The best-looking version of Project Cars 2 will be on Xbox One X according to Slightly Mad Studios, the team in charge of development of the upcoming racing game.
In an interview with Trusted Reviews, Game Director Stephen Viljoen said that Project Cars 2 gameplay will remain the same across all platforms, but will look better on Xbox One X than other platforms, apart from high-end PCs.
“The Xbox One X is a great piece of hardware and we’re very excited for it and we’re making the most of it, so when you run the game on it, it will certainly look better than if you’re running it on anything else, other than a high-end PC. But even so you can only do so much,” he said.
PS4 Pro won’t be able to compete with the raw horsepower that the Xbox One X provides, enabling Microsoft’s console to deliver higher resolutions, and increased performance on some games.
“I can’t tell you exactly what all the various sliders will be at when you’re on Xbox One X versus on PS4 Pro, but obviously they’ll be higher, so there will be a significant, a noticeable improvement, because you have better hardware.”
Here’s how the two consoles compare in the graphics department:
Xbox One X: 6 TFLOPS, 326GB/s, 12GB GDDR5
PS4 Pro: 4.12 TFLOPS, 218 GB/s, 8GB GDDR5
Check out the full PS4 Pro specs.
Essentially this means that not all PS4 Pro games are able to achieve native 4K, but may be upscaled, while Xbox One X is more than capable of 60FPS at native 4K, though may still need to resort to non-native 4K in some more demanding games.
Earlier this year, Slightly Mad Studios said that Project Cars 2 on Xbox One would run at native 4K and 60fs, but hasn’t yet revealed the details for the PS4 Pro version.
Whatever the case, Project Cars 2 should still look fantastic on both consoles with effects such as dynamic weather conditions.
The Project Cars 2 release date is set for 22 September, 2017.