Senua's Saga: Hellblade 2 Xbox Series X|S vs PC Graphics Comparison

Senua's Saga: Hellblade 2 is now available on Xbox Series X|S and PC. Read ahead to learn how both versions compare in terms of visuals.

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purple10127d ago

my other article got canned, but if you skip to 11.39 on this video, it contains the same information, can't hold 30fps on either console, not all the time, but some of it,. and this is even with smaller number of pixels being rendered due to the massive black bars top and bottom for 'cinematic effect'

if they really wanted cinematic effect they would run the whole thing at 23.97fps, as thats what films run in hehehe

InUrFoxHole26d ago

Whats crazy is I haven't even noticed. This just goes to show you the technical genius that goes into these games. There are few devs that are just top notch. ND, Sony Santa Monica, turn 10, The coalition... we get so wrapped up in counting pixels and frames that we forget to just stfu and enjoy these games

Outside_ofthe_Box26d ago

I've been saying this for the longest. If you can't notice without being told, who cares? I remember when it was revealed that KZ Shadowfall used checkerboarding it was big deal. But nobody knew about it until they were told. Then MS went on with the 'true 4k' marketing for One X which didn't help much, and now everyone would gladly take the hit on resolution for higher frames. Which makes all this mudslinging about resolution gate during the beginning of last generation extremely silly. Both consoles are close in power this gen meaning that we wouldn't be able to which console is running which games better without being told. Yet people will make it to be biggest difference ever because of console war.

purple10126d ago

Yeh I totally agree it does look epic. Basically the best ever from the dev point of view

Just its what the media and Microsoft PR team say ‘we chose locked 30fps as a design choice” or whatever, it’s just a load of waffle, it’s clear they maxed out both consoles and both are struggling to maintain the 30 and that’s why they did it not from a design choice, it’s all the consoles could handle, but of course, they don’t word it like that

InUrFoxHole26d ago

Agreed. Killzone was always the best looking shooter out, along with gears to me. I dont care what they do to make a game look nice. I couldn't tell you the tech behind horizon, but I know it looks damn good lol

OptimusDK26d ago

You are really trying too hard. Relax and play some PS5 games

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Sonic188127d ago (Edited 27d ago )

I know the Xbox and PC has the option to play this game in Dolby Vision if you have a compatible TV or monitor that has dolby vision build in it. That should make it look even more incredible

Petebloodyonion27d ago

The PC version asks for an RTX3080 to play the game at 1080P 60 frames sec.
that explains why they cut on consoles as the current PS5/Seriex is more like a Rtx 2070

Also, the basic rig in this video uses an RTX4060 TI

andy8527d ago (Edited 27d ago )

That requirement for 1080/60 surprises me tbh watching this video. A 3080 is comfortably more powerful than a 4060ti and this video shows 70+ with a 4060ti at 1440. At 1080 a 3080 would be 100+. My card is very close to a 4060ti so I'll give it a test myself at 1080 when I've finished the first game.

CantThinkOfAUsername26d ago

He's using DLSS Balanced which is internal 835p.

saint_seya26d ago

I dont think it needs that much, i can play the game at 4k (well not real 4k, since is DLSS Quality), with everything maxed (frame generation on) at 70-100 fps (most of the time is around 80), and i have a 3090 ti, and my processor is only a Ryzen 5 7600.

Petebloodyonion26d ago (Edited 26d ago )

LOL you say the game isn't very demanding when you play it on a 1500$ GPU?
And your CPU is on par and often better compared to Serie X and PS5.
Seems like you have quite a nice gaming rig.

andy8527d ago (Edited 27d ago )

Doesn't seem like it takes anywhere near as much as they suggested to hit 60 fps at 1080 on PC given the 1440 performance. I'll give it a test tomorrow at 1080 see what frames i get. Find it odd the series X can't do it looking at this video unless it's heavily CPU based

PhillyDonJawn27d ago

Sexy game all around.
Series S: hot fries right out the grease
Series X: hot fries salted
PC: hot salted fries extra crispy.

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Digital Foundry: Unreal Engine 5 | What Can Game Developers Learn From Hellblade 2?

Hellblade 2 is the most visually accomplished game seen so far in 2024 and a true UE5 showcase - and there's plenty PC developers can learn from it.

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purple1014d ago (Edited 4d ago )

they learnt series S can only manage 900p!! 😳

, - sorry I had to

this post on twitter, shows even worse.


dRanzer4d ago

They can learn not to do boring games 🫢

jznrpg4d ago (Edited 4d ago )

If you go for a graphic type game you better have a great story like Heavy Rain or have some good gameplay. Can’t make a game with amazing graphics but nothing to make you want to continue playing it.

PrinceOfAnger4d ago

What good gameplay in Death stranding , Detroit , heavy rain, until dawn ? you call press X to continue " cutscenes" fun games? I am sorry these are movie games or "tech-demos" too!

But i know some like this type of games.
Maybe Hellblade is not for you?


Elda4d ago

Every game you mentioned with the exception of Until Dawn I played to the very end & enjoyed them. I can't say that about Hellblade 2. I only played 2 hours which I forced myself to & I haven't gone back to it since & that was 2 weeks ago.

MrNinosan4d ago

You obviously didn't play Death Stranding.
And even Detroit, Heavy Rain, Beyond two Souls and Until Dawn is far more gameplay than Hellblade.

mkis0074d ago

You just mentioned a goty winner...are you only able to see the surface of things. Not capable of looking deeper?

P_Bomb4d ago

All those games had more gameplay or story than Hellblade 2. I’m still in ch.4 where I stalled out of boredom.

repsahj3d ago

I platinumed Detroit because of engaging story and gameplay dude.

andy853d ago

Detroit was outstanding storywise. How can you compare that? I played through it 4 times for different story paths

isarai3d ago

Good lord u made yourself look stupid, painfully obvious you haven't played any of those games.