Deliver Us The Moon PS5 review. Previously released on PS4 all the way back in April 2020, Deliver Us The Moon impressed us with its atmospheric and compelling premise which tasked players to save a dying Earth by blasting off in a space rocket to investigate why a vital, energy giving moon base had gone dark for years prior.
Gaining a fresh release on Sony’s current generation machine, Deliver Us The Moon certainly benefits from the massive increase in visual and processing horsepower that the PlayStation 5 provides, but content-wise at least, Deliver Us The Moon remains unchanged from its last generation release. As such, this review will exclusively focus on the improvements and changes that the PlayStation 5 version of Deliver Us The Moon brings to the table.
Deliver Us The Moon PS5 Review
Quick Loading Times And Improve Visuals Bolster An Already Atmospheric Offering
On PlayStation 5, Deliver Us The Moon doesn’t just offer two visual modes – quality and performance, which render at 4K/30FPS and 1440p/60 FPS respectively, but it also boasts a massive uptick in visual detail by including a full suite or ray-traced shadows and lighting which really help to underscore the claustrophobic and intense detail that Deliver Us The Moon seeks to deliver.
As is the case with basically every other PlayStation 5 title that offers quality and performance modes, while the slight increase in detail that the quality mode provides is tantalising, the doubling of framerate that you’ll get in performance mode simply puts it over the top as the best way to play the game. Quite simply when in performance mode, everything is much smoother, more responsive and by proxy Deliver Us The Moon becomes much more enjoyable and satisfying to play as a direct consequence.
Speaking of performance, while the PS4 Pro version of Deliver Us The Moon supported a lower resolution running at 60 frames per second, it failed to maintain an acceptable level of performance all the way through. While the PS5 version still isn’t quite perfect, the frame drops that plagued the PS4 Pro happen far less often and of course, you also have the wealth of other visual improvements that the PlayStation 5 brings to bear as well.
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Elsewhere, Deliver Us The Moon on PlayStation 5 also leverages other hardware exclusive features pretty decently too. The adaptive triggers provide the sort of resistance that one would expect when interacting with switches and other objects in the environment, while the controller speaker kicks in to play recorded dialogue and other incidental sound effects. None of this is ground-breaking stuff of course, but it all does add to the cut-it-with-a-knife atmosphere that Deliver Us The Moon painstakingly creates for the player.
Beyond the greatly upgraded visuals and the other technical improvements, Deliver Us The Moon also takes advantage of the PlayStation 5’s screamingly fast SSD and memory to cut loading times all the way down. Indeed, from a cold boot to getting a game started, Deliver Us The Moon takes just a few seconds to get you going which will never stop being absolutely great. Long live short (or no) loading times, eh?
It’s perhaps ironic that in a game where so much of the exploration and world building physically exists in a space without any atmosphere, that Deliver Us The Moon is absolutely overflowing with the stuff. From the claustrophobic sensation that almost every minute of its playtime exudes, through to the detailed modelling of its real-world adjacent world and the carefully constructed yet involving plot, Deliver Us The Moon is a slow-paced, if thoroughly captivating adventure thriller that is living its best life on PlayStation 5.
Deliver Us The Moon is out now on PS4 and PS5. PS4 owners of the game get a free upgrade to the PS5 version.
Review code kindly provided by PR.