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Horizon Forbidden West: a comparison of the PS5 and PS4 versions


How are the PS4 versions of Horizon Forbidden West doing? Which mode to choose on PS5? Discover comparative videos of all versions to make your opinion.

Only four days left before the release of Horizon Forbidden West. While fans are feverishly awaiting the continuation of Aloy’s adventures, the specialized media have already been able to get their hands on the game to render their verdict. Very positive feedback, which should give confidence to the most resistant to the qualities of the game itself. One point remained to be clarified, however, the cross-gen aspect of PlayStation exclusivity.

Comparison of PS5 and PS4 versions of Horizon Forbidden West

When it launches on February 18, Horizon Forbidden West will indeed be released on both PS5 and PS4. If no one was worried about the graphic and technical qualities of the new-gen version, many do not know what to expect on PS4 Pro and even worse PS4 classic. Never mind, the specialty channel ElAnalistaDeBits put all versions to the test and compared them all (including both graphics modes on PS5).

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Obviously, the PS5 stands out from the crowd with loading times 7 times faster than its big sisters (about 13 seconds against 1m04 on PS4 Pro and 1m20 on classic PS4). Unsurprisingly, the next-gen console fares much better in all aspects, such as vegetation, the textures of the environment and the characters or even the display distance. The Resolution mode is preferred for gamers who would like more detail at the expense of 60 fps, but some technical analysts recommend the Performance mode, which is much more stable and pleasant overall.

Yes all builds have FPS drops during cutscenesthe one on PS5 does not flinch, while those on PS4 shows some jerks, but nothing visibly dramatic. Overall the PS4 Pro version will do the job very well for those who cannot upgrade to the next generation. It will obviously offer less sharp and clean textures, but nothing as obvious as the classic PS4 version where it is necessarily less beautiful.

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To see more details the differences between the PS5 and PS4 versionswe invite you to watch the two videos in this article, each focusing on many technical and visual aspects of the game.

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