Both the PS5 and Xbox Series X versions of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla experienced some screen tearing during cutscenes. However, in Digital Foundry’s analysis, this issue affected the Xbox Series X’s gameplay “more significantly”.
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Digital Foundry found that overall, the PS5 performed 15 per cent better at running Assassin’s Creed.
John Linneman, who conducted the report, added that the PS5 offered “pretty much a stable 60fps experience”. On the Xbox Series X, however, Linneman said “if you’re playing on a normal display the tearing is extremely distracting, like it’s just not good enough”.
With a lack of big launch exclusives, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla has featured heavily in Microsoft’s marketing campaign. Though the action-adventure Viking game is available on both current-gen and next-gen PlayStation and Xbox models, as well as PC, Microsoft has used Valhalla’s 60fps graphics as a selling point for the Xbox Series X.
For it to seemingly underperform like this would be a big disappointment for Microsoft and players alike.
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla enjoyed a successful launch across all platforms, having the best first-week sales in the series’ history and the best first-week sales on PC for any Ubisoft game ever.