Dead Island 2, the highly anticipated sequel to 2011’s Dead Island, will be released later this week on PC and consoles. We now have the first videos for comparison, showing the game running on last-gen consoles, current-gen consoles, and PC.
As most of you know, the game has been waiting for a long time with delays, even cancellations, in completely different development studios. Luckily, we finally got a release date earlier this year. With that in mind, we didn’t expect Dambuster Studios’ sequel to turn out to be decent enough, but as our review reads, we’re perfectly happy with Dead Island 2. turned out to be good, thanks to the quirky atmosphere and characters, fun combat, and acceptable quest quality,” Francesco Di Meo wrote in his review.
But what does this game look like and how does it work on different platforms? What about the current console versions versus the last generation console versions, and how do the console versions compare to the PC version? YouTube user ElAnalista Bitrates Put the game to the test on all platforms As we run these comparisons, we’re looking for a solidly optimized Unreal Engine 4 title on all platforms, albeit with some downsides and a lack of ray tracing.
We’ve included the three comparison videos below for you to check out, with the first video being our comparison video between PC and current consoles. The second video is the PlayStation comparison video, and the last comparison is the Xbox comparison.
On PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X, Dead Island 2 runs at 1800p at 60fps, while the Xbox Series S version runs at 1080p at 60fps. Meanwhile, the PC version runs in 4K at 60fps and gets minor visual upgrades. Interestingly, there is only one demo mode for all console versions.
As expected, the PS5 version boasts improved visuals over its PS4 and PS4 Pro counterparts. Additionally, older PS4/PS4Pro versions run at 1080p and 1440p respectively at “only” 30fps. Despite some minor frame rate drops on PS4/PS4 Pro, the older generation PlayStation versions run very well and display great visuals.
What we wrote about the PlayStation 4 versions also applies to the Xbox versions of Dead Island 2. However, there is a resolution difference on Xbox One as this version runs at 900p, while the base PS4 version runs at 1080p . Comparing the Xbox Series S version to the game running on Xbox Series X, we see a slightly lower texture resolution on the Series S and a lack of dynamic shadows caused by light sources.
Dead Island 2 launches later this week on April 21 for PC and Xbox Series X | S, Xbox One, PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4.