After The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim’s remastered version was released on Friday, Digital Foundry published an in depth report on how the game runs on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
The Special Edition runs at a native 1080p on either console and is also reported to use the same temporal anti-aliasing as Fallout 4.
In terms of frame rate, both console versions target 30fps. The Xbox One version soars to 1080p with “some degree of overhead left over,” but not enough to get up to 60fps.
If you’re pondering over which platform to buy the Special Edition for, it doesn’t make any real difference either way based on specs. “So far, both consoles appear remarkably like-for-like in terms of their presentation,” according to the site.
Keep in mind the Special Edition will get a PS4 Pro patch to support 4K after the console is released on November 10, at $400.
“Thus far, Skyrim Special Edition looks pretty solid,” Digital Foundry said. “It can be viewed as an enhanced PC port for the current-gen platforms and in comparison to the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions, there’s a night and day improvement in terms of performance and stability, not to mention resolution, art quality and overall levels of detail.”
You can Read Digital Foundry’s full report to get the full knowhow on Skyrim Special Edition’s various visual upgrades.
Another thing you may want to consider, if you’re into that sort of thing, is that Skyrim Special Edition mods are quite limited on the PS4 to those that use in-game assets. This means there are a lot more mods available on the Xbox One than the PS4.