Microsoft was very specific when introducing its next-gen system Project Scarlett, describing it as “the most powerful console we’ve ever made”. That may have been deliberate, as word on the street is that the PlayStation 5 is currently the more capable of the two devices, although that’s hearsay from the E3 2019 showfloor that we’re regurgitating from Game Informer executive editor Andrew Reiner’s Twitter account.
In reality, very few people probably know the truth – and there’s still 18 months before these boxes even release. The Cliff Notes guide to the new Xbox is that it’s four times more powerful than the Xbox One X, and is running on a custom Zen2 AMD processor. Much like the PS5, its headline features include real-time ray-tracing and a tailor-made SSD which will allow for faster loading times. Basically, they’re going to be the same.