarios, and at the same time does not recommend buying the edition for personal computers.