The tech experts over at Digital Foundry have gone hands on with Bright Memory: Infinite, breaking down each console version to see how they all stack up against PC. While PC — depending on your rig of course — is the clear winner, Xbox Series X stands out amongst the console crowd.
In pretty much every metric; general performance, resolution, stability in the 120Hz mode, Xbox Series X comes out on top over PS5, Xbox Series S and Switch. It's a very impressive showing, especially when we're talking 4K and 60FPS with ray tracing enabled!
Things are pretty damn solid on Xbox Series S too. Sure it lacks the additional RT and 120Hz modes of the two more expensive consoles, but it's pretty much locked to 60FPS. Other videos labelled the Series S version "mindboggling", so we don't think it loses out too much by sticking to one performance mode.
In our review, where we stuck to the Xbox Series X version, we were hugely impressed by the ray tracing mode especially. Sadly, the rest of the game — beyond the visuals — doesn't hit quite as high standards, with the mechanics feeling a little shallow overall.
But, what do you think of Bright Memory: Infinite? Let us know down in the comments!
Nevertheless, still impressive for a one man band.
I would hope the Series X version was best...it was originally supposed to be a timed console exclusive for Xbox that Microsoft helped fund.
@uptownsoul Microsoft didn't fund it.
@Royalblues You so bougie Royal ...
I like the look of the game but I can't justify the price for a hour and half game, hopefully comes to gamepass at some point or a sale
@Royalblues I’m sure it will. The Series X is more powerful, we just haven’t seen the best of it yet from first party titles.
@J_Mo_Money Call it what you want, but Microsoft gave the developer money. Which means the developer focused way more on Xbox & PlayStation was an afterthought.
@Royalblues Microsoft originally announced this game as a "console launch exclusive". So it wouldn't make sense for such a small dev studio to focus on all platforms at the same time.
If anything, an argument that the PS5 & Switch versions were rushed could be made (since they were never planned to come out at the same time as the Xbox version).
@Royalblues no I agree. I was just making the point. We’ll see the X’s true potential with something like Hellblade. I don’t think it’s shown it’s hand yet.
@Royalblues no need to apologise pal, no offence or anything like that taken. You made some good points.
I wasn’t very clear, I used the upcoming Hellblade as an example of a game that should potentially show off the graphical prowess of the Series X, which imo we haven’t quite seen yet, while the PS5 has had say Ratchet and Clank to really impress with the new hardware.
As for what do I want? Just good games, I don’t want an MS equivalent of Uncharted or The Last of Us, I want something like a Star Field and new Gears, even another Gears Tactics. I’d even love a sequel to RYSE, I loved that game. I also want them to take risks and create new experiences and carry on supporting indies the way they do. While Sonys been the master at story driven narrative games they’re becoming a little stale imo and they’re having trouble branching out. I don’t want to see the same from MS.
@Royalblues I'm sorry but your statement here: "If you know there's something in the pipeline for Xbox, then there shouldn't be an issue bringing it up at every turn. It's coming. No amount of bringing it up will make it come tomorrow. The pandemic is still affecting workflows and release schedules. Surely, surely there are other games to occupy your time?"
Sounds just like your statement from back in May: "People also jump through some insane mental hoops to try to make them look bad. Crazy. There's plenty of other games coming out. If the Xbox didn't get Starfield Redfall, etc, PLUS no Elden Ring and other marquee third-party titles coming out this year, then that would be a problem, but that's not the case."
And the only reason I remember this is b/c I chimed in with the fact that Xbox looks like it has nothing in 2022...and you responded to me with: "Okay, then let's exercise patience and see what's in store for June's presentation, hmm?"
Why can some gaming devs provide RT ablitly on the Series S and others not. I'm thinking of games like Watch Dogs Legion, RT ability is amazing on the S and games like FC6 and DL2, nothing?
@uptownsoul So we take it you are not a XB gamer, maybe PS gamer instead. Yes u right, some 1st party xb games didn't release as intended, but aren't most gamers ok with delays lately in this day and age, providing the end product when it's finally released after a few delays is near perfect, which it isn't most of the time? Most comments thread, if u dare to scold the devs for delaying, a whole rat pack army jumps on you, trying to take you apart why u dare to question delays of a game. So let's be patient and we all know sooner or later it's gonna deliver, those delays will materialize into eventual releases and Starfield is gonna shake the gaming world, many PS gamers wants that game more than life and many to come. I for one hate exclusives, I played both PS and Xb and pc in my time, and I want to see it end. But for now it is what it is?
@Jomi1964 why are you replying to me...literally nothing you're saying has anything to do with me
@uptownsoul U make wild statements here and then it's responded too and u make as if it doesn't concern you, seriously dude, it has everything to do with you lol. If u put yourself out there on social media u must be prepared for you comments to be responded to, that's just fair. So if u don't want to be responded to, u should refrain from making comments on the threads, simple as that dude, period!!!!!!!!!
Got terrible review scores, between 5-6/10 only omg.
@Jomi1964 people can reply to whatever they want...and I can treat their replies however I want
Agree, but remember it works both ways. People can also treat your comments however they want, it's a two way street as they say lol.
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