PS5 vs Xbox Scarlett specs update: Sony dealt blow in next-gen battle with Microsoft

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Xbox fans have been given some good news ahead of the next-gen console battle between Project Scarlett and PS5.

Recent reports suggested that the PS5 would be packing more power than the Xbox Scarlett when both consoles launch next year.

With the PS5 theoretically capable of running better looking games, this would potentially give Sony an edge in the next-gen console war.

Fortunately, however, it looks like talk of Sony superiority may be premature.

Indeed, Mortal Kombat creator Ed Boon believes that we won’t know the true power of either console until the final hardware is available.

In a tweet posted below, Boon argues that it’s far too early to make any claims about hardware power.

The PS5 vs Xbox Scarlett rumours began when Game Informer writer Andrew Reiner tweeted in favour of the PS5.

“Rumors before the show say the PS5 is more powerful than Project Scarlett, but we’ll see,” Reiner tweets.

This was seemingly backed up by former IGN Editor Colin Moriarty, who is said to have spoken to multiple developers about the consoles.

What we can say for sure is that both consoles will pack some serious power when they launch in 2020.

The PS5, for example, supports 8K resolution, ray-tracing and much faster loading times.

The speedy (or non-existent) loading times are possible thanks to the specialised solid-state drive, which will make a huge difference to processing speeds.

In Spider-Man on a PS4 Pro, for example, it can take upwards of 15 seconds to fast travel from one location to another. The PS5, on the other hand, will be able to handle the same task in less than a second.

Worlds can also be rendered at far greater speeds, which should inject more pace into games.

Microsoft’s console shares many a similarity with the PS5, including a push towards backwards compatibility.

The extent of the support is yet to be revealed, but fans will be able to play games from the original Xbox, Xbox 360 and Xbox One.



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