Update: Our full comparison article is now online. You can check it out here.
Wolfenstein: The New Order runs at 60 fps on both, the previous generation consoles (PS3, 360) and the current generation consoles (PS4, Xbox One). In term of resolution, it is unclear what resolution the PS3 and Xbox 360 version run on but it runs at native 1080p on the PS4 and Xbox One. Although both current generation and previous generation version run at 60 fps, the graphics of the game are downgraded so much on the previous generation that it is not even funny.
In case you think we are making an hyperbole statement here, just take a look at this comparison GIF below, which shows the clear loss of detail for a character model in-game. Click here for the full sized GIF.
The difference doesn’t stop at simple texture detail, the lighting is also ‘radically’ different on both platforms. On the PS4 version, the lighting makes the character appear much more lively and adds a lot more detail to the environment, even if the end graphics don’t really look as great.
This is simply not a case of reduced lighting, lower resolution and texture quality, but more of a case of developers cutting back on almost everything so that they can run the game at 60 fps on the previous generation. Sadly, even if the game can run at an unlocked frame rate which targets 60 fps, there is plenty of tearing on the previous generation consoles.
If we had to recommend you any of the version, we would definitely give the nod to the current generation version. It is better to avoid the previous generation version, which are sadly the victim of too many cutbacks just to meet the 60 fps target.
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