Digital Foundry has begun their tech review of Call of Duty Advanced Warfare on the PS4 & Xbox One. While the PS4 is 1080P throughout the game, DF claims it actually holds the game back.
Performance Analysis: Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
Xbox One campaign gameplay runs more smoothly than PlayStation 4.
In the main, asset quality is identical between the two platforms. From the handling of shadow rendering to texture detail, there’s little to distinguish the Xbox One release from the PS4. But based on the first three campaign levels we’ve analysed in-depth, the larger disparity is in performance rather than in-game visuals.
With patch version 1.04 installed, the PS4 version’s constant 1080p output comes at a price. We catch dips between the 50-60fps lines during battles through Seoul’s streets – with drops to the high 40s caught when throwing the ‘threat’ grenades to scan the area for enemies. Even in perfectly matched scenes, the Xbox One’s performance tends to hold at a perfect 60fps by comparison.