Dying Light 2 offers higher resolution on Xbox than on PlayStation

by Alexandru Poloboc
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  • Everyone is excited about the release of the Dying Light sequel, Stay Human.
  • Gamers will enjoy this title on PCs, laptops, Xbox, and PlayStation consoles.
  • However, it has been proven that it runs on higher resolution on the Series X.
  • Even though the differences are barely noticeable, gamers will surely spot them.
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We’re pretty much sure that every gamer in the world has heard at least once of the Dying Light game. But if you only heard about the first one, let us show you a bit of what the sequel is like.

Stay Human, which is the second part of Dying Light, is an upcoming first-person action game that takes place after a zombie apocalypse.

Think about Days Gone, only from a first-person, and without all the bike riding. It will become available on PC, PlayStation, and Xbox on February 4, 2022.

However, if you purchase the game on your new Xbox console, the resolution you will get for playing Dying Light 2 will be higher than PC or PlayStation players.

Xbox players get higher resolution for Dying Light 2

This new, highly-anticipated title is getting mixed reviews, and the majority of issues appear to stem from the game-breaking bugs that include missing world chunks and corrupted saves.

It has a score of 77 on Metacritic for the PlayStation 5 (PS5) version. Developer Techland is aware of these problems and is currently working on patches.

It’s true that, whenever a major new game comes out, every gamer is immediately interested in how the game runs on different platforms, such as Xbox, PS, PC, and whatever other platforms it is available on.

Digital Foundry has recently compared the two versions, for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S. They’re almost identical, but on Resolution Mode, Dying Light 2 runs at 1800p on PS5 and 1944p on Xbox Series X.

What this means is that Microsoft’s Xbox Series X renders around 17% more pixels than the Series S, and Sony’s PlayStation 5.

Many won’t make such a big fuss about this tiny difference, that it results in a noticeable boost to fences and meshes, even power lines and cords in the distance.

Of course, they look a lot better when you view them on Xbox Series X versus PS5, so if you’re a stickler for visuals, you’ll want to keep these differences in mind.

But if you already bought a new PC, gaming laptop, or even a PlayStation 5, there’s no need to think about switching platforms just because of this.

Yes, there are certain exclusive features and games, but remember that these consoles both came out at roughly the same time and are state-of-te-art, differences between them being very small.

What are you going to play Dying Light 2: Stay Human on? Share your thoughts with us in the comments section below.

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