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How Xbox Scarlett compares to PS5 – Specs, predictions, and more

Published: 23/Jun/2019 19:10

by Eli Becht

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During Microsoft‘s E3 2019 conference, they unveiled their next-gen Project Scarlett Xbox console, and revealed some of the specs. Here’s how it compares to the PS5.

As this console generation winds down, all eyes are on what’s next from Sony and Microsoft. The PlayStation creator already revealed what to expect from their upcoming console, and things sound very impressive, especially when compared to the current hardware.

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The Xbox One and PS4 pretty much launched with dated hardware, but that won’t be an issue going forward as they will both come with modern specs that will be able to run games well right out of the gate.

One thing that plagued the Xbox One, late in its life especially, is its low specs that caused several games to run at a lower resolution that you’d see on the PS4.

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With Microsoft and Sony pushing the envelope with the upcoming generation, let’s see how the two stack up.

MicrosoftXbox is looking to become king again in the next console cycle.

Xbox Project Scarlett vs. PS5

We’ve known about the PS5 specs for much longer than the Xbox specs. We know it will be boasting a Zen 2 AMD Ryzen CPU, and a custom Navi GPU from AMD as well.

As for the Xbox, we know AMD is also delivering the hardware, and both consoles will feature a solid state drive. All things considered, the two consoles are very similar to each other, meaning it’s hard to go wrong for potential buyers in terms of hardware.

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Digital Foundry did an in-depth breakdown of the Scarlett console, and gave us a look at what we can expect with Microsoft’s upcoming console.

SonyPS5 is looking impressive.

They do point out that Sony’s SSD is proprietary, meaning it has a chance to be a little improved and optimized for the console. With the GPU information being kept under wraps, they say that we shouldn’t expect to hear anything about things like teraflops for quite a while.

Sony has confirmed an 8-core Zen 2 processor while Microsoft hasn’t announced how many cores they will be using, but eight is likely. 

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During the analysis, Digital Foundry finds it hard to actually find out the actual specs of the Scarlett console for right now, making a direct comparison a bit tough.

As more specs become available to the public, we’ll be able to get a better idea of how the two consoles compare to each other. As things stand right now, we just have educated guesses and the knowledge that the specs are very similar to one another.

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Once we find out what customization Microsoft and Sony have in mind for their CPUs and GPUs, we’ll be able to have a much better idea of what to expect.

Apex Legends

Apex Legends Evo shields are being nerfed again in Season 7

Published: 8/Oct/2020 1:12 Updated: 8/Oct/2020 1:28

by Alan Bernal

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The Evo Shields in Apex Legends are set for another balance update that could come in Season 7, as Respawn are still fine-tuning how the armor upgrades to its max level.

Respawn brought the Evo Shields in the System Override patch in March, then made them a staple in the battle royale later on. Ever since then, the studio has been trying to find the right balance with the armor and its scaling defense as the game continues.

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As for the studio, the hunt for that equilibrium to the item will continue as Respawn Game Designer Daniel Z. Klein indicated that players could have an increased damage threshold to hit before getting a fully evolved shield.

This change is still in the implementation phases, however, since Respawn need to tinker with the game’s networking to actually bring in the patch.

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The Evo Armor values for max level will change, most likely in Season 7.

“We have a change planned for red Evo Shields for patch 7.0, but it required a little networking work (don’t ask; game dev is dumb) so we couldn’t ship it in 6.1,” Klein responded to a player who noticed there weren’t any changes to the shields in the Aftermarket update. “The plan is to increase the damage required to go to Red.”

At the time of writing, the Evo Shields need 500 damage inflicted to reach max level. That requirement is going to change, although the developer gave no indication for how much.

Complaints about the gear stem from how many people seem to have a fully upgraded Evo early in games.

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Though this could be attributed to the typical gunfight fiestas that happen at any major POI after dropping into the Arena, the problem is going to get a closer look within the studio.

There’s no word if there will also be a change to the armor max Evo Shields provide, but it’s not likely since Respawn tuned that not too long ago when Season 6 started.

In any case, the company is hoping the next round of changes will leave Apex Legends in a healthier state as it concerns the popular Evo Shields in the game.

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