This PlayStation 5 Tech Demo Shows The Power Of Real-Time Graphics On Next-Gen Consoles

This PlayStation 5 tech demo shows off real-time graphics for the first time.

The next generation of consoles is almost here. As the first half of the year comes to a close, we are only around six months away from the release of Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5. As one would expect from fanboys, a line has already been drawn in the sand, and small-minded people have started to argue about which one is best. The reality is that Xbox Series X is mostly likely a tad stronger, but that there are so many factors that it’s very hard to tell.

Furthermore, we have truly hit a point of diminishing returns when it comes to graphics. But that doesn’t stop Microsoft and Sony from peddling their wares. And when it comes to marketing, both haven’t been great with it. While Xbox Series X had a solid reveal last year, there was nothing super unique or special about the design to really incite much enthusiasm. Sony’s GDC presentation was boring as all hell, and Microsoft’s recent presentation had almost no gameplay to speak of.

So, when are we going to get a taste of the next generation of consoles already? Well, we have our most extensive look yet, thanks to the folks at Epic Games. The makers of Unreal Engine have put out a tech demo that showcases real-time gameplay and lighting techniques. It looks absolutely gorgeous and runs on a PlayStation 5.

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Check it out down below!

So, I’m not gonna lie. A lot of that tech mumbo-jumbo went clean over my head. That being said, I understood enough to respect the great strides made in technology to make that opening possible. Without a doubt, it does look a lot more impressive than anyone could have ever imagined just 10 years ago. 

That being said, I do think the law of diminishing returns very much applies here. I’m not sure your average Joe playing this game later this year will see a massive difference between the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5.

Also worth noting is that while this demo was running on the PlayStation 5, I don’t think it would look much different on Xbox Series X. So, if you’re one of those people talking about how much PlayStation 5 is owning Xbox Series X, you’re really grasping at straws. That being said, PlayStation 5’s marketing does seem to be continuing the trend set with the PlayStation 4. They not only understand the games focus, but also that simply associating their brand with a demo could shape public perception of what their console could do compared to the competition.

If nothing else, the Sony marketing gurus deserve a golf clap for getting Sony’s name attached to the first next-gen console gameplay clip out there.

What do you think of the PlayStation 5 tech demo? Do you think it’s a game-changer? Let us know your thoughts down below!

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