The Evil Within 2 shines on PS4 - but Xbox One and PC fall short

EuroGamer: "Looking at all three versions, the results are clearly highly variable. The PlayStation 4 version currently lacks Pro support (which shouldn't really be happening by now) but offers very stable performance and solid visuals. We'll have to wait for the Pro and Xbox One X upgrades which should impress, but in the here and now, the base PS4 version is easily the best console version available, it's just a shame that the Xbox One version is a touch rough by comparison - performance is worse and resolution takes a hit into the bargain."

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Neonridr154d ago

Wow, PC owners really got the shaft.

2600Thunder154d ago

Yup, there's that $96bil at work to bring us nothing but the highest quality and refinement. Why do we pay out 3x as much to big publishers again? Oh yeah they need new yachts and vacation homes. No need to make better games or game engines when we shower them with cash eh?

dirkdady154d ago (Edited 154d ago )

Any expectation that games will be developed with Xbox x and pro out of the gate should be gone. It's a net new additional development studios are not willing to commit to.

Evilryusam154d ago

Not really, since we can get full refund on steam

2pacalypsenow154d ago

That doesn't fix the fact that PC almost always gets the shit ports.

chrisoadamson154d ago

Full refund also available through xbox store should you wish. I'm sure the xbox one x version will ok though if the ps4 shines lol

Aloren154d ago (Edited 154d ago )

@2pacalypsenow Hmmm, yeah, when there's a shitty port, every once in a while, it's almost always the pc version , which usually needs a few weeks to be fixed. But there's also the fact that for the vast majority of games, PC almost always get the best version.

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TardcoreGamer154d ago

Yeah. You're right. A locked [email protected] is unacceptable.

Neonridr154d ago (Edited 154d ago )

but this game isn't. If you read the story they were having trouble getting 60fps @ 720p with a Titan XP. That sounds very unoptimized.

"a locked 720p60 performance level is impossible on a Core i7 5820K overclocked to 4.4GHz and paired with Nvidia's Titan Xp" - that sounds pretty crappy to me.

great that if you are willing to accept 30fps you can at least achieve 4K results.

Corpser154d ago

^ but the game is not running at 60fps on any platform

warriorcase153d ago (Edited 153d ago )

@Neonridr yea but they are wrong. Something else is up, my guess would be graphics drivers perhaps? Have a gtx1080 and easily get over 60fps max setting at 1440p and have not noticed any stuttering at all with the game also on an ssd. Its not a very demanding game.

Corpser154d ago

30fps on PS4: solid performance,shines
<60fps on PC: bad port, a disaster

Neonridr153d ago

I am just hoping that a Pro patch comes out next month with the release of the One X. Could be a publishing arrangement to hold off on the patch until the new Xbox comes along.

YAO-BLING154d ago

yup, get a ps4 pro console!

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Obscure_Observer154d ago

Good. I think now we can put that BS about Bethesda favoring Xbox to rest! ;)

LP-Eleven154d ago

Well, during the last gen, it was obvious that's what they favored. Times have surely changed thanks to the PS4's ease of development and Sony's market position, but to act like it was never truthful means you either weren't paying attention or refused to accept it.

Ashunderfire86154d ago

Well for one last gen PS3 had the Cell Processor that made games difficult to develop, so of course they favored 360 at the time.

zuul9018154d ago

@ ashthunder one could make the same argument, well of course they favor sony now due to ps4s ease of develpment/marketing position.

Ps3 doesnt need you to defend it against everything that seems slighty negative, it did fine

Smokingunz154d ago (Edited 154d ago )

Mabye they did favore Xbox 360 back then over the competition, I mean it was the best system back then.

Phill-Spencer154d ago (Edited 154d ago )

Wrong. It was the easiest system to develop but not the best. Not only my opinion but also a undeniable fact, sorry.

Condemnedman154d ago

sorry weirdos not fact at all just your opinion what facts do you have ?

ZeroX9876154d ago (Edited 154d ago )

they always said that because of how the system rams was shared for the X360 VS the PS3 was what made all those problems.

If I remember correctly, the PS3 dedicated 256mb to the GPU while retaining 256mb for the system
Xbox 360 who had 512mb of total ram (like the PS3), but the allocation of the rams was up to the devs, so you could allocate how much ram that goes to the GPU/system.

So I would go with LP-Eleven explanation, ease of development is the main reason why as for the playstation platform. Both hardware were very good, but with some specifics which could bring advantages to certain areas and bottlenecks to others.

LP-Eleven154d ago

Best is subjective. Technically, it was not. The PS3 was the stronger system.

UltraNova153d ago

Show me anything close to the ps3 tLoU on the 360 then...

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RememberThe357154d ago

Yeah they've only ever just been lazy. They pick a main platform then stick some interns on the ports.

-Foxtrot154d ago

Well it's not made by Bethesda unlike Fallout and Elder Scrolls

Sciurus_vulgaris154d ago

Bethesda is so notorious for optimization issues, this gen, Evil Within 1 & 2, Fallout 4, Dishonored 2, Prey and the Skyrim Remastered all had performance issues.

Liqu1d154d ago

Bethesda didn't develop this. Look at the Far Harbor DLC for Fallout 4 on PS4.

Obscure_Observer154d ago (Edited 154d ago )


Bethesda´s still their bosses, if favor Xbox is their goal/policy, you can bet your life that this game would run better on Xbox despite the fact that it was developed by another studio. Don´t be naive.

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moegooner88154d ago

I assumed by Steam reviews that the game was well optimized for PC, given how many are praising how well it is running :/.

DarkOcelet154d ago

It ran extremely well with my 980TI/6700k on Ultra and encountered very little issues with a minor glitch here and there.

Cyro154d ago (Edited 154d ago )

Yeah same. Obviously not a large sample size but I've played it and already watched two playthroughs on PC and didn't notice much. Hopefully a patch comes through soon because the game is great and it would suck for some to skip it.

constantine_man154d ago

I posted a thread that got very popular about how poor the performance was and was bombarded with people saying that I was whining and lying and that they had great performance. Turns out that "great performance" is subjective and that to a lot of them a locked 30fps was "great performance"...

warriorcase154d ago

Yeah this article is nonsense. We are playing at the moment with a 1080 and getting an easy 60fps with no stuttering at 1440p.

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MegamanXXX154d ago (Edited 154d ago )

I had to turn off motion and camera blur They need to give the PC version an update

Servbot41154d ago

Motion and camera blur are awful additions anyway. Your eyes do it for you, no need to smear Vaseline on top of that.

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