It’s getting close to three years since Xbox Series X|S first landed back in 2020, and we’ve been pretty happy with how the consoles have performed so far. Seeing so many games support 60 & 120FPS has been fantastic, and generally speaking, the whole experience of using an Xbox is a lot snappier and smoother than it was during the Xbox One era.
But, do Xbox Series X and S feel ‘next-gen’ to you yet?
Earlier today, Digital Foundry dropped its Remnant 2 console analysis and it got us thinking about how few current-gen-only games we’ve actually gotten so far this generation – never mind ones that genuinely feel ‘next-gen’ in nature. Yes, that should be about to change with the likes of Starfield and Forza Motorsport among other third party releases this year, but so far we’re still very much in ‘cross-gen’ territory it feels like.
Going back to that Remnant 2 analysis; DF talks about the game being an Unreal Engine 5 showcase in some ways, and again, that reminded us how little of the engine we’ve seen so far. The Matrix Awakens experience is nearly two years old at this point, and aside from a huge overhaul to Fortnite, we really haven’t seen UE5 put through its paces on current-gen consoles yet.