Earlier this week, EA released the early-access version of FIFA 22 and players on the Xbox Series S seem to be very disappointed with the game's graphics, complaining of scaling, and low quality.
I fully expect an influx of Series S on the second hand market once the Series X and PS5 are more readily available. The value proposition is way off by comparison, in my opinion.
Nah... prob not. The S makes a great companion system for a bedroom or study. When you want to watch some streaming media or game casually. I use one in my bedroom while the bigger systems are in the game room.
It's probably too soon to be seeing the S sitting around everywhere. However, if this thing starts to underperforming (no doubt that it will) I can see ppl returning it and getting the X or maybe even a PS5. No doubt they'll get it all sorted out with this particular game, but it is telling how the S could have more and issues as the gen goes on.
Keep in mind darth your in lucky position to afford all 3 consoles and have the s simply as a comoanion There are lot of people who have purchased the s as there main next gen console seeing as it was advertised as one. I dont think the issues should be excused because of a few fortunate people. I have a ps5 and series x, i always thought the s was a poor idea and people will come to regret buying it i feel if they thought id will hold up as there main next gen console.
@Lightning77 to be fair, the SS is already sitting around everywhere. maybe not in the US but it's pretty easy to get your hands on the SS everywhere else since a couple of months ago. it's definitely not a good sign as it's already showing its shortcoming not even a year after release and this is FIFA we are talking about.
There are much better and cheaper options to "watch some streaming media".
The Series S may not be sitting around, but I feel it’s definitely easier to get a hold of. It doesn’t sell out in seconds and tends to linger before selling out.
The value of the XSS as a next gen console is very poor. Even by ignoring the power of the console and just focusing on the SSD.
Maybe, although I'd still rather get an SS over an SX. Reason is that I have a PS5 and I have very little interest in Xbox games, and if/when I do decide to get one it'll be relegated to the bedroom so for me to buy an SX would be a waste of money for use on a 1080p TV. As a pure Gamepass machine the SS is really good value for money
It's just a matter of time. I just hope that gamers don't sell their one x to get the s... Just wait and get the X if they want a Microsoft next Gen console.
I sold my one x to get the series s and not had one single regret , in my view it out performs the one x in every way except the lack of disk drive .
I still have my one x, along with like 5 other one x variants. But i am different in that regard. I collect the systems.
I have a Series S at a second home I own. It only has a 1080p TV so the Series S is working fine there. I think there is a longer plan for Series S. First, it is price point. Last generation none of the device got down to the $99-149 price range. I think MS plan here is to get into that space this generation. Second, the next thing is the portable market. Switch has done well in that space. If MS were to release a Series S type device as a portable that just worked without having a separate store version of the game I think there is potential there.
Agreed especially when you consider the PS5 DE is only $400 and is the same spec as a PS5 all be it without a disk drive. The SS is an extremely poor choice from MS, why they didn’t just offer an SX without a disk drive for $400 is beyond me.
I played the early access Series S FIFA 22 and have not found any issues. Some slight graphical concessions but very slight in my opinion. Series S is about making next gen accessible to more people who can't always afford 4 and 500 pounds for the X and PS5. I find my Series A to be perfect for my needs and great value for money. I don't think it will be become a second hand system that much because there is a huge market for lower cost consoles and always will be. I think the criticism of FIFA 22 on Series S in this article is over the top.
I got my pre order money back, what was your impressions of the game. I found the pressing and holding X button had changed for the worse with the player doing stupid stuff and half the time I didn't feel like I was in control.
sure it's an entry level product for the new gen but when you're running games worst than the gen you're replacing, it will leave a bad taste. why MS didn't even try to make it at least as powerful as the OneX (6TF) is still baffling to me personally. not even Nintendo has released a console weaker than its predecessor. the SS is special for all the wrong reasons.
Like many say, you cant go by the TF number. The S has the better cpu, gpu, memory and of course ssd. In all accounts it is better despite having a lower TF total. Its just more efficient in a smaller package. I think MS intentionally holds it back, making it use One S codepath when it comes to bc instead of One X codepath.
“ but when you're running games worst than the gen you're replacing, it will leave a bad taste” Are you speaking from experience because you have both consoles or is this just your opinion and you don’t own any of the consoles ? I can speak from experience and can honestly say that the series s is far better than the one x .
@Locutus I don't own any of them but the OneX is a 4K console while the SS is 1440p console at best. at least with FIFA22, the OneX will run it at 4K60 like it did with FIFA21 same as PS4 Pro while the SS is 1080p60. I don't know how that equals to "series s is far better than the one x" as you claimed.
Fifa is a shit game, shouldn't be bother about it.
I got my pre order money back after trying fifa early access with EA play. Its crap it doesn't even feel like your in control of the players.
