What New Features have Next Gen Consoles Given Us

With the release of the Playstation 5 and the Xbox Series X, the world of gaming has never been so entertaining. Both the Xbox Series X and PS5 are leaps and bounds ahead of their last-gen counterparts, placing them in leagues with some of the best gaming PCs on the market. Each console has its own unique features and setup, it is no wonder that both consoles are hard to get your hands on. Each console has its own use, whether you’re playing a game, looking up rainbow six siege hacks, or simply using it for streaming, both consoles are unique in their own ways.


Playstation 5

The next generation of PlayStation is finally here with the arrival of the PS5. This generation, it seems like Sony is sticking with the approach that made the PS4 so successful: sell consoles that can play first-party games from Sony’s storied franchises, and supplement that lineup with great third-party titles, too. You should expect to see better graphics in your games, and the PS5 will also support high refresh rates, which should make games feel smoother (if you have a display that supports those refresh rates). Plus, the PS5’s custom SSD promises to offer such a leap forward in loading speeds that it could change the way games are designed.

The PS5 is currently the most sought-after console in the world, it is extremely hard to get your hands on. Sony has created its own audio technology for the PS5 called the Tempest 3D Audio Engine. It uses custom-built hardware as well as software algorithms to make the in-game audio sound more realistic and true-to-life. In other words, it will be much more immersive. The difference, says Cerny, is that the custom solution will work with all stereo headphones on the market, and eventually soundbars, TV speakers, and home entertainment systems – unlike Dolby Atmos.

One excellent benefit of the PS5 is that it is backward compatible, meaning PS4 games can be played on this console. You can listen to music and podcasts while you are playing games with Spotify. All you need to do is download the Spotify app from the Media tab, and then access it from your Control Centre by tapping the PlayStation button. Your favorite playlists will all appear, and some games will even adjust their audio to account for the fact you are listening to Spotify.


Xbox Series X

Microsoft also has a powerful console in the Xbox Series X, which promises better graphics and faster loading times, and it is also selling the somewhat lower-powered Xbox Series S. The company continues to make Xbox Game Pass, its Netflix-like game subscription service, one of the best deals in gaming, and it does not mind whether you play its games on an Xbox or a PC. And while the PS5 will play most PS4 titles, the new Xbox consoles boast backward compatibility with not only Xbox One but also many Xbox 360 titles and some original Xbox games as well. Sharing and streaming footage has become a core part of the user experience on Xbox, and Microsoft has confirmed its continued support for this emerging culture for the Xbox Series X, which is capable of capturing gameplay at a steady 60 frames-per-second in 4K resolution.

Series X vs Xbox One

The Xbox One, in comparison, recorded footage in 1280X720p. The Xbox One X could record in 4K, but even then the capture was locked at 30fps, even when the game itself was running at double that framerate, so this marks a significant upgrade for those who like their game capture to look as silky smooth as possible, all made super easy with the new Xbox controller’s Share button. HDR diversifies the range of contrast and color on display in a video game, creating a richer, visual picture that often breathes new life into old titles. So long as your TV supports HDR, and you have the option enabled in the console’s systems settings, the Series X will implement the tech into the backward compatible games, perfect for enjoying your favorite titles in quite literally an all-new light. Both consoles are unique, however, the upgraded technology is outstanding and gamers around the world are experiencing new ways to immerse themselves in gaming.