The Division Performance Analysis: PS4 Version Has The Edge
So, which version of Tom Clancy's The Division should you get?
Well, as per usual this generation, the answer is the PlayStation 4 version (unless you've got a high-end PC).
Digital Foundry has published their analysis of Ubisoft's hot new multiplayer tactical shooter and while the PS4 and Xbox One versions offer similar experiences, the situation is a little better on Sony's console. In terms of resolution, PS4 outputs in native 1080p throughout the game, while Xbox One needs a dynamic resolution to reach 1080p, and that drops a tad in some outdoor locations. However, the team did note that both versions "look extremely close during gameplay."
In regards to frame rate, both versions hold a fairly steady 30fps. That being said, they found that the Xbox One iteration can struggle with the game's rendering load, which can create stuttering in cut-scenes and when players move between indoor and outdoor environments. Here's Digital Foundry's final analysis:
"PS4 offers up a touch more refinement with a locked 1080p resolution and stable frame-rates across all scenes, however, the Xbox One version is practically identical where it counts, and the visual differences are small enough to pass by unseen. Performance issues appear to be limited to occasional scenes, and overall both consoles provide solid, smooth gameplay."
The Division has become Ubisoft's fastest-selling game ever, and despite reports of a few low-grade textures and complaints about the available missions at launch, it is easily one of the most popular new titles of the generation thus far.
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3/10/2016 9:26:10 PM Ben Dutka