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Shadow of the Tomb Raider gets next-gen update; here's how PS5 and XSX compare

Published: 06:37, 05 August 2021
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Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Shadow of the Tomb Raider next-gen update is available now via backwards compatibility and there are some clear distictions between the PS5 and Xbox Series X version, that may surprise you.

Crystal Dynamics and Square Enix have released a next-gen update for their action adventure Shadow of the Tomb Raider . The update is available via backwards compatibility and brings faster loading times, higher frame rate and resolution and many other visual improvements. 

Here's how Shadow of The Tomb Raider PS5 and Xbox Series X|S versions compare:


  • Xbox Series X Native 3712x2088 (also 1620p checkerboard)
  • Xbox Series S Native 1600x900
  • PlayStation 5 Checkerboard 3840×1080

Loading Times 

  • XboxSeriesX - 13.23 sec 
  • Xbox Series S - 13.30 sec 
  • PlayStation 5 - 29.23 sec   

 Frame Rate

  • XboxSeriesX - 60 FPS
  • Xbox Series S - 60 FPS
  • PlayStation 5 - 60 FPS

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It's worth mentioning that the frame-rate looks to be rock solid on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series S as well as in the performance mode of Xbox Series X. The quality mode, however, on MIcrosoft's flagship sometimes drops to 55 FPS, which is probably due to a higher resolution.

You can check a detailed comparison between PC, PS5, Xbox Series X and Series S in the video here.

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