I think it's the theme for these sports games. I feel like the players are having lesser control every year over the action of the players in the name of "realism". for example, I have left the NBA games for many years and tried it again when PS+ gave it a couple years ago. the game is basically unplayable to me as they are too much restrictions on the player movements which makes them fell like robots and not human. same with FIFA, I can't stand FIFA anymore due to this control issue. at least PES still keeps the control a little arcadey for it to still be enjoyable to me.
I'm a PES player tbh, I only pre ordered fifa cause my little nephew wanted to play online with us. So thankful of the early access trial, got Kena instead. I'll wait for my PES
thats because you were playing as Everton and not a good club XD
Konami game is free this year. I wouldn't bother. The only mode I play in football games are ranked online matched with real teams anyway.
Couldn't care any less honestly. I'm all for the gameplay of FIFA.
Good luck cause the pressing and holding the X button to get the player going twds the ball is totally messed up now.
Well if you directly compare 1080p to 4k resolutions on a big ass tv of course the 1080p looks like a blurry mess.
but a decent TV can still do a decent job upscaling or smoothing the 1080p image quality on a 4K display though.
I don't think my tv does the best job with that. I googled that philips has that ultra resolution for that but I don't know, doesn't seem to make miracles. =P
Phillips? then you're out of luck, man! bought a 1080p Phillips once, from experience, forget about making the image quality better, it makes great graphics looks bad! I don't have money to splash on fancy high-end TVs or monitors, usually I go for the mid-end for their balance of price and performance and I have been using many brands so far from 720p, 1080p to 4K from Samsung, LG, Sony, Sharp and unfortunately Phillips. Phillips was by FAR, the worst image quality on a TV I have ever had! maybe that's why it was cheap back then. but even now, I don't trust their 4KTV. I'd just rather go the cheaper brands like Hisense or Haier IF I wanna gamble with cheap brands LOL!
I can confirm that FIFA 22 on Xbox Series S plays same as XSX-PS5 but looks the same like XboxOne-PS4 base versions. Gameplay is really good though. But this game looks way worse on my 4K Oled than any other XSS game. Regardless XSS is a 1080p machine, most games on XSS display decently on my 4K Oled. And I would expect a game like FIFA could pull the 1440p/60fps.
Not a big Xbox fan to be honest, bought series s just as a companion system for the odd title. PS5 and Switch are the two.
Yeah it's not good at all and I don't think it's a system limitation more timesaving ok EA part. Saying that the EA execs won't care and won't greenlight a fix and if it sells well without controversy outside of the gaming crowd then FIFA 23 won't be any different
Complains about 1080p, lol, and "we couldn’t try the game on the Xbox Series S for ourselves. "
It's a cross Gen console and nothing new here. tons of games run at that rez or lower. More in the future. It's lacks horsepower, bandwidth and memory....
I still think they intended the Xbox Series "S" to stand for "Sh*t".
While I don't think it's out of the question that games later in the gen really suffer on the Series S, this seems more like laziness that anything else. I mean Fifa is hardly going to push Series X/PS5 to their limits such that the Series S won't be able to handle it.
Plus even the PS4 Pro ran FIFA 21 at 4k 60 FPS.
Exactly. This seems much more like they developed the Xbox version around Series X and neglected to optimize for the S.
there saying its constantly scaling between 720p and 1080p and is very distracting i bet it is
People that bought the entry level machine complaining about graphics??? That’s odd to me because for only $200 more, they would have gotten double the internal storage and roughly triple the performance. This is far from the first multiplat where the Series S version isn’t so hot. Get ready for things like resolution to take an even bigger dive later into the generation. I just don’t see why people that bought the lowest-end next-gen console that’s lower priced than the PS4 and Xbox One were at launch would care about graphics to this point? I personally always thought the Series S was more or less “inadequate” and really only for the casual gamers that play a few games a year. I never understood how people that care about graphics or the more “hardcore” gamers would choose a Series S over a Series X, but hey maybe that’s just me.
The S is bottom self for mid-self price. This gimmick will be collecting dust soon.
We comparing 1080p to 2160p? ....im confused
So the guy watches a youtube video, takes two forum opinion posts as facts, slap on some hyperbole, then rack in the hits. Never change n4g
called it. The second this gimped system was announced i knew this crap would happen. and within 3years, anyone who got a Series S will need a Series X
Shrug, you get what you pay for. But it's still a great little box for kids, those who want a 2nd box, or just want to play the latest games on a limited budget. That being said, this feels a bit lazy on EA's part. FIFA isn't exactly the most demanding game and we've seen more demanding games run better on Series S.
I wonder what happens when TV manufacturers phase out 1080p TVs because 1080p on a 4K TV looks terrible
Should have done what Sony did with the PS5 same specs between both machines minus a disc drive. People knew what they were getting into when the bought and preordered the Series S.
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