While Psychonauts 2 was originally funded through crowdfunding platforms, over the course of the game’s development, Microsoft purchased the game’s developers DoubleFine Productions. Though the game is still set to come to PlayStation platforms, it seems as though those versions will both look and run significantly worse than the Xbox variants.
DoubleFine Productions recently released full spec details for the upcoming Psychonauts 2, breaking down the framerate, resolution and more across all of the game’s supported platforms. While the game is set to come to both the current and last gen consoles, the newer systems present a much more drastic difference between platforms.
On PS5, Psychonauts 2 will run at 1440p and 60fps, with no additional bells and whistles – meaning no VRR nor HDR support. On Xbox Series S, the game will run at 1620p and 60fps, or alternatively 1080p at 120fps. The Series X meanwhile will offer a native 2160p image at 60fps or 1440p at 120fps. Both Series S and X will also offer VRR and HDR support.
While some of these differences may be due to the different approaches that each console takes with regards to backwards compatibility with previous consoles, it is curious nonetheless to see even the Series S (which is significantly weaker than the PS5) running at not only higher resolution, but also higher frame rates than the PS5. Whether this is due to Mcirosoft owning DoubleFine Productions, or whether it is simply a coincidence is currently unknown, but the difference between systems is certainly notable.
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