We've known the specs for both the Xbox Series X and the PlayStation 5 for a few months now. On the PS5 side, the console has an SSD speed advantage, meanwhile, the Xbox Series X has the beefier GPU. When it comes down to it though, the difference in GPU power isn't going to make much of a difference according to one developer.
Speaking with GamingBolt, Mike Moreton, lead designer on Dirt 5, talked about the difference between the two consoles: “From development and gameplay perspectives, it doesn’t really have an impact. When it comes to tuning, tweaking and optimizations at the end of a game, it might mean slightly less work for one platform.”
This is easy enough to believe, as many games ended up looking and running similarly across Xbox One and PS4, which also had slight power differences.
Of course, when it comes to this generation, developers are also going to have to keep the Xbox Series S in mind, which has a less capable GPU compared to both the PS5 and Xbox Series X, which may end up making the power gap between the top-end consoles look even smaller.
KitGuru Says: We've seen developers optimise for multiple console specs through the course of last generation, so I don't think there are going to be any issues going into next-gen. You're going to be getting a decent upgrade regardless of which next-gen console you end up picking up.